Decorative Residential Mailboxes
Judy Jacob | Aug 6, 2018
Unless you plan to pick up your mail at the post office, your home needs a mailbox for postal delivery. Few neighborhoods have a pedestrian postal worker these days, so your box will need to meet requirements for motorized mail delivery. More than that, an attractive mailbox will add that extra touch to your drive or front lawn.
Single Boxes on a Simple Post
A box on a single post is usually back mounted, but it could be side mounted on a single post. Back mounting pushes the front of the box closer to the street, making it easier for the delivery person to reach the box from a vehicle or from the street. Medium or large boxes make it easier to deliver small to medium packages – great for readers or for writers, who might be receiving books or mailing manuscripts. A good box should also protect your mail, even those advertising circulars, from getting wet.
Double or Triple boxes
Multiple boxes on a single pole make a one-stop delivery for your mail person, and also decrease visual clutter where multiple people are living in an area. Such boxes are usually letter-sized but are an efficient way to receive bills, letters, notices and more. No one loves missing an important communication. These boxes can help by creating a practical, attractive functional place for your postal carrier to deliver your mail.
Always coming home after dark and fumbling with your mailbox? Improve your situation with a lighted mailbox. Some are set up to run on batteries, while others have solar powered lights. Wiring is usually not needed. Combined with a sturdy, tamper and impact resistant box, a light can cut down on vandalism and mail tampering.
To sum it all up, an attractive mailbox is important, useful, and can add value to your property’s appearance. When it is combined with a light, it can also help be a burglar deterrent. The boxes listed below meet postal regulations, are nice to look at, reasonably easy to install, and – most importantly – are extremely practical. Anyone of them could be of assistance with that business of getting your mail. They won’t announce, “You’ve got mail,” but they will take care of your paper communications.
Metal Mailbox with Post
The Kingston Mailbox with Post is made from aluminum and powder coated to look like old bronze, except for the bright red mail pickup flag. It has direct burial or surface mount options. Rust and fade resistant, some assembly required. A sturdy box that will lend grace to your mail pickup area with its old-world appearance.
Chess Piece Mailbox
Lewiston mailbox with post, ornamented with the knight chess piece, brought to you by Qualarc. The Lewiston equine post is made from rust-free aluminum with a fluted brace and is accompanied by an E1 Economy mailbox with red aluminum flag, and a support brace for the mailbox. The equine chess piece finial is mounted on top of the post.
Double Mailbox, One Post
A pair of Port Angeles mailboxes mounted on one post helps eliminate clutter from installations of multiple posts. Stylish box ideal for a duplex. The 1812 series of boxes with its single body leak eliminating construction is known for durability, and low maintenance. Black color is treated with UV inhibitors to prevent fading. Boxes are from Postal Products Unlimited, Inc.
Mailbox with Post and Coach Light
Alderbury mailbox with post and coach light is a charming installation to place at the foot of your drive. The steel reinforced poly pole requires burial installation. The box is powder coated and UV treated, vandal and weather resistant. The box has plenty of room for small packages. The light sheds a soft glow, not unlike a street light. Contains recycled materials and is eco-friendly.
Three Box Assembly with Post
Hanford Three Box System with Post is made from aluminum and is powdered coated for maximum weather resistance. Comes with three E1 mailboxes, support, and ornamental mounting piece. Decorative fluted base on the post, postal flag included. Excellent for a coop or small apartment building, or for neighbors who just want to cut down on the number of posts installed.
Mailbox with Solar Light
Lewiston aluminum mailbox assembly, powder coated to resemble aged bronze. The solar light means no wiring is needed for the attractive coach light on top of the mounting pole. The assembly comes for Qualarc. An excellent choice for a mailbox located at the bottom of a long drive, or even at the end of a short one. Convenient for mail trucks as well as walking postal workers.
Bronze Colored Mailbox with Post
Town Square aluminum mailbox and post, powder coated to look like aged bronze. An included rain overhang helps protect mail from the rain. Can be installed with or without burial, but cement is required to install the post. Red aluminum postal flag is included. An attractive choice for your mail deliveries.
Steel Colored Double Box with One Post
Salsbury Industries multi-family mailbox with post includes one post and two rural mailboxes. Full assembly is made of aluminum, sturdy central post supports a crossbeam for the mailboxes. Diecast hinge for ease of door operation, metallic flags included on both boxes. A sturdy attractive set suitable for town or country.
Boulder Mailbox with Post
The boulder mailbox includes a sturdy post and two black mailboxes with red blade-shaped flags. The classically shaped post with flared bottom requires a burial mount. Boxes are mounted using hangers at the back of the box, pushing them out toward the street, useful for motorized mail delivery. The set includes newspaper tubes.
Colonial Mailbox with Post
Medium sized classic postal box, with colonial post. Back-mounted, so the front of the box can be closer to the street. The steel post must be burial mounted. Red flag-shaped pickup flag included. The set is impact resistant, color safe, and essentially maintenance free. Some assembly is required.