Typically, people enjoy steam showers at the gym or spa. But now, slipping into a hot, rejuvenating steam shower after a long day is something you can do in the comfort of your own home! Many homeowners today are making their dreams come true by remodeling their old shower stalls into warm, soothing steam havens. And because you can walk right in and push a digital control to instantly summon hot, relaxing steam, there’s no waiting for a tub to fill, or for heat to envelop a sauna. Here is all you need to know about steam showers, from the custom shower experts at Indy Renovation.
How Steam Showers Work
Steam showers are moisture-sealed enclosures that allow you to receive hot steam before, during, or after a shower. Cold water travels into a steam generator, and is heated up to the boiling point. The fresh steam is then sent to an opening in the stall’s steam head, which fills the entire space. With the digital controls, you can adjust the temperature and the length of time you want the steam to flow. You can even enhance your experience by adding relaxing, refreshing scents such as eucalyptus, or adding luxurious touches like piped-in music or mood lighting. Temperatures in most steam showers are calibrated to achieve a safe temperature of about 118 degrees. After your steaming experience, you can simply turn on the shower and enjoy a refreshing rinse.
The Benefits of a Steam Shower
Steam is the ultimate body refresher. It not only helps clear up your sinuses and deeply moisturize your skin, it’s also an earth-friendly, environmentally beneficial way to bathe. Taking a 20-minute steam shower only uses about 2 gallons of water, whereas you can use about 50 gallons of water in the same amount of time taking a traditional shower.
Installing a Steam Shower
You’ll definitely want professional installation to make sure your steam shower is installed correctly. You and your contractor will need to be sure there is enough space in the shower stall area for the required generator. You’ll also need to a plan for installing tile and a shower door that’s steam-proof. Plumbing will be required to connect all of your pipes, and electrical work performed to hook up the generator, cable, and digital controls.
If you are ready to make your dream of a steam shower a reality, contact Indy Renovation today at (317) 375-4464, and ask how to receive your free estimate on a custom shower or other renovation work. With over 50 years of experience, we proudly serve the Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, and central Indiana area.