by Giorgina Devereaux
Decorative mailboxes make a fantastic impression and will add extra curb appeal to your home.
It is this type of unique element that enhances the exterior of your home because of the combination of the style, materials, and color.
There are many
decorative mailboxes to choose from, which are available in different styles,
colors, finishes, and features.
You can choose from
attractive mailboxes that are constructed of copper, aluminum, steel, and wood
Also, you can have it mounted on the wall or opt for a post. The post is one more feature that adds elegance and exquisiteness to the mailbox because of its interesting characteristics.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Decorative Mailboxes
When choosing a mailbox, take into consideration the style of your home exterior. You want to make sure you choose a color and style that suits your desired theme perfectly. In doing so, this will allow you to find a mailbox that will blend in nicely with the style of your home exterior.
Styles include the following:
Decorative mailboxes are
available in the following themes:
Decorative mailboxes are constructed of a variety of materials, which include:
Before settling on
a mailbox, consider how each material weathers the elements.
range from a standard thickness to a double walled plastic making it very
durable. In addition, vinyl mailboxes are rust resistant, practically
maintenance free, and won’t fade, split, or warp.
With brass, you get sheer elegance, and when properly cared for, it lasts for years.
If you prefer a more rustic look, consider cedar. However, bear in mind that cedar requires on-going maintenance, such as an application of sealant on a regular basis to prevent it from looking weathered.
The size of a mailbox is something else to consider and depends on how much mail you receive. Wall mount mailboxes range from small to extra large sizes while post mount mailboxes are found in standard, large, and extra large sizes.
With regards to the types of colors available, you can find mailboxes that come painted in a flat, semi-gloss, or high gloss textured paint. Some decorative mailbox manufacturers carry mailboxes that resemble a canvas painting. Make sure you opt for colors that will complement your home exterior.
Finishes of decorative mailboxes include:
Privacy is something to consider because of the prevalence of identity theft. A locking mechanism on a mailbox provides added security, privacy, and peace of mind. There are various mailboxes that offer this feature, which range from a simple key lock to a fully digitized keypad lock.
Rules & Regulations
Before settling on
a mailbox, make sure that it conforms to the guidelines set forth by the U.S.
Postal Service (USPS). To ensure correct placement and height, contact your
local post office before installation.
Lastly, if you are
part of a homeowner’s association or live in a community that has a specific set
of rules, make sure to check what their restrictions are on mailboxes.
Types of Decorative Mailboxes, Personalization, and Options
mailboxes consist of a small box near the front door into which the postman
delivers the mail. It is designed to hold numerous pieces of mail, magazines,
and small packages. Some have a soft pad for quiet operation when closing.
This type of mailbox is common in urban areas.
Post Mount mailboxes are mounted on a post. You can add a mailbox topper, newspaper box, and even a box planter. There are different styles to choose from and it will make a lovely touch to your home exterior.
Mailboxes (Masonry Installed) are designed to be recessed installed in
columns or masonry.
You can find some
that feature an antique copper powder coat finish and a sealed door for extra
Mailbox Personalization and Options include the following:
You can personalize your mailbox with a custom monogram that consists of a letter on the face of the mailbox door. This looks absolutely stunning and adds interest to the overall look of the mailbox.
Other options consist
of a newspaper box that can be mounted beneath the mailbox and a
decorative post and bracket.
Two Door Post Mount Mailboxes feature a door on each side for convenient and easy access. This is a great option for folks who live on a heavily traveled street since it gives you flexibility in terms of which way you would like to retrieve your mail.
Double, Triple, and Quad Mailbox
and Post Units are mailboxes that are set up in clusters. In some
neighborhoods, there are mailboxes that are arranged in sets of two, three, or
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