A sauna can not only provide pleasant experiences during the cold times of the year, but it has also been proven to cause some health benefits. Did you know that regular saunaing has a proven protective effect against colds and infections? Mood and energy levels are raised, itching is reduced, blood pressure is lowered, as well as autoimmune problems improved.
It helps with Arthritis and muscle pain, it is detoxifying and reduces sweating at night. It improves circulation, and lessens the risk of sudden cardiac death. Moreover, regular sauna attendants get sick less often and generally feel more upbeat. Everything is connected, obviously, and if you improve one area of your health, you will probably benefit in other areas, too.
However, a sauna needs some space, if not very much at all, if it’s just for you and maybe your partner, and you don’t intend to invite friends and wider family, too, to join in.
But even this is possible, as sauna cabins are offered basically in all sizes, leaving all kinds of usages up to your choice.
The first thing one would think of here might be the costs. One would think that an outdoor sauna in the garden would probably be much more expensive than an indoor sauna, as it needs an outer cabin with weatherproof walls and a roof which would not be necessary for indoor cabins. However, comparing prices astonishingly shows that there is not really much of a difference. Besides very small cabins for just one to maximal two persons, a range from roughly £4.000.- to £10.000 seems to apply to both options even though an indoor sauna takes away space from the house while an outdoor sauna adds some usable space in the garden.
So what else should be considered before you make this decision?
One of the main advantages of an outdoor sauna cabin compared to an indoor sauna is probably that the outdoor sauna will create a new space for you in your garden while the indoor sauna will take away some space in the house. So, unless you live in a house that is too big for you, the outdoor sauna will be the choice for most that have at least a small garden.
Also, while you’re on it: Explore the possibilities that an additional garden room can offer while it is not used as a sauna, for example as a guest room, a working space, a place to store things like garden furniture during the winter, or to use the neat covered terraces for alfresco dining in summer or just relaxing with a view of the garden.
Additional dry and lockable space is always worth a lot, and mixed usages are more the rule than the exception in garden rooms.