Building An Outdoor Shower Stall
Having a bath time outside of our home? Wow, that’s exactly a wonderful experience, bathing session in an open space while enjoying fresh air and blue sky. Many choices are available for outdoor shower stall; however wooden shower stall is still being the best option. By having a wooden shower stall, you can get a traditional look for your stall.
There are many readily made shower stall, but if you want to get a high aesthetics shower stall, it’s suggested to build your own stall. If you’re an amateur, you can ask some help from professional.
Step by Step Building Outdoor Shower Stall
Below are some steps you should complete if you want to build your own outdoor shower stall. There are five main important steps; concrete pad, proper flooring, setting up pipes, building the exteriors, and interiors of the enclosure.
First step, decide the location for the stall, mark the area, which forms the basis of the shower floor, needs to be laid. Depending upon the width of the shower stall, use a concrete mix cement to lay the floor of the shower. While laying the cement, make sure you smoothen the surface with a trowel, to ensure that it does not have any loose ends and bumps. You can use flat river rock as tiles over the concrete pad.
Second step is proper flooring. The most outstanding to see when you take a shower is that the water needs to pass through a hole used for drainage. While you prepare the drainage for your stall, you should pay attention in some matters; you have to ensure that your shower water doesn’t sheep or mix with the groundwater or the soil. The water should pass directly to the drainage system on your street. You also have to make sure that the water doesn’t stay stagnate in any particular area. It’s recommended for any outdoor shower to have a floor that it slightly sloping to ensure that the water doesn’t accumulate anywhere.
Third step is setting up the pipes. The post that you set up in the ground needs to be eight to ten feet tall. Get the help of a plumber to install the PVC pipes through the posts. Get the plumber to drill a hole for a top lever in the pipe. If that has done, attach a showerhead to the top end of the PVC pipe to ensure free flow of water. In this step, you also need to figure out the water source for your shower. You need to check if there are any water lines close to the location of your outdoor shower. If not, you will have to get a water line added to reach the shower stall.
The fourth step is building the exteriors. To build a stall for the outdoor shower, dig up the ground in accordance with the width of the area. You can use waterproof wooden planks, and set them erect in a rectangular or oval fashion in accordance with your design. Although most outdoor showers prefer to be without a roof, you can add to have a thatched roof that would go well with the outdoors. You can use latches that match the woodwork of the stall for the door.
The last step is interiors of the stall. If there is ample place in your stall, you can make a seating area with rough granite. A compact mirror can be hung in an area away from the shower head is a great option. You can also add light with a dim glow which will be helpful especially at night. Often people ignore towel racks and leave towels hanging on the latches of doors. Although it suits the aim, it’s a good idea to install towel rack. You also can have a small cupboard to keep your toiletries which will ensure that you wouldn’t need to make frequent trips to other areas in order to get them.
Well, now you can enjoy your outdoor shower stall after you are getting sweat in building it. Happy outdoor bathing!