Over the last year or so my boyfriend and I have not only been saving money for our own home, but we have also been shopping for the new home accessories. Dinner plates, utensils, chairs, etc.
When I came across the coolest downspout replacements ever I dove
right in a took a look around at my options. Rain Chains, the neatest
kick butt house downspout I had ever seen. However choosing a style is
the hardest part, there's so many to choose from, it actually hurts my
What is a rain chain?
Well for those who don't know what a downspout is, let me make this
visual for yah. You know that ugly thing that hangs from the side of
your house off of your gutter? Well thats a downspout. However the rain
chain replaces this ugly metal hunk of junk with style, grace, and
elegance. Not only that, all the neighbors will wonder where the hell
you got it.
Rain chains originated in Japan and have been around for centuries,
but of course with due timing, America too has jumped onto the rain
chain bandwagon. Can you blame us? They're gorgeous!
I have seen tons of different ran chains. Hanging baskets, lilies, bells, stars, flowers, leaves and many more.
For a look at the different types of rain chain styles visit www.guttersupply.com.
Not only do they add charm to a home, but supposedly the tranquil
noises the rain chain makes as it collects water is supposed to put your
mind at ease. Now I don't know who would want to sit in the rain to
listen to their rain chains tranquil noises...but I mean if you wanted
to, I guess you could.
Rain Chains vary in price, but usually I see them in the $30-$400
category. Lower prices are usually based on extensions to regular 8-8.5
foot chains. Although the price is a bit high, just imagine how nice
they would look on your home, it's like a bleepin earring for your house
Where else can you find rain chains?
Prices will not decline much even if you look around on other internet
sites. One site sells each individual rain chain cup for $25.00 each.
For info and pictures on these rain chains visit www.rainchains.com.
The best price I was able to find them for though was www.rainchainsdirect.com. Here you can pick up a rain chain for under $100.00.
At www.onlinediscountmart.com they are selling a very unique watering can rain chain. Visit the site for photos and pricing.
Visit www.harvesth2o.com to
read about how you can use your rain chain to collect rain water to use
it in gardens. They have a step by step guide that also gives tips on
how to install the rain chain as well.
They also sell unique rain chains at Yankee Candle malls.