25 Refreshing Outdoor Shower Ideas For An Easy, Breezy Summer

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Have you ever had a shower outside on a sunny, warm day? It’s a great way to refresh yourself when it’s hot. Plus, if you live near the beach, an outdoor shower makes it easy to rinse the sand off before going indoors. These outdoor shower ideas are an easy project that can add to your patio or yard, enhance the beauty of your landscaping and add value to your home.

Adding an outdoor shower is as easy as converting a water hose or spigot into a shower. But that only offers a cold water shower, which may be all you need. Alternately, you can call in a plumber to bring hot water to the spot.

Buy one of these ready-to-go outdoor showers and you can get set up quickly and easily:

Pottery Barn Outdoor Shower With Shelf, $399

Ready to go, this shower includes the deck-like stand, shower hardware and wall shelf to hold your soaps, shampoo and hanging items.

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Oceanside Outdoor Shower Enclosure, $365

This vinyl enclosure with a curtain adds privacy to your existing outdoor shower. It does not include the shower hardware.

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Anself Outdoor Solar Shower, $214

If you prefer to have a warm water outdoor shower, this one uses solar power to heat the water supplied from your hose.

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If you really want to add lasting value to your home or condo, you’ll need something more permanent. Check out these creative outdoor shower ideas that you can add to your space, large or small, to create your very own water oasis.

A water line was run underneath a wood beam to the center, where a large rain shower head pours water in a zen fashion. Image: Tim Clarke Design

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You can mount a shower system on a fence wall and finish it with decorative tile or river rocks to create a beautiful outdoor shower space. Image: Matt Garcia Design

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When adding a simple outdoor shower, consider incorporating a bench and/or hooks for towels and other items. Image: LaGuardia Design Group

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This beach house went with a surf theme for their outdoor shower. One shower head was mounted low for rinsing feet and one was mounted on top for bathing. Image: Coastal Living

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A contemporary copper panel adds graphic contrast to an outdoor shower and protects the wood siding from being wet too long. Image: Bill Fry Construction

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Dual rain showerheads were mounted from the fascia and an enclosure was built from redwood fence panels to add a bit of privacy. Image: Alloy Workshop

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To keep the outdoor shower water from puddling in one spot, a hole filled with gravel and topped with wood slats was added to collect the water and distribute it to the ground below. Image: Shwa Home

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For the ultimate indoor and outdoor experience, designers added a glass wall and door that leads from the bathroom to a small outdoor patio with an outdoor shower. Image: Cathy Schwabe Architecture

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A small side patio deck is now a romantic and relaxing spot, thanks to the addition of a large tub and a large rain shower head. Image: Robert D Gentry

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A dual outdoor shower wall was created using concrete tiles for a contemporary look. Slatted teakwood flooring creates a slip-free surface where water can make its way down into the ground below. Image: Adeeni Design Group

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You don’t need a lot of space to create a beautiful outdoor shower area. But it’s helpful to add an alcove for soap (left) or add hooks or a stool for towels and other items. Images: HSH Interiors and DAA

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A panel of tiles and some landscaping give an outdoor shower a high-design look. Images: Slifer Designs and Knock Architecture and Design

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Two small side yards were converted into outdoor shower spaces. River rocks and a wood slat mat help water drain. Images: Ras-a Studio and Zaher Architects

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Add beauty to your outdoor shower area by finishing the space off with stone, tiles or wood deck walls. Image: Urban Landscape

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Here’s a great way to add a designer feel to your simple outdoor shower. Create a sense of space using wood slats, stone or tile. Add river rocks to help the water drain. And don’t forget to landscape with water-loving plants. Image: Ryan Begley

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A pre-made shower bar can be installed outdoors. Adding an outdoor shower near your jacuzzi is a great way to cool down after a hot soak or rinse off any chlorinated water. Image: McNeill Photography

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You can mount shower hardware on a wall like this simple cedar fencing. Be sure to choose durable shower hardware in stainless steel. Image: Falling Waters Landscape

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Here’s a freestanding outdoor shower idea for when you don’t have a wall or fence available. Image: JGS Designs

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If you plan on enjoying your outdoor shower at night, don’t forget to add waterproof LED lighting. LED lights are easy to install and add ambiance to your outdoor shower. Image: Nick Leith Smith

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What do you think of these outdoor shower ideas? Will you be adding one to your patio or backyard?