Turn Up the Heat
Though many people consider steam showers to be something strictly found luxury day spas, new products on the market are making it easier to recreate the effect of a steam shower right at home, which means that you can luxuriate in the experience of a spa without ever leaving your bathroom.
Generate Some Steam
The steam is created by a steam generator, which is controlled by a panel that allows you to adjust the temperature setting and even set the amount of time you wish your session to last. Of course, the higher moisture levels generated by steam will mean that installing a steam feature into your space will also require the creation of an area with a higher vapor barrier. Most bathrooms and shower spaces are fine when it comes to withstanding the moisture produced through the daily use of traditional showers, but ordinary walls are porous and tend to absorb and retain humidity; so if you’re dreaming of creating your own personal spa, you’ll need to design things from scratch, either by renovating your existing room or incorporating the feature into your building plan from day one.
Steam Like a Dream
First off, you’ll need to create a fully enclosed space with proper ventilation and an exhaust fan, which will dry things out more quickly so that the high heat and moisture of steam doesn’t build up and cause damage. It’s important to note, however, that the exhaust fan should always be installed in a location outside of the shower unit itself, perhaps near the entry door. Everything you install in your steam shower space should be chosen with care, keeping in mind that every material should have a higher resistance to permeability and be vapor proof. By having your system installed by a custom home builder or bath remodeling contractor, you’ll be able to lean on their guidance and expertise in ensuring that your project is a lasting success, rather than one that leaves you steaming in frustration.
Fortunately, the look and style of your steam shower is completely customizable, which means that the possibilities are almost endless. Want something spacious, where you can lounge and relax? Incorporate seating with built in benching or curving loungers that line the perimeter of the walls. Add a lighting system to create a mood and help ease your stress, and soon the steam shower will become one of you very favorite getaways.
Need a little steam in your life? Give the team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., a call today!