You may not be very familiar without outdoor shower enclosures, because they don’t get quite as much attention as your typical indoor, luxury shower or whirlpool tub, but if you live in a warm climate with a pool in your backyard or you live near the shore and happen to be a beach bum, outdoor shower enclosures could be something of interest for you. Outdoor showers are used for a variety of purposes, such as rinsing off before or after using the pool, rinsing off sand after going to the beach so that it doesn’t get traipsed into the house, rinsing off dirty kids after playing outside or washing up after a bit of gardening or outdoor work, and it can even be used for washing the family dog so that you’re spared the trouble of making a mess inside. Outdoor showers have been around for quite some time, but they are normally viewed as a luxury item and may not have practical use for everyone. If you’re interested in finding out more about outdoor shower enclosures and the different designs available, check out some of our favorites listed below.
Think About Style
When you’re considering the right shower enclosure to install in your backyard, it’s important to know what kind of style you want and what will work best with your existing home and yard design. If your home features a contemporary design with a luxurious style, your shower enclosure will probably match what you already have in place. If your home features a minimalistic design with clean corners, your shower enclosure will most likely be minimalistic with a clean, fresh design.
Consider the Materials
Another thing to consider when choosing the right shower enclosure for your home is to consider the material that you want to use for the construction. Keep in mind that your shower enclosure will be outside and over time, it will be forced to withstand the natural damages that come with frequent water usage, time, and weather conditions. One of the most common materials for shower enclosures is wood, but materials also include plastic, steel, and more.
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Choose the Location
Finally, before installing an outdoor shower enclosure, it’s important to consider the location of the shower unit. Ideally, the shower should be located in a place where the water will not create damage or disrepair. If you have a drain at the bottom of the shower, that’s great, but most outdoor shower enclosures allow the water to run free, whether into dirt, grass, rocks, etc. Furthermore, if possible, try to locate the shower next to the pool or wherever you think you will be using it the most. If you have an outdoor shower, you don’t want it to be so inconveniently located that you end up almost never using it.
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These are just some of the starting points to consider when you want to install an outdoor shower enclosure on your property. Shower enclosures can feel like a luxurious addition to your home and give your backyard a whole new look. The yard will cease to be simply functional and will feel more luxurious and resort-like. Do you have an outdoor shower enclosure? If so, what kind of things did you consider before putting it up? Leave your feedback and suggestions in the comments below and let us know if we left out any essential information!