Take It Outside: Outdoor Showers

Summer is a time characterized by long lazy days in the sun, relaxation, time with the family… and dirt. Lots of dirt. Muddy footprints leading from the yard right through the house, sticky Popsicle handprints, puddles of sunscreen, piles of sand spilled out of post-beach shoes and towels. Don’t you wish there was any way to keep your house looking presentable from June through September?

Guess what? There is! Outdoor showers – from the simplest to the most luxurious – allow your family and friends to rinse off before entering your home. No more tracks (or at least not quite as many).

You can keep an outdoor shower extremely simple:

Exterior by Carlos Delgado Architect
Exterior by Michelle Fries, BeDe Design, LLC
Photo via Houzz.com
Exterior by John Cole Architect
Opt for more sophisticated (luxurious enclosures, benches and niches, waterfall or rain heads, hand showers, body sprays, and/or built-in foot washes):
Vola Freestanding Floor-Mounted Shower System
Outdoor Shower by Resolution: 4 Architecture
Sonoma Forge Waterbridge Exposed Shower Unit
Outdoor Shower with Dornbracht Tub Filler (Osborne Architects, via Houzz.com)
Jaclo Spa Collection Aqua Adagio Outdoor Shower Column
Outdoor Shower by GM Construction, Inc.
Or pick a unique or spectacular shower that doubles as yard art:
Newform Minimal Samurai Stainless Steel Double Floor Mounted Water Sculpture
Patio by Andersson-Wise Architects
Outdoor Shower by Tropical-Artist
How do you keep your house clean in the summer months?