Designing the Layout
Once you have selected the location for your garage sauna, you can begin designing the layout.
The layout should include a changing area, shower, and sauna room.
You should also consider the placement of windows, doors, and ventilation systems to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control.
Choosing the Right Materials
When building your garage sauna, it is important to choose the right materials.
The walls and ceiling should be insulated to retain heat and prevent moisture buildup.
You should also select materials that can withstand high temperatures and humidity, such as cedar or hemlock wood.
Types of Garage Saunas
Traditional saunas, also known as Finnish saunas, use a heater and rocks to produce steam. These saunas can reach temperatures between 150°F and 200°F, and require a dedicated power source.
Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat your body directly, rather than heating the surrounding air. They typically operate at lower temperatures (around 120°F to 140°F) and have lower power requirements than traditional saunas.
Planning and Designing Your Garage Sauna
Before building a garage sauna, it's important to determine how much space you have available. Measure the area of your garage to ensure you have enough room to accommodate the sauna and allow for proper air circulation.
Proper ventilation is essential for maintaining a healthy sauna environment. Your garage sauna will need an exhaust fan or vent to release excess heat and humidity.