A sauna in an ordinary city apartment is still exotic, because few decide to take such a step. However, manufacturers now offer many models, many of which can even be installed in a regular bedroom. Saunas for apartments can be very different, differ in size and, of course, in price..
We have already written about how to equip a sauna in an apartment and agree on all the legal issues related to this. Now let’s talk about ready-made models intended for use in ordinary apartments..
Apartment sauna with a heater
In an apartment, a fireplace or a wood-burning stove, of course, is very difficult to install, and in some cases it is simply impossible. Therefore, electric heaters remain one of the most common options, as the heat source for the steam room is the main element. Note that the price of the electric heater itself, depending on the model, can vary from $ 170 to $ 500. If you follow the advice of experts, then the stones themselves are also better to buy, and not to collect somewhere in nature..
Moreover, the price of stones can be very different. For example, ordinary basalt will cost about six dollars for a 20-kilogram package, but polished jadeite – already $ 160.
The power of the heater is selected depending on the size of the steam room itself. For a small sauna for one, maximum two people, an electric heater with a power of 3-4 kW is sufficient. It is convenient that an ordinary 220 V power source is enough for such a heater. But a separate wire should be allocated so that the stove is supplied with electricity without being tied to other electrical objects.
In general, a sauna with an electric heater is a familiar option, which is comparable in operation to a conventional sauna. No firewood is needed, stones will keep warm and after turning off the power, you can get fragrant steam The main thing is a sealed cabin and comfortable shelves. The price also depends not only on the size of the apartment sauna, but also on the material used for the shelves and interior decoration of the cabin. Canadian cedar and pine – the difference will be significant.
Infrared saunas for apartments
This option can no longer be called a novelty, but many still doubt whether an infrared sauna is so useful. It is distinguished from a steam room with a heater by a heat source – infrared heaters. Such saunas are compact cabins, they usually do not act as a source of moisture (if not combined with a shower), therefore they can be installed even in the bedroom.
Experts note that infrared heaters more intensively warm up a person’s business, effectively remove toxins due to active perspiration. It is not worth sitting in an infrared sauna longer than 20-30 minutes, but during this time a person loses as much energy as during a ten-minute run. Fighting cellulite, losing weight, relieving stress and stress after sports – an infrared sauna has many advantages.
The heaters in this sauna are installed from different sides and even in the floor, so the heat does not come from one source, as in the case of a heater, but from several sources at once, which increases the effectiveness of the procedure. But there are restrictions on the part of doctors. In particular, the infrared sauna should not be used by people with oncology and benign formations, colds, high fever, infectious diseases..
Modern infrared saunas look very urban. Often they are combined with a shower, which allows you to combine the process of warming up the body and water procedures. The price of an infrared sauna will depend on many parameters: size, finishing material, availability of additional functions, the number of heat sources. For example, a one-person red Canadian cedar sauna with five side heaters and one in the floor will cost $ 2100.
A four-seater model will cost $ 3,300, and a version with a massage shower with various nozzles – about $ 4,000.
Note that one should distinguish between ordinary saunas, but created in the form of a barrel, and phyto-barrels, designed exclusively for one person and successfully installed even in a relatively small bathroom. In a phyto barrel, the cost of which starts at $ 350, the person’s head remains outside, so there are much fewer contraindications to its use than in the case of an infrared sauna..
Experts call cedar the best material for phyto-barrels, and also advise you to carefully choose herbal preparations and essential oils for vaping. A mini-sauna in the shape of a barrel takes up significantly more space, therefore it is suitable only for apartments with a sufficiently large area. There is such a ready-made version with a length of three meters from $ 2230.
Which version of the mini-sauna for the apartment to prefer is up to you. In any case, such a steam room will allow you to relax after a working day, relieve stress, and improve your well-being. And all this without leaving the apartment.