No matter how much we want to save the planet and replace the letterbox with a simple inbox icon on our laptops, it is not happening any time soon. It is still not possible for all letters to be received in an electronic form, so the presence of a letterbox in front of our houses is still a question that deserves to be given a considerable amount of attention. This means the letterbox design is an important aspect of your outdoor design as well. As such, you simply cannot let it stand out that much and grab all the attention in all negative ways possible.
So, what type of letterbox should you choose? If you ask me, a custom-made letterbox design is the best choice, but then again that’s me. There are a few simple rules to follow and implement when choosing this small piece of art, just like with everything else.
How Do You Want it Positioned?
In general, there are three types of letterbox design according to where you want it installed: wall mount, post mount and fence mount. The mere fact that there are three completely different types of letterboxes, suggests that you need to do some thinking before you actually pick one. Do you want to attach the box to the fence? Maybe you want to place it on the wall next to the front door? Or perhaps a box with its own standing post in front of the entry gate is the best choice for your home?
Consider the Size of the Letterbox
If you decide to choose an older type of letterbox have in mind that they are generally small with smaller entries. If you are frequently receiving magazines, newspapers and larger envelopes, these letterboxes will simply not serve their purpose for you. So, explore newer options or look for a manufacturer that offers custom-made designs so that they can design a letterbox according to your specifics in measurements and shape.
It matters a lot if the letterbox is made of wood, metal or plastic. You simply cannot pair a house with an elegant outdoor design with a metal or plastic letterbox. In that case you should choose a box made of quality wood with a dose of royalty in the design. Or if your crib is designed in a minimalistic manner, with all the trendy design nuances in the New Age spirit, then you should go for the fancier variety, a metal letterbox.
Even if you think these small details do not really matter that much, they actually do, they can make or break the whole outdoor atmosphere. But as long as the letterbox serves its purpose, an owner with a true dedication to style and design will not leave anything to coincidence.