So you come back from the beach; if you haven't walked home you've driven home. It is hot. There is sand caked everywhere especially on the slathered- on-now- slimy- sunscreen. You are salty sticky all at once. Been there? Not cool.
Perhaps, you just want to be refreshed and what better way than in a zen outdoor space under the sun or stars listening to the sounds of the outdoors.
Whether indulgent or practical, we love The Outdoor Shower.
We have installed a few for our clients over the years, and each of them very different; some with a view of the sea or a valley below, some as a quirky statement on a timber deck; some have been practical with a built in surfboard rack.Such as this one here
This particular Zimbali home featured on Top Billing, incorporates the shower with a downstairs balau deck and pergola- the whole space has such character while at the same time is a very practical zone. The family can be easily organised when coming back from the surf. Sunscreen and sticky sand grains banished. Surfboards can be cleaned and packed back on their rack.
While researching this article we gathered some inspiration from the web, they are intimate closed spaces or open statement pieces. Some of the more luxurious ones are extensions of the bathroom as in the first image below. Find more of our favourites are on our Pinterest board here.
This concept would probably be my ultimate in bathroom luxury. This door opens out to the outdoor shower. Note that it is also has access from the garden. Its fresh and functional.
See this on House Beautiful. com. or click on the image for the exact page.
We love the timber cladding and functional shelf in this out door shower. Unfortunately the source is no longer online, none the less we love it.
This space combines different textures; the slate, the pebbles , the planting and timber decking all contrast with bold colour. It is both a refreshing and contemporary take on the outdoor shower.
Timber, timber and more timber- we couldn't resist adding this one!
Check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration as well as the sources for these pictures.
With summer approaching it's time again to ( at least in our home) to start looking at our outdoor spaces again. And how we can LIVE in them. Every year we dream about adding a FIREPIT! There’s something about sitting around a fire being mesmerised by its flickering flame, the sounds of summer nightlife chattering in the background….
Someday soon we will do our own,so watch this space for our redo. In the meanwhile
we’ve found some inspiring spaces around the www that we would would love to hang out in. Also please find our pinterest board for some more inspiration if this is the project you are choosing to do this summer.
Some ideas to consider for your own firepit:
There really are no rules as every home is different , just love your home and let it keep inspiring you!
Are you planning any firepit projects this summer or have you done one of your own? Please share your ideas with us here email us (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or sahare on our facebook page.
Click on the images for their original sources OR find them and more on our Pinterest board for Firepits and fireplaces.
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