Attractive, eye-catching signs aren’t only for businesses, you know. It makes sense for a commercial property to have prominent signage to help potential customers find the business, but there’s no reason why the wayfinding principles used for stores and offices can’t be translated into signs for residential properties. When residential signage comes to mind, some people have a hard time imagining more than just the numbers on a house, but there are many other signage options available.
Why mark your residence with signage?
You know where your home is. It’s easy to find on your street. You can probably walk or drive home without much thought once you’re within your neighbourhood. But for visitors who may not come to your house all that often, or those who are dropping by for the first time, it won’t be such an easy task. Residential signage works to the same effect as the signage on a business – it helps people locate you when they need to.
But creating signage for your residence isn’t only for the benefit of visitors. Residential signs give you the chance to express some of your style. Unique fonts or unique sign placement can give your home an added touch of design, and help you stand out among your neighbours.
The right sign for your design sensibility
Just to be clear, when we talk about the similar effects of business signs and residential signs, we’re not saying the two have to look the same. Residential signage, unlike that of a commercial property, doesn’t need flashy graphics or loud colours or a prominent logo. It can be as simple or as ornate as your taste warrants. A residential sign can take the form of a cursive script font used to indicate your home’s address or a decorative welcome sign on your front lawn featuring your family’s name. The point to remember is that you decide just what best represents you, your home, and your family.
Signage for inside your home
Don’t let your creativity stop with exterior decoration. When we talk about residential signage, we’re talking about signs for both outside and inside a residence. Signs inside your home can be less about wayfinding and more about decoration.
For instance, many home décor stores sell framed prints of inspirational messages or quotes. Why not go beyond that and create a custom sign that inspires or connects with your family? Custom messages can be applied directly on interior walls or clear acrylic surfaces for a unique, striking effect. You can craft different messages for different rooms, and select from a range of fonts and colours to create the desired mood for your living spaces.
The signage that you decide on, either for inside your home, outside your home, or both, will have both practical and aesthetic value. Residential signs are a wonderful way to express who you are and to give your living space a trendy twist.
Ready to put up a stylish address marker, an inspiring message, or any other kind of residential signage? Contact us and let us know what you’ve dreamt of, and we’ll let you know how we can bring it to life.