We’re not talking about freestanding showers like you’ve probably used on the beach, we’re talking about the outdoor shower as a permanent extension of your bathroom.
According to industry professionals, people seem drawn to the idea of an outdoor shower room as a way to “reconnect with nature” in an increasingly disconnected world. And to keep them from showing up in muggy states like Arizona and Florida, they are now widely commissioned across the country.
The effort for installing an outdoor shower is no more than the effort for installing an indoor shower. There will likely be other drainage issues to consider and possibly local building codes as well. Working with a knowledgeable contractor can be an absolute necessity to ensure that the heated water and soap can drain well without harming the surrounding landscape, which creates problems with an existing tank.
Privacy is an issue for the majority of people, of course, and the tendency is to use bamboo displays instead of pergola flowers in order to get the entire “back to nature” theme. Stone and wood are popular floor coverings, but a more solid ceramic tile can also be considered (as long as they are of course a nice, natural color and feel).
Your shower enclosure is excellent. If a neighbor can see right in, you have a bit of a problem. Working with a fantastic architect and the renovation company guarantees that everything is in the ideal place and with the right work arrangement. If you can shower outside for as long as you can stand it, some people still like an outside shower during the winter months, taking a sexy cold weather outside shower, and then crawling into a warm bed immediately afterwards.