179 Muirfield front doorThe House Address. You could simply go buy the stick-on / screw-on numbers from home depot — or you could get creative.

I think you know where I stand on the issue. But to be clear, I like to be creative. The more, the better.

Your house numbers are a requirement. But they don’t have to be a boring requirement. And they also don’t have to cost a fortune – AND – did you know that they could enhance your home’s curb appeal?

The first example is of course, above, where I had the home’s address made part of the custom front door. I prefer a solid wood — really thick and meaty — door that can be carved and made part of the overall theme.

You can have fun and be creative with your entrance.
You can have fun and be creative with your entrance.

Here’s a great example of one way you can dress up the Address line without carving anything — here, I put up an up-cycled piece of barn wood, to which we screwed metal numbers (they are not there at the time of the picture, obviously)…but you get the idea.

Beautiful home in Salem Oregon by Jess Alway Homes.
Beautiful home in Salem Oregon by Jess Alway Homes.

On this Holiday Ranch home in Salem, Oregon, I made a wood corbel. On the corbel, we installed the exterior light and then under that, a piece of metal art with the house numbers laser cut-out. The piece was then powder coated.

The House Address can become a talking point of your home! It can be a stand-out part of the design rather than a dreary must-have nailed above the garage door.

Have fun and be creative. That’s what home building is all about.

Jess Alway