Fountains and Waterfalls
The soothing sight and sound of bubbling water can add ambiance to your outdoor living space and mask unwanted noise. Here are some ideas of how to incorporate some natural "music" in your backyard.
Photo By: HGTV fan watergardengirl
Serious Water Feature
RMSer watergardengirl says it took a year to build this series of waterfalls and 30' x 18' pond next to their deck. "We hauled 60 tons of rock from 150 miles away," she says.
Fire and Water
In this contemporary design by Mitch Kalamian, the fountain-and-fire feature exudes an Asian flair.
Recycling More Than Water
Sustainability is at its best with recycled tile and glass and porous gravel flooring in this Mediterranean courtyard. Design by Katrina Leonidov Fairchild
A Feast for the Senses
This three-tiered waterfall takes advantage of a sloped backyard, connecting a formal outdoor dining area above with a second patio below. Design by Katrina Leonidov Fairchild
Copper and stone create this minimalist fountain, designed by Sierra Hart.
In the Flow
Landscape architect Chad Robert says this outdoor space was designed to "blend visually stimulating and calming elements at the same time to create thought-provoking social spaces."
New Life for Classic Columns
Existing columns from the home's exterior were repurposed to create this French-themed fountain. A dark stone backdrop completes the look. Design by Mitch Kalamian
Turning Up the Volume
Designed by Scott Cohen, this Mediterranean-inspired double fountain and bubbler provides a cooling oasis for this patio.
Colored glass provides the finishing touch for this mosaic-style stone fountain, as seen on Yard Crashers.