March 13, 2023
Adding a Sauna to Your Home: What You Need To Know
Are you thinking about adding a sauna to your home? There are many things to consider before making this decision, including the type of sauna, where to put it, and how to power and ventilate it. If you’re thinking about adding a sauna, all the information you need to make the process a breeze is right here.
Health benefits: circulation, stress relief and more
Adding a sauna to your home doesn't just sound like a luxury, it's actually a great way to improve your health in multiple ways! From improved circulation which can help reduce the risk of certain diseases, to smoothing out tension and mitigating stress – saunas offer a range of therapeutic benefits that make them well worth considering investing in. Not only do they have amazing physical benefits, but they are perfect ways to relax with family or friends after a long day. Choose between infrared and steam types of sauna, find the right spot in your home, select the right heat and power source and materials for construction, along with proper ventilation – and you're good to go! With regular maintenance afterward, you can treat yourself to relaxation and wellness any time you please - all while enjoying time at home.
Types of saunas: consider the style
If you're looking to spruce up your home with some old-world charm, why not look into installing a sauna? From traditional Finnish saunas to infrared ones, there are so many types you can choose from. Infrared saunas heat up faster and use less energy than traditional methods – perfect for those of us who find ourselves low on both time and energy! And for those that appreciate culture, there's nothing quite like the experience of the classic Finnish sauna which uses heated rocks to produce steam and infuse the air with a pleasant herbal scent. Whichever you choose, you're sure to find that all of these options offer an ounce of luxury right within your own house!
Finding the right space
When looking for the perfect sauna spot in your home, it pays to think carefully about where you want to put it. The space you choose should be large enough to accommodate the type of sauna you’re after and provide adequate ventilation. You'll also need access to a power source, so bear that in mind when making your decision – unless you’re planning on having an unplugged version that only uses wood or coal-fired heat sources! The point is, don't underestimate the importance of finding the right spot - get it wrong and there could be big problems burning down the line.
Heat and power source
Heat can make or break a sauna experience, so when it comes to choosing a power source for your sauna, don't just jump in with both feet! Take some time to consider the differences between an electric-powered and wood-burning sauna; one might have perks that the other does not. With electricity, you'll benefit from immediate heat and convenience but you'll need to ensure there's a suitable power source nearby. On the other hand, wood-burning is a classic option but could be messier than electric and may require more maintenance. Overall though, no matter what you choose – electric or wood-burning – remember: nothing heats up a sauna better than your enthusiasm after all!
It's time to think about the materials you want your home sauna to be made from - do you want a traditional wood-paneled look? A sleek and modern aesthetic? Maybe something in between? Regardless of your choice, there's no one right answer when it comes to what materials you should use. Different woods have different characteristics, such as heat retention, sustainment, smell, etc., so research is key when deciding what kind of sauna experience you'd like. The inner walls can provide an especially mesmerizing experience if they're made from gemstones or tiles - something to keep in mind if you really want your sauna to stand out!
Ventilation: both indoor and outdoor
Whether you’re hoping to cozy up in a steamy indoor sauna or laze away the summer days in an outdoor model, having proper ventilation is paramount. This is especially true for those of us who are particularly sensitive to stuffy environments and prefer to get a cool breeze while frolicking inside our hedonistic hideaway! But it turns out, beyond comfortability, proper ventilation actually plays a huge role in keeping your sauna a safe environment by allowing the heat to escape. With everything from electrician installation components and room sizes to fire safety regulations, there’s a lot that should be taken into consideration when deciding on the best way to ventilate your sauna; so research well before jumping into construction!
Get Started Today!
So there you have it - everything you need to know about adding a sauna to your home. From the many benefits to choosing the right type of sauna, there's a lot to think about before taking the plunge. The team at DeLeers is here for you to make it all a little easier, so reach out today and we’ll get your project started!