You can’t get much crazier than an outdoor shower or so you thought. What was once found only on beaches is becoming a common placed addition to beautiful homes.
You want to join the crowd, but where do you start? As with any successful DIY project, you start with an idea and build from there.
Repurpose Your Outdoor Shower
As wild as an outdoor shower is, the cost is what’s holding you back. The good news is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) outdoor shower doesn’t mean you’re washing money down the drain. Simply use the materials you have in your storage shed.
Used wooden pallets make perfect walls for an open-slat shower. On the other hand, an old sail is ideal for a stylish privacy screen shower. The possibilities are limited only by your creativity.
A Shower with a View
It seems a shame to build an outdoor shower and deny yourself the view. An open slat shower gives you a sense of privacy and still allows you to commune with nature. The best part is repurposed materials are ideal for this type of outdoor shower.
The benefits of an open-slat shower extend well past the view. Remodelista states that the airflow helps the wood dry quickly. Better yet, you can place stones between the slats for natural shelves.
Shower Under the Rain
You would love to shower in the rain, but that isn’t feasible. However, you can recreate the atmosphere with a tin shower. Once again, this is a project with a multitude of styling design possibilities.
Create an open-slat shower with the rain on a tin roof effect by installing slats above the corrugated sheets as shown on Today’s Garden. You can also use painted corrugated tin and stained wood. A piece of a white picket fence repurposed to hang your towels adds a touch of whimsy.
Surfing the Dirt Away
Incorporate your passions with your outdoor shower design. After all, you love surfing. Why not put your old surfboards to good use rather than letting them rot away?
There are several ways you can use a surfboard to create your outdoor shower, including simply drilling a hole through one end for the water pipe.
However, if you have more than one board, you can use them to build a privacy screen. Add a stone base for water runoff and you can surf your way to cleanliness.
The Simple Life
As much as you dream of an outdoor shower, you lack the skills for the DIY project. Don’t give up because there’s a simple solution for you. All you need is an old tree, a hose, a shower head and a wooden ladder.
Keep in mind, a tree shower is rarely a permanent setup. In fact, you generally set it up when needed by attaching a shower head and mounting the hose. A ladder repurposed as a towel rack completes your outdoor shower dream.
A Breath of Fresh Air
One of the greatest benefits of an outdoor shower is the fresh air. Fortunately, a number of outdoor showers are designed to encourage air flow. The video above takes you step by step through the process of building this project.
Watching this video not only instructs you as to how to build an outdoor shower with good airflow but reveals the simplicity of the project. In addition, you may find watching the process will spark a few ideas of your own.
Dream of a Private Fence Shower
The only thing more quaint than a white picket fence is a privacy fence shower. Better yet, you don’t have to bury your wallet under this outdoor shower. If fact, you can use many of the material you already have at hand.
You’ve wondered what you were going to do with the leftover pieces of your privacy fence. They are perfect to create the walls of your outdoor shower according to Mother Earth News.
The Cedar Shake Charm
You find something irresistibly charming about a Cedar Shake house, but availability ended your dream of owning one. However, you can recapture that elusive charm. Simply build a Cedar Shake outdoor shower.
Even if you live in a Cedar Shake house, this is a beautiful addition that blends in with the setting. Add a white post frame and a barn style door to complete your quaint dream.
That set, garden stones against pebbled creates a beautiful mix of wood and rock you’ll come to love.
Hide Your Shower in Plain View
You never imagined a tiled shower wall when you think of an outdoor shower. Nevertheless, a mosaic tile wall outdoor shower is a novel idea you might want to consider. This is especially true if you already have a free standing wall such as a patio divider.
Don’t let the lack of a wall stop you, though, because you can easily install one. Then, add mosaic tiles to create a camouflaged illusion as 2Modern suggests.
Everything Comes Full Circle
A DIY outdoor shower project doesn’t mean you have to become a carpenter overnight. In fact, you can create a shower in your backyard with little more than a curved shower rod, a shower curtain and a little plumbing know-how.
More to the point, a curved outdoor shower fits in almost anywhere. You can attach this to a patio divider or fit it into the corner of your back deck if that’s what fits your outdoor showering needs.
The possibilities for an outdoor shower are indeed endless. After all, you can take one of the brilliant ideas here and add your own personal touch. You might even mix a few to design the perfect outdoor shower for you.
Whether you decide to use a fence gate rather than a surfboard or slated walls instead of wood pallets to build your shower, you will create a masterpiece all you own. All you have to do is open your mind to the showering possibilities.