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Pre-Built Home Sauna Kits

Home Sauna Kits Are Easy to Make and Good for Your Health A sauna is a small room in which to enjoy the pleasures of wet or dry heat sessions with few or no clothes on. The good thing is that you can buy saunas in kit form and put them together yourself. Home Sauna [...]

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Home Sauna Kits Are Easy to Make and Good for Your Health

A sauna is a small room in which to enjoy the pleasures of wet or dry heat sessions with few or no clothes on. The good thing is that you can buy saunas in kit form and put them together yourself. Home Sauna Kits will cost you between $1,500 and $12,000 depending on the size and accessories.

You can take a sauna on your lonesome, with a friend or in groups. Participants remove their clothes (they can keep a towel on) and sit in temperatures in excess of over 80°C (176°F). This, needless to say, causes sweating which induces relaxation and at the same time eliminates toxins.

If you can use a hammer and a credit card then you can buy a sauna kit and put it together pretty easily, although the help of a friend would be useful.

Pre-built modular sauna kits, aka prefab sauna kits, are recommended if you want a home sauna that is easy to assemble, take down, move and re-assemble. You only need a few tools and elementary carpentry skills, Two pairs of hands are required though.

In addition, assembly only takes about an hour, so you can put it up and use it straightaway. Pre-cut sauna kits should everything you need for a sauna installation.
Pre-built saunas are generally for indoor use, although you can find kits for outdoor use if you have no room indoors.

An indoor sauna need not be very big and can fit in a basement or garage. This is the cheapest way of getting yourself a sauna.

What You Get in a Sauna Kit

A basic sauna kit will simplify things as all the wood is cut to the right size, in the right wood – cedar. Cedar is the best wood to use as it expands and contracts.

DIY Home Sauna Kits will have the wall and ceiling panels, trim and base boards, a pre-hung door, benches, the heater, the threshold and casing, and any accessories.

You will probably need a qualified electrician to do the wiring.

If you choose a gas-fired heater you will need a certified professional to install the gas.

Heating System. Electric heaters are the most popular but gas heaters are cheaper to run (although this will depend on gas prices of course). Wood-fired heaters should only be used outdoors in detached saunas not in indoor home saunas. Far Infrared Ray (FIR) ceramic heaters are another popular choice but they don’t use traditional hot rocks like other stoves.

Prefabricated (Modular) Home Sauna Kits – you get everything you need to set up the sauna, including the instructions and illustrations.

These saunas do not need framing or insulation so if carpentry ain’t your thing then go for this option. The only disadvantage is the carriage cost – a large unit could cost several hundred dollars to ship.

A pre-fab kit can be erected in a one or two hours, custom DIY steam sauna kits can take a whole weekend.

Home sauna kits come in different sizes depending on the space available and also how many people you intend to squeeze in there. Saunas are no place for being shy !

The Health Benefits of a Sauna

When you are in a sauna the pores of your skin open up. When you sweat, dirt and oil drains out of your pores and skin. A half hour session will cleanse your pores thoroughly and your skin will feel soft and smooth, which is well worth the investment of your valuable time and money!

A sauna uses a fair amount of energy but will add value to your house should you ever consider selling it. So don’t delay buy one today !

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