Fountains: A guide to indoor and outdoor options
Are you considering putting a fountain on your commercial property to up its aesthetic appeal? Both indoor and outdoor fountains and other water features are a unique way to integrate beauty via both sight and sound and also enhance the real estate value of a property whether it be commercial or residential. And here’s the best news – Dreamstone, Inc. is here to walk you through the entire process of choosing, designing, installing, and maintaining an indoor or outdoor fountain.
Indoor and outdoor fountains: What you should know
However, it helps to know your way around things before you even contact our Orlando tiles and stone company. Here are some things to keep in mind while thinking about your property’s next water feature.
What should you consider before installing a water feature?
Decide on the location and size. Where will your indoor or outdoor fountain be placed and subsequently, what size suits the location? You don’t want the water feature to be too large for the space and impede vehicle or foot traffic, but you also don’t want it to be too small and consequently be overwhelmed by the space around it.
Decide on a budget. How much are you willing to spend on the project in its completion? Be sure to iron out your budget – this can also help you narrow down design and material choices, as well as options like sound and lighting.
Decide on the type of fountain. Did you know there are multiple types of indoor and outdoor fountains? Here are the most common options when it comes to these unique water features:
- Spouting fountains
- Self-contained fountains
- Tiered fountains
- Wall fountains
- Disappearing or infinity fountains
- Swimming pool fountains
- Waterfall fountains
- Dry fountains
And more. If you can’t decide on just one type of fountain, our Orlando stone experts can help you narrow your choices and choose the best design for your location and vision.
Fountain design options
Decide on the material. What material will you use on your water feature? You want your fountain to match your home (whether it’s indoor or outdoor) as well as any other features around it, like pavers, driveways, landscaping, etc. Stone is an exceptional choice of material for fountains; it’s extremely durable and resistant to wear, which is especially important in the Orlando summers (scorching sunshine and driving rain). You can choose from stone materials like:
- Architectural stone
However, tile is also an option. Ceramic tile, glass tile, and mosaic tile are all an easy way to truly make your fountain stand out and give you many pattern, color, and texture options.
Contact our Orlando team of fountain experts today
Once you’ve finalized your choices, it’s time to move into the design and installation phases of your water feature project. This is where we come in! Contact Dreamstone Inc. in Orlando today to let us help you get the ball rolling on your next fountain project.