Soothing Shower Surroundings

Bring the vacation vibe home with an outdoor shower, pool or beach not required! Creating a private outdoor shower oasis turns a normal every day task into an exhilarating experience the whole family can enjoy, from kids to pets to houseguests.

By Melissa Mauzy


By Dewson Construction Company. The best of both worlds—a spacious tiled indoor shower with double doors that lead to and an outdoor shower surrounded by IPE wall panels and IPE decking. The double doors are glass with metal frames that allow for a seamless transition from the indoor space to the outdoor space. The wall panels offer the warm and cozy feeling of wood and provide privacy while natural light flows in from above the walls and through the pergola style structure above.

By Di Biase Filkoff Architects. This outdoor shower is as private and in-touch with nature as the picturesque landscape that surrounds it. Covered in stone and adorned with a rain shower head, its unique design omits a ceiling, allowing its guests to shower under the sky above.  

By Peter McDonald Architect and Lisa Tharp Design. The designer used pool plaster for the inside of the “inside” shower instead of tile and commissioned Jeff Soderburg, the furniture designer, to install the wood decking, inside and out - which was milled from recycled Ice wood from the Coney Island boardwalk. A Nanawall door was used between the two showers. 

By Andersson-Wise Architects. This outdoor shower is designed to take in views of the native pine forest and Flathead lake beyond. The north wall of the shower is made of Grand Fir cordwood that was harvested from the site. Low cast-in-place concrete walls form an outdoor, lakeside privacy screen that preserves the view to the lake while defining an edge to the shower space.

By Spazio LA. In this bathroom project the client wanted to create an outdoor/indoor feel by combining an outdoor shower in the adjacent deck with the indoor bathroom area. The designer used large windows and glass doors to merge it seamlessly, and a natural color palette for a bright and modern look. All tiles are from the designer’s showroom Spazio LA Tile Gallery. 

By Matt Garcia Design. The designer wanted the outdoor shower to be private yet easily connected to the poolscape. The pool house is framed by two exposed concrete walls. The shower had to be warm and full of texture. The designer incorporated the concrete wall along with adding a dark hexagon tile as the main shower wall.  The color plays off of the dark steel fascia. Opposite the concrete wall is a cedar wood siding that features a hidden door into the sink and toilet room. The decking material is ipe and the soffit above is cedar as well. Towel hooks on the concrete wall and a small teak bench complete the space.