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    Put Down That Sledgehammer! Remodeling Your Bathroom Takes Planning (Part 2)

     / Martha Orellana

    So, you’re still thinking of remodeling your bathroom... There might be any number of reasons you’ve finally decided to take the plunge but as we shared last week in Put Down That Sledgehammer! Remodeling Your Bathroom Takes Planning (Part 1) you will want to put some serious planning in before you get started. 

    So what additional pearls of wisdom—or words of warning—does Bart have for the first-time renovator?

    Consider the Space You’re Working In, and Your Contractor’s Expertise

    Steam showers have a small footprint and consume very little water—two gallons per 20-minute steam session, on average—so you won’t encounter what Bart calls “the cascade of renovations.”

    For example, “A homeowner might install a 60 gallon spa tub with jets, and then be obliged to replace their 40 gallon water heater with a larger one. But maybe the larger water heater requires additional venting, or more amps on the circuit, or has too large a footprint for the space available. Also, you might find it necessary to shore up the floor of the bathroom—60 gallons of water weighs a lot, plus the weight of the tub, plus the weight of the human being in the tub.”

    Put Down That Sledgehammer! Remodeling Your Bathroom Takes Planning (Part 1)

     / Martha Orellana

    So, you’re thinking of remodeling your bathroom. There might be any number of reasons you’ve finally decided to take the plunge: Your clawfoot tub is suffering from carpal tunnel. The cracks in your tile wall have started to resemble an evil bunny. That faux-fur leopard print toilet cover was concealing a multitude of sins. You’re simply too vain for that ugly vanity. 

    Or maybe your decision is about more than aesthetics. Perhaps you’ve got an aging relative coming to live with you (or you, yourself, are an aging relative) and you’re seeing the advantages of a step-in shower. Or you want your bathroom to be ADA compliant. Or maybe you’re finally tackling that persistent plumbing problem head-on, and you might as well give the bathroom a facelift while everything’s torn up. These are all valid reasons. 

    Steam Shower Remodeling FAQs, Questions from Professionals

     / Bart Gorelik, Remodeling Category Manager

    Barton Gorelik, MrSteam’s Remodeling Category Manager, aka Bart, is happy to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions about remodeling a home bathroom with a MrSteam steam shower. This article is another in a series of MrSteam Team blog posts, in which we bring you first-hand knowledge you can use as you integrate steam into your home or commercial venue – from initial design through installation, use and maintenance.

    Where Does the Steamhead Go? Exploring the MrSteam SteamHead Options

     / Hello MrSteam

    Now that you’ve chosen to indulge in the many benefits of steam — relief from stress and pain, increased flexibility and circulation, improved breathing and skin tone…just to name a few — it’s time to get down to details.

    Specifically, the steamhead and where to place it in a steam shower.

    How to Hire a Contractor to Install Your Steam Shower

     / Hello MrSteam

    Congratulations! You’ve discovered the benefits of steam at a gym or spa. And now you’re ready to create a spa-like setting right at home. 

    So, what are the next steps to setting up your steam shower? First of all, identify the right professionals for the job, ones that have the expertise to install the home steam shower of your dreams.

    10 Tips to Home Steam Shower Bliss

     / Hello MrSteam

    Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to include a home steam shower in your new bathroom. You are going to love how you feel when steam becomes part of your life — the foundation of your wellness routine.

    How to Seal Your Steam Shower Windows

     / Hello MrSteam

    Imagine that the personal steam spa sanctuary you have in mind is one where the outdoors seems to be one with indoors. Expansive windows bring sunlight and greenery inside. As you step into your glass enclosed steam shower, and billowy steam fills the space, you bask in the sunny green-tinted mist and feel the weight of the world leave your shoulders…

    That vision is totally doable as long as you – or rather your installation professional – properly seal your steam shower windows and doors.

    So, let’s talk about it.

    Top Steam Shower Tips for Architects

     / Hello MrSteam

    Be the hero architect for your bathroom renovation clients. Recommend the luxury of their very own home steam shower.

    How To Install the Award-Winning Linear SteamHead

     / Hello MrSteam

    If you've selected the new seamless Linear SteamHead from MrSteam for your home steam shower, here are some helpful installation tips that will allow you to fully enjoy its award-winning design and innovation, which is touted as, “So powerful, but so minimal -- the best of both worlds."

    How to Install the AirTempo Wireless Steam Shower Control

     / Hello MrSteam

    The new, award-winning, AirTempo Control from MrSteam is the industry’s first wireless home steam shower control. It's elegant, flexible and easy-to-use and a welcome addition for your residential steam shower experience. And, it comes with two installation options--flush mount and surface mount - which we describe in this how-to article.

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