Enjoying a steam room has often only been found in spas or gyms, but the age of the house steam room has come. Yes, it is true. Many homeowners are turning their showers into functioning steam rooms. You can finally take advantage of the health benefits and maybe even transport yourself to a spa like retreat right in your own bathroom. There are some things to know to help you along the purchasing path.
How exactly does it work? Simply put, it’s a vapor-tight enclosure coupled with a steam shower generator. So, if you have a glass shower enclosure then you are well on your way to having your own steam experience.
The steam generator will boil the water and release the vapor in your shower enclosure. All materials you use in the shower and in your bathroom should be resilient to hot, moist vapor.
There are a couple ways you can install a steam shower. One is buying a kit that is ready for installation. The other option is to install a steam generator which you will need professional guide on the type that fits your glass shower.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to incorporate a steam shower in your home then install a modular unit. These units come with all the necessities: doors, molded seats, steam dispensers, multiples showerheads, and some even have bath or regular shower capabilities.
They are made of acrylic and created to keep vapor from ruining the walls of your bathroom. Additionally, they are made to be an easy installation and hooking up to plumbing. They can range anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000.
Quick tip: Always double check dimensions before you purchase, but most of them are made to easily fit in the dimensions of the tub or shower your currently have.
The draw towards custom steam showers lies in the ability continue the design of your bathroom in your shower and adding amenities like rain showers.
Quick tip: If you are using tile it should be set in a mortar bed not stuck to water-resistant drywall. This could be damaging to your home.
If you want to go a set further and bring the full spa experience to your bathroom then consider adding the following:
We’ve discussed how the generator works, but here’s what you need to know practically. They can be 25 ft. away from the location of your shower, which makes it convenient for hiding in a closet or vanity. Choose a generator that is quiet and will provide enough steam for your space. You will spend about $500 to $2,500 on a generator.
It’s time to relax and rejuvenate on a regular basis, not just as the spa. A steam room is the perfect start to rebooting everyday.
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