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Are they easy to see from the street? This isn't just a consideration for dinner party guests — first responders need to be able to spot the numbers right away in an emergency. Some cities even have codes that dictate how large numbers must be; check whether this is the case where you live.
Step outside and study your house from the street to check how well the numbers show up. Is the font clear and readable? Do you need a bigger size or more visual weight? If your home is set back from the curb, numbers on a mailbox or post close to the road will probably work better than numbers hung above the door.
Does the placement make visual sense? Most house numbers are arranged in a horizontal or vertical row because they're easiest to read that way. If you decide to experiment with other configurations, such as hanging them on a diagonal, be sure that visitors still can read them at a glance.
Does foliage get in the way? Trim or prune trees and shrubbery that may obscure the numbers, or choose a spot where plantings won't get in the way at all. Similarly, if you live in a climate that gets a lot of snow, make sure you place them above the typical snow line.