Steam rooms have become a major trend in recent times-whether they are steam rooms in gymnasiums and health spas, or those installed by a homeowner- they are very popular right now. As popular as indoor steam rooms seem to be, what appears to be gaining even more popularity is the outdoor steam room. The beauty of the outdoor steam room lies in the convenience; with this steam room, the need for complex renovation and installation is dramatically reduced, if not completely eliminated.
Building an Outdoor Steam Room
It is possible to build an outdoor steam room. The trick is to try as much as possible to make the structure airtight so that steam does not escape; steam is the essence of a steam room after all. The structure can either be made of concrete or of wood, whichever you have the most convenient access to. Pay attention to the inside of the structure and use a waterproof material to line it. This is particularly pertinent if your structure is made of wood so that the steam does not damage the wood.
Steam rooms are generally run on generators that are used to produce the steam. However, with an outdoor steam room, you have the choice of actually using the generators or making use of a stove to generate the steam. Since you are outdoors, there are not many safety hazards to be considered. If you decide to build an outdoor steam room, it is a project that can easily be do-it-yourself and does not require much technical know-how.
Purchasing an Outdoor Steam Room
Outdoor steam rooms usually come with dual functions: a steam facility and a shower. Purchasing one means that you have purchased what doubles as an outdoor steam room and an outdoor shower. This dual capacity means that purchasing one might be a bit on the high end.
Outdoor steam rooms come in different shapes and sizes and some come with additional functions and gadgets. Some steam rooms are made to function with aromatherapy, having an outlet where essential oils can be poured in so that the aroma mixes with the steam. All these will directly influence what you pay for an outdoor steam room. Before purchasing one, you should know that the cost does not end with the purchase as you would also need to spend quite a bit for regular maintenance.
Outdoor steam rooms are made from different materials and cost from £6,000 and above. Some steam rooms come practically empty and you might find that you need to buy the many accessories such as the chair or bench. Nevertheless, it is a great convenience to have.
The problem with outdoor steam rooms though, is that steam rooms are mostly required during the winter months. Going outdoors during those months might be a problem because of the cold. But if you are not in the cold regions and yours is more temperate, then an outdoor steam room will afford you great delight. Whichever method you choose when acquiring your outdoor steam room, you get to experience the luxury of pampering yourself and the health benefits of a steam room, all from the luxury of your home.