If you want to add some style and class to your home, you can look and see if wall water fountains are right for you.
Wall water fountains add a touch of nature to all of the places where you can choose to put it. What is great about these decorative elements is that you can have a water wall fountain for the inside of your home as well as the outside landscape.
Choosing the Right Fountain
Before you begin installing a fountain into your home or backyard, you will want to choose carefully which type of wall water fountain that you want. Your first choice should be easy. You will need to decide where it will go. If you want it inside, you will need to buy one specifically for indoor areas. An outdoor wall water fountain would not be recommended for the inside of your home.
Wall water fountains come in many different styles, colors, and lighting effects. All of these choices make it easy to fit a wall water fountain with your existing décor.
The wall water fountains also comes with everything that you need to set it up: a water panel, pump and outer trim to complete the look. Although there are instructions for installation, many people find that it is best to let a general contractor install the system.
Picking the Place to Put It
There are a lot of different elements of the wall water fountain that will determine the best place to put it in your home. First, the fountain should be located in an interior wall.
It is not meant to be on a load bearing wall unless it can be framed in with extra supports that are required by local building codes. It is also better to put in on an interior wall because the fountain would make it impossible to insulate the exterior wall.
The waterfall only runs down one side of the glass, so this side should be the one that is facing the room that you want it in. If privacy is an issue, this water wall fountain should not be placed between two rooms that can be visible. Clouded glass is available for these types of situations. You will also want to realize that sound will travel better through these panes of glass.
The Fountain Pump
Since the pump needs to be plugged in for your wall water fountain to work, you will need to have the pump as close to an outlet as possible. Remember that you should never run extension cords inside the wall. If you are working with a contractor to install your wall water fountain, he will let you know about all the safety issues and code requirements that must be followed.
A wall water fountain is the perfect addition to any home. Not only will you be adding value to the home, but you will add an elegant, sophisticated atmosphere. If you want to impress the people you bring inside your home, a wall water fountain will do it.
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