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Can’t get enough time outside in mild and warm weather? Whether you’re planning your ideal outdoor kitchen for entertaining, or would like to add an outdoor shower, these spaces allow you to make the most of warm weather while also potentially adding value to your home.
Did you know that outdoor kitchens can increase a home’s value? Outdoor kitchens bring added functionality and can increase the market value of a home as much as 130 percent of the cost to the purchase price, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
When choosing products for an outdoor kitchen, it’s important to consider high quality materials like corrosion-resistant brass or stainless steel that will best withstand exposure to the elements of the outdoors. Experts agree that outdoor kitchens are best situated near the main house for easy access to existing utility lines to reduce the expense of running lines to the space.
What faucet will you use? One with indestructible faucet body and an easy-to-clean surface that is non-corrosive, making it suitable for outdoor use.
Outdoor showers are quickly becoming a refreshing addition to the everyday home bathroom and are one of the most popular backyard amenities, especially if you have a pool or small children who like to play in the mud! Like kitchen products, shower products made of corrosion-resistant brass are great for outdoor applications because of their durability in summer weather conditions like humidity and strong UV rays. Other considerations for an outdoor shower include installing in an area that receives a significant amount of sunlight both for the user’s benefit and to prevent mold and rot.
GROHE makes it easy to create a custom outdoor showering experience with a GROHE Euphoria® Shower System.
To keep the outdoor space functional for future seasons, it is important to properly winterize faucets and fixtures in areas of the country that are prone to frost. It is highly suggested that faucets and valves be removed and stored indoors during winter months. Your friendly plumber will likely be happy assist, and our knowledgeable consultants can help you make the appropriate selections for fixtures.
Planning your outdoor oasis? Visit a Crawford Supply Group showroom, located in Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to get started. You can also set up a free showroom consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.