Want to install a sauna in your home? Don't sweat it.

Posted on: 25 June 2015

For many people, installing a sauna in the home is the ultimate luxury. This is certainly a decadent addition to any home that could lead to you having your very own spa facility right on your own property. Imagine being able to relax your tired muscles in a sauna after you run, or just unwinding with your partner on a Sunday evening with a relaxing sauna experience.

As long as you have the budget set aside for it, this dream can be a reality. But installing a sauna is easier said than done, and it's best to lean on the talents of a luxury home designer to take care of the intricacies of the installation for you. As well as having an eye for the aesthetic of sauna design, they will know the logistical issues and solutions related to sauna installation on home properties. These are a few of the things you might want to think about and raise with your designer:

Gas, electricity, wood, or infrared? When you install a sauna, you have the option of four different heat sources: by gas, electricity, infrared, or with wood. There are things to keep in mind with each. Sat installation will require adequate ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

If you opt for wood fuel, you will have a rustic feel, but you'll also have to consider the cost of installing a chimney to release the smoke. Infrared saunas can only be dry so that won't be an option if you are set on a wet sauna. There are no boundaries with electric saunas, but you should still use electricians who are experienced with sauna installation as electricity in any wet area can be dangerous

Sealing in the moisture. With any sauna, whether it is dry or wet, humidity and moisture is created, and this can be a massive problem within a home because moisture in the atmosphere and on the walls can lead to harmful mould and mildew being produced. Saunas should only be constructed with mould resistant products and there should also be adequate ventilation in the sauna area to remove humidity  when the sauna is not in use.

Consider an outdoor sauna. A way of overcoming moisture from the sauna leaking into your walls is to construct a sauna in your garden instead of in a room in your home. You will, however, need to look into your local planning laws to ensure that this is feasible and the whole construction is above board.

It's also important to hire sauna specialists to build the sauna and not just regular builders or DIY experts because there is a lot of niche knowledge and expertise that needs to go into constructing a sauna within the home to make sure it is a safe place to be that gives you pleasure for many years to come.

To learn more, contact a company like Grollo Homes.