Keep It Cool: 15 Inspiring Outdoor Showers & Bathrooms

published Jun 26, 2013
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I love being outdoors, and I love long showers, so to me, the combination of those two things = pure bliss. Now all I need, besides an endless summer, is a backyard with a little more, er, privacy. 

1. An outdoor tub under a citrus tree is just about perfect. From Alexandra & Eliot’s 1890’s Farmhouse (click to see full tour). 
2. This charming outdoor shower from the Venice Beach home of Eileen Peters and Mark Weismayr (as seen on The Selby) is proof that you don’t have to have a fancy place to shower in the out of doors. 
3. A wall of wood gives this shower at Stone Creek Camp (by Andersson Wise Architects, via Arch Daily) a rustic vibe. 
4. Just the basics: a simple, minimalism shower for a simple, minimalism Scandinavian home. LASC Studio via Design Milk
5. A deck with a view is twice as nice when you add a tub. Mel Yates via Desire to Inspire

6. An open-air bathroom next to a pool, by Jen Langston Interiors
7. An outdoor tub at an architect’s summer home in Denmark, from Bo Bedre
8. For the bold: an outdoor shower on a city rooftop. Photo by Bob O’Connor via Desire to Inspire
9. Michaela Scherrer Interior Design
10. Concrete walls and vegetation provide a little privacy. Marsh Cashman Koolloos Architects, via the Australian Timber Design Awards


11. Robert and Cortney Novogratz via Oh Happy Day
12. From a Russian home by Architects Bureau Bernaskoni, seen on Arch Daily
13. David Hertz Architects via Design Milk
14. A lovely outdoor shower in an Asian Garden, from Lonny
15. Proof that an outdoor bathroom doesn’t have to be fancy to be the perfect retreat. Photo by Seth Smoot via Desire to Inspire

(Images: as linked above)