On this page you'll find a guide to building a basement sauna.
In this article, we’ll cover some information and tips on building a basement sauna.
I think this is a great choice and a great way to make full use of your home and the space it affords. Many people think that they can’t have a sauna because their bathroom is too small and without any space to extend.
As they say - where there’s a will, there’s a way. And you’re standing on top of that way - your basement.
Adding a sauna is a great way to revamp your basement and set a new trend. Your basement doesn’t have to be dark, dusty and just blah anymore.
You can turn it into the perfect treat and private getaway. Additionally, by doing so, you’re automatically increasing the value of your home and property.
Your options include buying a prebuilt sauna or you can of course build your own. Many pre built or modular saunas are extremely easy to set up and you can mostly do it on your own.
However, if you decide to purchase a sauna kit with precut pieces, this is more labor intensive and you might have to hire the services of a handyman.
Don’t worry, most of the kits come with step by step instruction which guide you through the entire process.
When you do decide on building a sauna in your basement, make sure to choose an area that is clear from objects like the furnace or heater as you don’t want any possible accidents in the future.
The best part of building a sauna in your basement is the fact that it is already structurally sound to do so. This is particularly true if you position the sauna is a corner of the basement which allows the framing to be done more quickly on two of the four sauna walls.
One precaution you should take is that before you start constructing your sauna you should choose the heater or generator beforehand.
Why? Depending on the size of the sauna you may have to buy a heater with lower or higher voltage which means that you may have to run new wires. Therefore, it makes sense to plan beforehand, rather than having to end up doing double work.
Another issue that is common to building a basement sauna is the factor surrounding heating. Basements are usually the coolest parts of the house and therefore you will have to take steps to ensure your sauna retains its heat while saving on energy as much as possible.
To help this situation ensure that when you are cutting and fitting the floor and ceiling panels, make sure that the boards are cut accurately so that you get a very snug fit. This will help the sauna to retain heat and prevent energy waste.
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