Monday, July 22, 2013

Step2 MailMaster Hudson Mailbox {Review}

Step2 logo
In the same way that some people drive through a neighborhood and immediately notice the mature trees or the number of America flags blowing in the breeze, the aspect of the curb appeal that somehow always sticks out the most to me is the mailbox.

Take a look next time you drive down the block, what do the mailboxes look like? The majority are... adequate. Nothing special. Metal box with a red flag on a wooden post, right? But you'll always also see a handful of fancy mailboxes (which are usually a bit overdone and fru-fru for my taste) as well as a handful of... well, let's just say not-so-pretty ones.

The rust, the cracks, the covers bolted on that look like they were designed in 1972... is that really the first impression that you want to give people of your home?

Fortunately, it's a fairly quick and easy fix to turn your old, worn out mailbox into something crisp, stylish, functional and new, thanks to Step2.

Step2 mailboxes

Known as one of the nation's largest toddler toy manufacturers, the Step2 Company was founded on the philosophy of quality, value and service backed by a commitment to customer satisfaction.

With products distributed to retailers throughout the U.S., Canada and over 70 other countries, this is one name that is recognized and known worldwide for being top-of-the-line and fostering learning and development through creative play in children from birth to school-age years.

But did you know that their selection moves beyond only playthings for children? That's right, there are full collections of indoor and outdoor furniture, baby gear, safety items, lawn and garden products and more.

Considering that Step2 puts their same high quality workmanship and attention to detail into making these categories just as dependable, durable and convenient as their toys, I had no doubt that the arrival of the MailMaster Hudson Mailbox would be just the thing to fix up a family member's new home.

Step2 Hudson mailbox

From the heavy-duty construction to the all-in-one post and mailbox design, the MailMaster Hudson Mailbox is an attractive and functional way to keep your mail and newspaper clean, dry and in place.

Happy to see that nearly everything we needed was included right in the box...

Step2 mailbox husband and I laid out the pieces and began following the easy step-by-step instructions.

Step2 mailbox assembly

After installing our 4" x 4" post securely into spot, the upper and lower halves of the MailMaster Hudson slid on and snapped right into place over it.

mailbox post

After securing the post with a few bolts and screwing the remaining pieces of the mailbox itself on tightly...

Step2 MailMaster Hudson

...I screwed the final handle into place on the door...

Step2 MailMaster Hudson mailbox

...and stepped back to compare just how much better the After looked, as compared to the Before.

Step2 mailbox review

Hello, curb appeal!

In around 15 minutes we had switched out the old, worn, rotting, slanted mailbox and the MailMaster Hudson had provided a durable, reliable, simple-yet-stylish way to keep incoming and outgoing mail housed perfectly.

Just check out how easy it was to put this whole thing together!

For a way to add contemporary styling (yet with a classic design) to your yard, the Step2 MailMaster Hudson Mailbox would be a great addition to any home's outdoor decor. Currently retailing for $89.99 directly from Step2 or on, this great product also comes in a white option with an attached planter for a cute way to add a floral touch.

For more information about all of Step2's incredibly fun and/or practical products, be sure to visit and connect with them on Twitter and Facebook.

Other than the MailMaster Hudson Mailbox that I was provided by Step2 to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion of this product.


Stacey Roberson said...

I through Step2 only specialized in children's products. I think it's great they are marketing other products. Looks like a sturdy mailbox for a good price.

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

Love Step2! What a great looking mailbox, our neighborhood has all brick mailboxes, they all look the same! Lol

Nichol said...

I had no idea Step2 had products for us. This is so stylish. I miss having a mailbox at the road. Looks durable, like all their products.

Tiffany Schmidt said...

This is such a nice quality box. I'm so used to their kids line of items that this box blew me away!

Courtney B said...

i dont get it is it a toy? lol wow i only thought step2 made toys... who knew?

Clarissa Hooper said...

Those are great looking mailboxes! Our rusty old one could sure use this kind of replacement :)

slehan said...

That certainly made your mailbox look much better. Reminds me a bit of a train.

slehan at juno dot com

Connie Gruning said...

I need this!! That is an awesome mailbox! I had no idea Step2 made mailboxes! I WANT ONE! Thank you for sharing.

Maria Iemma said...

I would love to have this mailbox! Ours is old and is the same as all the other mailboxes in the street. I am going to investigate further and I think one will be featured on my lawn pretty soon!

Bekah Kuczenski said...

I never knew Step2 made mailboxes! But there mail boxes look so nice - I love the one that has room for packages too!

Lidiya Lanny said...

Its amazing to see step2 mailboxes! easy to handle with lots of spaces for news papers!
step2 furniture

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

These seem like a great option for mail that gets delivered.

slehan said...

I live in a town house and we just have central mailboxes that wouldn't be helped by these. Nice looking.

slehan at juno dot com

Laurie Nykaza said...

Step2 is an amazing company and I love these different style mailboxes that they make. Looks like it is made really well to stand up to weather well. Love the different types they have too.

Cindy Brickley said...

Thanks for reviewing these mailboxes and I would love to get one to replace my ugly one. I have already picked one out.

MichelleS said...

I love how sturdy their stuff is, and I am glad they are branching out into other ventures (mailboxes for adults).

bxcrochet said...

very cool,looking

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