Posted By wpadmin on June 18, 2013
[Posted on June 18th, 2013 by Fathom Fountains]
If you love the tranquil sight and soothing sounds of a fountain but are short on space for tabletop fountains or floor fountains, consider choosing wall fountains from Fathom Fountains for a timeless classical or contemporary look. By combining the beauty of a fine painting or sculpture with added depth by moving water, a wall fountain can create a commanding focal point for a room, lobby or outdoor area. For a smaller area, a more modest design can serve as an accessory to add interest without overwhelming the other artwork or furnishings.
There are many styles to enhance your décor: choose from water falling over an outer-space inspired background, intriguing abstract artwork, a gracefully custom-designed ‘curtain of water’ to define space in a living area, or a wall fountain resembling one of Monet’s famed water lily paintings. You also have the option to work with Fathom Fountains’ talented design staff to create a unique work of art – just for you.
Outdoor Wall Fountains Considerations:
Climate - When planning to install any outdoor wall or tabletop fountains, you will need to first consider the climate, as this will be subjected to the elements all year round. Concrete, slate or stone are usually good choices as they hold up well in a variety of weather temperatures. Terra cotta and most ceramics work better in warmer areas that don’t experience fluctuations in freezing or thawing temperatures.
Location – Will you place your wall fountain against your house or give it a wall or nook of its own as a lovely focal spot for a relaxing backyard retreat? If your heart is set on installing a larger fountain, how strong is the loadbearing capacity of the proposed wall? The availability of water sources is an important consideration for outdoor fountains, as well as well as proximity to electrical sources or the ability to connect to outlets.
Style – The overall style of your home will influence which style of wall fountains will best fit in with your home’s architecture, whether a sleek contemporary, 19th Century Victorian, traditional with classical accents, Southwest stucco or a custom designed residence.
Fathom Fountains’ experienced designers can help you determine the best location and style of fountain as well as design a beautiful one-of-a-kind fountain to fit your home’s unique architecture!
Indoor Wall Fountain Considerations:
Some of the same considerations apply for indoor fountains, including interior location placement (for furniture placement and foot traffic patterns as well as architectural elements such as fireplaces) and the architectural style of your home or office. You will also need to know your wall’s load-bearing capacity for larger fountains, as well as water sources convenient to installation and the location of electrical outlets. The kind of pump used is important – a noisy pump will interfere with the sound of the water.
Understanding the types of mounting methods unique to your choice of fountain will help you to decide whether you have the right kind of existing support or whether wall modifications are necessary. Fathom Fountains are happy to offer expert advice for design and ordering of larger wall fountains requiring more than a simple hang-and-plug-in.