Debunking the Myths About Home Steam Showers
To the average homeowner, steam rooms seem like a luxury add-on, out of reach for their otherwise humble home. In reality, almost anyone can add a steam shower to a bathroom design to create a personal at-home wellness retreat. Let's debunk some of the myths surrounding steam showers that may be stopping you from installing one in your own home, and get you one step closer to the at-home spa of your dreams.
Myth #1: “A home steam shower is too expensive.”
If you’re already remodeling your bathroom space, a steam shower can be added for about $1,250 plus the cost of labor, which might be a surprising fact to most homeowners.
Visit the MrSteam Virtual Spa tool to get an estimate on how much your steam shower will cost.
Myth #2: “I don’t have enough room in my bathroom.”
While you may have to make some updates to your bathroom, steam showers don’t require any additional space other than your existing shower space. The steam generator itself can be tucked away in a closet, in a decorative storage unit that can fit easily in your existing bathroom, or even a heated attic or basement up to 60 feet away from the steam room.
Myth #3: “It will cost too much to run a steam session.”
The energy cost of a typical steam session is $1. For a 20 minute steam bath, your steam shower will use roughly two gallons of water, compared to upwards of 80 gallons used for a typical 20 minute session in a standard whirlpool tub.
The addition of steam may even raise the equity of your home. Designers have seen a 44 percent increase in steam shower demand, meaning home buyers are willing to pay a little extra for an at-home spa experience.
Myth #4: “A steam shower install takes a lot of time and work, and I wasn’t looking for that big of a project.”
Installing a home steam shower is a project which requires a surprisingly little amount of work.
Your existing shower space can be sealed off with little effort; after a bit of waterproofing and installing a steam head and steam generator, your wellness retreat will be ready-to-use in no time at all. If you’re worried that this install surpasses your DIY skills, see why it’s smart to hire a contractor to take care of installation to ensure proper practice.
Myth #5: “My spouse/significant other wants a different experience than I do, so a steam shower will not be practical for the both of us.”
There are endless options to customize your steam experience! With optional add-ons from MrSteam like AromaSteam for AromaTherapy, ChromaSteam for ChromaTherapy and AudioWizard combined with moisture-resistant speakers for true MusicTherapy, each user will be able to make their steam experience fit their personal taste. The iSteam system places each customizable steam room option at the user’s fingertips.
Now that we’ve put some of your fears to rest, it’s time to take the plunge and start planning your at-home steam experience. With countless customizable options and the opportunity to add some luxury to your home, what’s stopping you from becoming a steam shower owner today?