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We didn’t have guttering placed on the sides and back of our house.  A cost saving decision made during our build.  Now that we’ve had some pretty substantial rains here in Houston, it’s becoming a bit of a problem.
We now have this happening next to our back porch.  It’s carving a canyon into our yard. 
You can’t tell from the picture, but that hole is DEEP.
I’m thinking instead of having plain guttering installed, we could do something a little more fun and a lot prettier (oh and A LOT cheaper).  Rain chains, baby!  I just love the look.  Here are some I’ve been eyeing lately.
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They say the make a beautiful sound too.
What do you think, is this something you guys would consider?


  1. Stacy G Avatar

    Love this idea. They are so pretty. XO

  2. Aja Avatar

    How cool! I've never heard of these but I think they're awesome!

  3. Kris @ Driven by Décor Avatar

    I'm totally intrigued by this idea – I've never heard of it before but the inspiration images are beautiful!

  4. Andrea Avatar

    I just recently saw these online. Where does the water go? I'm assuming these are for houses without basements.

  5. taylor walker Avatar

    Never heard of it before. So would you just dump the container of water after each rain?

  6. Catherine Hansen Peart Avatar

    Don't rain chains have to hang from guttering though? I thought they needed to feed into a drain system at the bottom too? They look great though if you can make it work!

  7. Mindy Avatar

    Every house in Portland has them. Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but they're typical around here. Generally going into rain barrels. I love them.

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