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Exterior Wall Fountains: The Many Styles on the Market

If you want to have a place to relax as well as add some pizzazz to a small area such as a patio or courtyard, wall fountains are perfect because they do not take up much space. When looking at the many types of outdoor wall fountains available including traditional, vintage, contemporary, or Asian, you are certain to find one best suited to your design ideas. While there are countless prefabricated ones on the market, you may need a custom-built fountain if none of these are appealing to you.

There are two distinct styles of fountains you can buy: mounted and free-standing. Little, self-contained mounted wall fountains can be installed on any surface. Wall fountains made of resin ( similar to stone) or fiberglass are usually light so they can be easily hung. Free-standing fountains, often referred to as floor fountains, are of considerable size, have a basin situated on the ground and a smooth side which leans against a wall. There are no weight constraints on these types of cast stone water features.

It is a good idea to integrate a customized fountain into a new or existing wall, something often suggested by landscape professionals. A expert mason is necessary to install the water basin against the wall and properly install all the plumbing inside or behind the wall. A fountain mask or a spout also needs to be incorporated into the wall. The unified look provided by customized wall fountains make them appear to be part of the landscape instead of an afterthought.

The Myriad Reasons to Include a Wall Fountain

A great way to enhance the appearance of your outdoor living area is to add a wall water feature or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden design. Historical fountains and water features have stirred the interest of contemporary designers as well as fountain designers. As such, integrating one of these to your home design is a great way to connect it to the past. In addition to the positive characteristics of garden fountains, they also produce water and moisture which goes into the air, thereby, attracting birds as well as other creatures and harmonizing the environment. For example, birds attracted by a fountain or birdbath can be helpful because they fend off irritating flying insects.

Putting in a wall fountain is your best option for a little garden because a spouting or cascading fountain takes up too much space. Either a stand-alone fountain with an even back and an attached basin set against a fence or a wall, or a wall-mounted kind which is self-contained and hangs on a wall, are some of the possibilities from which you can choose. Both a fountain mask located on the existing wall as well as a basin located at the bottom to collect the water are necessary if you wish to include a fountain. It is best not to attempt this job on your own as professional plumbers and masons are more suitable to do this kind of work.