Thursday, April 11, 2013

Add A Steam Bath to Your Master Bath Remodel

For $1000 - $5000 You Can Get the Pleasure and Health Benefit of a Steam Room in Your Home
Here is an example of an inexpensive ready-to-go steam room

I'm a steam bath kind of guy.  Maybe your a sauna lover.  It isn't that I don't like a sauna.  I just like the cooler, wetter, effect of steam.  For today, I'm talking about how cheap and easy it is to add a steam room to your home, whether or not you are doing a complete remodel of your bathroom.  On another day, we'll look at the sauna or even a combination.

Years ago I added a couple of rooms to my house.  One was a family room.  The other a combination double tub with concentrated jets, twin shower heads, and a dry or wet rock pile for sauna or steam.  This was all enclose in a tiled 10 X 10 room.  It was great to look at, and a lot of fun to use.  The cost of all that was a lot less than you might think.

But, today I have different house.  The master bath has a full sized tub, glass sliding doors, and is quite separate from the rest of the room.  With no difficulty at all, I can add to the top of the glass slider enclosure and create a decent seal.  Or I could take out the sliders and replace with a unit that would completely seal that side.  The other three sides are all tile.  For under $1000, I can buy a steam generator, and Voila, I have a steam room.

Alternatively, I could take out the tub (there are other tubs in the house), and buy an enclosed unit that is all prefab and ready to install.  And those start at around $1400 and go up and up and up. For $2500 you can buy a very nice one.  Depending on the spot you want to place the unit, you may have some plumbing expense and then you have some minor construction costs

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Adding a Steam Room to Your Home Will Bring Years of Enjoyment and Enhanced Physical and Emotional Health

Maybe you are aware of the huge benefits to your skin, olfactory system, and mood that have now been proven to come from a steam bath.  But if you add eucalyptus oil to your steam bath, now you have multiplied the proven health benefits.   The combination of steam and eucalyptus oil has been used for centuries to promote health and well being.  Besides the experience would be worth the cost even if there weren't all the side benefits. 

If you would like to discuss the possibility of adding a steam room to your home, give us a call and we can come over and take a look at your ideas and plans. 
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