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A new sort of room for outdoor living

By Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows May 17, 2011

Ah, the great outdoors. There’s nothing like spending time outside, including — bathroom time? That’s right, there is such a thing as an outdoor bathroom (and no, we don’t mean a porta-potty). You’ve heard of fabulous outdoor kitchens to take your alfresco dining beyond grilling, or even outdoor showers, but have you can also expand your outdoor living to bathrooms?

Apartment Therapy recently featured some gorgeous outdoor bathrooms, and we have included two of our favorites below. It’s a different concept — the entire bathroom outdoors. An outside shower could be an unusual luxury, or a necessity if it was designed for rinsing off after swimming. But using the toilet outdoors? Brushing your teeth in the breeze? It might take some getting used to.

Needless to say, before you call your builder to build an outside bathroom, bear in mind that these are probably best for homes with lots of land and privacy. No one wants to see their next-door neighbor showering on the other side of the picket fence!

What do you think of outdoor bathrooms? Make sure to check out the rest of Apartment Therapy’s round-up of outdoor bathrooms!

Images courtesy of Apartment Therapy.