A lot goes into making a house a home. Anyone who has had the advantage of moving into their own property will know this only too well. In fact at times it can feel never ending.
Once you have carried out the required renovation or DIY there’s then the decisions that come with decorating your home, what colour wallpaper? What type of sofa? Carpet or flooring? Once you have chosen successfully you then have to move on to exterior of your home, this is where a stylish composite door makes a huge impact when it comes to creating first impressions and ensuring any visitors to your home feel welcome.
Once you’ve made all the big design choices is then time for the finishing touches, and believe us, these can be almost as time consuming. However, we all want to live in a home we’re proud of so the time you invest here is well worth it and after all you don’t want to make design changes six month down the line having become bored or tired of the styles choices you choose first time around.
When it comes to finishing touches and making first impressions than modern house signs can make a huge difference to the exterior of your home. Modern house numbers and signage is now an almost prerequisite of both contemporary and traditional housing. Not only are these vital in helping visitors (particularly the postman) navigate to your door properly but they also do it in such a stylish manner that you shouldn’t be surprised when your neighbours begin adopting a similar style of house sign for their own property.
What Are Modern House Numbers?
If you’re sure what modern house signs are than this real quick guide will offer a real quick overview of how they differ from traditional house numbering signs. However the fact you’ve most probably navigated here via a Google search on the subject we’re going to guess you already know what modern house signs are and in fact looking for the different options available. If that is the case feel free to head directly below to our individual reviews and find a style that fits your property.
Why Choose Contemporary House Numbers for Your Home?
Obviously this is a simple question and the end goal will be to improve the exterior of your home. However the fact you have arrived on this page obviously means modern house numbers are the look you want to go for and quite frankly we can’t blame you one bit. Now there is nothing wrong with traditional house numbers, we all most likely grew up in homes that featured them proudly on the front door, however as with any style and fashion choices things going in cycles and we are extremely grateful that modern house numbers are the look of the moment. In many ways they are similar to wireless doorbells, serving a purpose but so looking great at the same time.
If you’re still unsure whether this is the look for your home and in fact you’re here to gather more information and conclusively make your mind up then we think we can help you do that as well. However there is only so much you can say about the modern house numbering styles available and in fact looking at the different designs is the only way you can completely make your mind up.
One of the advantages of modern house numbers are their bespoke nature. Because you often order contemporary house number plaques online you can choose the exact style, font and potential lettering down to your exact tastes. This is a world away from heading to a shop and choosing a number for your home purely because it was all they had available. By customising your house number you can really choose something that suits your property and those that live in the house with you.
Luckily one of the best things about contemporary house numbers is the sheer amount of choice available. There is of course not just one style of modern house number, instead you have a range of choice meaning you can find the exact look to suit your property. What exactly makes a modern house number is hard to say but the contemporary design almost says it all. If you want to find out more about the different styles available the following section we guide you through everything you need to know.
The Different Types of Modern House Numbers Available
The funny thing about ‘modern house numbers’ is that in fact the contemporary designs sometimes mean your house isn’t just displayed in a number format as is traditionally the case. Instead some designs look great spelling the name of your property out or even the number itself such as ‘No. Seven, Watkins Road’ this is just one of many different types of modern house numbers available.
In fact there are so many to choose from that it would be difficult to list them all here, instead we’ve picked out the most popular and attempted to shed some light on why exactly so many homeowners are now choosing them to show visitors what property they are looking for and as a way to clearly sign post their home.
Most popular styles of modern house numbers –
Plaque Mounted – Now almost all contemporary house numbers come mounted on a plaque of varying sizes. This is in comparison to traditional house numbers which are usually only sold as the number and nothing else. By coming plaque mounted modern house number signage often features the name of your property and even the street you reside, all helpful information for first time visitors or those requiring slightly more direction.
Glass – An extremely popular style of modern house signs, glass decorating adds a fashionable look to the exterior of almost any home. Frosted glass is a particularly popular look which can feature your house number and street name clearly against the frosted background.
Stainless Steel House Numbers – This style of contemporary house numbers are very similar to glass however are cut from stainless steel, meaning you can be confident they will withstand any weather conditions easily and won’t become damaged or worn over time. These often come with an invisible fixing system so visitors aren’t distracted by anything and can marvel in the beauty of this house number style.
Chrome House Numbers – Extremely similar to the stainless steel option covered above, chrome house numbers offer another style to feel homeowners find the ideal look for their home. Chrome is a very popular choice for contemporary homes and seems to fit ultra modern properties perfectly.
Buying Modern House Numbers
By now we hope this guide has offered a thorough overview of the topic at hand and you’re now about ready to start making a decision to buy. Unfortunately we don’t produce house numbers ourselves by fortunately one of the biggest marketplaces on the internet houses them (pun intended – we’re sorry!). Amazon has a diverse selection of manufacturers that produce and supply customised modern house numbers for homeowners and we review some of the best below.
QT Modern Floating Stainless Steel House Numbers
These extra large, floating house numbers are extremely easy to install and can be fitted within a matter of minutes. No special tools are required, stricly a hammer, making them ideal for home owners who aren’t a fan of DIY. The extra large design means they are extremely visible while remaining stylish and the stainless steel finish makes them suitable for contemporary properties.
Each house number comes with a mounting kit that is also made from 304 stainless steel and each number is brushed finished and comes with a hidden mounting plug that is 1.5 cm in length. These plugs deliver the modern floating style that will be sure to improve the exterior of your home.
Being made from 304 stainless steel these numbers are extremely durable and are sure to withstand the harshest of weather conditions, ideal for certain parts of the UK! Each number is 10 inches in height and 6 and half inches wide, being 2mm thick.
These modern house numbers also come with a One-Year ‘Worry Free Warranty’ perfect if you’re looking to trial different styles for your home. QT Home Decor also offer custom orders, however these orders need to be made directly via their websites and can’t be done via Amazon.
Bali & Boo Contemporary Acrylic Floating Square House Sign
This handmade modern house number sign really will complete any contemporary home. Two pieces of laser cut 2mm acrylic sheeting make up this sign with the front piece cut to show your house number and name mounted onto a back piece of acrylic with the back piece colour of your choosing. As the photo above shows, the colour of your house number are then shown through the front openings that have been cut out, making for a very stylish piece to add to the exterior of your home.
This multi layered approach also gives off a floating finish for a contemporary look that is continuing to grow in popularity. These modern house numbers are also easy to install and come with hidden standoff fixings which allow for the floating effect approximately 2cm from the wall. Full fitting instructions as well as template, screws and wall plugs are all included.
These modern house numbers come in a range of matte and mirror colours, with the front piece available in Black, White Ash Grey and Mineral Grey while the back colours allow you to choose from Black, White, Ash Grey, Mineral Grey, Copper, Silver Mirror and Gold Mirror.
K Smart Sign Acrylic Aluminium Modern House Number Plaque
These house number plaques from K Smart Sign are completely customisable and can be designed from the comfort of your own home, all done online right in front of your eyes. They are genuine perspex and come with a 10 year guarantee, which is extremely good value for money with the reasonable price point these house numbers come at.
The plaques are 200mm x 130mm in diameter and are double layered for a very modern look. Previous customers who have chosen this type of house numbering style have been impressed at the bespoke nature of the product as well as the stylish finish. As well as being ultra modern these house numbers are also very easy to read, meaning no more confusion for visitors being unable to find your property.
Acrylic Master Glass Finish House Number Plaque
Another plaque style of modern house numbers, this design can also be completely customisable with a choice of fonts meaning you can find the perfect fit for your home. These plaques are 200mm x 140mm in size and have been found to be extremely hard wearing. The numbers are stuck to the perspex glass rather than engraved but this still gives off a modern appearance that is both suitable for modern and traditional homes.
Being able to customise the font you choose gives this product a real bespoke nature and these house numbers are also very easy to install. For a long lasting product this choice is great value for money and should be considered by all home owners looking to invest in modern house numbers for their property.
De-sign a plaque Modern House Sign
De-sign a plaque’s modern house signage comes complete with a stainless steel solar light. The light can also be battery operated but the whole plaque gives off an extremely stylish appearance with the aluminium effect backpacking panel combining superbly with the glass acrylic front and topped off with the gloss white vinyl numbering and font.
As with all the modern house numbers included within this list this item can be completely customised to your exact tastes and gives off a stunning look that would look at home on both traditional and modern properties. Ensure visitors to your home can not only find your property with ease but are also greeted warmly with the solar light included for an extremely homely look.
So there you have our full guide for modern and contemporary house numbers in the UK. We know how difficult it can be for home owners to put the finishing touches to their home and we hope the options and reviews above will help you make the right decision for your property.