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Essential Guide to Choosing Garden Fountains and Water Features

Adding a fountain to your outdoor space is one of the quickest ways to transform it into a serene oasis. The calming sound of flowing water not only enhances the aesthetic of your garden or patio but also provides a tranquil ambiance. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essential considerations for selecting the perfect fountain or water feature for your landscape.

5 Considerations when Choosing an Outdoor Water Feature for Your Space

1. Choose the Right Location for Your Outdoor Water Feature

The stability of your fountain is paramount; it must be placed on solid ground to ensure an even flow of water. Consider the proximity to electrical outlets as most fountain pumps require power. Alternatively, solar-powered fountains offer flexibility but require a sunny spot that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight daily.

2. Select a Fountain Style that Compliments Your Space

The style of the fountain should harmonize with your garden's design. Wall-mounted or corner fountains save space and enhance smaller or confined areas, while pedestal or basin fountains, designed to be viewed from various angles, suit open spaces well.

3. Consider Size, Scale, and Proportions when Choosing Your Outdoor Water Feature

The size of the fountain should be appropriate for the size of your yard. A larger fountain can serve as a focal point in a spacious garden, whereas a smaller piece might be perfect for a modest patio.

4. Explore Fountain Materials that Boast Durability

Choose a material based on durability and maintenance needs. Granite offers longevity and classic appeal, whereas concrete provides a cost-effective yet still durable alternative. Each material comes with different long-term benefits and care requirements.

5. Consider Your Fountain Installation Options: Above or Below Ground

Consider whether you want an above-ground basin, which is simpler to install and maintain, or an underground basin, which helps in reducing evaporation and algae growth due to cooler water temperatures. Note that underground setups might require a more robust pump.

The Gabion Fountain from Boxhill

Elevating Outdoor Ambiance with Water Fire Bowls

Transform your outdoor areas with the mesmerizing appeal of water fire bowls. These stunning features combine the tranquil flow of water with the vibrant energy of fire, creating a luxurious focal point in any setting. At Boxhill, our water fire bowls are designed not only for aesthetic appeal but also for functionality, making them perfect for both residential and commercial spaces.

Each fire and water bowl is crafted with precision, featuring a high-performance burner nestled within a robust bowl. These burners are typically fueled by gas or propane and are complemented by a bed of lava rocks or fire glass, which beautifully accentuates the flames. The surrounding water element not only adds a soothing auditory backdrop but also helps to maintain the visual focus on the flickering fire.

Commercial and High-End Applications

In commercial settings, such as high-end hotels, the integration of fire and water bowls is particularly impactful. Fire water bowl features are ideal for poolside settings, where the combination of fire and water elements creates stunning visual experiences that transition seamlessly from day to night, captivating guests and enhancing the overall atmosphere of luxury and relaxation.

These fire and water bowls serve as extraordinary centerpieces in gardens and pool areas, drawing attention and providing a unique visual experience that complements the sophisticated environment of high-end commercial spaces. Whether enhancing the serene ambiance of a garden or adding a touch of elegance to evening events, our fire and water bowls ensure that every space is both beautiful and inviting.

Dual Functionality and Distinct Design

Enhance your outdoor ambiance with the Sedona Hammered Copper Fire & Water Bowl. This dual-purpose bowl features a distinctive half-moon shape and offers choices between match lighting or electronic ignition, and natural gas or liquid propane. Constructed from durable hammered patina copper, it combines the timeless elegance of copper with functional design, including an innovative burner that prevents water buildup in gas lines, ensuring longevity and performance.

Customization and Artisan Craftsmanship

Craft your unique outdoor focal point with the Sedona Concrete Fire & Water Bowl - 360° Spill. Available in 18 custom concrete colors and with options for match or electronic ignition, this bowl is made from Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete, ensuring durability. Each unit is handcrafted in the USA, offering a one-of-a-kind piece with slight variations that highlight its artisanal origins.

Sustainable Design and Long-Lasting Construction

The Sedona Concrete Fire & Water Bowl - 4 Way Spill combines environmental sustainability with robust construction. Handmade from Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete—a material known for its strength and longevity—this bowl is available in 18 colors and includes eco-friendly features like low VOC emissions and the use of recycled materials. Its durable design is built to withstand the elements, making it an ideal choice for a lasting outdoor enhancement.

Innovative Design: Water Bowl + Planter Combination Units

At Boxhill, we pride ourselves on offering innovative outdoor solutions that combine functionality with stunning design. Our water bowl + planter combination units are a perfect example of this, blending the tranquil beauty of water features with the natural elegance of planters. This seamless integration enhances outdoor spaces by adding both greenery and the soothing sounds of water.

Dual Functionality

The water bowl + planter units, like the Sedona Powder Coated Outdoor Planter and Water Bowl, serve a dual purpose, maximizing the use of space while enhancing the visual and sensory experience of your garden or patio. These units allow you to enjoy the calming presence of water while showcasing beautiful floral or plant arrangements, making them perfect for those seeking a comprehensive design solution.


Customization and Variety

Our Sedona Concrete Outdoor Planter & Water Bowl is handmade in the USA from galvanized steel and concrete for a long-lasting bowl. It offers customization in 18 concrete colors, and because of the artisanal craftsmanship boasts unique variation in color and texture.

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

Emphasizing sustainability, our Column + Base Fountains are constructed with up to 65% recycled materials and are fully recyclable. They align with LEED business principles, which reflect our commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing processes. The use of FSC-certified sustainable hardwoods and a unique powder coating process that emits minimal VOCs further enhances their environmental credentials.

The Legacy Round Concrete Fire Water Bowl from Boxhill

Making Your Selection: Our Committment to You

Choosing the right elements for your outdoor spaces should be an exciting and rewarding experience. At Boxhill, we are dedicated to helping you select the perfect products that not only meet your design needs but also stand the test of time.

We invite you to explore our full range of products and take advantage of our design consultation services. Whether you're revamping a residential landscape or a commercial setting, our experts are here to ensure that your outdoor areas are nothing short of spectacular.

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