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We are steam shower installers

Nu-Trend can visit your home to provide a free site inspection and quotation to calculate how much a luxury steam shower will cost to be fully installed and built in your bathroom. We can convert your existing shower to a steam shower to create a steam room in your house. 

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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Experienced steam shower installers in Sydney

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Our team can visit your home any time of the week including before or after normal working hours to provide a quote on installation.

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Our renovating team has the latest tools and equipment to complete any type of bathroom renovation project for houses or units.

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We can build a new steam room in your bathroom with a steam shower in any style, shape or layout that you can dream of. 100% bespoke, enclosed steam shower customised just for you.

Our bathroom renovation company specialises in steam room installations and can help you create a spa-like experience in your own home. Whether you’re looking to convert your existing shower to a steam shower or want to build a full-size steam room, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life.

If you’re wondering how to make a steam room in your bathroom, we can help. Our team of experienced professionals can guide you through the entire process, from choosing the right steam generator to designing the layout of your steam shower. We understand that every project is unique, and we’ll work closely with you to create a custom solution that meets your needs and budget.

Converting a shower to a steam shower is a popular option for homeowners who want to add a spa-like experience to their bathroom without the expense of a full-size steam room. Our team can help you navigate the process of adding a steam generator and outlet, upgrading your shower head, and sealing your shower enclosure to prevent steam from escaping. We can also help you choose the right ventilation system to prevent excess humidity in your bathroom.

If you’re curious about the cost to build a steam room, we can provide you with a detailed quote based on the size and complexity of your project. We use high-quality materials and work with trusted suppliers to ensure that your steam room is built to last.

Our steam shower design ideas are second to none. We can help you choose the perfect tile, fixtures, and lighting to create a relaxing and rejuvenating steam shower that reflects your personal style. We can also provide guidance on seating, storage, and other design elements to maximise your enjoyment of your steam room.

As experienced steam room builders and steam room installers, we understand the importance of safety and quality. We use only the highest quality materials and employ skilled professionals to ensure that your steam room is installed to the highest standards. We also provide ongoing maintenance and support to keep your steam room functioning properly for years to come.

If you’re ready to turn your shower into a steam shower or add a steam shower to an existing shower, contact us today to learn more about our steam room installation services. We’ll work with you to create a custom solution that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

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Rick and Rob were both very professional renovators and very easy to deal with.

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The Nu-Trend team have just completed my bathroom renovation and did an outstanding job. They don’t cut corners and everything is done to the highest standards.

Rick is very, very responsive and I felt comfortable discussing any concerns that I had with him - he and his team did everything that they could possibly do to keep me happy

Steam room shower design and layout ideas

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 build a steam room, 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 converting your old shower to make 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 installation with a new controller and steam shower plumbing.

Steam shower installation or conversion costs

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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.

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Once the room is completely stripped we will begin by inspecting all the bathroom plumbing then mark out where each item will be installed.

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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 fittings installed.

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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.

Learn more about the costs of converting or building a steam room or shower

How much a new steam shower or steam room will cost will depend on the type of installation chosen and the hardware used. A very basic package for a new steam shower is between $4,000 and $6,000 for the supply of the steam generator on its own. The accessories for the steam shower are the next cost element to consider which can be between $3,000 and $8000 depending on the lighting you choose, if you have speakers, aroma therapy choices, aesthetic finishes for things like the buttons and the actual steam outlet hardware itself.

  • 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.

What is the construction cost of building a new steam shower or steam room?
The cost to construct and build a new steam shower or room will then depend on how much work has to get done in the home. Considerations need to include;
  • is there enough ventilation or natural air that can flow in the room
  • closing off a wall or building a floor to ceiling shower screen could be between $2,500 and $5,000
  • changing the ceiling to be cement board instead of Gyprock could be another $1,500 to $3,000
  • tiling the shower to reach the ceiling could be between $2,500 and $5,000
  • installing the access box for the steam unit to provide maintenance & easy storage could be between $3,000 and $6,000 depending how much alternation is required to existing walls.


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. We have built steam showers that cost around $45,000 to do a complete bathroom renovation and others have been close to $90,000 because high end materials were chosen.


Considerations when calculating the cost of a new steam room

When thinking about getting a new steam shower installed in Sydney there are certain conversions that you’d really have to consider the available budget available so that you can estimate what will be possible to build. These can include;
  • 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.

We can provide an obligation free quotation for building a new steam shower or room, this can help you get an exact cost for getting this type of home renovation completed.

Steam showers installed in Sydney

Nu-Trend has a team of qualified and licensed renovation contractors that are available to build a new steam room with a shower, generally within 21 days. We can convert your existing shower or completely demolish your old bathroom to design something totally new.

  • Complete steam room bathroom renovations
  • Waterproofing
  • Tiling
  • Painting
  • Fixture and fitting installations
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Steam shower generator

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.

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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. 

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Convert a walk in shower to a steam room

Most of the bathrooms that Nu-Trend renovates in Sydney will have a walk in shower that has a custom made glass shower screen. You can convert a walk in shower to have steam or become a steam room. For a steam room to operate efficiently that space needs to be enclosed completely. We can convert a standard shower into a steam shower. Our renovation team can help you plan your room layout and design glass walls to achieve this easily.

We can provide a quote for converting an existing shower to seal the gap between the top of it and the roof or to install a completely new shower if a conversion is not possible.

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Common questions

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.

It is possible to convert a normal shower to a steam shower depending on the style and shape of what you have currently. It might be possible to fully enclose the shower to contain steam but this will depend on what type of shower you have already installed.

Making a steam room in your bathroom can be done if you buy a portable machine, seal all the windows and doors and wait for the room to fill up. Although that isn’t as good as getting a steam shower installed which has a proper generator that can output large volumes of steam at the right temperature correctly. Other ways to create a steam room in your bathroom, depending on your budget, space, and preferences. 

  • Build a steam room: If you have a larger budget and space, you can install a built-in steam room in your bathroom. This involves building a tiled enclosure with a steam generator, temperature and humidity controls, and seating. This option provides a luxurious spa-like experience and can add value to your home.

  • Portable steam generator: If you have limited space and budget, you can opt for a portable steam generator that can be placed in your shower or bathtub. This device heats up water and produces steam, creating a steam room experience. These generators are easy to install and remove, and can be a good option for renters or those who want to try out a steam room experience before committing to a built-in steam room.

  • Steam shower kit: Another option is to install a steam shower kit, which is a pre-fabricated enclosure with a steam generator and controls. These kits can be installed in existing shower spaces and are typically more affordable than built-in steam rooms. However, they may have limited seating and customisation options.

  • DIY steam room: If you’re handy and have some DIY skills, you can build your own steam room using a steam generator, waterproof materials, and a custom enclosure. This option can be more affordable than a built-in steam room, but requires more time and effort to build and install.

When creating a steam room in your bathroom, it’s important to consider factors such as ventilation, waterproofing, and safety. Make sure to consult with a professional contractor or plumber to ensure that your steam room is installed properly and meets all safety requirements.

You can make your shower steam if the temperature of the air is less than that of the water. This will happen easily in winter, but the steam will escape quickly and spread through the room and under doors or out window gaps. If you want to contain the steam to get the benefits of it, then installing a steam shower can literally create a sealed space that contains the steam very efficiently.

The cost to convert a shower to a steam shower will depend on two main things;

a) the exact steam shower hardware you choose

b) how much renovation work is required to make sure steam can be contained in your existing shower

Your existing shower might not be suitable and therefore make more sense to renovate the bathroom to install a new steam shower with the right set up.

You can make a steam room in your bathroom by using your existing shower cubicle in most instances. If you have a shower that has at least three walls then it can easily be sealed to retain steam. The steam generator and control hardware can be installed in the bathroom to generate the required steam inside the new concealed steam room that is also your shower.

How you build a steam shower will depend on your home. If you are doing a complete bathroom renovation then a steam shower can be designed into the layout of the new room. The walls, floor plan, generator, outlet and other hardware can all be designed to be installed when the bathroom is built.

If you have an existing bathroom it might be possible to build a steam shower using the existing shower cavity depending on its shape and type of construction.

Nu-Trend can provide steam shower plumbing installation services in Sydney when you need to install, adjust, remove or replace existing pipes or taps in your bathroom. Shower plumbing installation needs to be done by a licensed plumber because it will need adjustments made to pipes inside your walls, connections checked, tiling and maybe even new waterproofing organised.