Woodinville, WA (PRWEB) July 26, 2014
As reported by Lauren Hunter of Remodeling, bathroom design trends are changing based on 3 factors: smaller spaces, multi-generational access, and water consumption. At the top of several top bathroom trend of 2014 lists, including this article on Freshome, steam showers are enjoying increased popularity. Amerec, a leading manufacturer of steam bath generators, has noticed an increased interest in steam bathing largely due to smaller spaces and an effort to reduce water consumption.
While homeowners continue to want luxurious bathrooms when possible, the smaller homes that many have moved to in order to “right size” do not allow for large soaking tubs, which were largely unused in many homes. In place of the soaking tubs are more luxurious showers that integrate steam to bring the luxury of a spa experience while utilizing the same space as the shower was originally designed to use. This efficient use of space helps to provide homeowners the escape they desire without devoting too much valuable space to larger tubs that use tremendous amounts of water.
When designing the bathrooms with efficient water consumption as a key design factor, steam showers become an obvious choice, as a typical steam shower session uses less than 2 gallons of water, far less than a standard shower, and a fraction of a soaking tub. Homeowners frequently comment that not only is the steam bath beneficial to reducing water consumption, they also note a reduction in stress and an increase in relaxation and overall health. The deep cleansing provided in the steam shower leaves the bather requiring only a quick rinse from the shower head to end the steam bath.
Jim Hass, Sales Director for Amerec, stated:
“With more cities and states enforcing tighter water restrictions, Amerec is pleased to be in a position where our products add a luxurious upgrade to the shower space while helping to reduce the consumption of a valuable resource, and through steam bathing our customers tend to live happier, healthier, more relaxed lives.”
To learn more about Amerec and steam showers, visit http://www.amerec.com or call 1-800-331-0349.