If you get your mail from a weathered gray box sitting atop a rotting, leaning post in the ground, it’s time for a mailbox makeover. A mailbox with personality sitting atop a sturdy new post—or even a brick or stone column—can make an immediate impression. Get a mailbox that matches your home’s style, such as contemporary or Craftsman. Planting flowers around the base of the post adds even more appeal. – PopularMechanics.com