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What to Do With Your Old Gutters


Have you got gutters galore? Whether you’re working to install gutters and have a piece left over or you want to replace your existing gutters with gutter guards, you can have a lot of metal on your hands. Reuse and recreate with these whimsical gutter crafts.

Grow a Gutter Garden

If you have a piece of gutter that still holds water, you can use it to create a beautiful, repurposed gutter garden. Drill holes into the base of your gutters and add chains, dangling them from the side of a deck or from a roof as a hanging garden. Add brackets to the back of your gutters and turn them into small, simple window boxes with seasonal flowers. If you love to grow vegetables, start your seeds in a gutter, then slide the row of vegetables out of your gutter and into the ground.

Turn Gutters Into Children’s Toys

Gutters are ideal for any games that require a long, waterproof surface. If you’re using them as children’s toys, make sure that your gutters have no rough edges. Turn them into small pieces to create tracks for children’s cars, or pour water down them to enjoy water play. Create an enormous marble run or a toddler-friendly ball run by placing gutter pieces end to end. Gutters are perfect for summer parties as well. If you have a piece of new gutter left over from a project, keep it and turn it into a home for a spectacularly long ice cream sundae!

Install Rain Gutter Shelves

Do you need a storage area for craft supplies, an easy way to organize children’s books, or a place to put all of those tiny containers of nails in your workshop? A gutter is smaller than a regular shelf, and this can be an advantage if you have a small space or you’re storing small or flat objects. Gutters are also easy to work into corners if you’d like to create a book nook near a couch in the rec room.

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Looking for a new window box? Grow gardens in your gutters this year.

Create a Beverage Rack

Do you love to host backyard barbecues? Make your picnic table do double duty as a rack to chill beverages. Take a picnic table and remove one of the boards in the middle, then attach a gutter in the middle. Add ice, and you’ll have a space for wine, beer, or soft drinks all summer long.

When you’re repurposing gutters, look for offcuts from home improvement projects or gutters that are in good condition. Wash them to find any cracks or rusty areas before you repurpose them. Add end caps if you’re creating an upcycled project that relies on the gutters to contain water.

This year, commit to home improvements that will make your life easier and your garden maintenance more straightforward. Install gutters, gutter covers, and gutter heat to help your gutters stay clean and clear all year round. Contact Harry Helmet today to learn how our products can keep your garden looking tidy this year.

Written by Del Thebaud

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