Thinking of installing a steam shower or shower cabin in your home? Wise decision, one that you’re not likely to regret. On the contrary, the steam shower or shower cabin will add great value to your life as you take that soothing shower – numerous health benefits for both body and mind are up for grabs. But choosing the right steam shower or shower cabin is not a decision to be taken lightly; you want your steam shower or shower cabin to be perfect for you and your family. To optimise your experience, you have to understand what your needs are, and what you truly enjoy. Here are some additional ideas to think about when installing a steam shower or shower cabin in your home.
How’s your bathroom?
You want your steam shower or shower cabin to be a perfect addition to the bathroom and fit in well. There are many kinds of modules out there, so choosing the one that blends in with the existing surroundings usually provides the most economical way of creating a theme to leave your bathroom looking great. It’s important to think it through. Do you want to make some adjustments to your bathroom? What’s your budget? Do you fit the cubicle into the bathroom or renovate the bathroom to suit the shower cabin or steam shower?
What it entails
You basically have two choices: either go with a modular unit or decide on a custom design. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. The modular unit is easy to install and comes in a basic blue-print that has been drawn up by clever engineers. Custom units, however, can be built and modified any way possible to fit your own, unique, personal wishes but can cost a lot in time and money. They’re tricky to build and require craftsmanship.
Often, a perfect solution is to take a look at the bathroom and split it in two by means of a privacy wall or some modern glass panels to blend the traditional with the new. The partial wall can be an artistic compromise that elevates your standard of living.
The truth is that the basic choice is decided by the answer to a very simple question: how much time and money (and possibly some frustration before you get it perfectly right) are you willing to spend on designing and constructing that personal custom unit? In other words, are you sure it is really worth it, or is a modular unit, with some adjustments in the existing bathroom, more than sufficient to make your shower experience a dream come true? It’s a personal choice. But remember: modular units are great-looking bathroom features that come with many wonderful features you’d have difficulty installing yourself.
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