Everyone deserves a spa day every now and then. However, if you just don’t have the time to go to the spa, you might want to consider installing a steam shower. In terms of function, a steam shower is similar to a sauna, but it has several distinct advantages.
- Quick start time – Unlike saunas, steam showers work immediately upon activation. This means you don’t have to wait before enjoying a luxurious spa experience. Upon pressing the button, steam immediately starts to fill the sealed shower stall.
- Health benefits – Steam can help clear up congested sinuses and improve blood circulation. If you’re a fitness enthusiast, a steam shower is an effective way of winding down after vigorous exercise. The metabolic waste that accumulated in your muscles during strenuous exercise is removed by improved blood circulation.
- Increased property value – A steam shower is a high-end feature that can boost your property’s value. It can also be used as a key selling point that might help you clinch a property sale.
What Are the Disadvantages of a Steam Shower?
Of course, a steam shower is not without its disadvantages. Here’s an overview of its cons:
- Takes up a large amount of vertical space – Contrary to what many think, steam showers can be installed in small bathrooms. What matters is the ceiling height. In general, a bathroom should have a height of around seven feet to fit a sealed shower stall.
- Higher electricity bills – Steam showers consume less water than conventional showers, so they shouldn’t have a significant impact on your water bill. What you need to keep an eye on is your electricity bill because steam showers rely on generators that need to be connected to a power source that provides 220 or 240 volts.
If you’re not sure if a steam shower is a good addition to your home, it’s best to consult one of your local home builders.
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