By Alyssa Clough

Published on April 26, 2016

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Photography by ARCHITECTURALDIGEST.COM

Outdoor showers are a necessary luxury for any and all beach houses, lakeside cabins, cottages, and tropical resorts. There’s just something about showering in the open air—especially when stunning views are part of the package. Plus, practically speaking, they’re also convenient and make tracking sand and mud into your home a problem of the past. Read on for more outdoor showers we really wish were ours, right now, including this sleek, modern white and wood combo extension of an indoor beach house bathroom.

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Photography by GREY CRAWFORD VIA ELLE DECOR

Bring a pop of color to your outdoor shower situation with a nice shade like this vibrant violet. Balance out the bright hue with metallic, modern-shaped accessories to keep it looking fresh, not dated.

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Photography by OUTDOORESTABLISHMENTS.COM

The chic addition of a wood shower adds a lot to this lush green and matte gray and white patio space. 

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Photography by TORFI AGNARSSON VIA ARCHDAILY.COM

This shower located off to the side of the house creates a bit more privacy without sacrificing convenience.

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Photography by BO BEDRE VIA MYDOMAINE

We love this outdoor freestanding tub! It’s a definite mix of modern kitsch that we would gladly bathe in any day.

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Photography by LUCAS ALLEN/GMAIMAGES VIA DWELL

Beachside perfection. The color blocked, four wall design of this patio is so cheery and beyond ideal for entertaining lots of beachgoers.

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Photography by BROOK HOLM FOR SHAREEN JOEL DESIGN AND SHARE DESIGN

Sneak a tiny deck and outdoor shower into your lake or beach house for a convenient hideaway.

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Photography by JOHN CLARK VIA DWELL

This Wisconsin lake house knows what’s up! What this shower lacks in privacy, it more than makes up for in views. Can you even imagine showering among these beautiful mountains?

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Photography by CNTRAVELLER.COM

Adding bamboo to your outdoor shower shack is an easy way to make your home feel more beachy. The palm trees certainly don’t hurt, either…

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Photography by DEREK SWALWELL VIA HOMELIFE

Opt for a corner hideaway against your shrubs (or vine-covered home!) for a real open air feel with a bit more privacy.

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Photography by DWELL

These modern wood panels and long, narrow space create sort of a shower courtyard! There’s landscaping in the corner and everything.

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Photography by EARTH INC VIA REMODELISTA

Wood slats create the perfect mix of privacy and impressive design. Bonus: It’s easy to create shelves for items you need! Like those towels, candles, maybe even some soap.

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Photography by BILLIE COHEN, LTD. VIA REMODELISTA

This NYC family opted to include a rooftop shower for their always active young children. The orange shower head adds to the modern vibe of the roof deck.

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Photography by ELI MEIR KAPLAN VIA DWELL

Wood slats, take two—but this time, with an even smaller amount of negative space. It’s the perfect mix of modern and risqué.

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Photography by LANA KENNEY VIA APARTMENT THERAPY

Honestly, we would just hang out in this shower if we could! Though it’s not hard to imagine that the entire home features impressive views, this shower situation is what we’d head for first. 

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Photography by @URBAN_COUTURE_DESIGN

The matte green wall and marble accents make this outdoor tub the most relaxing and modern setting we’ve seen to date.

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Photography by ERIC STAUDENMAIER VIA DWELL

Tucking your outdoor shower away in the corner of a staircase is always an option, too. We’re imagining a nice walk from the elevated pool down to the shower, then down some more into the home!

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Photography by IBEN AHLBERG VIA KLIKK

Could there be a more idyllic shower situation? The black and white color scheme of the house paired with the wood accents (and the pine tree!!) are making us nostalgic for a cottage we never even had.

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Photography by WILLIAM WALDRON VIA ELLE DECOR

Bamboo, again! This time located in the interior of this open air, completely closed off shower.

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Photography by LAUREN LIESS VIA MYPARADISSI.COM

The dark stain of the wood paired with the ample greenery is a dreamy shower situation we can get behind.

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Photography by JOHN CLARK VIA DWELL

The single panel creates cover without closing off the space and looks minimalist/chic—not out of place.

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Photography by RICHARD POWERS VIA ELLE DECOR

This villa clearly has its priorities right. You can go from the pool to the shower and straight back inside without walking more than a few feet.

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Photography by BART MICHIELS COURTESY OF ARCHITECTS AND ARTISANS

Talk about a shower with a view! We would find excuses to get dirty if this was our situation.

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Photography by SIMON WATSON VIA MARTHA STEWART LIVING

This shower blends right in with the facade of the home! While this design is on the smaller side, it clearly has room for everything you need and is just plain cute.

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Photography by MARTHASTEWART.COM

This cute little shower has all the makings for the perfect outdoor oasis during the summer.

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Photography by RED COVER VIA LONNY

Practicality at its finest. Roll up these tent-like flaps for a more open air experience, or roll them down for a more private one.

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Photography by RED COVER VIA LONNY

We imagine rinsing off in this outdoor shower would feel like you’re in an actual garden. Adding plant life to your design is definitely a luxurious move.

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Photography by BART MICHIELS COURTESY OF ARCHITECTS AND ARTISANS

Things you don’t really need in the shower: A real roof. 

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Photography by SEAN FENNESSY VIA THE DESIGN FILES

Making your outdoor shower an extension of your indoor bathroom creates continuity—and the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, privately.

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Photography by SHADE DEGGES VIA MYDOMAINE

Ideally, we would have little nooks for all of our outdoor needs! This looks like a simple, yet effective setup.

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Photography by THOMAS IBSEN VIA DWELL

These homeowners make adding a shower spout easy! Throw one on the side of your house, add a platform, and you’re done!

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Photography by CNTRAVELLER.COM

We would literally never get out of that bathtub. Never. Hold our calls. 

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Photography by LEE ANN THORNTON INTERIORS VIA THIS OLD HOUSE

Showering with vines of roses doesn’t sound like the worst way to start or end your day…