Indoor vs. Outdoor Saunas: Which is Right for You?

December 19, 2023 | Tips & How-To

A sauna is a great place to relax, unwind and let the stresses of the day melt away. But if you’re considering adding one to your home, there’s one question you’ll likely need to answer first: indoor or outdoor? Both indoor and outdoor saunas offer many benefits to consider, and we’re here to break down the differences so you can make the best choice for your home.

Indoor Saunas

Indoor saunas can be a great use of extra space in your home and add a touch of luxury to your self-care routine. 

Whether a custom sauna built directly into your home’s infrastructure or a free-standing structure, these personal oases offer soothing, dry heat to maximize your health and wellness for years to come.

With features like full spectrum LED mood lighting, authentic Finnish heater and sauna stones, digital control with Wi-Fi and more, you can experience the luxury of Finnish sauna technology at your fingertips.

Outdoor Saunas

Outdoor saunas offer the same functionality and benefits as indoor saunas but are built to withstand the outdoor elements. Available in multiple shapes and sizes, like Barrel and Canopy Barrel, their distinct shape is designed to hold up against weather and offer a private retreat without taking up excessive space.

It’s no surprise, then, that a great feature of the outdoor sauna is freedom of placement. Plus, outdoor saunas can boast breathtaking views of nature while simultaneously improving your health. With your backyard sauna, you can take advantage of the beautiful natural features of your land and enjoy heated relaxation to the sounds of nature. 

Indoor vs. Outdoor Saunas: Comparing & Contrasting

There are plenty of benefits for both indoor and outdoor saunas. The best pick for your home likely comes down to your budget and preferences. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key differences between ThermaSol’s luxury saunas.

Indoor Saunas vs. Outdoor Saunas

Indoor SaunasOutdoor Saunas
Capacity– Fits four to six people– Fits four to six people
Key Features– Premium grade lumber – Clear Western Red Cedar or Nordic Spruce
– Authentic Finnish Contemporary Floor Heater
– Digital Controller with WiFi
– Full-spectrum LED mood lighting
– Accessory kit: Stainless steel bucket, Ladle, Thermometer & Hygrometer
– Premium grade lumber – Clear Western Red Cedar
– Authentic Finnish Contemporary Wall Heater
– Weather resistant design
– Optional back wall windows for a stunning view
– Full-spectrum LED mood lighting – Accessory kit: Stainless steel bucket, Ladle, Thermometer & Hygrometer
Maintenance– Maintain your sauna’s interior by leaving the door and vents open when not in use
– Wipe your benches with warm water and a damp cloth as needed
– Perform yearly maintenance tasks like removing dust and sanding bench stains
– Some weathering due to sun and rain is normal, but it won’t harm the wood or sauna
– Wipe down the inside of your sauna as needed
– Perform yearly maintenance tasks as you would with an indoor sauna

When choosing a sauna, consider your needs and how you plan to use your sauna. If you want something you can use as part of your daily wellness routine, an indoor sauna might be for you. Or, if you want an escape that allows you to enjoy your outdoor space while you relax, an outdoor model might be the best pick.

Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor sauna, Thermasol can provide you with an easy, enjoyable buying experience. Our saunas offer best-in-show features and are built to last. With their easy assemblage and range in size, installation is a breeze. 

Both of Thermasol’s indoor and outdoor saunas offer their own unique benefits depending on your lifestyle. For your convenience, both options offer a build-your-own sauna-style construction that can be easily installed inside or outside of your home by you or your contractor.

From indoor and outdoor saunas to smart shower and steam products, Thermasol carries a wide array of in-home wellness solutions designed to fit your needs. Contact our team today to learn more about your home sauna options and how we can help make your vision a reality.

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