Spring is getting closer! In fact it’s pretty much here in Florida! I’m staring out over the water this morning and thinking I need to be out on my boat, not sitting in my office on the phone and computer! Pesky work!
Check this out:
Outdoor areas can be literally amazing! I’ve said before that I may have to make a career shift to building just things like this! But then what would I do about the kid’s rooms I love so much? Choices, choices!
Fireplaces are awesome outside and I can’t wait to do a huge post about them. but you know what else is awesome outdside? A shower. I love an outdoor shower. Maybe it’s a tropical thing, but I don’t think an exterior living makeover is complete without one! This picture below is my outdoor shower from our previous home (which is still for sale! despite all the great Home Staging ideas).
We’ve already discussed my photography skills! But my building skills are better and this is an awesome shower!
Looking out one side is a view through thick tropical foliage including huge stalks of bamboo out to a beautiful lake. On the other side is a very nice private paver patio with some wicker furniture and a lush tropical garden.
I used a simple wooden rod and some plain Sunbrella fabric to make the curtains, which go all the way around if you’re feeling modest!
I found out very quickly that HOT water is a must. The breeze outside changes things a little bit!
Decks and Patios
Another great outdoor project is a wood deck or a paver patio. I can’t get enough of these spaces. Our deck in the current house is half the size of the entire house! We practically live out there! I’m waiting for the spring bloom of flowers and greenery to show you pictures. But I can show you evidence of a lesson learned this past weekend:
The following mixture: Metal firepit, salt air, wood deck. NOT GOOD!
Things rust here…like right now. And the firepit had a small hole in the bottom that I wasn’t aware of…this is what happened in the middle of roasting marshmallows! Oh well, we were going to paint it this year anyway!
So let me ask you….which one do you want to hear about first? Outdoor Fireplaces, Outdoor Showers, or Decks and Patios?