Design Trend: Outdoor Bath

  • 3 minutes
  • 27 April 2023

If you’re looking for a way to create a luxurious escape at home, consider adding an outdoor bath to your space. While outdoor showers have been around for a while, the idea of an outdoor bath is becoming increasingly popular, offering a chance to indulge in a relaxing soak while enjoying the great outdoors.

Considerations for your outdoor bath

Before you get started, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, plumbing and drainage are essential. You’ll need to connect the bath to a water source and ensure proper drainage. You’ll also need access to hot water, so consider installing a tankless water heater to ensure you never run out.

Another key consideration is the surrounding plant life and wildlife. While being surrounded by nature and relaxing is the ultimate goal, you want to avoid being constantly on the lookout for creepy crawlies. Not to mention always having branches or foliage fall on you. You’ll also want to ensure your bath is in an area that provides adequate privacy and is not too exposed to the elements.

When it comes to the design of your outdoor bath, flooring is also an essential factor to consider. You’ll want to ensure the ground around the bath is firm and stable to prevent slips or falls. Additionally, consider installing suitable flooring. You will need to create a solid surface and avoid muddy or grass-covered feet when it’s finally time to get out and make your way back inside.

Design ideas

  • Luxury resort
  • Rustic
  • Tropical oasis
  • Winter Wonderland
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Depending on your outdoor design and aesthetic, it’s also important to consider the type of bath. Options include:

  • Freestanding 
  • Hot tub or spa
  • Inground
Outdoor Hot Tub

Another consideration if choosing freestanding is the shape. Will you choose the classic bath shape, a clawfoot design, or a round bath? Then select the best material for your overall design and outdoor space:

  • Acrylic
  • Fibreglass
  • Concrete
  • Copper
  • Stone
  • Wood
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Outdoor baths can be great additions to many outdoor landscapes, such as:

  • Acreages 
  • Backyard gardens
  • Rooftop terraces
  • Mountain retreats
  • Tropical rainforests
  • Waterfront homes
Design Trend - outdoor baths

ModularWalls make the ideal privacy screen for an outdoor bath

Finally, when it comes to creating a private and stylish atmosphere for your outdoor bath, ModularWalls offers the perfect solution. Two great options for creating privacy are our SlimWall, with aluminium posts and TrendWall, with aluminium posts. Both options are ideal for coastal areas, pools or outdoor bath areas. Either choose a high wall for complete privacy or keep it low to take in the view.

You also can customise ModularWalls to suit your preferred aesthetic. And you can paint them any colour you choose to create the perfect backdrop for your bath.

Overall, with some planning and creative design, adding an outdoor bath to your home can create a luxurious and relaxing escape that you’ll love for years to come.

If you are looking for more design inspiration, check out our Mood Boards and get started today!