If you’ve heard of the benefits and advantages of steam showers, you’re not alone. It can actually be said that steam showers are a leading trend in today’s homes, especially since they are now easier on the budget and have been proven to give you some immense health benefits. You basically have two options when it comes to steam showers: you can either opt to build one ‘from scratch’ as a custom-built enclosure and purchase a steam generator along with it, or you can opt for a modular, pre-built unit which already has all the bells and whistles, including a steam generator. So, are you looking for a steam shower? Here’s how to choose the best one.
More on modular or pre-built steam shower enclosures
If you want a stress- and hassle-free way of installing a steam shower and patience is not a virtue with you, then your best option would be a modular or pre-built steam shower unit. These all-in-one enclosures are integrated with doors, steam dispensers, showerheads, shower shelves, body and massage jets, and even special lights, Bluetooth connections, and seats. If you have more money to spare, you can even choose a combination steam shower and whirlpool bath for an absolutely relaxing shower and bath experience.
Modular vs. custom
Modular units are usually made from a material such as acrylic, which is easy to clean and maintain. Since these enclosures are fully-waterproofed and come with doors and framed glass, you can avoidthe release of water vapour or steam into the bathroom. Modular or pre-built steam showers come in standard sizes for shower cabins and enclosures, and they also come in a selection of shapes, including quadrant, rectangular, and square. Pre-built steam showers can be installed in the space occupied by an existing shower enclosure or bath and are easily hooked up to plumbing.
Custom-built steam showers are built according to your precise specifications and preferences. They take longer to build, and you also have to think about all the elements and components, from the doors to the frames, glass, steam generator, tiles or stone, and more. Although you can definitely choose the materials and colours you want, a lot has to be taken into consideration if you want a custom-built steam shower, and it is more expensive than a modular unit as well.
The good news with custom-built steam showers is that you can easily integrate them into your bathroom’s theme; you can choose the same tiles, flooring, or stone used in the other areas of your bathroom. Modular units often come in basic colours, which are usually black or white, but white is a more popular choice because it fits many bathroom themes and designs more seamlessly.
Whatever type of steam shower you choose in the end, this home renovation is definitely a worthy investment for your health and well-being.