Thursday, April 16, 2009

Considerations Regarding Choosing Your Water Fountain

A water fountain in your environment will provide many benefits to your mind, body, and soul – water fountains are aesthetically pleasing, they enhance physical well being, and they improve ones mental state. By browsing these posts, you will find that you become knowledgeable about your water fountain, and you will be able to share what you’ve learned about water fountains with your friends, when they notice and comment on your water fountain and even the ways your life has gotten better. This post will focus on the decorative/aesthetic aspect of water fountains, and on how to get started.

Water Fountains blend in with virtually any surroundings; they can enhance an area of a room, or be its focal point. They express you in terms of decorative style, what they’re made of, and thematic statement.

Water fountain styles may be classic, romantic, ultra-modern, minimalist-- whatever you want your environment to say about you and to you—whether you want to place yourself in an ancient Roman villa, a Greenwich Village loft, or a Japanese meditation garden. They are made from a huge range of materials from rare and exotic to funky and commonplace, from man-made (polyresin or metals) to natural wood, stone or shell. Themes cover the gamut from historical to contemporary events, people, and places; ancient mythological or modern cartoon characters; nature-themed to industrial. And on & on—you get the picture.

The cost of a water fountain is generally determined by its component materials, size, style, and theme. A first acquisition needs to be a no-brainer in terms of easy maintenance, cost, and flexibility. A man-made material, like polyresin, is a good option, as it is easy to clean, difficult to break if an accident does occur, lightweight and not least of all - relatively inexpensive.

Smaller portable battery operated water fountains are the most flexible; they allow for instant placement and can be moved to suit your whim of the moment. For a first-time acquisition, this type is ideal, because it allows you to experiment with where it looks and feels best, as well as giving you an idea of how it changes its surroundings. This is a great way to educate yourself while you consider larger, more permanently placed water fountains you will almost certainly envision for your future.

Tabletop, free-standing, wall-mounted, indoor, outdoor, battery operated, electric/plug-in, and solar powered are the most commonly available types from which to choose. Whatever water fountain you get for starters will certainly fit into and enhance your current surroundings, and it may well inspire you to make it the focal point of a newly imagined environment. Your fountain will ultimately reflect your personality and the sort of environment in which you feel most comfortable or wish to create for effect, and hopefully this commentary has given you the basis for making the best choice for you.

More to come. In the meantime, enjoy this water fountain video:

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