What is the purpose of your outdoor shower? A relaxing and romantic spot for a long shower? A place to rinse off sandy kids and pets? This is going to determine your budget, location and material choices. With the right planning, a quick rinse-off spot could be a weekend project. But if you’re looking for something more extravagant, you may need to consider a hot-water system and in-depth construction.

If you’re unsure about anything, it’s always a good idea to consult a professional. If you don’t know about plumbing, a DIY shower project can end badly.