While a simple garden hose hanging from a tree can technically pass as an outdoor shower, why not get inspired by these luxurious upgrades to create a little outdoor bathing oasis of your very own?
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Outdoor Showers: The New Accessible Luxury
On the Edge
An outdoor shower built with easy access to the house, this private extension combines natural rock walls and warm wood tones to give it a Zen-like appeal. The oversized rain shower head completes the mood.
Stripping the outdoor shower down to the very basics while keeping an eye on design is what makes this Cascade shower the prefect poolside companion. Made from galvanized tubing with a wooden plank base, simply connect a garden hose—and enjoy!
Garden of Eden
Don’t let open views to neighbors dampen your outdoor shower dreams. Simply install an enclosed tent like this over a shower installation and you’ll have all the privacy you need to feel comfortable showering outdoors—even au naturale.
This fenced-in private shower blends seamlessly with the home's classic architectural styling. Barely detectable as a shower, the gooseneck lamp mounted high above ensures that bathers have access both day and night.
The fundamentals are the same for any outdoor shower—water source plus shower head. (This one is the Industrial Exposed Shower with galvanized risers from Kohler.) But don’t overlook the necessity of conveniences like hooks for hanging towels and clothes or a lock for privacy.
Shower curtains were made for showers, so why not use one outdoors? This backyard bathing station offers all you need, including a teak mat, a paving stone drying area, and a simple garden bench for sitting or keeping towels within reach.
While most outdoor showers utilize a single showerhead, this Bridge design has three luxurious sprays to envelope the bather in water. It is made of hot galvanized steel tubing, making it suitable for any type of climate and any landscape plan.
Decorative Moroccan tiles and a soothing blue periwinkle color palette add an exotic air to this outdoor shower. Defined entirely by the arched wall design, the shower is convenient to bathers with an adjustable shower head that also comes free for handheld use.
Putting the wall of a staircase to good use, this outdoor shower may be small in footprint, but it's large in shower power. In addition to the main shower head for total bathing, a separate lower fixture just for the toes means keeping water where you want it, when you need it.
The DIY Approach