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Adding a Shower to Your Outdoor Living Space

28th March 2013

As winter (finally) melts into spring, now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your outdoor living space. If you already have a swimming pool, for instance, why not improve the area by adding an outdoor shower?

Convenience and appearance are just two reasons for building a shower area near your pool. Perhaps you don’t even have a pool; maybe you spend hours outside working in your garden and would love to cool off in an outdoor shower. What’s more, dog owners might want to bathe their pets outside before letting them back into a clean house. Finally, there’s just something so luxurious about showering outdoors in the fresh air that can’t be described until you experience it firsthand.

Whether your main goal is practicality or luxury, as this BuildDirect article illustrates, an outdoor shower is a versatile addition to your property, not to mention a great way to increase your home’s value.

Here are some tips for making the most of your outdoor shower:

1. Choose a theme that fits your personality. For example, do you like modern or minimalist designs, or do you prefer something more natural and rustic? The area is an extension of your indoor living space, so create something that you (and your guests) will enjoy.

2. Consider the amount of available space. Can you dedicate a large area, or do you need to fit the shower into a small corner?

3. Include complementary landscaping to define the space. For example, a coordinating trellis or individual plants can easily complete the look.

4. Decide if you want the shower area to match the house. If so, try to incorporate similar architectural details and colors when designing it.

5. Install adequate lighting, especially if you’ll be using the shower primarily at night.

6. Most importantly, add personal touches. If you and your guests enjoy music, then include a waterproof MP3 player. Install a bench or multiple benches for both seating and storage.

For additional tips about designing your outdoor shower and a free estimate, contact us today.