With outdoor showers this refreshing, you'll want to linger long after the rinse cycle.
1 of 9Deborah Whitlaw
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
2 of 9Deborah Whitlaw
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.
3 of 9Bruce Buck
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
4 of 9Tria 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.
5 of 9Maura McEvoy
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.
6 of 9Maura 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
7 of 9Whitlaw Llewellyn
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,
8 of 9Maura McEvoy
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.
9 of 9Maura 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).