Summer Showers

With outdoor showers this refreshing, you'll want to linger long after the rinse cycle.

Coastal Corner

Deborah Whitlaw

Coastal Corner

Make the most of a small space with a corner shower. The curved curtain rod shown here is a running rail salvaged from the bow of a boat. Water drains through the pressure-treated pine floorboards, which have been painted with high-gloss deck enamel to prevent damage.
 
 

Stand Out

Deborah Whitlaw

Stand Out

For this freestanding shower, the architect used vertical red cedar tongue-and-groove paneling to line the interior walls and brick-framed granite cobblestones on the floor.
 
 

Hanging Garden

Bruce Buck

Hanging Garden

If you just want a small open-air shower, mount a showerhead on an exterior wall. Provide privacy with an arbor. When placing a shower on an exterior wall, be certain the structure is sealed against moisture.

In the Details

Tria Giovan

In the Details

Create an inviting atmosphere in your outdoor shower with fresh flowers and convenient storage. This well-equipped retreat holds a bench, mirror, towels-even a crab trap for rinsing beach finds.
 
 

Roughin' It

Maura McEvoy

Roughin' It

Old cisterns and water tanks inspired the shape of this corrugated metal stall. Most of these durable components can be purchased at a local hardware or building-supply store.
 
 

Out in the Open

Maura McEvoy

Out in the Open

Keep sand on the beach with a simple outdoor shower in a can't-miss location. Water drains through generous spaces between pressure-treated lumber, while a knee-high spigot makes foot- and dog-washing easy.
 
 

Bathing Beauty

Whitlaw Llewellyn

Bathing Beauty

An outdoor shower can easily look like a natural extension of your home. Try incorporating some detailed woodwork to enhance the look. Install hooks within easy reach for wet bathing suits, bathrobes, and towels.
 
 

Stay Simple

Maura McEvoy

Stay Simple

A terry cloth curtain on a circular rod creates privacy around this porch shower. Decking slanted away from the house and a drain in the floor whisks water away.
 
 
 
 
 

Bold is Beautiful

Maura McEvoy

Bold is Beautiful

Move over, modesty-these cabana-stripe showers aren't meant to blend in. An outdoor shower may tax your hot-water system, so consider updating it when you install one (or two).

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