Address Your Address!

DHREA 16/10/2017

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In today’s fast paced world, we’re always looking for new ideas that won’t take up too much time. After all, time is money. However, that doesn’t mean you need to put off certain projects! Often times, it’s the little things that can really add the extra flair you feel your home is craving. A good place to start is by making the address on your home look bold or multi-functional. As bizarre as it sounds, you notice a home with a stand-out address bar/post/window. Here’s some quick and easy tips:

1. NUMBER YOUR DOOR WITH VINYL

DIY doesn’t get any easier than a vinyl numbered door project. You can make the numbers yourself, buy them at your local craft store, or order custom made vinyl numbers online. This is an incredibly easy way to adapt a project to your home’s style and your taste. For example, you can use modern numbers in a bold color, or classic numbers in a traditional hue. The choice is yours!

2. MAKE AN ADDRESS POST PLANTER

An address post planter project makes your house easy to find, and lets you show off your green thumb. If you’re not into plants, no problem; don’t add a hook and you’ll end up with the most distinctive address post in the neighborhood. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Consider placing a solar-charged light near the base of the post for a dramatic effect at night, and your house will be even easier to locate.

3. GO BIG WHEN YOU GO HOME

Bold and beautiful describes many home monogram number projects. The fact that it’s also low budget makes it a DIY’ers dream. If you want the house numbers to stand out more, paint the initial a solid color. Hang your creation under your home’s porch light so the numbers are easy to spot at night.

4. TRANSFORM A WINDOW PANE

If you have an old window pane you don’t know what to do with, you can transform it into a unique address display. Hang the sign on your front porch, above your garage, or anywhere it’s easy to see from the street. Consider painting the numbers with a glow in the dark finish to make them discernible at night.

BONUS TIPS:

  • Find out if your homeowners association has restrictions that might affect your project.
  • Use numbers that are at least three inches tall.
  • Choose colors that contrast with the exterior of your home.
  • Approach your home from different angles to be your address is visible and not obstructed by plants, trees, or other decorations.

 

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