Why go traditional when you can go extreme? As modern bathroom trends evolve, designers and homeowners are going all out with bathroom design and bathroom products to make the bathroom a luxurious spa experience. Some of these designs results in experimental and unique bathroom products that make a splash and an impression.

Read our post Exploring Types of Bathtubs if you want an overview of types of bathtubs. Continue reading this post for a closer look at some extreme tubs and showers.

Nirvana Bathtub

What if you could have a bathtub that emulated a starry sky? The Nirvana Bathtub does this with its i-Touch lighting system. This acrylic unit contains 360 LED lights. This unit is also low-water consuming because of the shallow shape. We’re wondering if the lights reflect off the walls for an immersive bathing experience.


Photo Credit: http://freshome.com/2009/09/15/nirvana-bathtub-an-extreme-bathing-experience/

Hammock Bathtub

The “Vessel” tub from Matt Withington and Miles Hartwell will redefine the term “freestanding bathtub.” This carbon fiber tub imitates the shape of a traditional hammock. As well as adding a “wow factor” to the bathroom, this tub keeps water warmer for a longer period of time due to its design. SplinterWorks offers this tub in different colors. The brackets on the wall support the weight, and two people can use the tub. Don’t forget the freestanding faucet for filling the tub and the floor drain for emptying it.

Hammock Bathtub

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Ariel BT-150150 Whirlpool Bathtub

The Ariel BT-150150 Whirlpool Bathtub turns a home bathroom into a luxury spa and jacuzzi. This corner bathtub unit from Ariel Bath features stylish tempered glass, handheld shower head and ozone sterilization. The 9 whirlpool jets deliver a acupuncture hydro massage while the two headrests allow two people to relax comfortably. The micro computer with LCD control panel works with a remote control, and the unit can hold up to 98 gallons of water.

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Ariel 701 Steam Shower with Whirlpool Bathtub

The Ariel 701 Steam Shower with Whirlpool Bathtub takes bathing to a whole other level as an at-home steam shower and whirlpool bathtub combination unit. This corner steam shower is enclosed with blue tempered glass and includes a handheld shower head, rainfall ceiling shower, computer control panel with timer and 3KW steam generator. The two built-in seats allow for relaxing during a steam session while the LED lighting illuminates the unit. Two people can enjoy the whirlpool bathtub component, which delivers a massage with 12 body jets.

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Reclining Steam Shower Bench

This custom-made steam shower has a twist. One of the benches is a tiled space to lie down and enjoy a steam session. The glass door goes all the way to the ceiling so the steam won’t be let out. The glass above the door may or may not open to allow for ventilation after a steam session.

This is a fun and interesting take on a well-known design.

I never realized I needed a place to recline in my steam shower, but obviously I do!

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Heat Sensitive Shower

Remember those mood rings that changed color? Believe it or not, this shower brings back memories of those. The shower tiles in this photo change colors with heat. As you can see, the brown tiles change to green and blue at the warmest areas. Why commit to one color when you can have them all?

4.) Put heat-sensitive tile in your shower... just because. http://www.viralnova.com/simple-home-ideas/

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Bathrooms don’t have to be boring! These designers took them to the extreme with innovative bathtubs and showers for home owners to enjoy for years to come.

This guest blog is written by Hannah West at Modernize.

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Though steam showers have only become a popular aspect of home design in the last decade, they have been used for thousands of years as a way to cleanse, relax, and improve both physical and mental health. Steam showers are hardly a new idea, but innovation has paved the way for their transition into private homes, making them the latest trend in bathroom design and renovation. Nowadays, you don’t need to work out at a gym, visit a spa, or join a club to enjoy the benefits of a steam shower–you can install one where you live somewhat easily and affordably.

It’s no mystery why steam showers are a hot trend in bathroom design. With the stressful, harried lives we live, it only makes sense that an opportunity to relax and soothe our daily worries in the comfort of our homes would be in high demand. But let’s explore other reasons why steam showers have gained so much traction recently.

Aesthetic Appeal

Unlike a regular shower that might come standard in your home, a steam shower is practically a separate room within a room–your own private oasis. Stepping into a steam shower is like stepping into your own spa, complete with a comfortable bench perfect for relaxing. While even the most basic steam shower is luxurious, you can add extra features such as aromatherapy or soothing lighting for a more complete spa experience. While many steam showers can double as regular showers for when you need to get out the door quickly, you’ll want to wake up extra early to give yourself as much time as possible to enjoy your private little paradise.

Health Benefits

You’ve probably already heard about one or two ways that steam showers can improve your health. You may have a friend who swears it relieves the pain of sore and tired muscles, or a relative who uses steam showers to clear sinus congestion. But you may not know that the health benefits to regularly using a steam shower are practically innumerable. It can ease the anxiety you feel in both your mind and your muscles after a long day at work; it can help purge your body of harmful toxins; it can improve your metabolism and even refresh your skin.

A steam shower in your home also offers the daily opportunity to put away your phone, shut out all the external stimuli, and fully steep yourself in solitude and thought. Rather than hopping out of a quick shower feeling rushed, you’ll step out feeling like refreshed, calm, and ready for the day.


You may have heard the health benefits discussed so frequently that you haven’t had a chance to learn about the other positive aspects–chiefly, the efficiency of steam showers. A steam shower requires much less water than your everyday shower or bath. In fact, a 20-minute steam only requires two gallons of water. So while you luxuriate in your stress-relieving steaming experience, you can have one less thing on your mind. With the stress of our lives leading to an increased need for pampering, the steam shower is a much sought-after indulgence that can improve your quality of life.

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A common question that comes up during a bathroom remodel is, “Are steam showers worth it?” Many homeowners worry about the return on the cost of a bathroom remodel. There are various benefits to installing an at-home steam shower. Top of the line steam showers from Steam Showers Inc offer the latest in shower technology in an all-in-one package. In this article, we’ll go more in-depth about the benefits of owning a steam shower.

Enjoy Health Benefits

The health benefits of taking steam showers are the number one reason people install them in their home bathrooms. Steam has many beneficial effects on the body, including improved respiration; skin cleansing; relief of allergies and treatment of pain.

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Ariel Platinum DZ963F8-W Steam Shower


Steam showers are a great way to relax. In fact, many homeowners are replacing their bathtubs altogether with larger shower units. Steam showers enhance relaxation. Furthermore, our steam shower units come with built-in seating, which allows the user to sit and relax during a steam session.

Bathroom Design

Install a steam shower in your home to keep your bathroom up-to-date with the current luxury bathroom trends. Steam showers are becoming more commonplace in bathroom design, as well as freestanding bathtubs, touchless flush toilets and

Avoid Trips to the Spa

Use a steam shower unit in the comfort of your own home without having to drive to the spa or the gym to do so. Save your time and your energy.

Save Water

Steam showers use far less water than the average shower. Only 2 gallons of water are needed during a 20 minute steam session. Furthermore, when you have a steam shower, you can always take a short shower after a long steam session.

Add Value to your Home

Whether or not a bathroom remodel will increase the value of the home is debatable, but a modernized bathroom may entice future buyers. Luxury bathroom features may set your home apart from the competition on the market.


Benefits of a Prefab Steam Shower

A prefabricated steam shower unit comes with everything you need to get started. Our steam shower units come with steam generator, seating, showerhead, computer panel with timer, cleansing cup and more. These units are installed by a plumber and an electrician or an experienced contractor; they’re assembled and then connected to the existing water supply. Alternatively, a custom steam shower may require the assistance of a dealer, tiling contractor, plumber, electrician and shower-door installer.

Additional Luxury Shower Features

Depending on the steam shower model you choose, we carry steam shower models that include additional luxury features for you to enjoy for years to come. These features include aromatherapy system, foot massager, rainfall ceiling showerhead, chromatherapy mood lighting, FM radio and more.

Ultimately, if you aren’t planning on selling soon, the best practice is to design a bathroom that you can enjoy for years to come. This is a personal choice that depends on your needs and wants. Good luck in creating the perfect bathroom for you. Contact us at 714-622-1550 if you have any questions, and our team will help you choose a steam shower.