Steam RoomContemporary Bathroom, San Francisco
Photo credit Elisabeth Fall
What Houzz contributors are saying:
1. Decide whether you’ll buy a premade model or build your own. Some saunas come assembled and ready to install, others arrive in kit form and still others are custom built onsite. Or choose a portable sauna, which doesn’t have to be built into a fixed spot. Pricing varies widely, depending on size, materials and many other factors, but you can find small, premade saunas for about $1,000 (uninstalled), while custom-built models can extend well into the five-figure range. If your wiring won’t support the voltage that an electric sauna requires (around 220 volts), you’ll need the help of a licensed electrician to correct it. In addition, you may need to add an exhaust vent nearby to siphon off moisture generated by the steam.