Outdoor fountains seem to be the trend these days, but that doesn’t change the fact that it costs USD$2,500 on average for the installation, so it’s a risky move for property owners.
You also have to worry about maintenance, lighting, power supply, and a water fountain pump. Chances are you’ll end up spending more than what you initially thought, so is there a reason why you should install a fountain, other than for beauty? Here are four benefits of a water fountain in your backyard:
1. Increases The Property’s Appeal
Having a fountain in your backyard doesn’t add value to a property in terms of money. However, they can improve the house’s appeal, which can be your trump card for buyers if you’re looking to sell. After all, buyers tend to look at places, such as the bathroom, bedroom, living room, and the backyard when inspecting a house. Buyers also look into the plumbing of a home, so water features, such as a pond or a fountain, can undoubtedly impact a buyer’s final decision.
2. Water Attracts Wildlife
Imagine a backyard with a drinking fountain where birds and insects flock together to drink and settle. It may seem like something out of a movie, but it’s a natural phenomenon. Most organic beings need water, so it’s not surprising that these creatures stay near water sources. That also means that with a fountain, you’ll most likely encounter birds and other critters visiting your backyard. If you’re a nature lover, this would be a perfect situation as you can get closer to nature without much effort.
3. Suppress Annoying Noises
Car engines, dogs barking, children’s laughter—these are just a few examples of noises that you’ll get tired of hearing in a neighborhood. While it’s true that you can’t do anything to prevent such sounds, you can suppress the noise with an even louder sound—a water fountain. This time, however, it’s not as annoying as the noise outside. Instead, it provides more of a soothing sound, which can help you relax after a stressful day. Speaking of which, there’s a science to how a fountain can help you relax your mind and body.
4. Flowing Water Releases Negative Ions
When hanging around a water fountain, it seems to help you relax. Although it’s understandable to think that it’s because the vibe is soothing, science has something to do with it.
For starters, negative ions are molecules that continuously float in the atmosphere. They exist mostly in nature, such as the sun’s ultraviolet rays, lightning strikes, and even flowing water. Consequently, since fountains feature flowing water, they’re bound to contain abundant negative ions. What’s really surprising is that negative ions provide mental energy to humans, contributing to relaxation and concentration. That is why water fountains seem to have a relaxing ambiance.
Can you afford a water fountain? Is it worth the expense? Will it add to the value of your property? These are just a few questions that may pop up in your mind when thinking of installing a fountain in your backyard. With this guide, you must have already found the answers to these questions, and for that reason, it should be a lot easier to make your decision.