It can be a lot of fun to have an outdoor shower room, but you have to be careful that you take steps to create privacy. Here are some ideas to give you a sense of privacy as well as the feeling of taking your shower outdoors.
One way to achieve privacy is to have walls around the outdoor shower room. These walls can surround the shower either partially or completely and can be made of attractive natural materials such as wood or stone. In this way they will look right at home in nature. You can leave the top of the shower open to the sky, or you can put on a roof if you like.
You will preserve the sense of being outdoors if you leave the ceiling open to the air, but if you decide to cover it, you can do so in several attractive ways. For instance, if you put in frosted glass, the sunlight will still come through but no one will really be able to see you. Another option is to cover the shower with a canopy made of cloth that billows in the wind. This can still leave you with the sensation of being outdoors yet you will be protected from anyone watching you in the shower.
One way to create a sense of being enclosed yet open to nature is to use trees and bushes on at least one side of the shower. A folding screen can make an attractive side wall especially when used around a portable shower room.
Shower room accessories such as curtains can be installed using natural fabrics made from cotton or bamboo. These will enhance the outdoor feel of the outdoor shower room. Some very unique and interesting curtain fabrics are available such as curtains woven from grass or vines.
Using an outdoor shower room can make your showers very natural and invigorating, as long as you do not have to worry about your privacy being invaded. Fortunately with the right sort of enclosures and accessories you can maintain privacy yet still feel that you are part of the great outdoors.
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Although outdoor shower enclosures are typically put up near beaches, swimming pools, and some other facilities for swimming, they are also sometimes needed in lawns and gardens, especially if there are individual private pools. Instead of using your home’s bathroom shower, your visitors will be able to wash up outside, after swimming, in the walk in shower. If you reside near the seaside, an outdoor walk in shower enclosure could help in keeping your home sand-free since the other family members and their pals must shower outside, after swimming on the beach. This way, they will get inside your house only after changing their wet and sandy clothes. Subsequently, you will not worry about your sofas, floors, and carpets getting infiltrated with sand. Meanwhile, walk in shower enclosures can often be found in a number of camping spots, so as to give campers a place for washing up after each long day.
On one hand, some homeowners simply enjoy having a walk in shower outdoors because it is adventurous and intimate to have a soothing shower inside their own shower enclosures composed of glass, amidst the natural beauty of trees, flowers, and plants in their respective gardens or lawns. The same concept is personally achievable if you own a private estate which is away from curious eyes. If your house is in full display to the nearby neighbors, or is close to a public road, this would only work if the surrounding fence is high.
Nearly all of the other usual walk in shower enclosures these days are composed of wood. If the shower near your pool is open, or has no shower door, it is a good idea to build an enclosure to have some privacy, and also some protection from harsh weather conditions. Then, you, your family, and your guests will shower within the comfort and peace of a closed area. It is actually easy to build a shower enclosure made of wood. Essential carpentry tools, the capability to abide by instructions, and some skills are all you necessitate to have a very useful walk in shower.