Easy DIY: Replace Your Mailbox
Upgrading a box that has seen better days is one of the simplest ways to improve your home’s first impression. “If your mailbox is dented, missing a door and flag, or it’s propped up with a two-by-four from the last time those teenagers whacked it with a baseball bat,” Wilson says, “you might be in the market for a new one.”
Even if you have to reset the post, a new mailbox generally will cost less than $75. Shoot for something classic and classy, like a black or bronze model with some metallic trim. And check out this video for how to easily install your new mailbox.
Total DIY time: 1 to 3 hours, depending on whether you need a new post.
Price: $50 to $75.