Whether you are looking for a touch of class or little Zen-like inspiration, nothing enhances the ambiance of a room or outdoor space quite like a unique water feature. A great water feature can also enhance the value of your home when it comes time to sell.
Of course, those water features come in all shapes and sizes, and finding the right one for your space can be a daunting task. In order to help you generate some ideas that might work for your home, we put together a list of six different ways to integrate a cool water feature into your home.
The Store-Bought Fountain
The easiest way to integrate a water feature into just about any space is to swing by your local big-box retailer and grab one that is ready to go right out of the box. Since water features have seen a huge increase in popularity over the past few years, there are always going to be more than a few to choose from at any good retailer.
The Classic Pond
The other tried and true method for getting a great water feature set up is to head to your local home improvement store and pick up all of the supplies to build your own pond. Most stores have plenty of different options for lining the pond and a wide variety of pumps that will let you create just about anything your heart desires.
The Bucket Fountain
One of the most popular DIY water features is the bucket fountain, which typically involves putting a plastic bucket full of rocks inside a more decorative barrel. Place a small pump at the bottom of the bucket and let it pump the water up to the surface and then sink back down to the bottom. Just like that, you have a constantly bubbling water feature.
Multiple Bucket Water Fountains
The next level beyond the bucket fountain is a water feature where the water travels between multiple buckets or pools before hitting the bottom and being recycled back to the top. This is the type of water feature where you can let your creativity run wild and really come up with something special.
The Water Wall
Everyone loves a good waterfall, and the indoor version of that is the water wall. These can either be built right into an existing wall or created as freestanding pieces or room dividers. Regardless of how you go about building your water wall, it is sure to be the type of thing that impresses visitors for years to come.
The Hot Tub
If creating your own pond, bucket fountain, or water wall sounds like a bit more work than you really want to bother with, there is also the option of going with the most iconic home water feature of all time: The Hot Tub.
Today's hot tubs come in all shapes and sizes, and most of them offer colored lighting and bubbling jets, which basically make them the most interesting high-tech water feature available today. Plus there is the bonus that you can hop in and relax whenever you like.
Nothing says “relaxing” quite like the sound of running water, and adding a unique water feature to any room in your house is sure to enhance your enjoyment of the space and impress any visitors, or potential buyers, as well.