Tips for your Outdoor Shower Design


Your interior bathroom design isn’t the only area that can benefit from a shower. If space allows, consider installing an outdoor shower in your backyard.

This is a luxurious amenity to have outside, especially in the summer. You can cool off when the weather gets hot or use the shower to rinse off after spending a long day tending to your garden.

An outdoor shower is also perfect if you have a pet – you won’t have to worry about causing a mess inside because you can wash Fido right in your backyard. If you’re interested in including an outdoor shower on your patio, here are a few tips for making it your own:

Less is more

The beauty of an outdoor shower is that you don’t have to add a lot to it in order for the space to be beautiful. Outdoor showers are often simple and big on functionality. In fact, a simple shower head installed on a stone wall can be all you need for complete relaxation and serenity.

Blend your shower

You can blend your shower into the outdoor environment by using natural materials. This way, your shower will look like it naturally fits into your backyard. Consider stone pathways for flooring and surround your shower with plenty of greenery and flowers. The flowers will love the excess water and humidity coming from your faucet. Install a shower hose so you can water your plants while you rinse off.

Consider a tub

If you love taking baths indoors, why not give yourself that option outdoors? Consider installing a clawfoot tub shower enclosure. This way, you can choose whether you would like to shower or unwind by relaxing in the bath and breathing in the fresh outdoor air.

Add a second faucet

After walking around all day in your backyard, you’ll need a way to rinse off your feet before heading inside. Having a second faucet that’s installed down low in your outdoor shower can make it convenient to wash your feet.

Create privacy

If you would like your outdoor shower to be more secluded, you can consider adding a pergola atop the bathing area. This keeps the space open and airy, but offers just enough privacy to create a relaxing experience.

Add rustic details

If you love the idea of a rustic shower, use reclaimed materials like corrugated metal as a shower wall. Pair your shower with vintage faucets and brass shower heads to produce an area that effortlessly blends with the natural outdoor elements.