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Bring the Water Right to Your Landlocked Home
Although there are always available homes and lots on a river or ocean, for many of us, living on the water remains only a dream. We are either entrenched in our current property, unwilling to pay the high price for waterfront property in the area we live or simply hesitant to take on some of the aspects of living on the water. More and more, homeowners are turning towards elaborate landscaping techniques making a chief use of water to bring that sense of river or lakefront living home.
Waterfalls and small streams have always been a popular staple of landscaping, bringing a serenity and calmness to a home’s design while offering a bit of the beautiful lakefront view desired by so many potential and current home owners. For a fraction of the cost of moving to a new town with a lot premium for living on a river, landscaping elements can take care of at least some of that urge to be near water.
Designing for Your Mood
Being called a moody designer might not sound like a great compliment when it comes to landscaping your property, but that’s exactly what you are doing. Through the various ways water can be utilized on a home’s grounds, you can positively affect your mood and the moods of those around you. It is amazing what a simple waterfall and the trickling sound the water makes can do to a person’s mood.
So, when it comes time to tell a designer just what you’re looking for, don’t be afraid to go into the emotional response you are looking to generate from the installation. A designer will often know exactly what you’re talking about, tailoring potential design plans to whatever emotion you are trying to evoke. You will get much better results and, most likely, a water installation that captures what mood you were trying to describe and creates it on your own plot of land.
The Prominence of the Backyard Pond
Installing a backyard pond has become more and more popular over time, supplying an easy way for those with an affinity for the water to satisfy that urge on an existing plot of land. Koi ponds, for example, have skyrocketed in popularity as the exercise of feeding the fish can be relaxing and having a mini-oasis in the backyard is inviting to many homeowners. Taking your kids out to feed the fish is a serene activity and one you can share without an extreme cost outlay.
Every home has its own personality and specific traits that will dictate where water makes sense, what kind of pond might look best, and what kind of overall environment you can create. If you have a nice secluded spot, a pond with a place to sit and relax can take advantage of the natural traits of your home and improve upon them with a few rocks and some water. If you are considering adding water to your landscaping, consider a backyard pond as a great way to do just that.
Living on the water is dream held by many and while some of us in landlocked areas might never get to that dream, bringing water to the home instead of traveling to it can present a workable solution. While there is certainly cost involved in any home improvement endeavor, it pales in comparison to the cost that would be involved in seeking out a new place to live with some kind of view of water. With a few simple steps, you can transform your backyard from a simple lawn to a mini-oasis filled with the pleasing sounds of water and the emotional response you’re looking for from your home.
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