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23 Amazing Inspirations that Take the Bathroom Outdoors!

The modern bathroom is quickly assuming the shape of a stylish and soothing retreat that is right at home. These days, many homeowners are more than happy to invest both the additional time and cash required to create a lavish bathroom that allows them to refresh and rejuvenate after a long, hard day. And in this quest for the fabulous spa-styled bathroom, the conventional walls have been brought down quite literally to blur the line between the interior and the outdoors. A beautiful outdoor bathroom blends complete privacy with an affinity for nature that is simply unmatched.

Take the bathtub into the private yard for a serene dip 23 Amazing Inspirations that Take the Bathroom Outdoors!
Take the bathtub into the private yard for a serene dip [Design: Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes]

While some bathrooms on display here will leave you spellbound, others offer a practical and stylish way of taking the shower or bathtub outside without any major makeovers. If you thought that taking a relaxing dip in the backyard was not your thing, think again!

Luxury and Serenity

Taking the bathroom outdoors brings with it a wide range of advantages, and getting this done has become a lot easier in recent times. The outdoor bathroom offers the necessary privacy while ensuring that you have complete luxury at your fingertips. There are plenty of different configurations you can choose from, including a hot tub, freestanding bathtub and shower area, to smaller and simpler designs that incorporate just a shower and a bathtub. Converting the private garden or porch that is accessed from the master bedroom into an outdoor bathroom also makes perfect sense in terms of ergonomics.

Gorgeous tropical outdoor bathroom with spa styled brilliance 23 Amazing Inspirations that Take the Bathroom Outdoors!
Gorgeous tropical outdoor bathroom with spa-styled brilliance [From: Ethan Tweedie Photography]
Rain shower above the bathtub in the patio! [Design: Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes]
Rain shower above the bathtub in the patio! [Design: Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes]
Semi outdoor bathroom with its own Zen nook [Design: Iwan Sastrawiguna Interior Design]
Semi outdoor bathroom with its own Zen nook [Design: Iwan Sastrawiguna Interior Design]

Remember that an outdoor bathroom that is standing just outside the master bedroom needs to feel like an extension of the space indoors. The style and theme of the outdoor bathroom are defined by the decor that you use and the canopy that surrounds the area. If you have a backyard filled with tropical plants, that is a good theme to go with. Others might prefer incorporating an Asian-look to mimic the aura of a relaxed spa setting.

Fabulous outdoor Mediterranean bathroom with plenty of blue [Design: Exteriors by Chad Robert]
Fabulous outdoor Mediterranean bathroom with plenty of blue [Design: Exteriors by Chad Robert]
Luxurious master bedroom and bath that connects with the outdoors [Design: Raymond Forehand]
Luxurious master bedroom and bath that connects with the outdoors [Design: Raymond Forehand]
Outdoor bathtub and shower adjacent to the bathroom indoors [Design: Concreteworks]
Outdoor bathtub and shower adjacent to the bathroom indoors [Design: Concreteworks]
Outdoor shower area is simple and stylish [Design: Terra Rubina]
Outdoor shower area is simple and stylish [Design: Terra Rubina]

Flowing Indoor-Outdoor Connection

While the trend of outdoor bathrooms is catching on quickly, most designers are turning toward bathrooms that connect visually and architecturally with the rest of the home. The idea here is to turn the deck, patio or terrace into a natural extension of the floor plan of the house and to ensure that you have the best of both worlds. Glass walls and drapes are among the most popular choices in bringing the outdoors inside. But splitting the shower area and the bathtub space between the interior and the outdoors is another cool choice. This also lets you work around any issues with space and gives the bathroom an airy atmosphere.

Give your existing bathroom a stunning extension outdoors [Design: Smith Brothers]
Give your existing bathroom a stunning extension outdoors [Design: Smith Brothers]
Glass roof gives the outdoor bath a unique look [Design: MMM Interiors]
Glass roof gives the outdoor bath a unique look [Design: MMM Interiors]
Relaxing outdoor bath design that is connected with an indoor bathroom [From: Gregory Pierce Photography]
Relaxing outdoor bath design that is connected with an indoor bathroom [From: Gregory Pierce Photography]

Even if you are not blessed with an expansive backyard, all you need is a small niche next to the bathroom outdoors to turn it into a wonderful shower area. In case you live in a region where the chill in the air sets in a touch too quickly, then use glass panels for the roof and walls to keep the outdoorsy appeal intact while providing perfect insulation.

Drapes allow you to switch between amazing views and complete privacy [Design: Philip Nimmo Design]
Drapes allow you to switch between amazing views and complete privacy [Design: Philip Nimmo Design]
Amazing indoor-outdoor bathroom with shower and bathtub [Design: Summerour Architects]
Amazing indoor-outdoor bathroom with shower and bathtub [Design: Summerour Architects]
Extend the indoor bathroom outside with a glass wall shower area [Design: Slifer Designs]
Extend the indoor bathroom outside with a glass wall shower area [Design: Slifer Designs]
A lovely blend of Asian and tropical styles in the bathroom [Design: ZAK Architecture]
A lovely blend of Asian and tropical styles in the bathroom [Design: ZAK Architecture]

Trendy Standalone Style

Not really keen on taking the bathroom outside? Maybe you do not have the space or the resources to do so? For those who have a bathroom that is in no way connected with their existing backyard, a simple yet wonderful option is to add a standalone bathtub for a cooling dip under the star-studded sky! Many of the contemporary models drain ever so easily and need little installation work, and the revival of retro and colorful claw-foot bathtubs has meant that even a vintage or bohemian style is now cooler than ever.

Give the porch an unexpected twist with the bathtub [Design: Ventura Homes]
Give the porch an unexpected twist with the bathtub [Design: Ventura Homes]
Outdoor bathroom with shower and bathtub [Design: Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes]
Outdoor bathroom with shower and bathtub [Design: Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes]
Posh bathtub turns the porch into a private spa! [Design: Cathy Schwabe Architecture]
Posh bathtub turns the porch into a private spa! [Design: Cathy Schwabe Architecture]

The backyard bathhouse can be a liberating and invigorating experience that will fill your life with newfound zest. Even the tiniest of terraces can play host to these relaxing hubs that turn every evening of your life into a trip to the nearest spa, one that is just a few steps away from your living space!

Salvaged bathtub at the heart of a lovely backyard spa! [Design: Swell Done]
Salvaged bathtub at the heart of a lovely backyard spa! [Design: Swell Done]
Enjoy a star-studded night as you take a refreshing soak [Design: Howden Homes]
Enjoy a star-studded night as you take a refreshing soak [Design: Howden Homes]
Natural canopy offers the perfect spot for an outdoor bath [From: Shannon Malone]
Natural canopy offers the perfect spot for an outdoor bath [From: Shannon Malone]
Standalone bathtubs convert the backyard into a place for a refreshing dip [Design: ZAK Architecture]
Standalone bathtubs convert the backyard into a place for a refreshing dip [Design: ZAK Architecture]
Cool backyard retreat with vintage bohemian style [Photography: Mina Brinkey]
Cool backyard retreat with vintage bohemian style [Photography: Mina Brinkey]

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