Built-in home steam bath units are available in many shapes and sizes.
In fact, there are enough residential steam room sizes and designs to fit any home and decor.
With so many styles and designs available, answering two questions can help make your decision a little easier:
1. How big do you want your unit to be? 2. Do you want extra features or just a basic unit?
More on these two choices in a moment…
First you should know that it takes some planning to install a steam room.
Plumbing and ventilation are requirements.
In most cases, your warranty will be voided if you don’t hire a licensed plumber and an electrician to make the necessary connections.
So please put aside the I-can-do-it-myself-attitude and hire the help!
You might even need assistance from other contractors and possibly an architect.
What size will you need?
The right size unit for you will depend on 3 things:
1. The size of your budget. 2. The amount of space you have available. 3. The number of people who will use the steam room. Will you use it by yourself? Or will you take steam baths with friends and family?
There are personal steam room enclosures small enough to accommodate one or two people and large enough to fit 10+ people.
What features do you want?
Again, this is going to depend on your budget and personal preference.
For example, you can choose a basic steam room enclosure.
If it’s within your budget, you can splurge on a combination steam room.
Combo steam units merge a steam room, steam shower and whirlpool into one room! The combination models are truly stylish and luxurious.
Extra features normally include water massage jets, foot massagers, fm radio and cd audio input, and there is a lot more available.
Some newer models even have water proof LCD screens so you can watch TV.
Before making your decision, take your time and pick the best option for you. After all, a residential steam room is great to have, but it's not exactly a cheap investment!