Improve the look of your home with house signs

There are a lot of things we can do to improve the look of our home. From interior design to landscaping and painting, there are lots of ways you can drastically change the appearance of your home both inside and out. Once all of the big changes have been made, it makes sense to finish things off by taking care of the little touches too.

Just like adding a cherry to the top of a cake, putting the finishing touches can help turn your house into a home. While most people don’t forget the big changes, sometimes it’s the small changes that can have the biggest effect on the overall look of your home. House signs are a great way to add the finishing touches, adding some charm and character to your property and giving you a chance to make your house stand out.

What Is a House Sign?

House signs are simple small signs that you can affix to the outside of your property. They give the number of your house on the street and can also be used to give your house a name. While there’s no legal requirement for homes in the UK to use house signs, they do offer a big practical advantage. They make it much easier for the postman or delivery driver to find your property, meaning you won’t have to miss out.

House signs often come with the building, but if your property doesn’t have one, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. UK companies such as Signomatic offer personalised house signs, giving you more freedom to choose how you want your sign to look. All you need to do is enter your house number, street name or other details and then choose a design you like.

A house sign is typically fixed to the front wall of the property, where it’s visible from the road. The position means they’re a great way to add some extra flair to your home, and they can really help the building stand out from the neighbours without being an eyesore. Ideally, it should also be displayed in a place where it won’t be obscured by plants and will help make your property look well looked after.

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Things to Consider with Your House Sign

House signs are available in lots of different designs, colours, shapes and materials, so you’ll want to carefully consider how you want your sign to look. Before purchasing a sign, make sure you consider the following areas:

Available Space

Before planning how your sign will look, you’ll first need to decide where it’s going to go. Most people choose a spot at the front of their home, where it can be easily seen from the street. Ideally, it should be in a location that is well-lit and not obscured by anything. That way, it can be seen at all times. The purpose of your house sign is to show people your house number but also to act as a finishing touch to the aesthetic of your house.

Sign Style

Despite being small, a house sign can make a big difference to how your house looks. It’s a perfect way of adding a finishing touch and helping your home stand out, and the style should be something that complements the house well. Consider the colour and finish of your house, as some finishes will go better with some styles over others. Make sure you use a service that lets you customise both the style, shape and colour for best results.


The final step in setting up your house sign is to fix it to your house. You need to choose a type of fixing that’s right for the exterior of your property. You can also choose specific colours to ensure the look of your home has the best possible finish. 

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