What You Need to Know Before Getting an Outdoor Shower

What You Need to Know Before Getting an Outdoor Shower

An outdoor shower can transform your summer living, whether you’re rinsing off after a dip in the pool or cleaning family pets.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of installing an outdoor shower to beat the heat on long summer days.

Location matters

Where you position your outdoor shower matters. It’s ideal to block the view from neighbours, and if you’re not enclosing the shower, you may want to hide it from view of the house as well.

Pick a position that best captures sunlight for the majority of the day or when you best feel you’ll use the shower, and make sure existing plumbing can reach the shower area before beginning the installation process.

Finally, consider the shower’s location in relation to nearby trees and shrubs – overhanging branches are likely to drop leaves and may clog up the drainage.

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Outdoor-quality materials

Outdoor showers need to be made from materials that can weather the elements. Look for 316 marine grade steel, like that of the Milli Inox shower range. Products that are designed specifically for outdoor use will keep your shower – and warranty – intact.

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Create an outdoor oasis

There are so many different ways to style your outdoor shower space, so keep an eye out for inspiration in magazines, online and when travelling.

Amp up the zen garden feel with pebbles, foliage and decking, or create a country-style look with whitewashed wood panelling.

A tiled or concrete pathway is a great way of keeping your feet clean, and adds a design feature to your outdoor space.

Want to get your outdoor shower started? Visit your nearest Bathroom Life showroom.