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Summer Favorite: Outdoor Showers

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There is something really lovely and natural about bathing outside. It is a luxury in the summer months that I encourage you to enjoy at some point this season.

Installing your own outdoor shower can be very simple -- they don't take up much space and they rarely require the same hardware as a regular bathroom.

I have collected some images to inspire your plans. Just think of how much sand and dirt will be left where it belongs -- outside your home!

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Check out a story we ran on how to create your own outdoor shower!
http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/creative-outdoor-spaces#slide_25

1 Check out a story we ran on how to create your own outdoor shower! http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/creative-outdoor-spaces#slide_25

This style is simple, and could be established anywhere around the exterior of your home. 
(apartmenttherapy.com)

2 This style is simple, and could be established anywhere around the exterior of your home. (apartmenttherapy.com)

I love how minimalist this outdoor shower design is. It matches the modern architecture of the house perfectly.
(designspiration.com)

3 I love how minimalist this outdoor shower design is. It matches the modern architecture of the house perfectly. (designspiration.com)

A very pretty shower head.
(lifeofanarchitect.com)

4 A very pretty shower head. (lifeofanarchitect.com)

An outdoor space is somewhere you can really have some design fun. Painting an outside wall or patio a vibrant color like this one will electrify your outside living.
 (elledecor.com)

5 An outdoor space is somewhere you can really have some design fun. Painting an outside wall or patio a vibrant color like this one will electrify your outside living. (elledecor.com)

All wood feels most natural in an outdoor shower space. How beautiful is this setting!
(remodelista.com)

6 All wood feels most natural in an outdoor shower space. How beautiful is this setting! (remodelista.com)

Martha Stewart Living ran a story several years ago that explained various designs and functions of the outdoor shower -- the images from the spread are truly wonderful.
(Martha Stewart Living, July 1995)

7 Martha Stewart Living ran a story several years ago that explained various designs and functions of the outdoor shower -- the images from the spread are truly wonderful. (Martha Stewart Living, July 1995)

My favorite image is from the trellis shower shown above.
(Martha Stewart Living, July 1995)

8 My favorite image is from the trellis shower shown above. (Martha Stewart Living, July 1995)

Concealing the shower head with a bed of ivy makes the water stream seem entirely natural.
(Martha Stewart Living, July 1995)

9 Concealing the shower head with a bed of ivy makes the water stream seem entirely natural. (Martha Stewart Living, July 1995)

The story details the proper hardware for outdoor showers as well.
(Martha Stewart Living, July 1995)

10 The story details the proper hardware for outdoor showers as well. (Martha Stewart Living, July 1995)

11 "Its like watering yourself like a flower." (Martha Stewart Living, July 1995)

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Comments (2)

  • Great ideas and very inspiring

  • Love this. I totally agree. It's such a special summer treat to show outdoors. I think every home here near the Southern California beaches should be required to have one, like the earthquake shut-off valves.

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