How To Build An Outdoor Shower

By Robert Robillard on How To, Landscape, Plumbing, Weekend warrior

How to Build an Outdoor Shower

Outdoor Showers

This article will discuss planning considerations for, and show you how to build an outdoor shower.

Days of Old Outdoor Shower

Outdoor showers used to be associated just for beach houses, cottages or houses with a pool.  Not anymore, outdoor showers are growing in popularity, and powered by the desire of residents longing to be more in-touch with the outdoor environment.

Growing Trend?

More and more homeowners are installing outdoor showers in their homes.  An outdoor shower is a fun and functional way to add value and interest to their outdoor living space.   Showering outdoors just feels good, and when combined with a cool landscape,  it can be a relaxing experience.

Today’s Outdoor Showers

Today’s outdoor showers are well designed and functional extensions of the indoor bathroom, except they’re located outdoors. 

They also cost a whole lot less than adding a bathroom shower to a home and add to the whole outdoor living experience that a lot of folks are now designing into their backyards.

Wall Mounted Showers

A wall mounted shower typically is built off of an existing structure and taps into pre-existing plumbing. 

If you plan your outdoor shower in an area that already has plumbing lines nearby you can save time and effort on the plumbing of your outdoor shower.  Additionally, the plumbing for these showers will be less exposed and less expensive.

In our project we added a wall mounted shower to the rear or an existing pool house that was already plumbed for water, including hot water. Hot water is a plus and almost a necessity if you intend on using this shower a lot.

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Robert Robillard

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