Thinking of Buying a Home Sauna? Tips Inside
If you’ve been recently thinking of buying a sauna for your personal use, I used to be you! I’ve always wanted a sauna right here at home because I am a fitness nut. When I go to the gym I always stay in the sauna for a certain period of time and it does a lot of wonders for my skin and overall fitness goals.
However, buying a sauna is not something that is very common and it can be a bit overwhelming just thinking about it. For one, I want a “true” sauna, not the portable ones as they seem to be very uncomfortable so I have to dedicate a room to it or I can opt for an outdoor one but those are very expensive and will take up a lot of space in our backyard.
After much internal debate and debates with my husband, we finally took the plunge and bought ourselves a 2 person JNH infrared sauna. It’s not the most feature packed sauna but it’s good at what it does so we’re happy. Of course, I would have liked it to be cheaper but hey, it you want luxury, you have to pay for it.
So, where to begin when you want to buy a home sauna?
The first tip that I can give you if you are thinking of buying a sauna is decide on a location on your house where to place it. Will it be indoor or outdoor? You also need to factor in the electrical hookup because if you do decide to get an outdoor sauna and you don’t have an accessible electric outlet with sufficient power, that’s an additional expense.
The second is to learn about the different heaters in a sauna. Will it be an infrared, gas, electric or wood? What made us decide to get an infrared is the fact that we researched a lot and found that infrared is by far the most economical, at least for us, and it has a lot of health benefits that are absent with other heaters.
Third, will you be buying a pre-built kit, a portable one or will you have contractors make one for you? We chose to buy a pre-built kit as having it custom made for us is out of our budget.
Lastly, the capacity of the sauna. This depends on how many people will be using the sauna and if you live alone, then it makes sense to buy a 1 person capacity sauna but hear me out. A sauna is a place where you can relax and I’ve tried being in a 1 person capacity sauna and it just feels weird. It seems so tight in there, I don’t know why but I wasn’t comfortable at all
So, if you do decide to buy a sauna, buy at least a 2 person capacity and if you ever have a special guest or a relative comes to visit, you can enjoy it together.
A sauna is something that I think everyone should experience at least once in their life. Yeah, yeah, I may be exaggerating but for me, it really is one of life’s luxuries that is worth spending money on. Not to mention that it has a lot of health benefits aside from helping you relax, lose weight and stay in shape.