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.

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Criss-crossed blue oars decorate the changing area of an outdoor shower.
Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Save Room

• Hang shatterproof mirrors to reflect light and visually expand the space without the danger of broken glass.

• Mount boat cleats or hooks to hold wet bathing suits, robes, and towels.

• Build a bench box for extra storage and seating.

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