Are you looking for a great way to add some peace and tranquility to your home and garden, add some curb appeal and maybe even increase the value of your home? Adding an indoor or outdoor water feature such as a fountain, pond or waterfall is an excellent way to accomplish all of the above. Water features are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners. They add a touch of class to your overall landscaping presentation.
Water features range in complexity from something that can be easily installed by the average homeowner to a more advanced presentation that requires a DIY expert or contractor. Choosing something you can do yourself helps keep costs down and maximize your the value added.
Here are three of the primary benefits:
Increased Home Value
Water features make your home and garden look lively and vibrant. A well presented fountain or waterfall in front of your home shows that your home is well maintained and provides visitors with a sense of warmth and belonging, as well as enhances your home’s “curb appeal”.
This translates to increased value in your home. Outdoor tiered water fountains can increase the price of your home, without costing a fortune to purchase, set up and install.
From a financial standpoint, water features are even more attractive when you compare the cost of buying and installing them with the cost of other value-added renovations such as remodeling kitchens, bathrooms or adding decks, each of which takes considerable time and effort and comes with a hefty price tag.
Soothing Sounds and Stress Relief
Let’s face it, these days we all have too much stress. Life is hectic, but a great way to relieve stress is to relax in your back yard with the soothing sounds of a waterfall or fountain in the background.
The sound of running water is relaxing and comforting. This is probably embedded in our DNA and goes back to times when humans needed to be around streams and rivers in order to have the water supply necessary to survive.
In any case, a backyard fountain makes us feel relaxed, comfortable and at home.
Expanding Garden Diversity
Water features help expand your garden’s diversity. Gardening helps bring us back to nature and is an excellent therapeutic tool for many of us. Adding a pond or waterfall to your garden gives it a natural feel.
Outdoor tiered water fountains can help you expand the range of plants in your garden and encourage wildlife. Add a small bird feeder to a pond and garden in your back yard and you’ll be amazed at the biodiversity that finds its way to your garden.
With the relatively low cost and easy installation, adding water features such as ponds, fountains and waterfalls to your garden is a fantastic way to increase your home’s value and curbside appeal, provide a safe and soothing haven on your own property, and expand the range of plant and small animal life that calls your garden home.