Should I Get a Steam Shower?

Nowadays there are many choices when it comes to bathroom renovations.  A few minutes of looking at bathroom remodeling photos on the internet will show us that the sky's the limit when it comes to making this practical room into a place of luxury and beauty. One option that is quickly growing in popularity is the steam shower.  Having a steam shower installed can transform your bathroom into your own personal spa.

The Advantages of a Steam Shower

There have been many health benefits attributed to steam showers.  Probably the greatest benefit of a steam shower is relaxation.  Steam baths and showers have been used for centuries all over the world as a method of relaxation.  Steam showers are recommended for reducing stress and are a natural sleep aid.  Lowering stress and increasing sleep are both in themselves wonderful ways to improve your health. 

However, there are many other ways that regular use of steam showers is thought to be beneficial.  These include improving circulation and cardiovascular fitness, improving skin clarity as the steam helps to deep clean pores, aiding in weight loss through speeding up metabolism, helping to alleviate and soothe respiratory and sinus infections, and reducing muscle pain.

Steam showers use far less water than regular showers, which is good for the environment and can decrease your water bill.  However, one disadvantage is that they do use more electricity.

Installing a Steam Shower

It is most convenient to have a steam shower installed when you are remodeling your bathroom, or are adding on a new bathroom.  However, a steam shower can be installed at any time in an existing bathroom.

Steam showers can be custom built to suit your specific space and ideas, or they can be purchased as a unit and installed.  In order to have a steam shower, you will need to ensure that your bathroom has mold resistant drywall, and sufficient ventilation and electric supply for the unit that you choose. Finally, if your shower is not fully-enclosed, it will need to be modified to use as a steam shower.

Professional Bathroom Remodeling

If you are interested or have questions about adding a steam shower to your bathroom, or renovating or remodeling your whole bathroom, please give us a call. 

New Life Bath & Kitchen, located in Santa Maria, CA and specializes in bathroom and kitchen remodeling.  We would be delighted to discuss your ideas, and to help make your dream bathroom a reality.