Sunday, October 11, 2009
More Appeal and Pride for Your House With Address Plaques
Something about passing by any posh, exclusive and upscale subdivision always appeals to me. There's a lot to be pleased about, a lot of eye-candy. It is maybe because they have some really nice houses over there, the kind many can only dream of. Or it is maybe because their front yards are really well kept.
But there's always something else that seems to pop out to me. There's always something that makes their houses look a lot more elegant and beautiful. And I have realized many of them have one thing in common. Do you know what it is? It's actually a simple one, and really, not all that expensive. You can even have it in your own home.
I'm referring to address plaques. Yes, those little brass or shiny things you find by the entrance of the house with the house number and other details on it. It's like the house's identification card. Those shiny thingies make it easier for people to find the house, indeed. But they also offer something else.
While many homeowners stay too focused on repainting the house exterior, or cleaning the gutters, or trimming the bushes before the next summer hits, many also lose sight of the simple things that may instantly make the house a lot more presentable. I don't know about you but I find that houses with address plaques look a lot more dignified. It's like the people who live there take pride in how beautiful their home is.
Address plaques come in all sorts of styles --- from the classic and traditional, to the very modern and trendy. These also come in a variety of materials, so you can choose one that goes very well with the structure of your house. The most popular choices for address plaque are perhaps iron and granite. They look really solid and are very noticeable.
You can get creative with the kind of address plaque you would want to have at your front yard. Normally, the house number should be fine. But other families also put in texts like the street name or the family name. Some even put the house’s name on it, which makes it both snobbish but admittedly very sophisticated at the same time.
Address plaques are usually made rust-free, culled from the highest grade of materials so that it should last for years and years in or all kinds of weather condition. The best thing about it is its affordability. Like I said, it helps with the house's instant upscale makeover for just a really small, "within the budget kind" of range. In other words, spending for it is quite reasonable.