Outdoor showers: They’re just another reason we’re so lucky we live Hawaii. In a place where frozen water pipes are never an issue, getting sudsy outside is a luxury that can be taken advantage of year-round. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired to wash up in the sunshine.
With an open design and earthy feel, this outdoor shower by Steve’s Gardening Service is everything one would imagine an island shower to be. Its bamboo walls, which are situated specifically to block the beach winds, enclose brass shower fixtures with a foot wash — perfect for cleaning off sandy toes. Completing the natural look are puka lava pavers with river stone.
This cozy little nook, designed by Barker Kappelle Construction, has a board and batten enclosure with wood lattice panels. Small shelves around the interior keep washing essentials within reach, while exterior hooks serve both a decorative and functional purpose, holding towels as well as potted plants. Slotted ipe flooring complements the shower fixtures’ oil-rubbed bronze finish.
The Sonoma Forge WaterBridge Exposed Shower, available from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery and Pacific Source, is an ideal fixture for any outside Hawaii shower. Complete with five handles, a tub filler, a hand shower and optional lower foot wash spout, it can handle the needs of any beachgoing family. Regardless of the selected finish and color, its raw plumbing look blends industrial chic and rustic country elegance.
Splash of sophistication
Sleek and contemporary, this outdoor rain shower — complete with a linear shower drain, hot and cold controls, plus an integrated foot wash — is easily accessible from the home’s guest bathroom as well as the pool. Homeworks Construction created a beautiful blending of nature’s elements with puka lava tile on the walls, a custom-made wood door and natural black pebbles on the shower floor.