Several years ago I decided to remodel an old bathroom in the basement into a storage room. The basement had one and a half baths because a prior owner put in a full handicap accessible bathroom. I built three shelves, each of which was 8 feet by 4 feet and I estimate each shelf could easily hold 500 pounds. Unfortunately what happened is that I began to store a lot of unnecessary things. So I decided to give away or discard many of these items and to build a sauna room.
The major steps included the following
- Unload the shelves and move the wood for the shop
- Demolish the shelves
- Patch, prime and paint the walls and doors.
- Lay self adhesive tile over the existing tile
- Put a shoji screen divider in front of the water heater. The divider was from Amazon
- Put plants on the windowsill and floor
- Have a dedicated line put onto the wall
- Build a sauna from a kit. We got a Healthmate Renew for 2
- Put in LED lights behind the screen, put up pictures and decorations.
The pictures below are a before and after. The slideshow goes over a more complete documentation of the project.
It was a cold day here in Pittsburgh with snow and rain and the Sauna felt great. I look forward to many more sessions