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How to Select the Best Fountain for Your Space

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You’ve decided to get a fountain installed. That’s great! A fountain can add a sense of elegance and relaxation to a space. Floor fountains are also great ways to fill up vacant, open space.

Fountains can make your business look more respectable and authoritative.There are many advantages to getting a fountain, such as a more professional or relaxing atmosphere.Before you select and settle on the first fountain that catches your eye, there are things to consider when selecting the right fountain for your space.

Where Will the Fountain Go?


Fountains can go just about anywhere. There are indoor and outdoor fountains, large and small fountains, classical and modern fountains. To determine which fountain is right for your space, you need to consider where the space is located, the purpose of the fountain in the space and your price point.

Indoors or Outdoors?

The first thing you need to figure out the space the fountain will go. Will it be indoors, like in a hotel lobby or medical waiting room or will it be an outdoor fountain in the courtyard of a business park or in a private garden behind a home?

The space you’re putting your fountain will determine the style, shape and  size of your ideal fountain. Indoor fountains require less maintenance than outdoor ones and outside fountains need added durability.

A garden in the backyard, for instance, will likely call for a more classical style fountain that gives off a calming, yet elegant atmosphere. A large, modern floor fountain or bubble wall will be a better option inside the large lobby of corporate headquarters.

What is the Purpose of the Fountain?

Does your space look big, open, vacant and boring? If so, a fountain can break the space up making it more inviting and intimate. Fountains can also make the space more interesting by filling up space.

Maybe your space is in a medical office or outdoors in a garden. In these cases, the fountain is not to be the focal point but to provide a soothing and calming atmosphere.

What is the Size of the Space?

Elegant large fountain in business foyer.

The size of the space matters in determining the size of the fountain. The fountain needs to be small enough to fit adequately into the space. It shouldn’t be so big, however, that it becomes the overwhelming focus of attention.

Some fountains require electricity to run or shine lights. If this is the case, you’ll need to place the fountain close to an outlet to eliminate the visibility of unsightly and potentially dangerous wires and cords.

What is Your Budget?

The second thing to consider, after deciding on the location of the fountain and determining what size and style of fountain would evoke the proper atmosphere and be the right size, you’ll need to consider your budget.

Obviously, the larger the fountain, the more expensive it will be. The level of customization and amount of detail will also increase the cost. Businesses, would benefit better to have a customized floor fountain with their company logo engraved in it. Golf courses and those with large ponds and lakes would be better suited for floating fountains with customized colored lights that can synchronize.

Whether you’re looking for an indoor or outdoor fountain, a classical or modern fountain, you’ll find the right fountain for your space at the Water Gallery.

We have a wide selection of fountains in all shapes, sizes, style and materials. We also feature many fountains that can be customized with engravings and lighting so that your fountain can truly be one-of-a-kind.

Contact us today for more information or to order your elegant fountain. 

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