Outdoor Wall Fountains: An Amazing Display

Leave a good impression on your loved ones by incorporating a wall fountain in your home decor. Your wall water feature will not only add elegance to your living area but also provide calming background sounds. People will walk away with a memorable impression of the pleasing sights and relaxing sounds coming from it.Outdoor Wall Fountains: Amazing Display 057862912369871468.jpg

Wall elements are a good choice if the space you inhabit is more modern in appearance. Also made in modern materials such as stainless steel or glass, they can add flair to your interior design. Is space limited in your house or place of work? A wall water fountain might be the ideal solution for you. You can save your invaluable space by putting one on a wall. These types of fountains are especially prevalent in bustling office buildings. Indoor spaces are not the only places to display a wall fountain, however. Fiberglass or resin wall water features can be installed externally. Enliven your garden, deck, or other outdoor space with a water fountain made of these waterproof materials.

Wall fountains are available in a range of different styles, ranging from ultra-sleek to traditional and rustic. You can choose the best style based upon your individual tastes. A mountain lodge might require a traditional material such as slate whereas a high rise apartment might require sleek glass to enliven the interior space. It is up to you to pick the best material for you. Fountains are features which no doubt delight those who visit your home.

The Origins Of Wall Fountains

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were simply there to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs nearby.Origins Wall Fountains 207025070414862650.jpg Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains operated using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and memorialize the artist. Roman fountains usually depicted images of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. Muslims and Moorish garden designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller versions of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to illustrate his dominion over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to glorify the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

The end of the 19th century saw the increase in usage of indoor plumbing to provide drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to strictly decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to deliver recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Embellishing city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the functions of modern-day fountains.

Your Fountain: Maintenance & Routine Service

An important facet to think about is the size of the outdoor wall fountain in respect to the space in which you are going to install it. A solid wall is absolutely necessary to hold up its total weight. Therefore for smaller areas or walls, a lightweight fountain is going to be more appropriate. An electrical socket close to the fountain is required to power the fountain. Most outdoor wall fountains come with simple, step-by-step instructions according to the type of fountain.

All you will require to properly install your outdoor wall fountain is normally provided in easy-to-use kits. The kit will contain a submersible pump, the hoses and basin (or reservoir). If the size is average, the basin can be concealed amongst your garden plants. Once your wall fountain is in place, all that is required is regular cleaning and some light maintenance.

Replenishing and purifying the water on a routine basis is very important. Rubbish such as branches, leaves or dirt should be cleared away quickly. Make sure that your outdoor wall fountain is shielded from freezing winter temperatures. Bring your pump inside when the weather turns very cold and freezes the water so as to prevent any possible harm, such as cracking. Simply put, your outdoor fountain will be around for many years with the proper care and maintenance.

The Positive Benefits of Adding a Fountain in Your Living Area

The inclusion of a wall water feature or an outdoor garden fountain is a great way to embellish your yard or garden design.Positive Benefits Adding Fountain Living Area 75800617194.jpg Any number of present-day designers and fountain craftsmen have found inspiration in the fountains and water features of the past. As such, the effect of adding one of these to your home decor bridges it to past times. The water and moisture garden fountains release into the environment draws birds and other creatures, and also balances the ecosystem, all of which add to the benefits of having one of these beautiful water features. For example, pesky flying insects are usually discouraged by the birds drawn to the fountain or birdbath.

The space required for a cascading or spouting fountain is considerable, so a wall fountain is the ideal size for a small yard. There are two types of fountains to pick from including the freestanding model with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained version which is hung directly on a wall. Be sure to include a fountain mask to an existing wall and a basin to collect the water at the base if you want to put in a fountain to your living area. It is best not to attempt this job yourself as skilled plumbers and masons are more suitable to do this type of work.