A steam shower kit may sound like a foreign concept, but it’s been gaining in popularity over the years. Put very simply, a steam shower kit is an all-in-one, prefabricated steam shower for at-home installation.
Ever wonder what having a private spa at home would feel like? That’s what you can achieve with a state-of-the-art steam shower kit. The growing trend of the installation of steam showers in luxury bathroom design becomes easy with the installation of a steam shower kit. These kits are easy to install; come with all of the necessary components; are certified for safety; and offer a long list of health benefits with regular use. Don’t forget that retailers like Steam Showers Inc offer technical support for your purchase as well.
Read on to learn more about how steam shower kits work and why they’re a popular choice for bathroom remodels and renovations.
Steam shower kits on Steam Showers Inc are easy to install because they’re prefabricated. They require minimal assembling by a contractor and/or a plumber and electrician. Once the unit is assembled, it is hooked up to the existing water supply in the home bathroom.
These steam shower units are also readily available in dimensions and varying sizes to fit any bathroom or remodeling project. Additionally, some units are retrofit for a standard bathtub size. These units can replace your current shower and/or bathtub setup. There are also models that vary in cost, depending on the amount of features and the materials, to fit different budgets for home improvement projects.
Going with a prefabricated option allows homeowners to enjoy all of the luxury features of a custom steam shower system without having to put together a costly installation budget for parts and labor. Moreover, custom home builders like to install steam shower kits because of the ease of installation and the competitive cost.
Luxury Bathroom Design Trends
As residential bathrooms become more luxurious, more walk-in showers and steam showers are popping up in home remodels. Homeowners are opting for larger showers with more space to relax, multiple shower heads and massage jets. These showers also appear alongside large, soaking bathtubs and freestanding bathtubs. The idea is the bigger the shower, the better the design is and the more people will be able to enjoy it.
Ariel 802L Steam Shower
These design trends culminate in a spa experience within the modern home bathroom. Steam shower kits fit the need for a luxurious and spa shower by offering units at good values, units that are easy to install and units that contemporize the bathroom. These all-in-one units come equipped with body massage jets, rainfall ceiling showerheads, radio and multiple showerheads for an all encompassing, tranquil getaway. The bathroom isn’t just functional anymore – it’s a personal sanctuary to come home to.
Steam Shower Kit Components
What makes up a steam shower kit? This list goes over the bells and whistles that these shower kits offer for the bathroom.
- Shower Enclosure – A steam shower kit includes the door, walls and hardware that make up the shower room. Many units are equipped with doors constructed of tempered glass.
- Sauna Wood Panels – Some units are made primarily of acrylic, but Steam Showers Inc also offers steam shower units with flooring constructed out of sauna wood panels. Furthermore, these units have solid roof panels. The bottom of the unit is an acrylic molded fiberglass reinforced base with a stainless steel frame.
- Steam Generator – The steam generator for a steam shower kit does not have to be purchased separately; it is included with the shower unit. The steam generator heats water, which becomes steam that is pumped into the shower. Most prefabricated steam shower units include a 3KW or a 6KW steam generator.
- Handheld Shower Head – The shower would be incomplete without at least one handheld shower head. Units built to accommodate two people include more than one shower head.
- Rainfall Ceiling Shower Head – Many luxury steam shower kits include a rainfall ceiling shower head that is installed within the ceiling of the shower enclosure. These shower heads create a relaxing and calming rain within the shower for a truly unique experience. A shower for two people may include two rainfall ceiling shower heads.
- Stool or Seat – With the purchase of a steam shower kit, you will not have to separately purchase a stool or seat to sit in while you enjoy a steam session. These are built-in or may be removable. A two person unit will include two seats to accommodate both users.
- Ceiling Lights – Recessed lights in the ceiling of the shower illuminate the shower enclosure for convenience.
- Touch Screen Control Panel – The features of the shower are controlled via the touch screen control panel. From the control panel, the user can customize the temperature, fan, lights, radio station, music volume, timer and steam.
- Storage Shelf – Storage shelves integrated into the unit hold bathroom products and keep them off of the floor.
If you decide to invest in one of the higher end steam shower kits available, you will have access to the following luxury features:
- Body Massage Jets – Jets in the panels on the walls of the shower deliver an acupuncture massage to the user.
- Foot Massager – Some units are equipped with a foot massager that can be enjoyed during a steam session. When not in use, the massager can be mounted on the wall.
- Chromatherapy – This luxury feature offers the use of colored lights that affect mood. This alternative treatment is also popular in luxury bathtubs.
- Aromatherapy – A steam shower aromatherapy system gives you the option to diffuse scents into the shower enclosure. This alternative treatment uses essential oils poured into the special cup in the system to surround the user in relaxing scents. For example, eucalyptus treats respiration problems and lavender promotes relaxation.
- Radio – The user can listen to music while showering and tune and change volume from control panel. Imagine listening to the news or your favorite music station while showering each morning.
- Bluetooth – Select units offer Bluetooth capability, which can be connected to cellular phones, tablets, iPods and other devices.
Ariel Platinum DZ961F8-R Steam Shower
Steam shower kits offered by Steam Showers Inc are ETL certified. This is a product compliance to meet safety standards for electrical and gas in the United States and Canada. (We recommend checking the required codes for the area in which you live before installing a steam shower system.) The ETL certification gives you the peace of mind that the product you’re installing in your home meets standards for safety.
This brief overview gives you an idea of the many health benefits steam showers have to offer:
- Relaxation – Enjoy at at-home steam session at your convenience.
- Cleanliness – Steam deeply cleans the skin and the pores of the skin.
- Removal of Toxins – As the body sweats, waste and toxins leave the skin.
- Skin Tone – The steam cleans and improves the appearance of skin tone.
- Improved Respiration – This provides relief for those with sinus problems, asthma, bronchitis, allergies, congestion and inflammation.
- Boosts Immunity – The heat of the steam creates an arterial fever in the body, which boosts the immunity and helps the user fight illness.
- Increased Circulation – During a steam session, blood vessels expand and blood is delivered to sore and tired muscles.
- Reduces Soreness – Bathing with steam slows the production of lactic acid, therefore reducing soreness in the muscles.
- Pain Relief – Those who bathe with steam report decreased pain throughout the body.
Technical Support from Steam Showers Inc
If you purchase your steam shower kit via Steam Showers Inc, our experienced team will be available to help you with technical issues. Not every company offers this service to their customers for the maintenance and care of their steam shower kits. Our knowledgeable team knows the product extremely well and is on standby to assist you from 9 am to 5 pm PST (Monday through Friday).
About Steam Showers Inc
Steam Showers Inc is the largest online distributor of prefabricated steam shower units. With 10 years of experience, Steam Showers Inc offers the latest in steam showers, whirlpool bathtubs, shower panels, toilets, walk-in bathtubs and more for luxury home improvement projects.