What's the deal with an extra large house number?
House numbers play a crucial role in the overall build of a house, often going unnoticed until they're missing or unclear. They are not just functional, helping us locate residences and aiding emergency services, but they also contribute significantly to a home's kerb appeal.
When it comes to making a statement with your home, every detail matters. A large-scale house number is a simple yet impactful way to enhance the overall aesthetic of your property. These bold and eye-catching extra large numbers not only make it easier for visitors to find your home, but they also add a touch of sophistication and style.
In recent years, a growing trend amongst home renovators and designers is a preference towards the use of a large house number. These oversized digits can create a bold statement, serving as an extension of a homeowner's personal style while improving the visibility and recognisability of the property. An extra large house number is also a recognition of the roles of a house number moving from purely functional, to a considered design feature.
Choosing the right style
When selecting large-scale house numbers, it's important to consider the overall style of your home. Whether your home has a modern, traditional, or eclectic design, there are a variety of house number options to choose from. Opt for sleek and minimalist numbers for a contemporary look such as our Beaumaris, Balmain or Manly fonts, or go for ornate and decorative numbers to complement a more traditional aesthetic such as our Uppsala font.
Placement and visibility
Once you've chosen the perfect large-scale house number, it's crucial to consider their placement and visibility. Ideally, the numbers should be placed near the entrance of your home, where they can be easily seen from the street. Make sure they are large enough to be legible from a distance, especially at night.
The numbers should also be proportional to the space where they'll be placed. While opting for a large house number may be your preference, it's important to ensure it fits well within the desired space, and doesn't feel too cramped or restricted.
Materials and durability
Large-scale house numbers are available in a variety of materials, including aluminium, wood, and acrylic. While each of these options can have pros and cons, we produce all of our house numbers with 8mm thick, solid aluminium.
It's important to choose a material that is durable and weather-resistant. This will ensure that your house numbers remain in pristine condition not just at the time of purchase, but also for years to come.
The choice of material can also have an impact in how it can be installed. As our house numbers are produced with thick aluminium, this allows us to use rear mounting hardware for installing with either a flush or a floating mount.
Installing large-scale house numbers is a relatively simple process. Our numbers come with pre-drilled holes for easy mounting. Larger numbers require additional rods and spacers which are included with each order. Use a level to ensure that the numbers are straight, and secure them with outdoor rated epoxy adhesive. Full instructions for installing your large house number can be found here. If you're unsure about the installation process, it's always best to consult a professional.
A large house number is an investment that can make a BIG impact on the overall look and feel of your home. By choosing the right style, considering placement and visibility, and opting for durable materials, you can create a statement that reflects your property style and enhances the kerb appeal of your house.
If you're looking for a large house number, we're here to help! Our standard largest house number size is 400mm high, however as we manufacture all our numbers and letters locally, we can produce in any size you require.