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How To Build A Steam Room At Home

Building a DIY Steam Room in Your House

Creating a steam room in your home can be a luxurious venture.  A stream room offers you relaxation under the heat it emits. Also, your steam room will help you enjoy a soothing light, and the enriching scent remedy is more than you will enjoy it in a commercial spa. 

  • In addition to the above, a steam room offers the following benefits: 
  • It will help reduce stress when you relax after a tasking week
  • Your skin will look better and nourished with continuous use
  • It can help you loosen stiff joints 
  • It helps you burn calories 

Unfortunately, most people don’t have an idea of how to go about building a steam room at home. If you are in this category, and wish to enjoy all of the benefits above, the instructions below can help you out. 

Steps for Building A Steam Room in your Home

There are lots of alternatives for you if you desire a steam room in your home. You can find tons of great ready to install steam shower in the market. If the one you want to buy doesn’t suit your taste or place, you can build one. This will allow you to create a steam room that will satisfy your need. 

You should know that building a steam room is more than just placing a steam generator indoor and fixing the glass doors. You can decide to turn a shower area into a steam room, but it’s better to design a complete steam room. All you need is a maximum of 4x5x6-feet space area. 

By the time you are fixing the entryway, consider the small steam rooms like transformed showers and baths. These should have a small gap at the bottom of the door so there can be airflow. But when dealing with a larger room, you can install an air-tight door. 

All steam showers will need a generator of the right size. Some manufacturers will provide rules to help you select the appropriate size. Materials used to build a steam room will as well determine the kind of generator you will purchase. 

When you have selected a good generator, you will place it in a dry place. Where you will place the generator should be a place where it won’t be far from the steam room. For example, a cupboard or garage is okay. Do not place it outside or where it will be exposed to cold. The generator requires a water supply and a copper pipe’s electric wire running from the steaming outlet to the steam room. You should also ensure the area is insulated with a channel that is close by and ensure it gets to the control cables and the thermostatic control.

The electrical voltage should not be less than 240V, and the water supply could either be hot or cold. If it’s with hot water, you will need to fix the generator to the water heater. Besides this, hot water will make the steam fast.

After the generator has been appropriately attached, link it with the control board. If you fix it well, it will start illuminating at once. 

No matter what, never use the steam room for a whole day, it will dry up the connections.

Steam Room Layout

  • Seating: make sure that space is enough for the users that will be using the room.
  • Steam outlet: make sure the steam outlet is always far from the bather’s feet because of the temperature.
  • Door: you can use an adequately-sealed shower entryway. You can get this from the steam accessories stores.
  • Ventilation: you don’t need too much ventilation in the steam room. the space outside your steam room will need extraction since the steam will go out of the entryway the instant you open it.
  • Lights: you will need led lights for the room. You may also use two lights of different levels; bright for cleaning, soft for bathing, or color light therapy.  
  • Steam generator: You need to place the generator in a dry place. This should be no farther than 5m away from the steam room. For example, you can store it in a carport, loft, or pantry. It needs good source of electricity and water. What’s more, you will need control cables for controlling the thermostat in the steaming room. 


  • Floor: a steam room floor must be waterproof, especially where it meets with the dividers. Also, it should be set up in a way that water is easily flushed out in a waste gully.
  • Walls: you can build it inside blocks, stable structures, and stud work. Then you will line it with a tile-backer board, which is about to be completed.
  • Benches: you can build this or buy one that looks like a divider and arrange them with the tile-backer board as you complete. You can also buy one from the store 
  • Ceiling: you will build the ceiling as you build the walls. You may get domed or slope one, central pitch, rolled, or barred.   

Shower and other Accessories 

  • Shower: you can fix the shower in your steam room or somewhere else to use it when you are out of the steam. 
  • Tiles: you can use a tile if the outside is non-permeable. 
  • Adhesive and Grout: these materials are appropriate; you don’t need to purchase expensive materials.
  • Accessories: you may use a stereo system, or a color light therapy, to add aesthetic to the steam room. There are many options available for accessories so this is highly dependent on what suits you.


Building a steam room you can enjoy does not have to be a difficult process if you know the requirements and how to do it. In this post, you have been taken through the guide on how to build a steam room at home. With the information here, you should not find it impossible or hard to have a steam room anymore. Build one today and start enjoying the feel of steam and the benefits it offers.

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