Use Gutters in a Decorative Way

Written by Josie

An important part of having a healthy house is to have an efficient drainage system. Gutters are an easy and effective way to keep our roof dry and tidy!

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Besides the use we normally know for gutters, there are many others. Gutters can be used in a decorative way. If you are DIY enthusiasts, this could be the project you are looking forward to spend a few weekends.

Gutters in the Garden

The forms of the gutters are perfect to maintain plants and the function of the gutters offers the possibility of hang them and use them in a decorative way.  In the garden, you could cut your old gutters, hang them on the wall and use them as a plant pot; it could give a pretty view if you sow plants that hang. 

Another way to place your plant pots made of gutters; it is poking holes in the gutters and tie a string through the holes, making a kind of ladder. You can cut all the gutters with the same size if you want a harmonious look or in different sizes if you want a more relaxed look. After you decided the size think about the color, you could let the gutter with its natural color, paint it to match up with your decoration or in any different color to make it the centerpiece of your garden.

If you have kids, a gutter could be a toy. After filing its sharp edges and get rid of any piece that could harm, you could hang them on the fence forming a labyrinth, it always has to have a way out, the idea is to construct your DIY ball run game. At the end you could ask the kids to join you and paint it in their favorite colors.

Gutters Inside the House

Gutters can help you decorate and organize your house. In the case of decoration, the waterproofing trait of gutters could help you to do a pretty table center piece. One of the possibilities is to a romantic dinner, fill the gutter with water, add into it flowers that could float like gerberas (a flower family of the daisies) and some candles; you will have the perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner. The length of the gutter, and the colors of the flowers and candles are up to you and your taste, choose something that matches your decor. If you don’t like candles, you could plant into the gutter some succulent plant or cactus. 

To organize your house, you need to hang them on a wall and put in them what you need to have at the same place. In your closet it could help you with your shoes, in the bathroom it could help you organize your makeup, combs, brushes, hair dryer and all your beauty supplements that sometimes are difficult to place and organize. The possibilities are endless. 

Keep Your Gutters Clean

Once in a while, it’s necessary to clean the gutters because they could get clogged with dirt and sheets, especially during autumn. If the maintenance for cleaning and repair leaks that could appear due to the use and time is not made, it could affect the performance of the gutters and cause some troubles like humidity and mold. To maintain your gutters can be tricky. If you need, you can get help from experts in gutter services, like Amigo Gutters, to help you maintain the health of your roof.

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