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Choosing The Right Location For an Indoor Wall Water Fountain

Posted by Doug Gardner on

A wall water fountain is a magnificent furnishing that can be used to improve the aesthetics of any room, hallway or open area in your home. Whether you decide to use them in your bedroom, living room, dining room, game room or even the foyer, you’re sure to appreciate the sheer beauty and tranquility offered by these beautiful home furnishings.

Once you’ve made the decision to purchase and use a wall water fountain in your home, you’ll need to choose a location for it. Again, you can place them practically anywhere to improve the surrounding decor. Even if you have little-to-no experience in interior design, installing a water fountain on the wall is a simple process that will improve the decor. With that said, you should take the time to decide exactly which location will benefit the most from a wall water fountain.

Check The Measurements

Wall water fountains come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from small 2-foot tall models, to larger ones that are well over 4-feet tall. If you haven’t done so already, use a measuring tape to determine exactly how much room you have available on your walls. Go through some of the possible locations where you’d like to use the water fountain and measure the height of the walls.

Since different rooms are built with different wall heights, some of the rooms in your home might not be tall enough to support a large water fountain. This is why it’s important to get the measurements beforehand. If the walls in any of the rooms are too short, you can cross them off your lift of potential locations for an indoor water fountain.

Find a Stud

Heavier wall water fountains require a greater amount of support when securing them to the wall. Rather than installing them directly into the drywall, homeowners should find either a wood or metal stud. The additional support offered by a stud mount will ensure your new water fountain is safe and secure to the wall.

So, how do you find studs behind the wall? The easiest way is to use one of the dozens of different electronic stud finders available for sale. Most electronic stud finders use electromagnetic pulses to determine the location of a stud.

Other Things To Consider When Choosing a Location

  • Water and electricity don’t mix, so you should install your fountain away from outlets, power cords, televisions and other sources of electricity.
  • Wall water fountains create a relaxing, serene environment, making them the perfect choice for home offices.
  • Choose a location that’s highly visible from the moment you first step foot in the room.
  • How does the current color palette and decor affect the water fountain?