Home renovations blog: Water features in the garden

By the resi financial blog team, 30 October 2014

Home renovations blog: Water features in the garden

A water feature is a great addition to your garden, and it is something that is relatively easy to install. There are many DIY options out there, as well as professionally installed pieces that range from enjoyable and inexpensive to luxurious and costly.

Central piece

Installing a waterfall or a fountain can create a beautiful centrepiece for your garden, allowing you to design a themed area or simply plant low maintenance grasses and shrubs, while still maintaining an awesome aesthetic appeal.

No major works needed

A water feature, for the most part, does not require extensive ground works or renovations, unless you are going for an extravagant option. Most simple ponds or streams can be created in a day or a weekend, giving you that intense feeling of satisfaction when you see your own design or handiwork come to life.

Not disruptive

Putting a water feature into your garden or outdoor entertainment area is one of the least disruptive renovations you could undertake, depending on access to the space of course. Generally speaking, whether professionally installed or built by the DIY weekend warrior, there is little in the process that might get in the way of everyday life. Even if for some unforeseen reason the job is not able to be completed within the given timeframe, the unfinished feature will not interfere with your ability to go about your day-to-day chores or business.

Increases enjoyment of space

Most importantly, the addition of a trickling fountain or a running stream can seriously increase the pleasure you get out of your home. The soft sounds of water can create a peaceful escape in your own backyard, where you can get away from the busyness of the day.

Of course, if you're thinking on a grander scale, a spa or swimming pool might be what's on your mind - but that's a story for another day.

To explore your finance options when thinking about renovations, talk to a resi loan specialist to find out more.

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