velvetmoonlight
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Display house numbers for emergency/ decorative?

I want to make sure that emergency people (emt, fire, etc) can easily find my house so I want to display our house number in a creative way that can be easily read. It will probably be placed in the corner flower bed or near it. Other people complain they cant find our house unless I tell them its on the corner. In an emergency I might not be able to mention that!

I know I can do a rock with our house number or a small picket fence with a plaque. Any other ideas? I tried doing a search on google and didnt have much luck. Thanks.

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I saw a cute house sign recently. I wish I could draw it for you...will try to describe.

Imagine a wooden post about 7' tall...then an 18" horizontal beam jutting out from the top of it, pointing toward the road (i.e. perpendicular to the road). Add a couple of hooks and rings, and hang a little wooden plackard on it. It's like an old fashioned business shingle.

You could have a nice design done, with the number really prominent. Here's some inspiration: https://www.danthonia.com.au/designer/builder.html?load=gallery/bottomstepcurve_cove

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Where I live, the city paints the numbers on the curb. You can have any kind of decorative number sign you like on your house/property, but it also must be displayed on the curb in the standard stenciled design required by the city code. That's where the EMTs, firefighters and police officers look for it.
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Good tip Kisal; if you used reflective paint it would really stand out. This is one place where function trumps form in my book...

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Delilah-The sign idea could be nice, the shape of it could make it more unique and whatever artwork I put on it. Of course I'd have a hard time deciding what to put for the artwork that wouldn't take forever. Maybe a silhouette of something?

To everyone-Thanks for the suggestions. We actually don't have curbs in the neighborhood at all! I guess I can put something up with our numbers and place it in the design or by the design. I just want just do something creative for our corner b/c everyone sees it. Any ideas would be good, if I/we can't come up with something I guess I'll just make it look pretty instead of unique. Let me know if anyone thinks of anything else. Thanks.

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This is the best idea I could come with so far. Still trying to think of something better. Making a custom sign as Delilah suggest could work to. Solar light is a good idea so people can see at night.

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[url=https://www.thecopperrose.net/names_and_numbers.htm]These[/url]are kind of nice and real, genuine, one of a kind art where you deal with the person that made it. Sounds like my kind of solution... :D

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