Curb appeal–whether you’re trying to sell your home or you just want to improve it, you’ve probably heard this phrase thrown around a lot. There are many ways you can increase your home’s curb appeal, from small to big changes. Did you know that your mailbox area can be a major factor in your home’s curb appeal?
In this article, we’re going to show you 3 ways you can update your mailbox area to boost your home’s curb appeal:
- Choose plantings that look good in different seasons.
- Repaint your mailbox.
- Get a decorative mailbox post.
We’d love to tell you more about each of these methods. If you’re ready to add some pizzazz to your mailbox, keep reading.
Pick the Right Plants
Maybe you have flowering plants around your mailbox post. If so, maybe they wither or even die for three out of the four seasons of the year. This means you only add to your curb appeal for one-fourth of the year–the rest of the time, you’re detracting from it.
Instead, try planting a year-round garden to maximize your floral curb appeal. Not all seasonal plants flower, but that doesn’t mean they don’t add beauty at the base of the post.
Pick up a Paint Can
Spray painting is an easy, quick way to add curb appeal to your mailbox. With a plethora of choices available as to the type of paint, you can even go for a textured appearance. When it comes to paint color, you’ll want to choose a color that complements your house.
For example, if you have a blue house, you don’t want a neon green mailbox.
Chances are you don’t want a neon green mailbox anyway, but all joking aside, a complementary color can tie in with the appearance of your home, creating a continuing color scheme that tells a story.
Get a Decorative Mailbox Post
Nothing says you care about the approach to your home like a decorative mailbox post. From traditional to modern design, there’s a post out there to suit your mailbox. There are also different degrees of decoration.
A bit of scrollwork on the Y bracket–the support for the mailbox itself–can suggest a delicate design. A post that looks like its base has been twisted or turned can be more decorative. Then there’s the finial. The finial is the top of the post and can offer added detail that speaks to your own sense of style. You can even have a decorative number plate that matches the design of the Y bracket.
Attention to detail is a crucial part of increasing your home’s curb appeal. Plantings that add beauty year-round, paint that complements your home’s exterior decor, and a decorative post can go a long way to showing that you care about the details.
We’d love to hear about your ideas for gussying up your mailbox. Share your story in the comments section or contact us directly to tell us what changes you made to your mailbox area to increase your home’s curb appeal.