Your way to your own home sauna

The stressful everyday life leaves people rather little time to breathe. Therefore, it is important to relieve stress and recharge your batteries. Ideal for this is a visit to a sauna, which can have a positive effect on the organism and the soul. In addition, such a sweat bath strengthens the immune system and thus protects against flu-like infections, especially in the colder season.
How to make the dream of your own sauna come true

How to make the dream of your own sauna come true

A regular visit to the sauna is good for your general health. However, taking a sauna in public cannot always be suitably integrated into everyday life and at the same time is very expensive in the long run. For this reason, many sauna lovers want to install their own sauna in the four walls at home, so that they can always enjoy the functions of sauna after work. In general, the installation of the sauna is possible in any house or apartment. Nevertheless, certain conditions should be observed during installation, so that the dream of a home sauna does not end in disappointment.

The home sauna from the online store

In general, many people choose to have a sauna at home. Here, these can sauna whenever they want and are not dependent on opening hours. In various stores on the net, they can order a ready-made sauna cabin and have it delivered directly to their home. Such a sauna is usually a complete set, in which everything necessary is already integrated, including benches, sauna heater and other equipment. This is particularly practical and saves work and time. In addition, users can be sure that the individual components of the sauna fit together well.

Individual dream sauna made to measure

The problem with a home sauna as a complete set is primarily that users cannot customize it specifically. However, there is another way. Through a suitable sauna configurator, one’s own desire for an individual home sauna can quickly come true without incurring high costs as with custom-made furnishings.

Choosing the location for the home sauna

In the past, a sauna was usually set up in the basement. However, this may or may not always be the case. A modern sauna has a tasteful design. Often wood is used for this purpose. However, users do not necessarily have to hide a sauna in their basement. Generally, another room is suitable, if it is sufficiently large and safely meets all requirements. For example, the bathroom is just as suitable place, if it is sufficiently large. It is also possible to have a sauna behind the house or in the garden.

How big should a sauna be?

The room for it must generally meet various requirements. For example, it must have a usable area of at least 2 x 2 meters and there must be a window for ventilation. The heater also needs an electrical connection in the amount of 400 volts. In addition, the floor must be waterproof and level. Optimal for this are stone or tile floors.

Thus, installation in the basement is not necessarily necessary, if the living space at the same time offers other possibilities. In general, the sauna can be installed in any room – even rooms in the attic are suitable for this purpose. However, users should make sure that the rooms at the same time meet various structural requirements.

Power supply to the sauna and suitable ventilation

On the one hand, the rooms must have appropriate electrical wiring, and on the other hand, they must allow for adequate ventilation to prevent the formation of mold. In addition, the rooms should have a level floor and a load-bearing covering. If these conditions are met, there is nothing to prevent the installation of the sauna.

For a home sauna does not necessarily need a lot of space, because here the size depends primarily on the number of people who want to use the facility at the same time. If more than four people want to sit here, as a benchmark can be taken 1.5 square meters per user and plan the facility.

Your own sauna in the garden

If space is an obstacle to the desire of the sauna, the garden is an alternative. Such a sauna in the garden does not require more space than a normal gazebo and also solves the problem of ventilation. Especially in the cold season, the garden sauna offers a significant advantage. After the sauna a cooling down is so executable in the cold snow.

Even in summer, users can enjoy the cool and fresh air after their sauna experience on site. Although most high-quality saunas today have good insulation, users should still make sure that the room can always be well ventilated. If this is not the case, damage can occur.

A basement sauna is not always optimal

Especially in the basement rooms, the sauna can become an obstacle. Due to the sauna, the temperature in the room increases, as well as the humidity. Because most basement rooms do not have sufficient thermal insulation, this moisture is deposited on the cold walls as condensation and in this way the masonry is very strongly soaked. Thus, mold can form very quickly and the substance of the building suffers. Therefore, before installing a sauna, it is important to ensure that there is sufficient ventilation in the house, as well as thermal insulation. Particularly useful in this regard is, for example, the installation of a tight vapor barrier. At the same time, the floor must be prepared accordingly. At the same time, a ventilation system should be installed in the rooms, which will ensure the correct exchange between indoor and outdoor air.

Which variant is suitable for the sauna at home?

In order for users to assemble the personal sauna with a configurator, accurate measurement is a significant measure. When determining the dimensions, it is essential to take into account that the wood of the sauna should not come into contact with the walls. To avoid the formation of mold, the walls of the sauna must be about 8-10 centimeters from the walls. In this case, the distance serves for ventilation. The air can circulate in the space between the wall and the sauna. Through this, the high moisture is dissipated and mold can not form.

Ready-made sauna for home or a custom-made sauna?

When buying a sauna, however, it depends not only on the size of the room, but also how many people want to use the sauna. Therefore, the sauna should be as large as necessary and not as large as conceivable. At the same time, a larger sauna causes increased operating costs than smaller models. In most homes, the rooms are specifically cut. Here, a ready-made sauna fits in rather limitedly.

The ready-made home sauna can be cheap at first sight, but users have to make many compromises when taking a sauna. Thus, as a rule, neither wood, size or sauna heater can choose, but should take the equipment as it is offered in stores. If the sauna is custom-made, ideally fits into the room, but is quite very expensive.

Plan your home sauna with a sauna configurator

Such a sauna configurator allows a home sauna to be put together as desired. Hereby the size, equipment and the kind of wood can be adapted optimally to the desire. If desired, extras can also be installed here. At the same time, the price is not higher than the sauna in the finished package. This is possible because most manufacturers construct the saunas modifiable. That is, the saunas are composed of a certain number of standard elements, which can be combined together as desired.

Such standard components are, for example, the sauna heater, wall parts, or benches and doors, which are mass-produced and are correspondingly inexpensive. Due to the interchangeability, users can design their home sauna according to their own wishes. The same principle is a specific construction method, which is also used, for example, in kitchens.

What power should a sauna heater have?

As a rule, each home sauna requires a power connection, which users are best to have installed by an electrician. The electrician can also set up the sauna heater. How quickly the sauna is heated depends on the size of the room and the power of the heater. For a 4.5 cubic meter home sauna, users need a heater with an output of about six kilowatts. For large objects, with up to twelve cubic meters, the heater should have a power of 7.5 kilowatts. Larger saunas, with up to 14 cubic meters, require a heater with 9 kilowatts.

The technical equipment of the home sauna

The right technology is what makes saunas at home possible. The most important component is always the sauna heater. Here, the power must correspond to the size of the cabin. In a configurator, the user is shown suitable models. The sauna heater can be selected from different variants.

A classic sauna heater is particularly suitable for infusions, an infrared heater is correspondingly suitable for an infrared cabin and a combination sauna heater, which has a vaporizer, can be used for steam baths. For small saunas, for example, a normal heater is only suitable to a limited extent. Better is a so-called underbench heating system. This produces a comfortable heat and does not require a separate space.

Internal or external control of the sauna heater?

No matter which version users choose, the heater belongs in any case next to the entrance door. To prevent accidents, the heater must be equipped with protective grids, so that burns can not occur. A control unit can be used to control all the technology. This is commercially available as an external and at the same time as an internal model. External devices for control are usually attached to the outside of the cabin next to the entrance door.

Since conditions outside the cabin are not as severe, the external control devices can last longer. However, users must leave the booth to operate them. Internal devices are always located inside the booth. This makes operation particularly convenient. However, the high humidity and heat put a lot of stress on the electronics. Therefore, the devices do not last as long and are more susceptible to failure at the same time.

This is what you need to know about proper ventilation of the sauna!

Users must also not forget to include a ventilation system in their configurator. This is necessary to be able to extract the humid air from the cabin. This will prevent the formation of mold. Above all, the ventilation system should have an overrun. Once the oven is turned off, the ventilation system continues to run for a few minutes to extract the humidified air and prevent residual moisture. Such ventilation must be without drafts and should be adjustable depending on the number of users in the sauna room.

Which wood for the sauna benches?

Special demands are made on the wood of the seats and benches in the cabin of the sauna. For example, the wood must not have knotholes nor splinter or secrete the tree resin. Most often used for such purposes is the wood of abachi or poplar. A normal bench for the home sauna is about 60 centimeters wide.

If desired, it can also be made wider. In the configurator, users can enter how and where they want to arrange the benches in the cabin. In a smaller cubicle, corner benches are particularly favorable because they make very good use of the space. Through the configurator, users can at the same time try out how many benches they want to arrange in the cabin.


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