With summer in full swing, we’re finding ourselves yearning for the great outdoors—even when it comes time to shower. While you could go all out with a sleek professional job, there are plenty of DIY options that could have you showering in your backyard this weekend. Here are some of our favorite homemade installations.
Corrugated metal adds a bit of sheen to your backyard while offering you a place to rinse off after a day working in the garden or lounging by the pool. Add a third wall for greater privacy or—for a more ambitious undertaking—incorporate a hinged door to enclose the shower completely.
Channel your inner beach bum with this inventive surfboard shower. The trimmed edge of a salvaged board becomes the ideal upright for a shower installation, and the stone base diverts runoff to the surrounding plants—a twofer, provided you use mild, plant-safe detergents.
If you aren’t too modest, a straightforward stacked-slat construction is a modern option for an outdoor shower. We love the clever addition of stone ledges wedged between the slats to provide a home for soap and shampoo.
Beneath an Arbor
No reason why a free-standing patio wall—either existing or newly built—can't house an outdoor shower. If existing, no need to conceal plumbing; just mount to the wall, affix a shower head and connect to a water source. A circular shower rod will easily provide draped privacy.
Modern Painted Tin
On a Tree
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