Decorative Gutter Downspout Accessories

So before I started this little trek down Rain Chain alley I had NO IDEA there were so many different accessories for rain gutters. From practical accessories like diverters and elbows for the downspout to leaf guards and splash blocks.

You also have some of the cutest, decorative downspout extensions I’ve seen. I just never knew these things existed until now.

Knowing that the purpose for the downspout is to direct water away from the foundation and that the gutters are what carries the rain to the downspout, it’s nice to know that you can spruce it up and bring some charm to your home.

Decorative Downspout Splash Blocks or Guards

Splash Block for downspoutsThe following downspout splash blocks are designed to direct and distribute water away from your foundation. If you have mulch around the bottom of your downspout this guard will also keep it from washing away.

Even if you do have one of those cute little extensions I recommend you still get a splash block of some sort just to ensure that the water is moving away from your house.


Decorative Downspout Extensions

Turtle Downspout ExtensionOnce again, I had no idea all these cute little things existed. I was living in a world of boring, white downspouts that ran down my home to an ugly, old, splash block.

To be honest, on the one side of our home where we hardly ever go, we didn’t even have a splash block and now we are dealing with some erosion. YIKES! Thankfully we found it before it really did some damage.

Now, it’s time to do some decorating and add a little pizzazz to that boring downspout by installing one of these unique and fun extensions.