The Homeowner’s Guide To a Steamy Escape


After a long day of work (or play), the only thing that can relax the mind and body is a luxurious bath, complete with bubbles, loofa, and shampoo-bottle microphone for you undercover singers, of course. When picturing your ideal “me” time, do you imagine yourself in a whirlpool bath, steam shower, whirlpool, or air bath? There are lots of elements to take into consideration when choosing your soapy sanctuary.

If you prefer a long, hot soak and a good book, then the Amalfi soaking tub may be just the ticket (see opening image). For those that could benefit from a little bit of massage therapy, consider an air bath or whirlpool. Air baths work by blowing heated air through many small holes in the bottom of the tub. The massage can be vigorous and thoroughly relaxing. Does this sound amazing yet? Splurge on the Geysair option by Bain Ultra, which incorporates humidity into the hot air, making the bubbles feel even warmer against the skin.

Consider honing in on pressure points with whirlpools that provide you with a swirling current of warm water. Whirlpools in general move more water around you while allowing you to position yourself in just the right spot for a jet massage. The folks over at Jason International know a thing or two about whirlpools, as the American-made ones are created under the supervision of the Jacuzzi family (so you know it’s legit). Want to make this experience even better? Splurge on an inline heater for your whirlpool.  The heater will help maintain a warm bath whether you soak for five minutes or 50 by reheating the water as it runs through the jets.

Cue the soundtrack to your life! For a uniquely luxurious experience in the shower consider a steam bath, which will fill your shower area with relaxing steam and allow for the use of aromatic oils, chroma therapy LED lights, and even music through Bluetooth-connected systems. Want to treat yourself? The Thermasol pro units allow for all of the above as well as full control of the system from your mobile device. This means that we can finish our DIY projects, dinner dates, kids’ science fair projects, and then turn on the steam bath from our phone prior to retreating to the bathroom. The steam will be on and at the desired temperature upon arrival.

Do you need more persuading? Check out Style Bath & Kitchen for more reasons why you deserve a steamy escape.

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