A list of Universal Design new home features you should consider BEFORE building or remodeling your house. Plus reasons to consider “aging in place” in the home of your dreams! I encourage you to give these Universal Design principles a lot of thought before building or remodeling your house!
Do you know the importance of rain gutters? Gutters funnel water off of the roof and away from your home -- which protects your siding, windows, doors, and foundation from excessive water damage. Homeowners share their personal tips and advice for installing rain chains, copper gutters, and other types of gutter systems.
Rain chains are kind of like downspouts turned inside-out. You get the opportunity to hear AND see rain water cascading through your own personal waterfall.
Double link rain chains are a unique garden accessory that add appeal to any home. Dull, dreary downspouts offer a fraction of architectural appeal in comparison to these Japanese-inspired features.
A copper rain chain downspout added a unique touch to this craftsman style home renovation featured on HGTV’s Curb Appeal.
Copper rain chains and rain cups have been around for centuries in Japan and now they are making their way to the states. Hard to believe something so simply beautiful and functional has taken this long to be used here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. If you want an alternative to the traditional enclosed metal downspout on your gutters then you might want to consider a rain chain. Who knows…you might even lower your blood pressure from the effects of watching rain pout through one in action.
Copper gutters were installed on this English cottage style home this past week and they look outstanding. I’ve got a few images here to get a closer look at the hand-cast copper hangers and the half-round seamless copper gutter system. Check it out!