We live in the country. Not way out there, but far enough out that at night it is quite dark. One of the biggest complaints we get when people are coming to visit, is that they can’t find the addresses on houses in the dark. I’ve been considering getting a new address plaque, one that is large enough that people can’t miss it. Online I found that they have what are called estate plaques. That may be just the thing I’m looking for.
House address plaques can actually be very important, should you ever need the assistance of an emergency crew. If the police, fire department, or EMS crew can’t find your house it can spell catastrophe. I’ve heard of emergency crews driving up and down a street to locate the house and wasting up to ten minutes, because the house was not properly marked. This could be the difference between a parched kitchen and the complete destruction of your house, or even life and death.
I really like the address plaques that look like they might be used in the Victorian era with scrolls, filligree, or anything that makes it look artistic and antique is just up my alley. If you saw my furniture you’d know that the more ornate something is the better I like it.
It think that out here in the country address signs that are done in the reverse of books stand out better. Dark background with a light colored numbers seems to be much easier to read at night. However, if you live closer in, where there will be street lights to assist people looking for your home, then you can probably go with any color combination you want, or even all brass or silver.
Now that it’s the new year, it might be a good resolution to make sure your house is well marked for both visitors and emergency vehicles.