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Custom steam shower and sauna installations from Chicagoland Remodeling Design & Build are top notch, professionally done with an unparalleled eye for detail.

Chicagoland Remodeling Design & Build, based out of St. Charles, IL is a s family business established in February 2009.  We are the complete remodeling, steam shower and sauna installation contractor who’s ambitions are to go straight to the top of the Chicagoland remodeling industry.  We Specialize in home improvement projects which include custom steam showers, saunas, basement remodeling, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, additions, general contracting, custom homes and custom carpentry.

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Our mission here at Chicagoland Remodeling Design & Build is to continue the growth of our business by doing right by all of our customers, vendors and contractors. We love seeing that one of a kind smile on a Home Owners face at the end of a project! Our motto is FAITH, HONOR, LOYALTY!

Chicagoland Remodeling Design & Build stacks up with the competition and surpasses it with competitive prices, second to none workmanship and a prompt/responsive TEAM!  We don’t have that spectacular showroom so we send our clients to our competitors spectacular showroom!  This way we let them incur all the overhead costs while we reap all the benefits and give you the better price.  Zero overhead = Great Pricing!  We work with all the same Vendors they do, but without all the headaches of a showroom and product/sample upkeep.  We work with you to get a price that fits your budget, value engineering to save you money, a schedule that works for you, and the finished product you dream of.  It is the little things that we do that goes a long way with our customers.

Our guarantee is what we stand for!  We take pride in every one of our projects, no matter what the size.  We give you quality that you can measure, and a finished product that will enhancement your home for ever.  Along with the warranties that each trade and product will have, Chicagoland Remodeling will put a “guaranteed” stamp on all their projects.  In today’s costly world, we will work with our client in any way that we need to get you what you want at the price you need.  Your satisfaction is our Business!


At Chciagoland Remodeling, bathroom  renovations are our specialty. On average, a female spends over 1.5 hours a day in her bathroom, YIKES!!! Lets give them the bathroom they need gentlemen!


At Chicagoland Remodeling, basement are our favorite.  It’s a  non invasive process and it gives you the most bang for your buck.  And ladies, your man needs to get away once in a while!


At Chicagoland Remodeling, kitchen remodeling is just fun.  Although it’s a tough and longer process for the homeowner to go through, it is the most rewarding.  Everyone likes to eat!


At Chicagoland Remodeling, custom built homes are the market we want to tap into.  It builds relationships for life and for a contractor we get the most satisfaction of any out of it!


At Chicagoland Remodeling, steam showers are personnel.  They need extra care due to all the moisture they produce.


Saunas give you the most relaxing experience in the world. Try one today built custom for you by Chicagoland Remodeling Design & Build

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Chicagoland Remodeling is a STEAM SHOWER, SAUNA, BASEMENT, BATHROOM & KITCHEN remodeling Contractor proudly servicing the following areas near me:

St. Charles, Wayne, South Elgin, Elgin, Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, Naperville, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Campton Hills, Bartlett, West Chicago, Streamwood, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Gilberts, New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Joliet, Homer Glen, Lemont, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lisle, Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, Oswego, Lockport, Elmhurts, Wheaton, Winfield, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Barrington, Hampshire, Pingree Grove, Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, Lombard, Addison, Bloomingdale, Hanover Park, Roselle, Westmont, Itasca, Bensenville, Woodale, Franklin Park, Chicago, Warrenville, Woodridge, Darien, Palos Park, Palos Heights, Countryside, Park Ridge, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Medinah, West Dundee, Romeoville, Elburn, Lily Lake, Kaneville, Sugar Grove


How to build a custom Steamroom

Custom steamrooms are one of the most challenging remodeling projects you can do.  In preparing to build a custom steam shower you must be sure of a couple things  1). You have 2 open spots on your electrical panel to accommodate the power needed to supply the steam generator.  2).  You should have at least a 3’ x 5’ enclosure, preferably a 5’ x 5’ area.  3)  Be ready to go over budget.  

The first step in building a custom steam shower is to purchase the right size steam generator.  Steam generator sizing is determined by the amount of cubic feet it is to supply.  So for a 3’ deep x 5’ wide x 8’ tall steam shower, you would need a steam generator that is rated for 120 cubic feet.  Also, the type of tile you will be using will also play a role in sizing your steam generator .  I like to over size the steam generator a little bit so they heat up the enclosure faster and to extend the life of the generator. Once you figured out which generator is need you need to pick out the accessories.  There are really only 2 accessories that are essential to get the steam shower functional, they are the steam head and the timer.  I would recommend purchasing a steam head that matches your plumbing and one that has a dimple on the top side of it for essential oils.  As far as the timer goes, I would get one that is digital.  You can program it to the desired temperature you like instead of it constantly pumping out scorching steam with the manual type of timers.  

Once your ready to start construction your steam enclosure, make sure you have an area to put the steam generator.  I like building benches in my steam showers and installing the generator under the bench.  You will need to build an access door where ever you install the steam generator.  The first steps in the construction are to install all of you mechanicals… your standard plumbing for you shower and the plumbing for the steam generator… electrical for lighting in the steam shower, usually a 240v line for the generator and a low voltage line for the timer… I like to use a inline blower fan with an inlet and an outlet to create air circulation inside the steam shower to dry everything off after you are done.  Prior to closing off the walls, I would insulate them thoroughly to help keep the heat in and use a vapor barrier.  It’s time to close everything in with 1/2” durock on the walls and ceilings.  There are a lot of newer products that work very good like Schluter system,Wedi or Noble. The ceiling needs to be sloped so that water droplets do not fall on your head. It’s now waterproofing time.  It is necessary to use a paintable liquid membrane on everything that is steam shower rated with waterproofing mesh for the corners/seams/floor/seat… 3 coats on everything please! It is now time to tile.  You will read that it is not wise to use stone in steam showers.  My opinion is that you are building a $15,000 + steam shower… it is wise to use stone, just don’t use green marble!  You will just have to take care of it a lot more.  I recommend using epoxy adhesive along with epoxy grout because it is a higher quality product, it wont stain and water will not penetrate it like standard grout.  If you do decide to use a stone make sure you get the highest quality sealer available and re-seal 2x per year if used frequently.  Its now time to go glass shopping.  I would recommend purchasing 3/8”  or 1/2” thick glass.  Get ready for sticker shock, expect to spend around $800 or more just on the shower door!  If you have room I would recommend a louvered piece of glass above the door for extra ventilation with an exhaust fan near by to exhaust the steam.

A couple must do tips to make your steam shower most enjoyable… 1).  Build a 5’ bench that is wide enough for you to lay down comfortably on.  2).  Put the light that is in the enclosure on a dimmer to enhance the mood.  3). Use essential oils.  4).  Install a heated floor outside of the steam shower if in budget

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5 Health Benefits of a Steam Shower

Relax, clear your mind of the days stress and let the steamy scent of  lavender dissolve all your tensions away.   Imagine coming home to this everyday…It is as good as it sounds and more! The health benefits of melting stress away are worth the hefty price tag alone!  I was lucky enough to enjoy my own personal steam shower for a couple years in my townhouse until I sold it.  It is the one thing I miss the most about that place and is the one project I can’t wait to start at my new house.  Along with the health benefits are all the equity and awes you will get from family and friends.  The 5 health benefits of using a steam shower regularly are:

1).  The overall environment of calmness and serenity will clear your mind and relax your body

2).  The use of proper essential oils will help aid in healing or treatment of any condition or illness

3).  The sweat that your body creates will help aid in discarding the toxins from your body

4).  The steam and heat help soften and relax your skin, you biggest organ !

5).  It helps a woman feel relaxed, clean and energized = more sex

Those are my top personnel health benefits I experienced in using a steam shower.  My favorite part of the steam shower experience were all the different essential oils that are available and letting your body consume each one of them.  The one downfall I experienced with my custom steam shower was that my wife and I became addicted.  I hope this article will help push you over the top and make that call to Chicagoland Remodeling Design & Build to start your custom steam shower project!