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Doing Home Fountains the Right Way

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Types of Home Fountains

Adding fountains for your home is a huge benefit in terms of design and lifestyle. Your home is one of the most important place in your life  so why not invest in it? Home fountains are perfect for creating your own oasis that you can enjoy everyday. There are many types of fountains and it can be a bit daunting to choose the right one for your home. We’ll help you walk through the steps of choosing the perfect fountain for your home!

Vacation in Your Own Home

Including a fountain in your home automatically enhances your home space. Home fountains create a beautiful and calm atmosphere. Not only are fountains aesthetically pleasing, but they are wonderful to listen to as well. After a long day at work, nothing is more pleasant than coming back to the cheerful and bubbling sounds of your fountain. During days off, it is the perfect background noise while reading a book or holding a get-together.

Home fountains aren’t just restricted to your outdoor areas. Fountains can be added indoors for an extra source of interior decor. Create a focal point in your living or dining room by adding a wall fountain.

Add Fountains from Your Table to Your Yard

When people think of fountains, the first thing that comes to mind are extremely large and tiered fountains often seen in parks. That’s definitely one type of fountain size option to consider but they come in many other sizes as well. Some fountains are even small enough to add on top of tables! If ground space is limited, why not also add a wall fountain? It creates just as a large impact as ground fountains but takes up less space.

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Reasons You Should Add Fountains to Your Restaurant

Why you should have fountains for your restaurant

Adding  fountains to your restaurant can greatly enhance your business! With the explosion of Yelp and other social sharing services, it is highly beneficial to put your best look forward. Fantastic food is important, but in reviews, people also like ranking atmosphere and service. Creating a beautiful restaurant space creates a better experience for customers. Fountains can be used both indoor and outdoors depending on the style. Extremely versatile in size and styles, fountains are a great asset to your restaurant business.

1. Fountains Add Ambiance

Fountains creates a lasting impression that will bring back customers back over and over again. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but it create auditory stimulation and relaxation as well. Flowing water instantly creates a serene environment. The bubbling water also increases air movement around the area. This in turn lowers stress and relaxes the customer. Lowered stress means customers will enjoy the experience of your restaurant and it will turn into a positive environment for them.

2. Highly Customizable

Fountains come in variety of hues and textures. For some types you have the freedom to customize the type of material you want. Go for a marble look! Or how about a rustic stone style? Texture and color are quick ways to change the look and feel of your fountain. Different colors and textures can also bring out different accents to your restaurant.

Fountains come in a variety of sizing choices. Fountains can be small enough to be used on a counter or table. Wall fountains are the least obtrusive in space yet it creates a huge impact in design. Classic tiered fountains are great for restaurants with an outside patio area. Add floor fountains to the foyer or courtyard.

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Benefits of Adding Fountains to Your Office

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Think of fountains as an investment with high returns. Fountains create a bold impact for your business space. Cold office spaces are slowly starting to become a thing of the past. Warm and inviting office spaces are slowly starting to pick up in trend. Trendy office spaces such as the Google campus or Amazon campus are built with aesthetic in mind. These businesses realize that environment plays a huge key in increasing employee and client/customer happiness. This in turn increases productivity and brings in more customers and clients.

Aesthetically Pleasing Fountains

Fountains are a major decor piece when it comes to designing your business space. Use them as a focal point. Brighten up cold and bland walls with a beautiful wall fountain. These wall fountains come with unique rock/slate backs or mirror backs. Mirror wall fountains are great for bringing in extra light to the room. The semi-reflection is also perfect for small office spaces since it makes the room appear larger. They also come in many types of metal. For a cool and sleek office style, choose silver. For warmer styles, copper is best.

Mood Enhancer

The sound of bubbling water will instantly calm customers and visitors while creating a zen like environment. This relaxed state of mind, will bring in business since clients feel more at ease. With a beautiful space, the area will seem inviting and business forward. An office building that is well decorated shows that the business is forward thinking and capable. This creates a positive environment that will bring back customer and clients again and again.

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Gorgeous Fountains: Your Relaxation X-Scape

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Enter into a tranquil and peaceful paradise with a visually inspiring fountain! Be lulled by the bubbling water melody. Gaze into the rippling water and escape into your day-dreams! This beautiful addition will soothe your eyes, ears and mind. You will enjoy your new fountain for many years to come.

Fountains Fit Anywhere

Fountains are a great way to update your space and add some visual and auditory enhancement! It accents gardens to make it look more lush. Another alternative is that it can be used as a focal point. Fountains come in many sizes and shapes. It can be small enough for a table-top or grand enough to cover a whole backyard. The heights can vary significantly along with where they can be placed. If you want more interest on your walls, mounting a beautiful wall fountain is ideal. Some can be customized to be higher or lower depending on your design structure.

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Great Variety of Styles: Indoor and Outdoors

Fountains also come in many styles. There are the classic styles that evoke Roman times or the Renaissance era. Rustic styles are quite popular with their earthy and simplistic yet eye-catching finishes. Another popular style are the abstract and contemporary fountains. These contemporary styles tend to more easily customizable. Some allow you the option of adding a rotating orb on top for height and interest. Different styles also change how water ripples downward. Some styles create more “sound” since the water travels down over more ridges and bumps. Fountains can be used indoors and outdoors.

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Indoor styles tend to be straighter and mirrored. These are elegant and modern that works for small spaces. Add it to an entry way for a grand and breath-taking focal point. Some can be wall mounted if space is an issue. These indoor styles come lighted so the beautiful water movement and background comes to focus.

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Pottery for Your Decorating Needs and How to Choose the Right Type

Whenever decorating your home and garden, one of the best things to do first is to layout the main focal areas that the eye will draw to first. Focal points can be anything from statues, fountains, structures or even pottery, and act like that finishing bow on a present. By having designated areas of interest, it’s easier to expand from that area and create a visual harmony in your landscaping design. Pottery is a cost effective, functional, and aesthetically beautiful way to accent any interior or backyard décor. What makes pottery so ideal is the durability, color variations, size versatility and the low maintenance. Because pottery is made from natural elements, it’s also an eco-friendly choice just like bamboo.

Before diving into selecting which pottery is best for you, here is some information on where clay comes from, how it is formed, and what types of clay make up the various types of pottery that you see.

Clay, made from minerals, sediment, animals, plant life, and other ingredients of the soil, is found in the ground usually locative to areas surrounding running water such as rivers and banks, or where water once was. Water pressure, over time breaks up and compresses these ingredients into fine particles. The filtration process between rocks and sand removes larger particles and leaves what is called “silt” which then settles into beds of clay. The purity and distance this silt travels from its source is what determines what type of clay it becomes.

There are three most commonly used type of clay: Earthenware, Stoneware and Kaolin.

Earthenware: also known as “common clay” is a type of clay that has travelled along the river banks and has picked up other minerals and sediments along the way, before settling. After firing, it is still porous clay and without glazing is either white or gray. Frequent seen usage of Earthenware includes Terra Cotta and roof tiling.

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