There’s nothing more relaxing than a steam shower that does more than just leave you squeaky clean. It cleanses your skin by opening up your pores without having to douse it in scalding water, which can lead to dry, scaly skin, which let’s face it, isn’t exactly pleasant. Let’s take a look at what to keep in mind while picking out a shower design.
A steam shower is known to relieve various health problems and more importantly, gives you a unique rejuvenating experience. The difference between a regular shower space and a steam shower enclosure, is that the latter option allows you to relax within a closed space and experience stress-free steaming, without having to experience the same in an actual sauna. It’s like a mini sauna right in your bathroom. While space is a major concern, it is always better to inspect a steam shower before buying one. Take the measurements of your bathroom space of where you’d like this to be placed, making it easier to pick. You’ll find a diagram below of the many things that make up an ideal design.
Things to Consider
The steam generator unit is the primary part of a steam shower, with various options that can be considered. Proper insulation is also one of the most essential elements during the buying process. Ensuring that proper insulation is done to trap the steam generated by the steam generation unit, is essential so as to enjoy the benefits. Other important units of this enclosure are the thermostatic controller and ventilation fan.
Add-ons such as a digital control panel, gives users easy access to various settings with regard to time, temperature, and steam preferences. Having a remote control further adds to the convenience, especially in larger units. With features like aromatherapy, color-therapy lighting, body massage jets, shower nozzles, and special shower heads with adjustable settings, you won’t have to worry about a less than perfect experience.
Dedicate Larger Area
While such a construct is often created as an added luxury, dedicating ample space for it, is important. Unlike regular showers that are compact, this one can be a bit larger to accommodate whoever steps into it, without having to feel claustrophobic. You’ll have to analyze the space and consider just how much of it is going to be allocated for the steam shower, without constricting movement around the bathroom. If more than one person wants to join you for a sauna experience, buy one that can comfortably fit the two of you.
Plan the Interior Layout
A bench or wall-attached seating is a must. Padded seats along with a cushioned backrest (all made from waterproof material) can be added for additional comfort. The benches should be wide enough to avoid feeling congested. The seating and footrests should be made from durable, waterproof material. Panels, a footrest, and other nitty-gritty details, must be looked into when it comes to selecting the perfect design. A music system feature can amp the experience by several notches.
Use the Best Materials
Glass, tile, wood, and acrylic, are commonly used to create the perfect casing for the shower area. If you are looking for the most elegant material for this encasing, opt for designer glass. Frosted glass is your go-to option; it invites privacy and peace. Tiling done inside the shower enclosure has to be done professionally to complement other elements in it. Choose tiles with patterns of an artsy nature, or something more downplayed depending on the palette of your bathroom. Go for quality plumbing and hardware fixtures including door knobs, a locking system, handles, and rods.