When it comes to the most efficient way of storage of you reticulation water, you want to make sure that you select the one that is right for you. There are many different types of rain barrels that are available, and choosing the right one may not be the prettiest one. The fact is that the reticulation reservoir, if above ground can be easily and beautifully concealed. The key focus of your new little construction project, is visual appeal and accessibility. You need to be able to access your reservoir for repairs, testing, or cleaning. Below are three suggestions:
1) Wooden Crate
The wooden crate option is simple and beautiful it allows for you to create a latch system and doors for easy access and a removable top would make a great home for a planter to rest upon and make it easy to access.
2) Stone and Wood
This is a permanent option which looks great and has the accessibility that you are looking for. All it takes is a little masonry cement and some of your favourite (stones found or bought) to form the sides and back. The top and front should be of wood constructed to allow for easy access.
The main idea is customization and creativity; find the one that looks best for your home, and works best for your watering needs. If this project is too much for you to handle on your own then ask your landscaper for suggestions, design ideas or a quote.