It’s not hard to see why steam showers are trending in bathroom remodels. Steam showers are relaxing, rejuvenate the body and mind and clean the body better than the average shower. They’re also modern, stylish and make use of convenient technology. However, once you’ve decided you’re interested in installing a steam shower, you have to decide whether you want to build a custom steam shower or if you want to purchase a pre-built steam shower.
Building a custom steam shower often involves more decision making and more purchasing of separate parts. On one hand, this could be a positive for you if you want complete control over which components go into your shower. However, this may be a stressful experience for someone who doesn’t know a lot about building a steam shower. Additionally, you will have to pick out a steam shower enclosure, the appropriate steam generator, a control panel, seating and other accessories.
VIGO 36 x 36 Frameless 3/8″ Clear/Chrome Shower Enclosure with Base
If you don’t use a shower enclosure, you will need to remodel the bathroom to include a shower room that is tiled and has a special door that will not let steam out into the rest of the bathroom. These renovations will be costly. You will also have to remodel the ceiling in the shower to be slanted so the condensation from the steam will slide down and not drip down on top of you. These decisions give you more power over the design of the shower but also raise the cost. You will also have to run a water line to the steam generator; it will need drainage and electricity.
A pre-built steam shower unit is an all-in-one design, which comes with really cool features already installed. These units include the steam shower enclosure, the steam generator, the control panel and usually include built-in fold-out seating or removable stools. These units are easy to install; the parts are simply put together and the unit is plugged into the water supply and the electrical. (You will need a plumber and electrician to install either type of steam shower.)
Common features included in steam shower units include luxury features like body massage jets, chromatherapy lighting, aromatherapy systems and foot massagers. See the list below to learn more:
Surround Sound Speakers
Flooring and Ceiling
Rainfall Ceiling Shower Head
Handheld Shower Head
Additionally, some steam shower units are retrofit to fit in the space of a standard bathtub or shower. They also come in various dimensions to fit your needs.
In the end, only you can decide what best fits your personal wants and needs; you will need to think about whether or not a custom steam shower or an all-in-one steam shower unit is the best choice for you. You can call our experienced staff at 800-304-3598, and we will be more than happy to assist you in choosing the perfect steam shower for your bathroom. You can also browse steam generators, shower enclosures and steam shower units on SteamShowersInc.com.