Listening to the sound of water releases the stress-regulating hormone cortisol, leading to a more relaxed state. This is a bonus effect from the beautiful water feature you will get to enjoy in your backyard.
If you are looking for an attractive addition to your patio then look no further than an easy-to-install fountain.
Read on to discover the 5 newest water feature ideas for a unique outdoor living space.
1. Flowing Pathway
Backyard water features don’t have to be big to make an impact. They can be small narrow paths that lead to your pool or a nearby body of water.
Use your gutter run-off, water barrel or circulating pool water to create a steady flow that extends throughout your yard. Water can line your walkways and guide you and your visitors to a backyard oasis. You can also use it to irrigator water to your garden.
2. Connecting Bridge Pond
This Japanese-style water feature is classic, but the design can be modern. Develop a small pond surrounded with a wooden or stone patio. The pond needs to be large enough to fit a bridge that connects both sides. Use steel or concrete for a contemporary look.
A pond brings nature to your home, from birds quenching their thirst to reptiles looking for a cozy habitat. This adds to the serenity portrayed by your water feature.
3. Wall Fountain
Water features that create the gentle sound of falling water can be in any size home. A wall foundation comes in many dimensions, from a table-size foundation to a full-size wall.
Blend the waterfall into your home by using river stones that flow into your pool. Or make it a stand-out feature using a bright tile that is displayed on its own. Use a small catching pool to filter the water.
4. Spouting Statue
Even small backyard water features can include a statue. That is because they are so versatile. What makes them interesting is your figurine choice and how the water is sprayed.
Get creative with spouting statues that project water from the figure’s mouth or gushes from the center of a flower. You can also add multiple exit ports and animatronics if you are feeling playful.
5. Water Play
Not all patio water features are for show, they can also be interactive. If you have children then they will love this type of water feature that allows them to get wet at the same time.
Use waterproof, padded materials that create a grip like recycled rubber for the ground. Then hide the foundation under the floor with the help of hardscaping services for a magical surprise. Children have to step on the markers (try shapes or colors) to squirt the water in the air.
Water Feature Ideas That Complement Your Home
Your backyard is an extension of your home, so you want to make it as comfortable and as cohesive as possible. These water feature ideas can transform your yard to be a perfect addition to your interior.
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