For an Indoor sauna, you need an available space in your home. However, many of the required structures are already in place, making construction easier and less costly. Indoor saunas are typically part of the master bathroom.
An outdoor sauna can be costlier, but you do have a lot more options for size and design. If you’re locating the sauna outside, you’ll need to choose a good location. Many homeowners choose to locate the sauna right next to the home’s exit for ease of access. However, you may also incorporate the sauna as part of the swimming pool area.
The size of your sauna will be somewhat dictated by the available space. That said, you will want to consider the use of your sauna. Think about whether more than one person are likely to use it at the same time. Likewise, many people enjoy reclining while lounging in the sauna, which will necessitate more space.
Concerning the dimensions, you need at least two feet per bather, though six is preferable to allow for reclining. The depth should be at least 18 inches for comfort, though up to 24 is common. Additionally, if you’ll be reclining, consider a lounging bench or accessory that makes lounging more comfortable.
An important consideration for the sauna floor is that it neither causes heat loss nor heats to the point that walking is uncomfortable. Many contractors simply use the same wood as for the walls and bench seating. However, concrete and vinyl tiles are also possibilities.
5. HEAT SOURCE
Infrared saunas work by penetrating your body and heating you from within. Therefore, the air temperature is much lower than with traditional saunas, usually meaning you can stay inside longer.
You can also have a hybrid sauna installed, which offers both infrared and traditional heat.
Enjoy the benefits of a sauna in the comfort of your own home. Visit the Athens Pool & Spa showroom for more ideas for your home sauna.