How to Choose a Mailbox Style

A mailbox is one of the first impressions a guest sees when they arrive at your home, so it is important to choose the perfect mailbox style that best reflects your style and needs, as well as the longevity of the mailbox.
Before you begin to consider the aesthetics, consider all the things a mailbox must do. It must be low-maintenance as well as sturdy enough to withstand various weather conditions and meet your mail-carrying needs.
Mailboxes come in a variety of shapes including curbside, mounted and recessed column.
Curbside mailboxes tend to be the most traditional when considering a mailbox. Curbside mailboxes come in traditional, novelty or decorative styles and can be selected according to your mailbox needs. Choose from locks, newspaper holders and dual access capability (to get your mail from either end).

In suburban areas, clustered mailbox sets have become popular. Mailbox sets include both the post and the box together and are available in wood and aluminum materials.
Mounted mailboxes are generally found near the entryway of a home or business. Most often mounted mailboxes are decorated to match the color and style of the home, but come not only in standard styles, but elegant and decorative as well, and include options for locks and magazines.
Recessed column mailboxes are designed to blend in with their surroundings. They come in different sizes, to accommodate parcels and can be individualized with decorative plates as well as locks.
photo: SC Fiasco

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