Where should you place the tub in your garden?
Customer's photo: Schneeweiß, Saksa Torgau (Saxony)
In the right spot your tub will be the finishing touch to your garden
You should consider the location of your tub carefully to ensure safety and comfort. The perfect spot for your tub will enable you to enjoy the scenery, outdoor air and peace and quiet throughout the year.
A quality tub that is well-maintained is an investment that lasts for years. That is why you should take time to plan the location of the tub in your garden in advance. At its best, the tub will serve as a focal point of your very own oasis where you can enjoy relaxing baths with your friends and family both in the winter and summer.
The foundation of the tub must be sturdy
You should place the tub on a level and even platform that is sufficiently hard and that can withstand the entire weight of the tub. The surface can be evened out with stone chippings, for example. If you want to have a more solid foundation, you can cast one from concrete or use ready-made slabs. You should also place gravel under the heater or select another incombustible material for the base.
You should keep the area around the tub free from vegetation, as plants growing against the surface of the tub may affect the condition of the wood. You should not place the tub directly onto the lawn due to the weight of the tub. When the tub is filled with water, it is considerably heavier, which will cause the tub to sink into the ground if it is placed onto the lawn. This will also affect the functionality of the heater, if the door cannot be opened properly, for example. You should place drains on the foundation of a wooden tub in order to keep the bottom of the tub sufficiently dry.
Incorporating your tub into the terrace
The tub can also be embedded into your terrace. In this case you should always keep a cover on the tub when no one is bathing. This prevents children from entering the tub without supervision, for example. If the tub is embedded into the terrace, you should observe the height at which the tub is installed. You should leave the edge of the tub at least 20 centimetres above the terrace, to make it easier to step into the tub. The higher edge will also prevent people from slipping and falling into the tub.
Read more about embedding your tub into the terrace here.
When the tub is emptied, large amounts of water are drained, which is why you should plan the location of the tub carefully. You can purchase an outlet hose from Kirami to lead the drained water farther from the tub. If the tub is to be located in a densely populated residential area, you should consider your neighbour’s comfort when installing the tub.
Design and decorate
The tub will often become an integral part of the garden. That is why you should design the surroundings of the tub so that they are as comfortable and functional as possible. You can use the Kirami pergola as a base or decoration for your tub. The pergola can be fitted with curtains for privacy, for example, in addition to which you can also easily integrate a refrigerator to it with a separate refrigerator cover. In the summer you can hang plants and flowers from the pergola to make it even more cosy.
The Triholdy firewood carrier is a perfect match for the wood-heated tub, and it can also be used as a room divider or support wall for potted plants: let your imagination run free. You can also use the Triholdy to make beautiful flower or herb arrangements.
You can easily centre a full-blown garden party around the tub and enjoy your time with friends, bathing and grilling. You can add to the atmosphere with the help of Kirami’s Freedom fireplace from the Outstanding series, which will provide warmth in colder seasons. The impressive, versatile Roasty Boss pot in Corten steel from the Outstanding series can also serve as an outdoor candle, and you can place the Iron Monster frying plate atop the pot and barbecue a delicious feast for the entire party. If you are serious about barbequing, you should try the Roasty Boss BBQ grill and prepare delicious dishes from juicy steaks and tasty veggies to flamed fish.
Watch the Kotoisa programme to see how effortlessly Kirami’s Triholdy firewood carriers and the Roasty Boss pot complement actor Mikko Leppilampi’s garden (in Finnish)
The 3D hot tub selector by Kirami helps you find the right place for your tub in your garden
If you find it difficult to imagine how the tub would look in your garden, you should try Kirami’s design software. The Kirami 3D hot tub selector can be used to test how your tub would look in your garden. You can use the program to select the model and colour of your tub and any accessories. You can take a picture of your garden to use as a background for the tub, which will allow you to see more clearly which type of tub might look good in your garden. The 3D selector can also be used to find the perfect spot for your tub.
Read more about how the 3D selector will make it easier to choose a tub.
The Kirami FinVision sauna to crown your hot tub experience
Saunas and tubs are best friends forever: where there’s a tub, there’s a sauna. In addition to tubs, Kirami now also offers outdoor saunas. The compact outdoor sauna adds a little luxury to everyone’s life: the roomy and airy sauna is a thing of beauty with its floor to ceiling glass window. The aesthetics of the sauna go hand in hand with the look of the tubs.
Kirami’s FinVision sauna has been carefully finished by hand. The surface-treated sauna is made with plain sawn softwood and spruce plywood. The interior of the cosy sauna invites you to relax. Thanks to the large windows, the bather can always enjoy being close to nature.
The sauna is available with a wood or electric heater. The heaters are manufactured by Finnish heater manufacturer Narvi. It takes approximately one hour to heat the sauna.
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