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Adding a fountain to your home can be an excellent option. Water features provide a relaxing feel, as well as a beautiful aesthetic. They’re also available in a very wide range of sizes, shapes and styles. Are outdoor wall fountains right for you, though? Before you rush out and purchase a fountain, there are some considerations that you will need to make. Here are some of the most important things you need to consider to determine if these water features are right for you. There is always something for each type of personality.
Location, Location, Location
As with real estate, one of the most important things about outdoor wall fountains is the location in which you will install them. There are several factors here that bear consideration. First, does the area have a wall capable of supporting such a water feature? This can be the single most important factor – if you do not have a wall that can support a wall-mounted fountain, then you need to consider a different type.
Of course, if the area lacks proper support (or a wall at all), you can always build one or modify the existing wall. The cost of this should be factored in with your purchase, though. You also need to make sure that you have access to electricity and possibly to a water connection, depending on the type of fountain.
Does It Tie In?
Another important consideration with wall fountains is whether or not the style and materials will fit with your existing theme. For example, adding a stainless steel and glass fountain to an outdoor area with a medieval or Renaissance theme is probably a bad idea. It’s important that you choose a fountain that ties in with your existing theme, even if you want to use that fountain as the main focal point. Clashing themes and styles can have a jarring effect on the eye and the mind, which will eliminate many of the benefits found with using water features.
Care and Maintenance of the Fountain
Finally, before buying outdoor wall fountains, you need to consider the care and maintenance requirements of the fountain in question. Just how much maintenance will you have to do? While this might seem a trivial matter, it can have an enormous impact on your overall satisfaction. Different materials have different care requirements, so make sure you find a fountain that you are comfortable maintaining throughout the year.