One of the biggest frustrations of some homeowners is the limited space they have to work with when it comes to decorating their homes. For instance, those who live in studio-type condominiums might not have the luxury of space provided for homeowners. However, space shouldn’t be that much of a hindrance when it comes to interior design. It’s pretty easy to work around the space you’re limited to – at least, that’s the case when it comes to fountains. If you don’t have space for big floor fountains, wall fountains would be a good alternative. You might find that wall fountains actually look better than your regular fountains.
Where can I install a wall fountain?
For starters, wall fountains can be used both inside your home and outside in the garden. Both choices have their own benefits – for instance, the fountain can function as a great humidifier when placed inside your home, allowing the air to be cooler. And if you believe in Feng Shui, water elements inside the home are known to bring luck and good fortune. As for a garden wall fountain, an additional touch of nature into your garden would add to the overall effect. It makes it seem like you have a waterfall in your backyard.
What wall fountains can I choose from?
With regard to design and style, the choices are as many as those for your traditional floor fountains. There are wall fountains that come with a floor base, designed to be placed against a wall surface, while others are stand alone fixtures. Fountains that you can directly hang onto the wall are the more common types – after all, these mounted fountains offer a distinctive accent to any room or hallway. An additional benefit of mounted fountains is that they do not take up floor area.
When it comes to materials, you have the option of choosing wall fountains made from steel, ceramic, glass and fiberglass. Some fountains also boast of being made from envirostone, which gives a more natural look to the fountain.
Will the fountain be difficult to maintain?
Much like your traditional fountains, wall fountains also come with their own pumps so that water is designed to recirculate on its own, without any human intervention. These fountains also have great overflow systems to prevent the valves from clogging up. Some models also have anti-microbial coating to help reduce the formation of molds.
As for the water used, most experts suggest using distilled water to prevent mineral buildup, thereby increasing the life span of your fountain.