Build your own shower - what should you know?
Often one feels the showering as a mandatory action, especially if you do sports and this must be done more than once a day. It should be pleasure.
Phil Regan from Hutker Architects is a house designer and claims: There is something that fascinates people about the idea of taking a shower outside.
Outdoor showers are super popular - Regan can barely remember the time he had no such home. Of course it may be because his house is located in an upscale resort near Massachseuts.
The outdoor shower cubicles can help you shake off the routine and get you close to nature.
The project: The installation of an outdoor shower
Why: The outdoor shower makes the banal ritual much more exciting, allowing you to breathe fresh air and watch the skies, as well as enjoy the birdsong and possibly even a beautiful view.
How to install a shower in the outside
Outside showering is especially appropriate before or after the swimming pool, after a walk to the beach or after a dirty day in the garden. Many homeowners use them to wash their dogs.
"It's a very enjoyable experience, but not everyone feels good about it." That's what architects Julie Campbell from Seattle's CTA Design Builders say.
Who should you hire?
The outdoor shower cubicles require excavation, tiling, plating, plumbing and improvement of the existing walls in the house. So you should hire someone who has experience in all these areas and building an outdoor shower stall. Without this, you will make a number of mistakes.
Outside shower cubicles are super popular
This is what Regan claims, whose company built the shower shown here in the form of a tower.
Permission: In many cases, one needs a permit for the installation of the further wires. Depending on design, cost and complexity, the need for building permit could also arise. Did you ask if the outside shower cabin is allowed in your area?
The best time to install: Whenever the ground is not frozen.
Is the outdoor shower cabin allowed in your area?
Outside showering is especially appropriate before or after the swimming pool
The first thing to consider when installing is the location. The shower cubicle should be in a place where there is direct access to the sun. As a result, on the one hand, the act of showering much more pleasant. Furthermore, the walls and the floor become drier. This is very critical and avoids the rot and scum.
Think about the location of the shower cubicle
For the same reason you should avoid installing the shower under a ceiling overhang or tree.
The other big question is related to the keeping of the private area. Place the shower in a place hidden from the curious eyes or insert a housing that will shield it.
If your shower is elevated over two floors and is flanked by windows that allow the view of the shower, consider a sloping ceiling. It will protect the privacy and still allow the view to the outside.
If you want to enjoy the views, find a way to do that without spoiling the experience with unpleasant glances.
Wash your dog right in front of the house
If the showers are adjacent to the outside, the sliding door will have to endure much more water than in other cases. So choose a material like mahogany, cedar or teak. Also add a waterproof membrane underneath to protect the entire structure from ingress of water.
To avoid slipping problems, place the shower cubicle far away from the house.
If you live in cold climates, you should install the taps for draining the water somewhere inside.
The pipes should be empty at the end of the season so that the water flows there.
The water from the shower cubicle must either be directed to the house drainage system or be connected to a rig soil infiltration, which consists of a large pit with lots of pebbles.
Of course you have to keep the sewer away from the base. If you want to leave plants there, be careful with the soap.
If this is possible, also position the shower away from them.
Place the shower in a place hidden from the curious eyes
If the ambience offers natural amenities, you should definitely benefit from it. A good example can be seen in the picture here.
Because the whole thing has to be fun above all!
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