Riikka and Timo's Sauna and Bathroom Sanctuary - Cariitti



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Riikka and Timo’s Sauna and Bathroom Sanctuary

The sauna and bathroom facilities in the idyllic urban home of professional volleyball and beach volleyball player Riikka Lehtonen and her husband Timo Partanen were completed in 2020. The couple knew Peter Ruokonen, Cariitti’s CEO, from previous experience and were introduced to Cariitti’s new TAIVE sauna collection and lighting solutions, which they fell in love with at first sight. 

Now Riikka and Timo tell us what they have liked about their new sauna and bathroom facilities, what products were used and what kind of feedback they have received from friends and acquaintances about the look of the space.

The crown of Lehtonen and Partanen’s idyllic urban home is the luxurious sauna and bathroom facilities.


Riikka and Timo’s sauna complex includes a stunning TAIVE sauna with wall panels and the sauna is also equipped with Cariitti’s sauna lighting solutions. They chose the modern Sauna Linear lights behind the benches and backrests, which reflect beautifully off the wooden surfaces. Riikka and Timo’s stove is illuminated with a suitable stove fibre fixture. The wall is also adorned with white SQ temperature and humidity meters, also beautifully lit, of course.

The sauna is visually striking and beautiful, inviting you to take a sauna bath. The oak veneer panelling and the ceiling create a very harmonious look to the space, as if the mind calms down and surrenders to the gentle kiss of the steam, Riikka and Timo describe.

Riikka and Timo have been very happy with their new sauna. They wanted a space that stands out and makes them feel comfortable. This has been fully achieved. They describe their sauna complex as having a gentle dignified look. They were unable to name a single favourite element, but emphasized the harmony of the space as a whole.

Cariitti lighting solutions have also been used in Riikka and Timo’s bathroom.


Friends and acquaintances have also praised the look and feel of the space. Here is some of the feedback they have received:

It gets full points every time. It is mainly the distinctive WOW factor that makes it stand out. Perhaps a touch of luxury and beautiful design are the factors that are praised. Friends have sometimes said: An exceptionally chic sauna!

When choosing a sauna, quality was of the utmost priority for Riikka and Timo. What attracted them to the TAIVE sauna collection was the new modern design of the sauna benches and it’s easy maintenance.

Fact sheet on the easy care of the TAIVE sauna: 

Cleaning the TAIVE sauna is made easy. Sweeping the floor underneath the benches is easy, as TAIVE benches can in most cases be installed with a long span without the need for separate support legs. The seat and backrest modules are easily removed for washing, as are the lower back rests.

TAIVE benches are already treated in our carpentry workshop with sauna wax, which protects the wooden surface from both moisture and dirt.

Satisfied TAIVE sauna owners Riikka (left) and Timo (right).


Riikka and Timo warmly recommend Cariitti to others who want quality, beautiful design and easy maintenance in their sauna facilities. They say that working with Cariitti has been a pleasure, as Cariitti not only provided them with a sauna, but also with beautiful lighting and a stove manufacturer from whom they requested a stove that exactly matched the dimensions of Riikka and Timo’s sauna. The finishing touches were also carefully done.

The design of the TAIVE sauna benches, the elegant finish of the oak veneer, the well thought-out and planned lighting create a sauna environment that will give you joy for a long time, Riikka and Timo say.

Inspired by Riikka and Timo’s stunning space?

The professionals at Cariitti are here for you. Contact us and take the first step towards the sauna and bathing facilities of your dreams.

You can get inspired by our solutions here. Our showroom at a key location in Espoo, Finland is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can visit us on site to see our products and demonstration designs. 

You can also design your dream sauna online with our sauna design tool. The sauna design tool will give you a price estimate for the sauna package of your choice.

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