outdoor wall fountain

Have you looked at your home recently and realized that something is missing? You just know that something is missing and that if added could really increase your home’s curb appeal. Well, what may be missing from your yard is an outdoor wall fountain. We are going to cover what it is, how to build one, and more for you.

What Is an Outdoor Wall Fountain?


Outdoor wall fountains are typically smaller in size, and they allow water to flow down a smooth and flat surface. Which is quite different from your typical fountain that sprays water out and tends to get everywhere.

This option allows you to have an elegant, serene and put-together look in your yard. Since the water is cascading down the surface you also do not have to worry about any trickling or thumping noises coming from the wall fountain. It has a steady flow of water that should not be loud or intrusive to your daily activities.

Some people decide to add waterfall gardens to their fountains as they enjoy the sound they make or simply watching the water flow over the edge. There are endless possibilities of what you can do with an outdoor water fountain, such as adding rocks to it, creating different feature shapes, and more.

You could elevate it to become a waterfalls garden as well which is also very popular for the curb appeal that they add. Some people create them so that their garden below constantly has water circulating to it. Rocks are also helpful when it comes to ensuring that the water is getting dispersed properly.

How to Build a Water Feature Wall

The how-to and anything that we mention are in relation to building a simpler water feature wall. However, you can find instructions on how to build copper cut-out fountains and slate-based ones online. So, the project can be as simple or advanced as you would like it to be.

In order to do any sort of feature wall, you will need a variety of tools. Some of the tools you may need include a jigsaw, table saw, screw gun, staple gun, a soldering torch, and drill press to name a few. It is a tool heavy process especially if you design a more intricate feature wall.

The first thing you will need to do is figure out the design and types of materials that you would like to use. Each type of material will require you to figure out your measurements differently depending on your specific wants and how you want the water to flow.

Next, you will need to begin marking off your area, digging holes if you are putting anything in the ground, and getting your materials ready. All outdoor wall fountains require some degree of plumbing to ensure that the water can be turned on and off as needed and can continually flow. So, a plumber may be necessary if you do not have any plumbing experience under your belt.

From there you can begin to build your frame and start to see your design come to life. You will need to attach the frame to your front piece of choice (copper, tile, slate, etc.), sand down any pieces that may have sharp edges, and ensure that nothing is going to leak. The easiest way to mess up a water feature wall is by having a leak so preventing one from happening is a top priority.

After you have your holes dug, frame assembled, and connected to your material of choice, plumbing is figured out, and everything has been fine-tuned you should be good to test out your feature wall. This is the exciting part where you get to see all of your hard work pay off. The curb appeal that it will add to your yard will be unbelievable.

What Now?

Hopefully, we have not scared you away from the idea of an outdoor wall fountain by explaining the amount of work involved. The whole process and amount of time it will take really just depends on your chosen design. So, if you want a simpler fountain, it may require only a fraction of the tools, time, and energy needed for a more complex version. It is all up to you and what you feel is missing from your yard.

While they may take some work and effort to create, they do produce beautiful results that add a lot to any yard, garden, or any outdoor area. Not only will it help to increase your curb appeal, but it will also become the envy of the neighborhood when its finished.

Outdoor wall fountain