Multiple water features combine on this Minnesota patio with a pergola: a water fountain, hot tub and an outdoor shower. The fountain, which has underwater lighting, and flooring are made of New York bluestone. The pergola is made of fiberglass columns, cedar timbers and wood beam rafters. The outdoor shower was added by Southview Design in the second phase.
Two neglected yurts on this 106-acre Santa Barbara, Calif., ranch were converted from neglected storage spaces into glamorous outdoor retreats. Custom canvas walls provide privacy and protection from the elements, while a reclaimed-wood washstand and shower make for comfortable, convenient outdoor living.
Depending on the layout of your patio, an outdoor shower could be part of your design and create an interesting focal point. If you have outdoor plumbing, you are on your way to making this possible, says Leigh Spicher, Ashton Woods’ national director of design studios. Frame a small enclosure and treat with a teak accent. This one by Ashton Woods designers extends above the wall, but yours would be less detailed and require fewer materials. You also can use the shower to water your container plants.
This outdoor shower with wooden surround and greenery is ideal for everyone, including pets. Rinse off after a dip in the pool or use it for cleanup after the kids have an extra muddy play session in the backyard.
A glamorous neutral transitional yurt was outfitted with suspended custom canvas fabrics which act as walls and offer privacy and protection from the elements, making for a comfortable outdoor retreat. A washstand was made from reclaimed wood, while the structure also has one shower and plenty of storage.
The details in this bathroom complete the luxurious look. The rich wood moulding and natural stone walls and floor of the shower help to bring in the natural beauty of the outdoors, while the windows on the ceilings let in natural light that highlight these features.
This bathroom's minimalistic design relies on the juxtaposition of all-white fixtures and rich mahogany wood accents to create eye-catching contrast. A cluster of pendant lights hangs over the soaking tub, while an open shower is positioned to the right. Two doors open to a patio, creating an indoor-outdoor feel.
This light and bright bathroom features floor to ceiling white tile walls paired with a blend of exotic wood and neutral tile flooring. A large window in the glass enclosed shower offers a view of the surrounding outdoor landscape, while a rainfall showerhead completes the contemporary look of the space.
Garage-style doors retract to expose this rustic-modern dining space to the stunning, sweeping views of California's Sonoma County wine region. A simple wood table and chairs keep the space minimal and modern. Wood and metal details are sparse and neutral, allowing the outdoor view to steal the show.
White walls, wood floors and exposed beams are the neutral framework for this living room's simple, organic look. Built-in shelving beside the tv shows off pottery and beach treasures. Doors allow easy outdoor access on both sides of the room.
This home renovation included the addition of am enclosed sunroom with large glass windows that show off the home's stunning interior spaces. A small outdoor deck features a wooden table and chairs set that provides the perfect spot for casual dining.
This eclectic bathroom makes use of natural elements, modern design and Asian inspiration. The natural stone tile on the floors and walls of the shower as well as the natural wood of the cabinets reflect the raw natural beauty of the outdoors that is brought in through the overhead windows in the shower. The modern design of the cabinets keep the space clean and organized, while the open shelving on the caps of each vanity give the additional storage a spa feel.
A band of wood tiles from the Jamie Beckwith Collection draw the eye upward to the stunning cathedral-style window in the great room of this transitional pool house. Walls and furnishings are neutral, allowing the lush outdoor view to steal the show.
Peeking around the corner of this cedar-shingled home, visitors arrive at an elevated wood deck on a concrete paver and gravel pathway. The pastoral feel of the property is emphasized in the type of materials used, and the outdoor shower built into the side of the home is a reminder of its proximity to the sea.
A pergola extends out from the covered pavilion bringing the warm wood hues out over this outdoor bar space. A gorgeous stone countertop steals the show melding the warm wood color with neutral and gray. The smooth countertop is a stylish contrast to the rough texture of the rock bar base and nearby retaining wall.
The master bath in this modern home features doors that open directly to a back deck, with wood privacy barriers on the deck outside. The husband, an avid surfer, wanted to feel as if he were showering outdoors, with a strong connection to the California landscape. A play of texture and color creates a calming space to take solace and pause.