With summer in full swing, we’re finding ourselves yearning for the great outdoors—even when it comes time to shower. If you can’t swing a pool or spa on your property, an outdoor shower is an affordable luxury, no matter your style or budget. With some basic DIY skills, you can design and build your own little bit of bathing paradise with some shower fixtures on a wall, a simple stall, or even by utilizing a tree in your yard. Make a retreat under an arbor. Or, create an enclosure with the corner of a patio and a sweeping, circular curtain rod. The options are almost limitless. Here are some of our favorite homemade installations.
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 tropical plants and sleek concrete pavers for a zen showering experience.
Beneath an Arbor
No reason why a freestanding 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 curtain rod will easily provide draped privacy.
Modern Concrete Panel
Tile Focal Point
On a Tree
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