Installing a Stylish Waterwall

by Rachel Laurendeau on July 5, 2012

Although they are most often seen in commercial spaces such as office waiting rooms, spas and lounges, waterwalls are also making their way into upscale and stylish homes. As with other water features, they can bring a sense of serenity, calm and welcome to your home.

What you need to know about waterwalls:

• Essentially, the name waterwall explains exactly what this is: a water fountain with a continual flow of water that trickles or cascades along a wall or along a flat surface hung up on the wall.
• You can buy them in slate, marble, pebble, mirror, glass, copper and even stainless steel and they are available in a wide variety of sizes. Basically, they are available in a huge array of materials and styles to suit every taste.
• They can be wall mounted or built in and off course, you can also have them custom made to suit your exact needs.
• They are available at most price points: depending on the size and materials, they can cost anywhere from $150 to upwards of $15 000.
• Some of the smaller simple models just need to be plugged in and have water added but for the larger models such as custom built water walls, you will need to work with your plumbers and electricians on the installation.
• Waterwalls are a delightful way to bring the soothing sounds of nature indoors for you and your guests to enjoy.
• They are wonderfully welcoming in a foyer, aid meditation in your home yoga studio or spa retreat, and are a great focal point and conversation piece in the living room. In the home office their soothing sound can help reduce stress and block out distracting noise.
• If you were thinking of installing a large water fountain, you can save valuable floor or tabletop space by using the vertical space of your wall instead.
• The sound of flowing water along the waterwall is not only relaxing, it can also be useful in covering up outdoor traffic noise or other white noise that you would rather not listen to.
• If you live in a dry climate, you will love the humidity that a waterwall can add to your home.

This is one home improvement that you’ll probably want to leave to the experts unless you are feeling very handy and artistic. Talk to your plumber and designer for more information on installing a wall water fountain in your home.

If you found this blog article interesting, you may also like to read Backyard Ponds and Water Features.

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