How to choose the perfect House Sign

Hints and tips for choosing the right house sign for your home.

How to choose the perfect House Sign. Choosing a house sign for your home is a big decision and potentially something you will have to live with for a significant number of years. It is important to get it right. You want your house sign to suit the style of your home and to stand out enough for any visitor to find you easily. So, how can you make the correct decision? Follow these tips and get your decision right first time!

1. Where will the house sign be located?

This may sound obvious but before you even begin looking for a house sign you need to decide where it is going to be located on your property. Where you are going to fix the sign will determine both the size of the sign and potentially the colour as you want it to stand out on whatever it is you are going to fit the house sign to.

The majority of people will want to fix a house sign to the wall of their home near to the front door, but you may have a gatepost at the end of a driveway or a wall surrounding your property that may be a better location. Remember visibility of the sign is the key to finding the right location.

2. What size can the house sign be?

Now that you have discovered the prime location for your new house sign, you can decide on the maximum size that the sign can be. Measure the space carefully and begin to form an idea of the shape you want such as a rectangular, oval or bridge shape sign. It is always a good idea to have your measurements written down in both centimetres and inches because a lot of house sign manufacturers are traditional and still work in inches.

3. What material do I want for my house sign?

You now know the location and size of your new house sign and have formed an idea of the shape you would like. Now choose the material you want your house sign to be made from. Most house sign manufacturers make signs to order in a wide variety of materials such as slate, brass, aluminium, ceramic, granite and acrylic amongst others. A huge variety is available. Don’t get overwhelmed by choice! Just remember stick to your maximum measurements and consider what material would look best on your home.

For instance, if you live in a traditional country home then a natural material such as slate or wood may suit the natural setting of your country retreat. For city dwellers a stylish stainless steel house sign or a more modern acrylic sign might suit. Why not choose a polished brass or aluminium house sign to match the colour of your front door or to complement the door furniture colour of your home?

If your house has a name such as ‘Old Oak Cottage’ then you may want a real oak house sign to match or ‘Primrose Cottage’ might prefer to purchase a ceramic house sign with a lovely primrose flower motif.

Slate is always a good choice for a house signs as it bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary and suits most styles of home. If you are unsure this is a great option and different colours of slate are available as well as textured such as smooth or rustic slate.

4. Stand out from the crowd.

With so many house signs choices available you want your house sign to stand out from the rest of the houses on your street. Most house signs manufacturers can offer bespoke options to help you create a truly unique house sign.

Choose an unusual font or letter colour or why not take a photo of your home and have it added to your house signs as a colour image or as a laser etched impression? Avoid unsightly screw fixings by adding hidden fixings or add a bespoke motif such as a sprig of Mistletoe for ‘Mistletoe Cottage’ that adds that little something extra to your sign. Most manufacturers will be happy to discuss little extras that will create something truly unique for your home. Remember they want to create a beautiful product as much as you do and if you offer them a photograph of the finished sign on your home they might even make it famous by showing the picture on their website or brochure!

We hope that you found these tips helpful and that they will help you choose a unique house sign for your home.

The House Nameplate Company