We can install your new steam shower
Nu-Trend can visit your home to provide a free site inspection and quotation to calculate how much a steam shower will cost to be fully installed in your bathroom. We can convert your existing shower to a steam shower in an existing bathroom. Alternatively, we can do a complete renovation to install a new steam shower layout that includes new floor and wall tiling, glass walls, plumbing, fixtures, the steaming equipment and controls.
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We can build a brand new bathroom layout and install at new steam shower in any style, shape or layout that you can dream of. 100% bespoke, enclosed steam shower customised just for you.
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It would be pretty easy for us to say we are steam shower installation experts in Sydney, but we prefer to back up our claims with proof. There are lots of bathroom renovation companies in Sydney that will give you a quote to renovate a shower, but how many can demonstrate their expertise, knowledge and renovating problem solving like we can at Nu-Trend?
We don’t take shortcuts, we make sure you completely understand what is happening with your bathroom renovation project so there are no surprises. We will make the whole process of getting a quote & then actually installing a new steam shower simple, easy & stress free. It all begins with working out how your new steam shower will be designed, even if that means turning your old shower to accomodate steam.
Our team manages each aspect from demolishing the old bathroom, preparing the walls, floor and ceiling, waterproofing, installing new fixtures and of course the all important steam shower generator with its controller.
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Nu-Trend has a team of qualified and licensed renovation contractors that are available to build your new bathroom, generally within 21 days. We can renovate your existing shower or completely demolish your old bathroom to design something totally new.
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Steam shower generator installation
The main operating element of a steam shower is the generator. It will convert a small amount of water into steam with its industrial grade heating elements. They are generally small unit that don’t take up too much space, quite and need to be integrated into a system with a controller and dispensing head in the bathroom.
Nu-Trend can provide a quotation so that you can work out your potential costs for installing a new generator with the required electrical wiring, plumbing and wall installation.
Steam shower controller installation
Every steam shower needs a controller to enable you to change all the settings as needed. It needs to be located in the shower and will be water and steam proof so that it can be used at any time. High quality units will have a high IP rating and maybe even capacitive touch (just like your smartphone)
Nu-Trend can help you work out the costs to install a controller and make sure it is connected to the generator, lighting, speakers or other elements in your bathroom as required.
Steam head installation
The steam head is the element in the shower that will release either steam or aromas into your space. A basic head will simply release steam into the room at the rate set by the controller. Units that have more features may also include a small oil reservoir that can release wonderful aromas when needed.
The head is normally mounded discretely on the wall or there are also models that can be completely flush mounted to blend into the wall tiling. Nu-Trend can give you a range of choices and prices to fit your interior design ideas or budget.
Shower wall speaker installation
When you are renovating your bathroom you might be trying to create a room that is like a day spa. To achieve that premium level of luxury and sophistication you will also need to consider things like in wall speakers to play music, seating areas or perhaps a bi-fold door to create an indoor / outdoor area.
Shower glass wall installation
Most of the bathrooms that Nu-Trend renovates in Sydney will have a walk in shower that has a custom made glass shower screen. For a steam shower to operate efficiently that space needs to be enclosed completely. Our renovators can help you plan your room layout and design glass walls to achieve this easily.
We can provide a quote for adjusting an existing shower to seal the gap between the top of it and the roof or to install a completely new design.
The costs to install a new steam shower?
For complete renovations we will demolish the old bathroom first. We remove all the fixtures, floor and wall tiling to access the bare framework of the room.
Once the room is completely stripped we will begin by inspecting all the bathroom plumbing then mark out where each item will be installed.
Once the walls and floors are prepared it will be completely waterproofed, ready for new tiling to be laid, glass walls to be erected & your chosen fittings installed.
Once all the hard work has been done the final finishing touches are applied like painting, light fittings and a deep clean to make sure it is ready to. use.
Types of installations
How much does a new steam shower installation cost will vary depending on the type of installation chosen.
- Converting an existing shower – if we are just converting the shower you already have now, then the work required will focus on enclosing the space, installing the steamer in the wall and the control panel. We will do the best we can when it comes to placing the equipment and it may mean the items aren’t fully concealed inside the wall cavity.
Although this is the cheapest way to get one installed, the hardware costs between $5,000 for the essentials or up to $10,000 if you chose some of the premium features. Depending on the exact products chosen and then there may be another $5,000 to $10,000 in remedial work to try and install it. These costs will vary depending how much work is involved and maybe even a floor to ceiling glass shower screen needs to be installed which may cost around $2000.
- Adding a new steam shower – the other option is doing a complete renovation of the bathroom with a new layout that is designed to accomodate a steam shower and all the necessary equipment. While this is the more expensive option, there are less compromises made and everything is integrated beautifully. You can create a day spa feel to nearly any type of home.
This can cost between $35,000 and $55,000 depending on the quality of materials chosen and how large the room is. Taking this approach will normally deliver a better result because you can control every aspect of the design.
Exact pricing is not possible
It is not possible to provide an exact price for the installation cost until we are able to see the site, assess the available space & discuss the various options available. It may be possible to convert a laundry and bathroom to make it large enough to house a steam shower, maybe you want to convert an ensuite and laundry to make a single space.
The options available are practically endless, but our renovation team can give you advice and choices to help make your decisions before you begin planning or design. A lot of other aspects have to be considered like electrical wiring, waterproofing, ventilation and even lighting.
- Ceiling – the height of the ceiling may need to change so that the taller space can make the steam generated more effective for you. The other consideration is tiling. Normally we think about floor and wall tiling, but for a steam shower you should also consider ceiling tiling to maximise the impact of the steam being generated. This requires more materials of course, but also a change to the framework of the roofing to carry the extra load. , the best recommendation for the ceiling within the shower area is a tiled ceiling. This means the frame work would need to change to support the weights of a tile. The cost for these adjustments can be between $2000 and $4000
- Seating – using a steam shower is different to a standard one. Many people will chose to have seating installed into the room. This can be done so the chosen tiling is put over the top to create a seamless looking room. We can frame and sheet any size or style or shape of seat you can think of, waterproof and tile it with any choice of tile that you like. The cost for this type of adjustment is typically between $2000 and $4000
- Lighting and sound – for a very premium design things like speakers, bluetooth connectivity and unique lighting set ups can also be installed so that you can adjust the mood or the setting of the room as desired. The cost for these types of additions can be between $5000 and $10000 depending on what specific items are chosen.
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Steam is a natural detox that removes harmful impurities from your body. It can also enhance your breathing, leaving you with an improved sense of tranquility, promoting restful sleep and wellness.
As if that weren’t enough, steam is also recommended for the relief of symptoms of colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, allergies, asthma, throat irritation, arthritis and more.
We can install a new shower into your bathroom that incorporates the element of steam.
There really isn’t much more natural than using steam as a natural detox. Steam has been used for thousands of years as a way of healing. Steam can remove harmful impurities from your body, help with your breathing and help with promoting restful sleep and general wellness.
The other huge benefit is it can help with colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, allergies, asthma, throat irritation, arthritis and other health issues. So using steam in your bathroom can absolutely be a great idea.
A steam shower can be used as a normal shower every day because when we install it, we make sure it has a normal shower head, taps, drain and glass screen so that it can contain steam or water. You can have a normal shower every single day without needing to turn on the steam generator. When you feel like a steam shower, simple, turn on the generator and enjoy both water and steam.
The cost to install a steam shower can be between $10,000 ex gst and $30,000 ex gst and the reason for such a big variance in estimated cost is it will come down to the size of the room, fixtures chosen, steam shower product systems and the complexity of the renovation.
Depending on the structure of your home you may be able to add the element of steam to an existing shower as long as it can be enclosed and there is sufficient space for the generator, piping and controller.
Steam showers are amazing to install in a new bathroom renovation. The only con is the higher installation cost because it needs to be vapour proofed as well as waterproofed to ensure mould doesn’t build up in the bathroom. The additional generator, wall controller and steam head do add to the labour cost of a bathroom renovation as well, but the health benefits far outweigh any cost concerns.
A steam shower needs to be small enough to trap the steam adequately but large enough to give you space to stretch your arms and legs out. We would recommend at least 1.5 meters by 1.5 meters of space as a minimum but of course anything that is larger can be created as well, you could even include your bath tub inside the steam shower room area.