Water features can add a sense of tranquillity to any space, as well as a sense of sophistication and class. While some people prefer to add value through outdoor furniture and the creation of entertainment spaces, there are other options. From the calming cascades of a waterfall to the little trickle and ripples of a fountain or pond, there are a range of unique options to add some extra value to your home. Today we’ll be going over the benefits and value that a water feature can add to your home.
Types of Water Features
There are many forms of water features that you can add to your home. Each of these have their own appeal, maintenance levels and limitations in certain homes which you should not take off before choosing any.
A simple and low-cost option is to install a bird bath or a small solar powered water feature. These need little to no maintenance and can trickle away for hours with no worries.
Natural and Koi ponds are also becoming much more popular. While these may need some additional care and upkeep (more so for the koi pond and the fish inside it) they can add a great natural presence in your garden, making it feel a part of the natural landscape, not just something you built into your outdoor space. A natural pond can also be made to become self-sourcing and maintenance free, while this may create a wilder look and feel to the pond it’ll become more authentic as the name suggests.
And of course, then there’s the last popular option of installing a classic water feature. These come in a large range of sizes, styles and systems which will all differ in the pump upkeep needs.
If a water feature is added to your home in a way that creates a cohesive look and doesn’t stick out to the rest of your home’s style, it can add a lot of curb appeal to those passing by. For a potential homeowner it’s all about first appearances and curb appeal. It may not increase your home’s actual property but can create an interest and connection to a potential buyer.
Adding a water feature can bring an appealing and multisensory experience to your home and whoever visits it. Making it individual and a peaceful and homey place for a family or couple to live. Essentially a water feature can act as a cherry on top of your amazing home.
If you’re looking for a low maintenance option, you’ll want to be careful with which water feature you actually choose. Some require large and regular upkeep, with all its pumps, water levels and other maintenance required to keep it running smoothly.
The model you choose as well as the position you place it can either increase or decrease the amount of time you’ll have to spend on the maintenance and upkeep of your water feature. Your water feature ideally needs to be in a position where it’s easy to view, and not close or obscured by any plants or trees. If you leave it in a central position it’ll mean less leaves and dirt can run through and sit in the feature, creating less of upkeep needs. If you position it in full sun, you’ll also get the absolute most out of its visual appearance, the water trickling down glowing in the full summer sun.
Blocking Loud and Disruptive Noise
There’s nothing better than relaxing on a sunny afternoon or summer night with the sound of trickling water in the background. They aren’t just pleasant to listen to but can also help to soften and overshadow any noise that may echo from around your home, especially if you live near a busy street. Although depending on how close you are to this noise pollution it can’t completely block out the noise, it can instead reduce the attention brought to these distracting noises.
Hopefully this has helped you in choosing the right water feature to add to your home. If you’re looking for any outdoor furniture or decor, make sure to visit our website and view the large range we have available.