Outdoor Bathroom: Close to Nature
Some people like to have outdoor baths and showers, and I think they are the ultimate back-to-nature condescension and are close to nature. Unfortunately, with some of the climate conditions having an outdoor bathroom would be a waste of money, as we would never use. So this outdoor bathing inspiration post is for all of you (lucky ones) living warm climates and for those who wants to keep dreaming.
I cannot say that I remember the days when I too used to use my bathroom as a mini spa or personal sanctuary to shut myself away from the hustle and bustle of the day. Light some candles and fill the bath to the brim with hot water and an overdose of beautifully scented bubbles or bath salts, but alas no more!
An Outdoor Bathroom
An outdoor bathroom is a portal that brings the outside world in. Use natural finishes, and keep things simple. Having an outdoor bathroom in your own unique style will remind you being the home owners that you are the master of your domain, and will have make you feel like the king of the world around you.
This trend is extremely popular in areas with great climates, Australia, South Africa, and actually started out in the tourism industry. Game lodges offered rooms with outdoor bathroom facilities, not standing separate, but merged into the room itself. More often than not, the shower or bath itself is located in an alcove that is exposed to the elements. The space is finished in natural materials like wood, slate or granite, and should offer a view of the world outside.
Back to Nature
If you are designing a home from scratch, then you will need to keep the outside space in mind. You will need access to water and plumbing, as well as ample room – having an outside bathroom is useless if it is cramped. Think luxury and space. In addition, you should take into consideration privacy issues, and design some rather cover that protects the client from prying eyes that can ruin their intimate bathing experiences.
A Natural Bathroom
Firstly, detail is the key. Everything in the room should suggest a naturalistic outlook. Go for muted, earthy towels, natural hand and body products, and stone or wood finishes. An arrangement of indigenous flowers can add that special touch. Go for a pebble or slate finish in your shower, that offers a truly outdoor feel, and invest in a wide showerhead – you will feel like you are showering in the rain, plus you will save water at the same time.
Close to Nature
First Time Experience
The first time bathing experience that can be totally new to you and one which felt a little strange at first, but one which you can quickly and willingly embrace. The experience can induce a sense of total freedom, bereft of inhibitions and a feeling of being completely in touch with nature and the great outdoors, not to mention feeling clean and refreshed afterwards.
Experience an Outdoor Bathroom