Steam rooms can add value to both your home and your health, but what is a steam room?
A steam room is a space heated with steam, normally for the purpose of relaxation. The temperatures vary but are typically kept somewhere between 43 to 46 degrees Celsius. You’ve probably seen steam rooms at your gym, in your hotel spa or in an ‘overpriced’ luxury home.
Now steam rooms are becoming more affordable and easier to install in your home as great steam room products become more accessible all around the world.
We’ve put together 5 reasons why steam rooms add comfort and luxury to your home and health.
1. Affordable luxury – adding value to your home
Steam room installations are simple and they can be added to any bathroom with a shower. Pick a bathroom that you can escape to without distraction. I find most homeowners fit out their master ensuite to transform it into their own special sanctuary. The steam room is a show piece that will separate your home from others.
2. Health benefits
Studies show that steam rooms can improve circulation, which in turn can lead to lower blood pressure and a healthier heart. Steam rooms can also clear congestion in your sinuses and lungs.
3. Customise and enhance your experience
With lots of accessories available to add to your steam room bundle, there are plenty of opportunities to make this space your own. Designer benches, water jets, LED lights, rain shower heads and the list goes on. Create a holiday experience in your own home.
4. Physical benefits
Steam rooms aid in work out recovery as it proven that heat therapy can penetrate deep into muscle tissues and help relieve delayed onset muscle soreness.
5. Feel calm and rested
We continue to look for places to escape and are always searching for the best ways to relax. If you are struggling to leave your home or if you can’t go on holidays then build that comfortable and luxurious space in your home. Everyone deserves to clear their head and recover.
People are often surprised at how affordable and easy it is to have a steam room in their home. Some of the most common questions we receive about steam rooms are:
Are steam rooms easy to install?
Yes, only three new components are required to turn your new shower into a steam shower. A touch screen control temperature sensor, steam head and steam generator. Keeping in mind that the shower screen and wall will need to be sealed. Best to install when rebuilding a shower or completing a renovation or new build.
What’s the difference between a steam shower and a sauna?
A Sauna is basically “dry heat” and the steam room is “wet heat”. A steam room can be easily integrated into an existing bathroom.
How much does a steam room cost?
The cost of a steam room all depends on the accessories you want to add, the finished surfaces, tiles and the type of shower screen, but you’re looking at $3000 – $8000.
How big is the steam box?
A steam box is a little bit bigger than a standard briefcase and it can fit in a small cupboard, vanity, roof or under the house. It is important to make sure it is installed close to the steam room.
Is a steam room a good investment?
Yes, the steam room has been increasing in popularity in recent years. Making it an asset to your home as well as your personal health.
If you’re convinced and currently renovating, then take this opportunity to invest in your health and your home. North Shore Plumbing Group are here to continue to deliver the comfort and luxury you deserve.
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