The concept of outdoor showers seems so peaceful and intimate that it’s hard to resist the idea of having one of your own. Outdoor showers can serve two purposes: an elaborate way to water your plants, or for actually showering. If you live in a climate that’s fairly warm all year round, having an extra shower in your backyard might seem tempting. Besides, who wouldn’t enjoy a quick, cool shower after being outside in the heat?
On the other hand, you can use a showerhead in your backyard just to water your plants. Not only will it give you a romantic oasis appeal to your garden, but it’s easy to use and put away when you are done. Gardens with their downpour destination are not only beautiful to look at, but easier to maintain than traditional waterhoses.
HGTV says that “popular outdoor shower ideas include a connection to an adjoining pool or spa, space to sit down and dress, accommodations for enjoying a morning coffee or other beverage, and walls or screens that offer privacy yet aren’t positioned to block views of the larger outdoor space.” When considering what your outdoor bathing space might become, these are things to consider.
If you have been looking for some outdoor shower ideas you can implement in your backyard, check out some of these designs for inspiration.
Create a Tropical Escape
For starters, you can keep it simple and use natural elements like wood for your outdoor watery escape and add plants for a jungle aesthetic. The wood panels will blend into your background and you won’t have to think twice about it standing out too much. Wood outdoor showers also often utilize reclaimed or natural materials, creating a sustainable and eco-friendly option. Some nice black hardware will complete the look.
Indulge in Luxury
There are so many design elements you can play with if you want an outdoor shower with a luxurious appeal. Bamboo is a great material for outside usage because it can tolerate moisture. Stone is another great choice for a desert vibe. Your outside shower should also feel different from your indoor bathroom, so indulge in showerhead options that feel extravagant. You can even use multiple showerheads to create the ultimate bathing experience.
Make Hardware the Focal Point
Stainless steel, solid teak wood, and other brushed and polished finishes can withstand moisture as well as extreme heat and cold, making them a great option for outdoor showers. You may want to splurge a bit on your outdoor fixtures, as it’s important to have something durable to withstand the elements to avoid rust.
Elevate Your Garden
You have more freedom with this option because you don’t need to have a secluded area. However, you need to add a showerhead in a location where your plants can get lots of light. Using a showerhead as a gardening tool will give your garden a beautiful cottage-core feel.
Whether you opt for a luxurious design or embrace the rustic charm, an outdoor shower can bring you closer to nature and provide a refreshing escape from the confines of indoor spaces. Not only do outdoor showers offer a practical solution for rinsing off after a swim or tending to outdoor chores, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your perfect backyard paradise.
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