No one enjoys waiting, and when someone is tense prior to an appointment or a medical visit they really benefit from a soothing waiting room environment. This is one of the main reasons that traditional lobby fountains are now making their way into waiting rooms too. Additionally, a fountain can also add a very measurable note of prosperity or success to an environment as well.
Consider that there are fountains of all sizes and styles and that they can be found in wall-mounted and floor versions as well as in tabletop formats too. Many waiting room fountains can also serve as a suitable sign or entrance feature as well. This is due to the fact that many of the materials from which wall-mounted fountains are made are also suitable for etching and carving, and a full-sized logo or suitable greeting is easily incorporated into many waiting room fountains.
The materials and styles in which fountains are made make it easy to see how they could work in almost any waiting room, reception or lobby area. For example, a medical office could greet patients with a lovely wall-mounted slab of natural slate down which a steady and soothing stream of water gently glides. Alternately, a day spa could install one of the many floor style lobby fountains that look exactly like a classic courtyard feature, but without all of the weight and hassles of the traditional format.
This is actually one of the great things about the modern waiting room fountains; they come as a very low-maintenance piece of decor. Their pumps are easy to access, clean, and maintain, and there are such a multitude of materials that they can weigh very little while still creating an impressive look. Consider the resin fountains; these can be styled to emulate all-natural stone and can really serve in the same way as most heavy lobby fountains with jets of water and a small basin into which coins and wishes can be eagerly, and harmlessly tossed.
There are a few things to consider where lobby fountains are concerned, however, and among the most significant is the power supply. All pumps require access to an electrical outlet, and quite often this means the installation of a new outlet in close proximity to the fountain’s location. This is due to the fact that serious safety issues can arise from the presence of electrical cords anywhere near passing foot traffic.
Additionally, many wall-mounted fountains may require a little bit of stability to be added to the supporting wall, and this is especially if the fountain is to be positioned in an area where there are no wall studs available. Generally, most installations of this kind can be done by a non-professional, but if electrical service is an issue, it is best to hire someone to tackle the job.