4 Cool Water Features To Add To Your Home

16 May 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Adding water features to your property helps create a more tranquil space and allows you to feel more connected to nature. Water features can also make your home more appealing to prospective buyers when it comes time to sell down the road. When looking into water features to add to your home, these four should not be overlooked:

Rain Chain

A rain chain is a more beautiful alternative to traditional downspouts. Instead of a normal downspout, you install a decorative yet functional rain chain which is usually built of metal (most commonly copper) and directs water from your gutters away from your home through a chain of cups or links. Rain chains are not only attractive to look at, but they cause the water to cascade through the metal in a way that creates a lovely, melodic sound, similar to windchimes. Rain chains come in a variety of styles and finishes to best complement your home's style.

Rock Garden with Waterfall

Water flowing gently over rocks is both visually beautiful to look at and soothing to listen to. You can purchase premade rock gardens with a built-in waterfall online or at some large garden centers and home improvement stores. For something more elaborate, you may opt to hire a landscape designer to build a custom rock garden with waterfall specifically to suit your backyard and your personal taste.

Hot Tub

If you have the inclination to add a water feature to your yard, you should consider adding one that you can immerse yourself in: a hot tub. Soaking in a hot tub is soothing and provides natural relief for sore joints and muscles. With the addition of speakers to play relaxing music and soothing lights, your hot tub may become the most relaxing part of your whole home.

Koi Pond

To combine a love of water with a love of animals, why not have a koi pond added to your outdoor space? Koi ponds come in a variety of sizes and styles, and can be pre-made or custom designed for your yard. You and your family will get to enjoy the soothing experience of having a pond to enjoy while getting to watch koi fish grow and swim at the same time. Adding ambient lighting means you can enjoy your koi pond at night, too.

These four water features will add beauty and a feeling of peace to your outdoor space.