Welcome to another issue in my Dream Home Series. A luxury Sauna is more often being styled into bathrooms of all sizes and styled to be anything but what we were seeing in the 70s.
Perhaps you haven’t been in a sauna ever or you have memories of these cedar boxed ugly systems that people put in their basements.
Saunas have certainly come a long way baby!
There are medical benefits to saunas and I have linked a few articles in Motivation, What’s Yours. But as we look at building our dream home, I am keeping very potential dream I have in the mix until we absolutely have to kick it out. My husband thinks of this as a laugh, I know. He simply humors me while knowing we will never have one. My goal in doing my research is not only to hopefully have a sauna but to show him that it can be easily added to a bathroom space, not cost an outrageous amount and convince him on its health benefit.
How perfect is this set up? Add an extension to the shower area in your build and all of a sudden there you have not an eye sore but a visually welcoming space to enjoy the soothing dry steam.
This Sauna is the size of the linen closet in my current bathroom. I know we can afford to put this one it! It is kind of small for me, but if it is the only way to get one, I’m in! Grab a good book and breathe~ Seriously this is a lovely low cost and easily implemented bathroom sauna. Maybe I will put one of these in every adult bathroom…just kidding, dear.
The look of this one is more in keeping with the saunas that I remember from the 70s. It really is not my taste, but it appears to be a portable install not built in and definitely a roomy one.
I think this may be my most favorite that I found. I love the bathroom period. The built in head cushion in the bath, the marble and there at the back of this photo are two rooms that meld beautifully into the room’s decor. Though I did not include Steam Rooms in this post, I actually want both the steam and the sauna. This bathroom has totally answered my design dreams of adding both the steam room and the sauna into my home. LOVE IT!
If we were to build a sauna (and steam room) off of our exercise room, this would be ideal! A little more rustic than I am hoping for, but I know my husband would be all about this one if we could make it work in the budget. The only think I would want is to add a small grotto and a door to an outdoor shower with fireplace and seating area. Dream on~
Who doesn’t love a SECRET ROOM? This is obviously not a large bath because you can see the toilet barely allows the hidden door to pass. I would imagine this sauna has more of the dry heat than those that have one wall that is a glass door, but I don’t know that for sure. What we can’t see is there a window in there? I might have a little issue of being closed off in it without a window. What do you think of this style?
In looking at floorpans, this is one of our favorite set ups. The tub in front and you go behind to the shower. In this case, they popped a wall in between the two and added a shower or steam (can’t tell for sure) and a sauna. Love this design too.
For one who loves color and I most certainly do, this is such a happy design. The sauna is tucked into the back corner of this beautiful bath. Looks like it is a good size
So I am sensing a theme in these photos and that is that saunas are now being added as a luxe feature to master bathrooms no longer as a hidden room in your unfinished basement. Love this arched tiled ceiling in the bath by the way. These saunas set up right through the shower and this one may be a steam shower, are starting to grow on me. I think you are much more likely to use a feature like this in your home if it is inside your master bath.
Contemporary to its core, this is one stunning set up. The light beaming out from beneath the steps is gorgeous, the ceiling to tub waterfall, simply relaxing. Steam and Sauna on either side sets up the perfect trifecta. Though I love it, my style is more traditional so this would have to be styled differently for me but the layout works for a pure dream…unfortunately, that is a lot of square feet and I know we won’t be able to have anything this epic.
I’m closing this photo tour of saunas with a fairly traditional bathroom as well as the traditional sauna but built into the bath.
What do you think of these? Haven’t they stepped up the style in the past few decades? I don’t believe they are still as popular as they will be. As many people are trending more towards a healthy lifestyle, cutting back on sugar, simple carbs, and finding ways to stay active with fittest, and other tracking systems, I believe that we will see saunas as a more expected feature in homes rather than something that only extreme health enthusiasts put in.
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