Whether you are building a new home or simply renovating your current place, the bathroom is an area where the decisions you make about fixtures and design choices can make a significant impact on the home’s value and your use of the room.
One of the decisions you might make is whether to purchase a steam shower or a regular shower. Steam showers are much more complicated and expensive than regular showers, but can provide the type of luxury that a traditional shower just can not offer. Talk to your spouse about the possibility of building a steam shower in your bathroom. For a professional opinions about installing a steam shower or installing a regular shower in your home, contact our team by phone at (732) 201-3305 or schedule an appointment online. Our professionals are based in Manalapan, New Jersey and are here to serve you by providing top quality plumbing installation and repairs.
What is a Steam Shower?
If you’re thinking about performing a bathroom remodel, you may be asking yourself what a steam shower is. A steam shower is a large enclosure that includes therapeutic warm water, steam, lighting, colors, and other types of amenities. So, how do you build a steam shower? You will need to invest in plumbing fixtures such as shower fixtures, steam generators, and steam heads.
Steam generators are engineered to replicate the warm and rejuvenating clouds of steam that you may find at public spas. The steam is released into the enclosed shower to provide optimal comfort. Individual steam showers can include sound systems and soft lighting to enhance the steam room experience. Since steam showers include all these additional features, they are generally larger than traditional showers. Many include benches so bathers can sit and enjoy all that the steam shower has to offer.
Steam Showers Can be Expensive
The biggest drawback to a steam shower is the price of installing one. In most cases, the total cost of building a steam shower is around at least $2,000. Sometimes they can cost homeowners more than $6,000 to install, depending on the scope of the project and the features the homeowner chooses.
What Can a Steam Shower Do?
Now that you’re familiar with what a steam shower is, it’s time to analyze the health benefits of these enclosures. Steam showers are designed to aid in injury recovery and provide relief to individuals suffering from muscle tension, soreness, complications of arthritis, and congestion. Studies show that incorporating a steam shower into one’s health and hygiene regimen can improve the immune system. This makes a steam shower not only enjoyable during the cold months, but a key part of preventing illnesses.
Can Your Home Handle a Steam Shower?
Another variable to consider when building a steam shower is the square footage of your bathroom. Because they tend to be larger than traditional showers, they sometimes simply cannot fit into smaller bathrooms. If you live in a fairly small or older home, installing a steam shower might not be an option.
For help making the decision between installing a traditional or steam shower, contact an experienced plumber to discuss your concerns. Be sure to seek out a plumber who has installed and repaired steam showers in the past – you want to be certain that your installation, if you choose a steam shower, is done safely and correctly. We offer steam shower installation services to homes in New Jersey. Our team also offers other plumbing services such as water line repair, water heater installation, and sump pump replacement. Give our team a call to receive assistance with a bathroom remodel project.