Bespoke house signs - How big do I need?
When it comes to adding a Kreativ Design bespoke house sign to your home, size matters. The size of your house sign not only affects its visibility but also plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of your property. Whether you are looking to add a touch of personalisation or improve the curb appeal of your home, selecting the right size of house sign is essential. In this blog post, we will guide you through the factors to consider when choosing the perfect size for your house sign.
There are many factors which will also determine how big the lettering and digits will appear on the sign that you choose. The more letters, the smaller they will be. Here you can see a rectangular sign which has a number and a road name, a typical address found in the UK. We have shown it with exactly the same door, but the most common sizes of sign that we sell to give you a visual representation of those sizes next to a door, it helps give them scale. Please remember every home is unique and this is a basic guide.
Consider the Distance
The first factor to consider when selecting the size of your house sign is the distance from which it needs to be visible. If your home is set back from the road or you have a long driveway, you will need a larger sign to ensure it can be seen from a distance. On the other hand, if your home is close to the road, a smaller sign may be sufficient. Consider the average viewing distance and choose a size that is easily readable from that distance.
This picture shows a front door which is typical in overall size. The size of sign is 30 x 15 cm, the number is about 4cm tall. At this size the number should be readable from approximately 4 meters away. A medium car length. The road name is approximately 2.5 cm tall, and on average should be readable from around 3 meters away. The sign looks a little lost on this wall.
Balance with the Surroundings
Your house sign should harmonize with the overall aesthetic of your property. Consider the size of your house and the surrounding landscape when choosing the size of your sign. A small house sign may get lost on a large house, while an oversized sign may overpower a smaller home. Aim for a size that complements the scale and style of your property, creating a balanced and visually appealing look.
The size of this sign is 40 x 20 cm, the number is about 5 cm tall. At this size the house number should be readable from approximately 6 meters away. The road name is approximately 3.5 cm tall. This sign is far more balanced in terms of scale with the home and the surroundings.
The size of this sign is 60 x 30 cm, the number is about 8 cm tall. At this size the house number should be readable from approximately 10 meters away. The road name is approximately 5 cm tall. This sign is a little big for the space shown here but a perfect size for a large home or a small business.
The primary purpose of a house sign is to provide clear identification for your home. Therefore, it is important to choose a size that ensures easy readability. Consider the font size and style of the text on your sign. If you have a longer street name or house number, a larger sign will allow for larger text, making it easier to read from a distance. Avoid overcrowding the sign with too much information, as it can make the text appear cluttered and difficult to read.
This sign is just portrait orientation, having 2 digits these are 10 cm tall and would be visible from at least 12 meters away. More visible than the landscape version if you have a long driveway.
Before finalizing the size of your house sign, it is essential to check local regulations and guidelines. Some neighbourhoods may have specific rules regarding the size and placement of house signs. Ensure that your chosen size complies with these regulations to avoid any potential issues or fines. This is particularly true of homes in the USA who specify the minimum height of any digit for example.
Ultimately, the size of your house sign should reflect your personal preference. Consider your own style and taste when making a decision. If you prefer a bold and eye-catching sign our 3D signs would be great, a larger size may be more suitable if you have a big wall to mount it on or a long driveway. On the other hand, if you prefer a more subtle and understated look, a smaller size may be the better choice, leave to road name off if preferred. With Kreativ Design it’s your choice. Remember, your bespoke house sign is an extension of your home's personality, so choose a size that aligns with your individual style. If you are struggling to choose, please get in touch. Send us a photo of your home and the space you want the sign to sit on and we will work with you to get it just right. We have many other sizes and shapes of signs available and are happy to help.