Creative Uses For Rain Gutters

Rain gutters are an integral part of your home. They help to direct water away from your home, preventing damage to the foundation. However, were you aware that gutters can actually be used for much more than just draining the rain? If you're looking for some unique and inexpensive storage solutions, or you are interested in creating an eye-catching design element, purchase some rain cutters and put your creativity to use.

Here's a look at a few simple and awesome things that you can do with rain gutters:

Book Shelves

Instead of buying big, bulky and expensive shelves, use rain gutters to store and display your beloved books.

Simply hang the rain gutters along a wall and you will be able to not only keep your books stored neatly, but you will also be able to display them in an interesting way. Since the books will be arranged in the shelves with their covers facing out, the covers will be visible, instead of the spines, making an interesting decorative statement.

A Shoe Organizer

If you're tired of tripping over piles of shoes in your closet, try storing them in a rain gutter. Place shoes with flat heels inside the gutters, with their toes pointing down and their bottoms leaning against the walls. Hang heeled shoes on the edge of the gutter, using the heels to hang them.

A Garden

Ditch the pots and grow your annuals in a rain gutter. Attach the gutter to an exterior wall and fill it with topsoil. Arrange brightly colored annuls inside the gutter and you'll have a truly beautiful garden that will be sure to make a unique statement.

Arts and Crafts Storage

Arts and crafts projects require a lot of supplies. It can be difficult to neatly display those supplies in a manner that is easy to access them. A rain gutter is the ideal storage solution for these supplies. Fill glass jars with beads, stickers, glitter, etc. Place crayons, markers, scissors and glue sticks inside tin cans. Place all of the items in the rain gutter and you'll not only have a storage solution that is neat and tidy, but you'll also be able to easily see and have access to the craft items.

Who says you have to spend a fortune on storage items and decorative accessories. A simple, inexpensive rain gutter can be used to create so many wonderful things. To learn more, try contacting a company like Custom Exteriors with any questions you have.