12.27.22
 

Is it advisable to DIY your house numbers?

Doing projects for your house yourself can save money, but depending on the project, whether or not it is worth it is up for debate. Some of our readers had opinions about if house numbers could be done yourself. Keep reading to find out what they recommend.

Ian Sterling

Ian Sterling

Ian Sterling, Founder of Fish Lab.

Leave This to a Professional

There are a few reasons why DIY-ing your house numbers might not be the best idea. First of all, if you get the numbers wrong or mismatched, it can be confusing for people trying to find your house. Additionally, making sure the lettering is neat and legible is a lot harder than it seems - and if it's not done well, it can look messy or even unprofessional.

Finally, many homeowners associations have rules about what kind of house number signage can be displayed, and they may not allow residents to DIY their own numbers. In general, it's probably best to leave this job to a professional.

Jennifer Spinelli

Jennifer Spinelli

Jennifer Spinelli, Founder & CEO of Watson Buys.

Save Money and DIY

It can be cheaper to make your own house numbers than to buy them. If you are looking to save money, then making your own house numbers can be a good option. You will need to factor in the cost of materials, but if you already have some supplies on hand, then the overall cost can be quite low. Additionally, if you are able to find a template or design that you like, then you can simply print it out and use it as a guide for your own project.

However, before undertaking a DIY project like this, make sure that you have the time and patience to complete the project.

Max Shak

Max Shak

Max Shak, Founder of Nerdigital.

DIY Numbers Add Charm

Yes! In addition to helping guests find your home, house numbers can also add charm to your home. If you live down a long driveway, house numbers or house number signs can be placed outside near the street or on the house itself. Your house numbers can be designed to match your home's style and personality, wherever you decide to place them.

If you want to add a touch of charm and curb appeal to your home, you can make DIY house number signs from scrap metal and wood.

This is a crowdsourced article. Contributors' statements do not necessarily reflect the opinion of this website, other people, businesses, or other contributors.

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brandy mclain, author

Brandy is an urban planner and site designer with experience at private & non-profit organizations and has been responsible for land development and regional visioning projects. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master in Urban Planning from the University of Arizona. Brandy is passionate about community involvement, anything handmade and holds fond memories of learning to sew at age five. Learn more about Brandy on LinkedIn.

You can learn more about Brandy on LinkedIn, at ShoutOut SoCal, or at the San Diego Voyager.

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