Although sending letters is not a very common form of communication these days, letterboxes are still a vital part of every home. While they still have their practical purpose of storing your physical mail such as brochures, catalogues and flyers, they can also be a great décor element that can add curb appeal to your home. For that reason, in this article we will take a look at some important factors that I hope will help you decide what kind of letterbox would work best for your home.
First things first, before you start searching for the best designs of letterboxes online, decide where do you want to place your letterbox. Do you want it to be positioned near the fence or maybe you want it to be mounted on the wall right next to the front door? Also, take into consideration the surroundings, this includes the style of your fence and the colour of the wall. The size of the letterbox plays a major role from both a practical and aesthetic point of view. You wouldn’t want something that is very large and ruins the aesthetic appeal of your house, but something that’s just the right size to keep your deliveries well-kept and will add a nice touch to the exterior.
In terms of design, the most popular types of letterboxes online and offline shops have on offer are the wall-mount and post mount models. The post mounted box is usually available as a set of a mailbox and a post, but the elements can also be purchased individually. Mailbox sets come in many elegant designs and are usually easy to assemble. Wall-mounted letterboxes are very convenient and depending on their shape and size, they can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. These are usually placed near the front entry door and come in a variety of colours and finishes so you can easily pick one that matches the style of your door.
Having in mind that your letterbox will be exposed to the elements, it’s essential to choose one made from durable materials that won’t wear out easily. Models made from stainless steel not only look modern and sophisticated, but are also long-lasting and the material is carefully coated to withstand corrosion. Wooden models are designed to be highly resistant as well and due to their natural finish, they can bring a touch of elegance to the exterior. Plastic mailboxes are usually the cheapest and don’t have the aesthetic appeal of stainless steel and wood, but can nonetheless withstand the harsh outdoor elements.