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How To Use Personalized House Signs

How To Use Personalized House Signs

personalized house signsIn general, homeowners install house signs to make their residence easy to identify and recognize. But if they want to impress their guests and friends, they move up one notch and go for a custom, stylish, or elaborate house sign. These beautiful plates add character, style, and sometimes value to a house.

If you’re planning on doing the same, you must pick the right design that goes with your house’s style. For instance, you might want to avoid using an elaborate plate for your beach house. But if all else fails, pick a personalized house sign.

Some of the styles and materials that you can choose from include the following:

  • engraved wood
  • rustic
  • marble effect
  • wood backed brass
  • wood back acrylic
  • brass
  • slate
  • rough slate
  • ceramic
  • stainless steel
  • acrylic
  • and many more!

These plates normally have your house number and / or your street; for instance, 10 Richmond Street. You can purchase these house plates from several places, including online, directly from the website of a company specializing in these house ornaments. Once you have the sign, it’s time to put it in place.

How do you use personalized house signs?

  • First, remember the primary goal of house signs — that of house identification and prestige. So make sure that you know exactly where to place your sign. While some would choose a house wall, others would put theirs on top of their main door’s archway. But no matter which location you choose, make sure that it commands prestige when people see it.using personalized house signs
  • Second, your house’s nameplate should blend in the architectural style of your house, but at the same time, it should also stand out. This can be a challenging task because when done improperly, the plate serves as a distraction, and does not properly blend in. This is one of the reasons why you must spend time in the selection and design process of your nameplate. The materials should also be carefully chosen. Some materials are good for old houses so if you live in a modern house, it’s a good idea to choose another material.
  • Third, make sure that the house sign is at a place where it is protected against the damaging effects of the weather. Avoid too much exposure to the sun and the rain.
  • Fourth, make sure that the house sign is readable. Before you head over to a nameplate company, make your own measurements. To find out if your plate is readable enough, make a lettering out of numbers and see if you can read it from afar.
  • Last, ensure that your plate has the right color combination. With the colors that you want, can someone read it in the dark? Can it still be visible during a rainy day?

With all these, you might need a professional, or at least another family member to help you out. Take your time and do some trial and error so you can have the perfect house sign.

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