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Home Combination Sauna Installation: Space Planning Tips


Installing a combination sauna in your home can be a fantastic way to enjoy the benefits of both traditional and infrared saunas. However, proper space planning is crucial to ensure a comfortable and efficient sauna experience. In this article, we’ll explore the key considerations for home combination sauna installation and provide tips to help you create the perfect sauna retreat.

Understanding Combination Saunas

Combination saunas, like those offered in Heavenly Heat’s Combination Saunas collection, combine the best of both worlds – traditional Finnish sauna and far infrared sauna. These versatile saunas offer the option to enjoy the intense heat and steam of a traditional sauna or the gentle, penetrating warmth of infrared heat.

Combination Saunas

Key Considerations for Home Sauna Installation

Before installing a combination sauna in your home, there are several key factors to consider:

Factor Description
Space Requirements Ensure you have sufficient space for the sauna, allowing for proper ventilation and comfortable movement inside.
Electrical Needs Check the electrical requirements of your chosen sauna and ensure your home’s electrical system can support it.
Ventilation Proper ventilation is essential to maintain air quality and prevent moisture buildup.
Flooring Choose moisture-resistant flooring materials that can withstand the sauna environment.

For more detailed information on home sauna installation, check out our blog post: Home Sauna Installation: Space Planning and Design Considerations for Small Urban Homes.

Choosing the Right Location

When selecting a location for your combination sauna, consider the following:

  • Basement: A basement can be an ideal location, providing ample space and privacy.
  • Spare Room: Convert a spare room into a dedicated sauna room for convenience.
  • Garage: If properly insulated, a garage can house your sauna while keeping it separate from living areas.

Space Planning for 1-Person Combination Saunas

For a 1-person combination sauna, like the Combination 1-Person Sauna, you’ll need a minimum space of around 4′ x 4′. This compact size allows for easy integration into smaller homes or apartments. Consider the sauna’s dimensions and ensure sufficient clearance for comfortable entry and exit.

Space Planning for 2-Person Combination Saunas

If you’re opting for a 2-person combination sauna, such as the Combination 2-Person Sauna, aim for a space measuring at least 5′ x 6′. This larger size provides a more spacious interior for sharing the sauna experience with a partner or friend.

Combination 2-Person Sauna

Ventilation and Airflow Requirements

Proper ventilation is crucial for a healthy and comfortable sauna experience. Ensure your sauna location has adequate airflow and consider installing a ventilation system to regulate humidity and prevent moisture buildup. Consult with a professional to determine the best ventilation solution for your specific sauna model and location.

Electrical Considerations

Combination saunas require a dedicated electrical circuit to power the heaters and controls. Work with a licensed electrician to assess your home’s electrical capacity and install the necessary wiring and outlets. At Heavenly Heat Saunas, we offer FIR (Far Infrared) Heaters that provide efficient and effective heating for your sauna.

Flooring and Moisture Management

Choose moisture-resistant flooring materials, such as tile or concrete, to withstand the humid sauna environment. Install a proper drainage system to manage water runoff and prevent damage to your home’s structure. Consider adding a waterproof membrane or sealant to protect the underlying flooring.

Insulation and Energy Efficiency

Adequate insulation is essential to maintain a consistent temperature inside your sauna and improve energy efficiency. Use high-quality insulation materials, such as fiberglass or rock wool, to keep the heat inside the sauna and minimize energy waste. Proper insulation also helps reduce noise transmission to other areas of your home.

Sauna Accessories and Enhancements

Personalize your combination sauna with accessories and enhancements that elevate your sauna experience:

Accessory Benefits
Ergonomic Benches Provide comfortable seating and support for longer sauna sessions.
Backrest Offers lumbar support and promotes proper posture.
Lighting Create a relaxing ambiance with soft, dimmed lighting or chromotherapy options.
Audio System Enjoy your favorite music or soothing sounds while in the sauna.

Safety and Precautions

To ensure a safe and enjoyable sauna experience, consider the following precautions:

  • Install a temperature control and monitoring system to prevent overheating.
  • Opt for saunas with built-in safety features, such as automatic shut-off and heat sensors.
  • Familiarize yourself with the sauna’s operating instructions and safety guidelines.

For more information on the safety features and benefits of Heavenly Heat Saunas, visit our About Our Saunas page.

Maintenance and Care

Regular maintenance and care are essential to keep your combination sauna in top condition:

  • Clean the sauna interior regularly using a mild detergent and soft cloth.
  • Treat the wooden surfaces with a sauna-specific wood preservative to prevent cracking and maintain its appearance.
  • Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage and ensure optimal performance.

Professional Installation vs. DIY

While DIY sauna installation is possible, hiring a professional installer offers several benefits:

  • Expertise in sauna installation and space planning.
  • Proper electrical and plumbing connections for safe and efficient operation.
  • Warranty protection and after-sales support.

If you choose to install the sauna yourself, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and consult with professionals when needed.


Installing a combination sauna in your home requires careful space planning and consideration of various factors, such as location, ventilation, electrical requirements, and moisture management. By following the tips and guidelines outlined in this article, you can create a stunning and functional sauna retreat that provides endless relaxation and wellness benefits.

Get Started Today!

Ready to bring the luxury of a combination sauna to your home? Visit Heavenly Heat Saunas to explore our collection of high-quality saunas and find the perfect model for your space. Our knowledgeable team is available to answer any questions and provide personalized guidance throughout the installation process. Contact us today to start your journey towards sauna bliss!

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