Good Questions: Looking for an Outdoor Shower...

Good Questions: Looking for an Outdoor Shower...

Janel Laban
Mar 4, 2009

Laura writes: I'm looking for an outdoor shower, specifically one that looks like one of the attached images (both grabbed from Remodelista). One is from The Carneros Inn in Napa, the other is from architect Matthew Baird. Two questions...

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1) Can anyone help me to source an inexpensive showerhead/shower system that looks like this? I'm interested in a very simple look, utilitarian/agrarian, with a wide showerhead that projects out on an arm.

2) Any opinions or experience with outdoor showers and durability of finish? I've called around to a few manufacturers and most of them say that their warranties are void as soon as a product is used outside, and that most standard finishes (chrome, etc) will degrade. It seems like a stainless steel, copper, or dull brass shower system would be most durable for outside use, but I haven't had luck finding an inexpensive model. Anyone have an opinion on whether I should care about this durability issue? And does anyone have suggestions for an inexpensive stainless steel, copper, or dull brass showerhead and valves?

Please share your sources and info with Laura in the comments...thanks!

Photos: via Remodelista

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