The benefits of a backyard fountain flow well beyond visual aesthetics. A professionally designed and installed water fountain can boost your home’s market value, not to mention add to your enjoyment of your outdoor living space, but not all outdoor fountains are created equal.
Custom vs Pre-made Backyard Water Features
When it comes to true value and upping the wow and tranquility factor, a custom designed, professionally installed fountain are hard to beat. The pre-made units that are sold in the big box home improvement stores simply don’t have the same effect. Although they are a great alternative for the budget-conscious homeowner, working with an established hardscape company to build a permanent fountain will produce a nicer product and provides a long-term investment for your home. And, who doesn’t love the look and sound of a fountain?
Benefits of Backyard Fountains and Water Features
Turning Your Home into an Oasis
With more people staying home and travel opportunities remaining limited for many for the foreseeable future, turning a home into a luxury resort-style oasis is quickly becoming a popular home improvement project among affluent property owners.
A fountain can attract several different species of wildlife to your backyard, including birds and butterflies. Making your fountain a popular spot for these creatures will help keep mosquitos and other pesky insects at bay.
Reflect Your Style
When you’re outside, where do your eyes naturally land? Having a beautiful focal point in your outdoor living space helps provide ambience and a pleasing aesthetic. You can choose a fountain to reflect your artistic side, your appreciation for different styles of architecture, or your appreciation for classic hardscape design.
Good for Your Mental Health
The sounds of a fountain can promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and even lower blood pressure. Spending time outdoors can have similar effects. Putting the two together can be a wonderful way to relax and unwind, especially when you don’t even have to leave the comfort of home. A backyard fountain can be the pièce de résistance of your own backyard spa.
Essential Feng Shui
If you know about feng shui, the Chinese practice of arranging pieces in a living space to create balance in the natural world, then you probably know that water is very important. In fact, feng shui translates to ‘wind and water.’ If you truly want to create a balanced outdoor environment, having a prominent water feature is essential. Additionally, feng shui philosophy says water flow may help promote your career and provide clarity of your path in life. (We can’t guarantee that a backyard fountain will help you land that big promotion or guide you toward a new career path, but who knows…?)
Better Quality of Life at Home
The old cliché is true; there’s no place like home. Why not make your home as comforting and rejuvenating as you can? A backyard fountain can help you enjoy your outdoor space and promote more family time outside. It can also provide a lovely spot for your outdoor social gatherings and dinner parties. Last but not least, it can help you enjoy some quiet time alone with your thoughts.
Give your home and yourself, the added tranquility and beauty it deserves with a backyard fountain. YardFathers can help you install a beautiful fountain to take your outdoor living space to a whole new level of relaxation. Call Mark at 828-490-0361 or Mark@TheYardFathers.com