Steam Shower Q&A: Equipment Storage

Last month, #DesignLux relaxed with ThermaSol and Spa Expert Candy Holladay.   One of our favorite ways to relax?  Steam.

With the current trend of designing master suites to become true spa like experiences, the steam shower has become a popular addition to new and remodeled bathroom designs.  And why not?  Steam shower installations aren't overly complex, can be installed in existing showers, and do not require a great deal of equipment, and add immediate perceived value.

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Because we at DCoopMedia like our readers to learn something new when they come to the blog, we'll be spending the next few weeks answering some of the questions that arose during #DesignLux regarding installation, equipment, and value.  This week: Equipment Size & Storage.

Q: How big is the equipment and where does it need to be located?

In a typical steam shower installation there is really only one large piece of equipment required - the steam generator.  Control panels, steam nozzles, and the various other accessories designed to make the steam experience that much better, require minimal if any space at all.  The generator itself is a relatively small piece of equipment, often occupying less than two square feet of real estate.  Even more so, typically the steam generator can be located away from the shower - ThermaSol's unit can be located up to 50 feet away. 

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Because of the generator's small size and it's ability to located away from the shower, the options for storing equipment are many.  Within the bathroom itself, the equipment can easily fit within an enclosed vanity, inside of a shower bench (with proper access of course), or within a linen closet.  Away from the bathroom, the equipment could potentially sit inside of a hall closet, a basement/crawl space, or even in the garage.  At any of the desired locations, it is paramount to provide adequate access for service and repair as well as proper ventilation. 

Obviously, a key concern in any installation location is ensuring that the necessary plumbing connections can be made between the water source and the shower itself.

DCoopMedia was compensated for this post as part of our partnership with ThermaSol.  Image courtesy ThermaSol.