Learn About Available Water Features for Your Long Island Home

by / Wednesday, 07 December 2011 / Published in Featured Article

There are all kinds of different water features which can be installed in any home. The advantages of these are many and varied from improving the general look of your backyard or garden, to actually increasing your home’s value. Perhaps the primary reason most choose a specific water feature for their home and their backyard is the relaxing nature of any water feature. Flowing water, whether an installed creak, pond complete with fish, water fountain or any other type of water feature, creates a soothing and serene atmosphere. If you love spending time in your backyard, love to garden, want to increase the value of your home or regularly entertain guests than installing water features is a fantastic idea.

How much will my amazing water feature cost me?
Price varies quite a bit depending on the sort of water feature you would like to install, the materials used, the contractor you hire and the complexity of the project. In other instances where a waterfall may appear to be a more complex project, it may actually be less expensive than other types of water features.

The other thing to consider when you are choosing the type of water feature you want, and how much you would like to spend on the type of water feature you want, is the water bill and energy bill. This may actually be less than you think though. Most of these water features use energy efficient pumps that require very little energy and recycles the water you already use.

The final thing to consider is the increased home value. Your backyard or garden is a major consideration when your home is being priced for sale, and often installing some sort of water feature can actually make you money if you sell the property.

With so many options, which water feature do I choose?
The water feature that is right for you is really a matter of preference. Some of the common options include flowing water fountains, ponds with jets and often even fish, tumbling waterfalls and different water features added to your pool like jets or waterfalls. It is a good idea to have a plan for your backyard, even draw sketches of what you envision if you like and see if what you want is even possible. You will also want to browse pictures of the different kinds of water features others have employed, and see what you like and what would work for you. The amount of room you have is another thing to keep in mind, and you want to be sure whatever you choose still allows you room to enjoy the rest of your backyard or garden.

If you are considering a waterfall, you may also want to speak with a professional designer, and see what ideas contractors who specialize in this type of work have to say. They have worked with all types of yards and gardens and will be able to point you in the right direction. Looking for a custom water feature? Check out our wide selection of Custom Long Island Water Features here.

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