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Grilling Season Ahead! Time to Spruce Up Your Space!

The sun is staying out a little longer and rising a little earlier, the coat rack looks a little smaller, you're starting to wear something other than boots to work, and there’s even a hint of birds chirping outside. That can only mean one thing; summer is on its way! Which also means grilling season is right around the corner! Just thinking about it makes us reminiscent of warm nights, light breezes and the sounds and smells of food on the grill, it has to be one of the best parts of the year.

We’re firm believers that just about anything can be grilled, there’s a time and a place for using the stove, but at the end of the day almost anything can be grilled and depending on the size of a grill, one can get very creative. For example, pizza is terrific when cooked over a grill, and all you have to do is set the pizza stone directly over the hottest fire you can make for a few minutes to heat up. Then lay the pie on it as you would in any oven, cover for a few minutes and presto, you’ve got grill fired pizza!

Most people have some type of grill that can either be rolled around or sits on a mobile stand, but wouldn't it be amazing to have a patio with a built-in barbecue for a new space in the backyard? Just imagine, you look out at the backyard and see a meticulously groomed lawn bordering a brick laid patio with a wood-fired grill built right into it with custom storage and an outdoor fridge to keep those beverages nice and cold. And because making a decision between gas and wood or charcoal is so difficult, why not build one of each so that there’s a variety of options when it comes to how you want your steak done or those veggies grilled.

One of the best ways to make this a reality is to utilize all the hard work that’s been put into your home by taking out a Home Equity Loan or a Line of Credit to help cover the costs. It can be a great investment when it comes to adding value to your home, and with NECU's great products and low rates, you can really take advantage of opportunities like this for a win-win!

The other benefit of grilling that doesn’t get the recognition that it deserves, is no dishes, leaving room for more quality outdoor family time.