Ok, so I don't have a pool or any need what so ever for an outdoor shower, but it'd be cool don't you think? Maybe one of you out there will have use for an outdoor shower and feel inspired to build it? Here are 5 DIY designs with instructions you might want to use.
DIY Design 1: Minimalist
This is the Cascade Outdoor Shower you can buy flat packed ready to assemble using their handy installation instruction video or you can DIY a similar design from scratch for about $125 in 1 day using the handy project instructions from Lowes.
DIY Design 2: Industrial
This design by Peter O. Whiteley comes with step by step instructions on how to make your own outdoor shower in under $200 over a weekend with moderate woodworking skills. It looks quite doable with a simple industrial design.
DIY Design 3: Country Charm
There weren't step by step instructions for this wooden country style shower, so to get a similarish look check out Julian's Outdoor Shower Plans and simply finish it off with a lick of paint. You could even use pallets instead for the base to save time and materials.
DIY Design 4: Upscale Rustic
This DIY design by Lowes is more involved and the results speak for themselves. Looks good huh? Lowes estimate about $1,175 for this UPSCALE RUSTIC DESIGN made of cedar walls, stone flooring and nickel-finish showerhead and faucet. There's a handy little cupboard and bench seat too.
DIY Design 5: Artsy
To get this kind of look, Gary from Aquapole installed his hot and cold water Aquapole shower then styled it with a scrap sheet of perforated galvanised aluminium metal from a building yard and a metal sculpture he already had at home (designed and laser cut by a metal work artist) .
IMAGINE creating your own piece of art to complete your outdoor shower! Here's how:
1. Start with a base metal sheet like the one shown. Look at your local large hardware store like Bunnings and Lowes, scrap metal yards, recycling depots or like Gary, rummage building sites (ask first of course). Depending on the quality of the metal, you may need to rust proof it for outdoor use.
2. LAYER, twist and/or arrange pieces of metal objects to look just right (not tacky) and secure it in place with screws, suitable glue or welding (if you know how). Find inspiration from anything laying around your house that's junk like coat hangers, cutlery, pipes, hollow picture frames, metal sculptures, thin bbq grill plates etc to upcycle or find pieces of metal art picked up cheaply online/instore (see below).
3. Give it a splash of BOLD coloured paint in one spot to make it POP!
4. Then simply ENJOY :)
Can you see yourself there?