Steam bath design ideas, inspiration & pictures

  1. petrified wood sink:  Steam Bath by Lux4home™ Indonesia
  2. 3D Interior Sauna Room Wooden Rendering ideas:  Steam Bath by Yantram Architectural Design Studio
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  4. Luxury basement spa:  Steam Bath by London Swimming Pool Company
  5. The pool with oversized planter, steam and sauna:  Steam Bath by Design by UBER
  6. Turkish Bath:  Steam Bath by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design
  7. Counter onyx sink - Counter Stone sinks Flat stone wash basin - stone sink:  Steam Bath by Lux4home™ Indonesia
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  9. :  Steam Bath by Lux4home™ Indonesia
  10. :  Steam Bath by Lux4home™ Indonesia
  11. :  Steam Bath by Lux4home™ Indonesia
  12. :  Steam Bath by Lux4home™ Indonesia
  13. :  Steam Bath by Lux4home™ Indonesia
  14. Spa:  Steam Bath by Prestige Architects By Marco Braghiroli
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  15. Turkish Steam Room:  Steam Bath by Oceanic Saunas
  16. Turkish Steam Room:  Steam Bath by Oceanic Saunas
  17. Turkish Steam Room:  Steam Bath by Oceanic Saunas
  18. Turkish Steam Room:  Steam Bath by Oceanic Saunas
  19. Effegibi Topkapi Steam Room:  Steam Bath by Steam and Sauna Innovation
  20. Effegibi Topkapi Steam Room:  Steam Bath by Steam and Sauna Innovation
  21. Effegibi Topkapi Steam Room:  Steam Bath by Steam and Sauna Innovation
  22. Effegibi Topkapi Steam Room:  Steam Bath by Steam and Sauna Innovation
  23.  Steam Bath by AVANTUM
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  24.  Steam Bath by Cleopatra BV
  25.  Steam Bath by arlan.ch atelier d'architettura
  26.  Steam Bath by Vito De Luca Architetto
  27.  Steam Bath by Signum Contract
  28.  Steam Bath by Signum Contract
  29.  Steam Bath by Style Home
  30.  Steam Bath by Arquiteta Bianca Monteiro
  31.  Steam Bath by Signum Contract
  32.  Steam Bath by Cleopatra BV
  33.  Steam Bath by Socrates Architects

What is a steam bath?

Here in the UK, most of us are familiar with the concept of steam baths thanks to the famous Roman spa in Bath, Somerset. Founded on the site of Britain’s only natural hot spring, these impressive thermal baths date back as far as 70 AD and have remained in use ever since, cherished and preserved by each passing generation. Known for their healing properties, such baths appeared across the Roman Empire at the sites of natural geothermal springs, becoming important social hubs during this era. Widely believed to have detoxifying properties, these baths are rich in minerals and associated with the treatment of various chest conditions and asthma, as well as skin complaints and general fatigue. Nowadays, steam baths exist both in this traditional format—particularly in geothermally active places like Iceland—as well as more modern incarnations. Contemporary steam rooms will either pump up naturally-heated waters from the ground, or use artificially-heated water in glass rooms.

What’s the difference between a steam bath and a sauna?

Although the traditional Finnish sauna is perhaps better known than the Roman steam bath, both function in similar ways and are believed to have comparable health-giving properties. There are, however, some distinct differences between the two. Firstly, a sauna is heated by hot coals—or the relatively dry steam created from these—whereas steam baths use hot water in a confined space to generate similar conditions. Due to the high humidity levels in a steam room, the temperatures reached are lower than those in a sauna (40°C as opposed to 90°C), with longer vapour sessions possible. Saunas tend to be constructed from natural materials such as pine, cedar and aspen, with steam baths usually tiled and glass fronted.

What do I need for a steam bath at home?

If you’re a big fan of spas and have the budget to build your own, here’s our simple guide to getting started. We always recommend enlisting the help of an experienced professional early in the process to avoid any common mistakes and keep you on the right track. One of the most important things to get right is the space in which you’re constructing the steam room. It needs to be big enough to allow steam to flow effectively, and secure enough to prevent heat escaping. There should be no additional heating devices or ventilation systems, and the room should feature an enclosed shower space. It’s also important to choose your seating carefully - you’ll need enough space to stretch out comfortably, so make sure you measure up beforehand. Finally, you’ll need to include a steam generator with the option of an additional steam shower. This will get your steam room up and running and should therefore be chosen wisely.

How do I build a steam bath at home?

Once you’ve consulted with a professional and thoroughly planned your project, it’s time to get started. As a rough guide, there are four main components you’ll need to include before your steam bath takes shape. The first is the basic enclosure in which the steam will be contained. This will need to be suitably sturdy and lined with appropriate materials in order to stop moisture or heat escaping. Next up, you’ll need to select the right kind of tiles and flooring - this will make a huge difference to your experience and determine the overall quality of the steam bath. Thirdly, make sure you pick the right surface materials for your steam room. Will it be tiled or wood clad, for example? It’s also vital to pick the right kind of door—no heat should escape and the surface should be easy to keep clean. For this reason, glass is the most popular choice. Finally, you’ll need to settle on the best steam generator and thermostat for you. These can vary a lot both in price and quality, so make sure you shop around and enlist the help of a professional.

How much will a steam room cost me?

If you’re ready to bite the bullet and build your own steam room, you’ll be wondering how much the whole project will set you back. Generally speaking, prices start from around £3,500 for a 2-person acrylic steam room, rising to £7,000 for a modular tiled model. Of course these costs will vary depending on the quality of the materials, the labour involved and the completion time of the project. And if you’re feeling super flush, there’s always the option to go all out and invest in a luxury hammam for your home!