Ideas for creating a spa-experience in your home

Steam room, saunas and spa-technology doesn't always require huge spaces or disruption to your home - take a look at these ideas for adding them to your property.

By Hugh Metcalf | 7 May 2020

Adding a steam room or a sauna to your home could be easier than you think…

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Image: Finnmark Sauna

Home spa elements are becoming much more accessible and fit for purpose in the modern home, going beyond the hydrotherapy bath to recreate even more elements of the spa experience without leaving the house.

Whether you’re team steam room or sauna, these spaces, once reserved for health clubs, have become available for everywhere from your bathroom to a specially built spa area.

In an existing bathroom

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Image: C.P. Hart 

If you don’t have enough room in your bathroom for a secondary enclosure for a steam room, that doesn’t preclude you from having a spa-bathroom at home. “Thanks to new innovations, people can now enjoy the luxury of steam integrated into their shower enclosure, eliminating the need for additional space,” explains Yousef Mansuri, Head of Design at C.P. Hart. “Did you know that a steam room can be fitted into a shower as small as 800x800mm?”