What’s the Deal With Modular Saunas?
With the growing demand for home saunas, many companies are helping people afford to install one by making available modular saunas, which do not require the need for professional construction. Many models can be shipped to the homeowner, put together and connected by them and be ready to use in a relatively short time.
With the wide variety of shapes and sizes available, finding the right option for your use and the size of your space easy should not be difficult. Whether it is a single-person sauna or one for several people, there are modular saunas to fit your needs and your budget. There are also custom modular models.
Similar to modular homes, custom saunas are constructed to your specifications and then shipped to your location. With many of them pre-wired and only requiring a typical home electrical outlet, once they are put together and plugged in they can be ready for use. Some of the larger modular saunas, however, may require the assistance of a licensed electrician or plumber, depending on the type you have and your location.
Sizes Available For Most Needs
From a four foot by four foot for two people up to a ten by twelve for a dozen bathers, modular saunas can easily be assembled over your own waterproof floors and ready for use in just a few hours, depending on your ability to follow construction plans. There is not cutting to be done, just simple assembly. Kits also include the stones, either 50 or 100 pounds, depending on the size of the sauna.
Most modular saunas have a standard western red cedar interior with mahogany plywood as a standard exterior. Typically, wooden benches are considered standard along with interior controls, however most modular saunas offer exterior control as an option. Additionally, they can be found in many sizes and shapes to fit the area in which you plan to install one. They can be placed in an existing bathroom or basement, with only the waterproof floor being a local requirement.
Most modular saunas are considered to interior use due to the nature of their construction, however placing one outside may be possible provided the proper weatherproofing steps are taken and considered prior to having it designed and built for you. They can be placed inside an exterior building specifically built for their inclusion, but usually not a free-standing unit unless designed as such.