Water features like fountains are a great addition to any home. They help add visual appeal and serve as a great conversation piece during parties. In terms of health and well-being, fountains are also believed to contribute to an overall atmosphere of relaxation.

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It’s an industry secret among architects, interior designers, and real estate professionals that installing a water fountain in a home is one of the best ways to increase its real estate value. A water feature definitely lends a touch of class, elegance, and sophistication to any property.

If you are looking at how you can enhance your home with a water feature such as a fountain, you may have some questions or concerns about it, especially if it is your first time to deal with such contraptions. Here are some of the most common thoughts that homeowners have about water fountains:

What kind of water fountain would suit my home? There are many different types of water fountains and choosing the right one for your home would depend on several factors. First of all, determine where you would like to place the water fountain. Then, look at the available space to determine the size of the fountain that can be put in. Finally, consider the overall look or aesthetic of your home so that you can choose which fountain design would blend in perfectly.

What are the different types of water fountains that I can choose from? There are basically two types of water fountains in terms of where it is located—outdoor and indoor. Outdoor water fountains are those many people are familiar with and typically see in parks and gardens. These are usually made of heavy, sturdy materials such as concrete, marble, or other types of stones. In terms of design, they can be classic or modern. There are outdoor fountains that mimic the look of a waterfall, for instance. Pumps or aerators that shoot out water in lakes, ponds, or pools are another types of outdoor water fountain.

Indoor water fountains are relatively smaller since they are placed inside living spaces. They are usually designed to be free-standing. They can be placed on tabletops, hung on walls, or placed on the floor. They can be made of natural materials as well, but many are more modern in design. Popular indoor fountains are usually made of materials such as glass, metal, and even ceramic or pottery.

How do I maintain my water fountain? Outdoor water fountains such as waterfalls, pools, and other water features are usually large and complex in design. They are best-taken care of by professionals who installed them. For indoor fountains, you can clean and maintain them just like any other home appliance or device. Change the water often to prevent a build-up of algae, molds, or any other organisms. Periodically, give the water pump a rest and wash the parts of the fountain with mild detergent. Make sure indoor fountains are free from dust and dirt. Also, check if the mechanical or electrical parts are in good working condition.

Choosing the right water fountain for your home Adding a water fountain in your home is a good decision, but you need to plan it well so that you maximize its benefits. It is also best to consult a professional so that you can be guided on the technical aspects of installing a fountain in your home. Most importantly, go with a reputable company who can provide you the best value for your money. A water fountain will become a daily fixture in your home life, and with the right choice of design and material, it will surely provide you with years of pleasure and satisfaction.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.