Unlike spas and saunas, which can go indoors and outdoors in an array of different locations, the vast majority of steam baths are installed in bathrooms. That’s because most residential steam baths double as showers. However, just because the location of your steam bath may be limited doesn’t mean your hands are tied when it comes to choosing a steam bath that appeals to your design aesthetic. Of course, you’ll have the most design freedom if you incorporate a steam bath when the bathroom is first built or when it is being remodeled. But don’t lose heart. There are plenty of options for those who
simply want to retrofit an existing tub or shower into a luxurious steam bath.
Whatever type of steam bath you decide on, it must be watertight to protect the surrounding area from moisture damage. Here’s a brief look at the major choices you have.