First comes love… I mean sun, then comes a pool, then comes an outdoor shower booth! Isn’t that how it goes? 😉 We actually have wanted an outdoor shower for awhile, even without a pool. We live so close to the beach, so having a spot to quickly rinse off sandy feet is a really nice addition! With our remodel it was a perfect time to add one to the side of our home.
We really didn’t have the best spot, because of our deck addition, so decided to make a spot at the backyard entrance. It is in front of our gate, and it ended up looking great from the front too! Little a little shower booth!
We live in an older area with a lot of historical homes, our home was built in the 1950’s. Our home doesn’t have a garage and actually many homes around here have detached garages. It was an adjustment when we moved here from Utah, where we left a really nice large two car garage. But now we don’t even think of it. We added a bike shed too, (I will share that later).
This was the start of the shower, we did have our awesome contractor build this. I noticed a home right off the beach that had an outdoor shower with a surfboard as the back, and loved that idea! Kevin found this surfboard for our outdoor shower, he said it “looked like me”…if I am going to look like a surfboard, I am good with this one 🙂
They made a drain for the shower that connected to the gutter, which I thought was so smart! A drain isn’t totally necessary, but we preferred it to water running right in front of where you walk up to the deck.
They made a cement pad and built a frame then wrapped it was Azek. We decided we wanted a door, because then it could also be used as a place to change.
Next we had to decide on a tile. The title we selected had to be able to withstand frost and winter in Connecticut, and this small penny tile can! Someone suggested writing a word in the tile, which was a really fun suggestion and why not! So we came up with Sunkissed. We did ask for ideas on my Instagram and some of the top suggestions were- “get naked”, “splish, splash”, and “aloha”!
Our contractor installed the tile and words while we were traveling! I was going to have them wait so I could lay it out, but just said to go for it. It felt like it needed something else with the word. So I tried a couple different things….
This sun was a favorite option, I could have added some yellow to it. But it was a little too late…I found the yellow after I had taken the sun down, and then the yellow turned into this….
A lot of little flowers. This was my kids and Kevins favorite so we went with the flowers! I was worried it would be too busy with the floral surfboard, but at the end of the day, it is just a fun outdoor shower!
I did a white grout, which really changed the look of the penny tile. Not sure what grout I would have liked better, but it is still fun.
Who wouldn’t get a smile opening up the door and getting to take a shower in the sun?! Added a hook to the back of the door and a little caddy for the shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
The shower faucet is great!!! I love how it has a spot to wash your feet and also a handheld sprayer (find it here).
I will do a full backyard tour soon! I am thankful we are able to expand our enjoyment of our small home into the backyard.