Ideas for Outdoor Living

Design your dream patio or porch, check out your favorite pools, or steal an idea for dress up your outdoor space.

Ideas for…Fresh-Air Showers

Fun and functional, outdoor showers keep sand at bay.

white shutter dividers surround an outdoor shower
Photo by Jean Allsopp

Match Setting

Design pros recommend harmonizing a stand-alone shower with your home. “These showers are best when they look like a part of their site and take advantage of surrounding views,” says Ethan Fierro in his book The Outdoor Shower: Creative Design Ideas for Backyard Living, from the Functional to the Fantastic (Storey, 2006).

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