5 Beautiful Rain Barrel Designs

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Collecting rainwater is a great way to be eco friendly and to reduce your water consumption, but many people turn up their noses at the thought of having a big ugly plastic barrel on their porch.. Well don’t worry; now you can save water without sacrificing style with these 5 beautiful rain barrel designs!

Algreen Agua Rain Water Collection and Storage System
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Equally at home on a modest patio and a Tuscan villa, the 50 Gallon Algreen Agua Rain Water Collection and Storage System will be a welcome sight at your home. This rain barrel has the elegant appearance of clay, but with the durability of molded plastic that won’t chip, fade or crack over time. For ease of use, the barrel includes a shutoff value and 4-foot garden hose, which hangs neatly on the attached hook. The barrel is topped with a corrosion-proof screen to prevent insects from breeding inside it, as well as keeping small animals out. The Agua is 33 inches tall, 23 inches diameter, and doubles as a planter. Available from Amazon.com, $129.99

Algreen Agua Rain Water Collection and Storage System (Dark Brown)Rain Barrel
This rain barrel is identical to the Clay colored Agua barrel above, but is in a rich dark brown color, more suited to traditional home styles. Available from Amazon.com – $129.99

Algreen Cascata Rain Water Collection and Storage System
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Similar to their Agua barrel design, the 65 Gallon Cascata has a more Mediterranean look that will be an attractive addition to your patio or yard. Like the Agua barrel, the Cascata is constructed in a clay-look from molded plastic that won’t chip, fade or crack. The Cascata has a brass spigot, and comes with a 6-foot garden hose, a corrosion-proof screen, and a removable crown planter on top. The Cascata is 46 inches tall and 24 inches diameter. Available from Amazon.com, $199.99

50 Gallon Rain Barrel
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For homeowners seeking a more traditional look, this wood-appearance rain barrel will be perfect. This barrel has a capacity of 50 Gallons, and has a flat back so it sits flush against your wall, saving space. This barrel combines the appearance of an antique barrel with the durability of plastic, so it won’t chip, crack or fade. A screen keeps insects and debris out of your water, and the attached spigot allows for garden hose hookup as well as connection to other barrels for increased capacity. The barrel is 33 inches tall and 20.5 inches diameter. Available from Amazon.com, $139.97

Smartware ‘Smoke Grain’ Rain Barrel

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The Smartware ‘Smoke Grain’ Rain Barrel is suitable for both a traditional and a rustic aesthetic, while simultaneously being very green. Unlike the wood barrels that this barrel is designed after, the Smartware rain barrel won’t rot or mildew because it’s constructed of 98% recycled plastic. The 48 Gallon barrel has carbon steel bands that rust with age, for a weathered/antique appearance. A screen keeps insects and debris out, and a brass spigot allows for connection to a garden hose. The barrel is 33 inches tall and 24 inches diameter. Available from Amazon.com, $161.99.

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Steve holds a degree in Environmental Engineering Technology from Humber College in Toronto, is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. He currently lives in Victoria BC and works as a green building consultant specializing in residential projects.

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