21 Best Outdoor Shower Ideas That Will Leave You Feeling Refreshed


Nothing is more invigorating than the experience of an outdoor shower, giving the feeling of being on a luxury beach vacation. Outdoor showers can be used to rinse off after a dip in the pool, lake, or the ocean. They’re also great if you want to enjoy the outdoors or relax sore muscles after swimming all day. Don’t forget, they’re great for spraying off muddy dogs and sandy shoes. If you do not have any of these nearby, you can still incorporate one on your property.

It could be on the side of the house, integrated next to an outdoor sauna, garage, barn, or shed. You could also add an outdoor shower just off your main bathroom. You may not have an outdoor shower on your property yet, but the collection of ideas below will help get you inspired to make it happen.

Create an outdoor oasis with a spa-like feel by making hand-crafted showers using weather-resistant, natural materials such as pressure-treated wood, cedar, teak, Brazilian ironwood, or even salvaged window shutters. Create a stone wall for privacy, add a wooden bench, and an outdoor rain shower head for a rustic outdoor shower that can be used all year.

We have a variety of styles for you below with further details and links to the resources of the designers of each project. Continue below to see which one of these outdoor showers you would like to recreate in your own backyard. Enjoy!

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1. Keep It Rustic. This stone-walled backyard oasis will surely invigorate you after a dip in the pool. With its dreamy Greek-inspired design, this outdoor shower has everything you need for a spa-like experience. A wood door closes this space off for privacy. A shelving unit provides the perfect spot for storing pool towels. (via Di Biase Filkoff Architects)


2. Invigorating Outdoor Shower. A home in Malibu features this fabulous outdoor shower with towel hooks on the wall. The towels are from Missoni. The cedar wall provides a privacy screen for the shower. (Vanessa Alexander Design)


3. A Cedar Beauty. This sleek yet simple outdoor shower area is integrated right next to the sauna. A concrete screen wall acts as a retaining wall from the raised garden while providing privacy. The plumbing fixtures are integrated into a cedar screen wall, while a slatted floor offers good drainage. (via InkStone Architects)


4. Create A Sense Of Privacy. A shower enclosure is a great way to add extra privacy from guests or neighbors. Be sure your outdoor shower enclosure is at least five feet high to provide enough of a screen for privacy. Flowering shrubs act as a living shower wall for natural beauty. (via Molie Malone Interior Design)


5. Open Air Outdoor Shower. Hidden in the alcove of a pool house of a home in St. Louis, Missouri is this simple yet elegant outdoor shower enclosed with limestone for privacy. White painted horizontal bead boards provide the perfect spot to hang towels. (via Mitchell Wall Architecture and Design)



6. Treehouse Vibes. A dramatic tree-covered landscape surrounds this incredible outdoor shower of a home in Cincinnati, Ohio. The shower deck is connected to a barrel sauna (pictured above), continuing the spa-like experience. (via Drawing Dept)


7. Beach Chic Living. A cozy outdoor shower escape of a Santa Cruz, California beach house. (via Seacliff Construction & Design)


8. A Tropical Sanctuary. Transport yourself to a tropical vacation retreat with this lava rock outdoor shower in Halo Bay, Hawaii. (via Stephanie Brown Inc.)


9. Embrace Your Natural Surroundings. This freestanding outdoor shower on Martha’s Vineyard provides an invigorating experience, surrounded by lush landscaping. Cedar doors help to enclose this space if one is in need of privacy. See the rest of this incredible home tour here: Inviting modern farmhouse provides family retreat on Martha’s Vineyard. (via Blue Jay Design)


10. A beautiful Santa Barbara home features this spacious cedar-clad outdoor shower with privacy screens. A built-in wooden bench is perfect for relaxing or storing your shower essentials. Bloom plants make showering in this space feel like an invigorating oasis. (via Dennis Thompson Architect)


11. Relaxed With Character. This simple outdoor shower of a shingle-style beach house in Massachusetts is the perfect way to unwind after a long day. Add outdoor hooks for towels next to the shower on cedar fencing. (via Thread Art and Design)


12. Outdoor Bathing Experience. A claw-foot tub and shower is the perfect place to provide outdoor luxury during the Summer on a historic ranch in Santa Barbara wine country. This wonderful oasis is entirely private and is surrounded by plant life and an enclosure, and the tub is perfect for evening stargazing. (via SUBU Design Architecture)


13. A Lowcountry Poolside Shower. Concealed behind paddock-style doors of a pool pavilion is this outdoor bathroom with a shower. The space is illuminated by natural light streaming through the open slats. Above the doors, is a partial view out to the pool. On the far wall, nautical cleats are used for hanging bath towels. See the rest of this amazing home here: Ultimate indoor/outdoor bungalow living in South Carolina. (via Heather A Wilson, Architect)


14. Outdoor Patio Shower. This cedar-clad outdoor haven is located right next to the pool and provides sensational forest views in Washington State. A long bench offers a relaxing place while hooks on the wall provide convenient towel storage. (via Deering Design Studio)


15. Hawaiian Luxury Escape. The primary bathroom’s outdoor shower is a natural garden escape in a Hawaiian villa. A natural stone tub is surrounded by a lush tropical setting that complements the stone pavers on the floor. A wall-mounted shower head is a waterfall integrated into the lava rock privacy shower walls. A teak stool next to the tub is used for bathing essentials. (via Pu’uwai Design & Construction)


16. Use Fun Tiles. If you want the look of showering outside but still like the feeling of privacy, this may be the perfect option for you. Thanks to lush tropical plants and skylights, it feels like you are showering in an exotic outdoor location. This tropical bathroom paradise of a Long Beach, California home features a cool blue and white patterned tile for a chic design statement. The tile is a Fez cement tile from Granada Tile. (via Granada Tile)


17. Round Out The Enclosure. A curved cedar wall is used as a privacy screen, and for mounting the plumbing fixtures. On the ground, staggered pavers and pea gravel provide a natural aesthetic. Surrounded by a lush setting of palm trees and plantings, this outdoor shower of a Spanish-style home in Palo Alto, California offers an invigorating experience. (via Bosky Landscape Architecture)


18. A Tropical Paradise. A home in Hawaii features this spa-like oasis with organic textures. A built-in shelf can house soap and other bathing essentials. (via Strata Landscape Architecture)


19. A Caribbean Oasis. A house in Antigua offers this wonderful indoor/outdoor shower to rinse off after a dip in the ocean. The wood slats in the ceiling provide an abundance of natural light. Shower cubbies store shampoo and soap. (via Gary McBournie Inc.)


20. Garden Shower. Circular hardscape and lush greenery provide an exhilarating outdoor bathing experience of a Mediterranean-style home in Arizona. (via Michael Woodall Photographer)


21. Display Nautical Decor. A Cape Cod-style farmhouse in Kittery, Maine uses rustic oars as decorative accents and functional pieces for towel hooks. The Hardie shingles are Maibec White Cedar in Classic Grey. (via Howell Custom Building Group)

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1 year ago

Thanks for that!