every part of the world, a letterbox is an essential component of a home. For
centuries, homeowners have reaped the benefits of owning a letterbox as they
are used to guarantee that packages are
kept shielded from weathering and vandalism.
1. Recognize the importance of a letterbox for
a letterbox is an essential part of a
home security system as the right one restricts strangers from obtaining
valuable mail and precious items that are delivered. For this reason, over the
years, the technology behind mailboxes has evolved to the point where they are
now considered quite high-tech pieces of equipment.
example, some mailboxes have become so advanced that they can be programmed to
allow couriers to use a one-time-only code for leaving packages inside. This
translates to more secure letterboxes
than have ever existed before.
Even if you
don’t purchase a high-tech letterbox, you certainly want to get one that is lock-secured to ensure
you have peace of mind whenever you leave home or you don’t have your eyes
fixed on the end of your driveway.
2. Consider the aesthetics of your letterbox.
most home additions, functionality is no longer the only thing that needs to be
considered. When it comes to letterboxes, you can find a variety on the market
to fulfill all aesthetic needs and desires.
are regarded as a pivotal extension to
the style of your home as they improve your house’s curb appeal — something
that needs to be given significant consideration when (and if) you choose to
sell your home in the future.
comes to choosing the right style for you, consider whether you want a more traditional looking letterbox or a
contemporary one — or where your home style fits on that spectrum.
Additionally, ask yourself how much you
want the mailbox to be seen, or if it would be better if it entirely blended
in with your exterior.
This is an
important distinction to make because it will help you narrow down the style of
letterbox that is right for you. For those looking for one that captures
attention and declares the vibe of the house, then consider purchasing one of
the unique freestanding letterboxes that are available as they come in many
other hand, a post-mounted letterbox is going to assimilate more with what is
currently outside your home.
3. Appreciate that materials make all the
just the style of letterbox that you need to consider, but also the material from
which the mailbox is made. The material of your letterbox is going to make all
the difference when it comes to its ability
to withstand the elements and protect your mail, especially if you live in
a location that experiences extreme weather conditions.
homeowners like to go with a stainless steel or black stainless steel letterbox
to bring a contemporary feel to their
exterior. Plus, metal or stone are
suitable materials for mailboxes thanks to their sturdiness. However, if
you prefer a more natural style, then a galvanized steel letterbox may be more
up your alley.
there are plenty of styles available for you to consider, so you are sure to
find one that works for you, whether that is a freestanding letterbox, a fence letterbox, or something else. Whichever one you choose,
keep in mind that you want to prioritize
safety while also allowing some of your personality to shine through in the
style and placement of the letterbox.
the last time you updated your letterbox? Is it something that is on your radar
to look into this year? Let us know your thoughts concerning this essential
home addition in the comments below!
Jay Flavell is the General Manager at
Sandleford Holdings. He has been working in the DIY & Home Improvement
industry since 2007 and has vast experience sourcing and developing products
from overseas suppliers in the Far East. Jay has also been successful dealing
with a number of major DIY & Home Improvement retailers throughout his
Beau Flavell has been a Product & Account Manager
for Sandleford Holdings since July 2017. He completed his VCE at Brighton
Grammar School and also holds an A-Class Electrician License. Beau has been
working on developing a new range of innovative letterboxes and currently lives
in Melbourne, Australia.