Outdoor Shower Pictures From Blog Cabin 2011

The Indoors Out crew paired reclaimed architectural elements with new building materials to craft a spa-like shower space.

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

An outdoor shower showcases cedar lap siding and a rustic wood door, reclaimed from a barn in the Blog Cabin 2011 neighborhood.

A distressed wooden sign marks the entrance to the shower space. The blue heron, along with bald eagles and ospreys, is a frequent visitor to the salt marshes beyond Blog Cabin’s backyard.

Durable cedar lap siding, purchased in Port Haywood, Va., will age to a dusty gray. To ensure the structure’s stability, 4 x 4 surround posts were sunk into the earth and secured with cement. “I chose cedar siding because I wanted a very classic look with an ‘East Coast beach’ feel,” says Matt Blashaw.

A decorative wooden escutcheon plate that ensconces the single handle, along with an interior shower seat, is crafted from the home’s original 2x4s.

Ideal for outdoor use, the showerhead in a brushed-nickel finish resists rust and corrosion. The fixture’s air-induction technology infuses water with air for a more powerful showering experience.

Outfitted with brass hangers, vintage shutters purchased at a downtown Mathews shop turn towel holders.

The outdoor shower leads directly out to the patio space and the fire pit area beyond.

The shower is flanked by decorative container gardens that lend a sense of permanence and add instant color while landscape elements mature.

A decorative driftwood mirror adds textural interest and also accommodates guests who need to freshen up after a day on the bay or beach.

Energy efficient LED ribbon light illuminates the shower floor. The ribbon is encased in two layers of specialty grout, a mixture of smooth-to-the-touch jellybean glass pebbles and epoxy. The ribbon has an estimated life span of 50,000 hours.