Hit The Showers

Ahhh, there's nothing like a shower  ~ al fresco, under the heavens, to keep things in perspective and cool down in this insufferable heat.

The outdoor shower has become a requested luxury when designing a home.  Whether it be a primary home or second home by the beach with a cottage feel~

or a more modernist vibe ~

In a hot, dry desert climate ~

A wooded, mountain home where the weather may be a tad cooler, but the rugged terrain and active lifestyle invite this outdoor bathing ritual ~

An exotic locale, perhaps?  Now this is mandatory and what is MORE relaxing than this?  (With a drink in hand after a massage!)

Remember, wherever this lavish luxury happens to be ~ think privacy.  Obviously screens, hedges, and the like are easy to install and don't require much construction, but there is the possibility to create a WOW factor with a little more creativity.

This wine inspired outdoor shower by Scott Cohen surely takes the homeowner's passion for wine to a whole other level.   I would love to see the rest of the house ~

I love how this will be completely "green" when the vines grow in ~

Also, something to keep in mind.  Your shower should feel like it fits in with the rest of the house.  You don't want it to stick out; you want it to seamlessly blend in.

And maybe not have it so close to the door. While it is beautiful, it's not the focal point.

Keep Cool and Carry On  : )


  1. Love all these examples, especially in this heat.

  2. Great finds. They all look great..