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