The benefits to having an indoor water fountain in your very own office are numerous. Not only is it an obvious and unmistakable statement of your workplace’s financial success – sure to impress any guest and business partner who sees it – but it also gives what should be a high-stress environment a more relaxed and tranquil feeling. Then there’s the fact that an indoor water fountain can also improve the air quality of the room it’s installed in due to its humidifying and air-purifying qualities.
After reading about all the upsides, you might already be well on your way to getting an indoor fountain for your workplace. We don’t blame you. But before you do, here are some tips you can keep in mind in order to help you pick the right one for your office. After all, this is a big investment, so you want to get the right one on the first try.
- Consider the space limitations of your office. How much room is there in your office that’s not currently being taken up by any business-critical equipment or furniture? If it’s quite roomy, then a larger and more involved indoor wall fountain might suit your needs. Conversely, if there’s a premium on space, something like a free-standing wall fountain might do the trick. Finally, if things are pretty tight as it is but you’d still like a fountain in your office somewhere, you can go miniature and go for a desktop fountain instead. Just make sure there’s enough space on your desk for one.
- Make sure the design of your future indoor fountain matches, or at least compliments your office décor. An indoor fountain is definitely going to draw the eye of any visitor dropping by, so you want to make sure that its design either matches the aesthetic of your office or at the very least compliments it. For example, if you’ve got an office that has a traditional and old-school feel to it, go with a fountain that looks sufficiently vintage in looks. If there’s a lot of polished brass and wood in your office décor, then go with something simple and understated, or something that borrows heavily from Asian culture. If in doubt, consult an indoor water fountain vendor or interior decorator for ideas on what would be perfect, visual-wise, for your office.
- Take into account about possible splashing and humidity issues. As we all know, an indoor water fountain in your office means increased humidity as well as the possibility of tiny splashes here and there. This means that the office about to have an indoor water fountain installed into it should not have any material or equipment that’s sensitive to moisture or water damage. Desks shouldn’t be placed too close to it too, as the water may splash or mist documents. The bottom line is that you should make sure there’s enough room around it to avoid messy and particularly dangerous situations.
- Factor in the possible maintenance costs. Indoor water fountains are generally easy to maintain and any parts that can break down are easily replaceable. However, the fact remains that the bigger and more ornate an indoor water fountain is, the more time and effort it’ll take to maintain it, which means a bigger burden for you or the cleaning staff.
There you have it, four things to keep in mind when choosing the right indoor water fountain for your office. By taking them into consideration before you sign the dotted line and fork over your cash, you’ll not only reap the benefits of a water fountain in your workplace but also ensure a significant image boost for your company – without having to deal with the negatives.