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Nancy in Mich

qofmiwok, in warm climates, you are able to put plumbing in a garage. Here in the frozen North, we don't have that luxury!

An enclosed shower can work well as long as the pet parent is flexible and able to reach a dog on the floor. Think about aging and whether you will always want to be showering WITH your dogs.

You may want to have your shower tiler embed an eye bolt into a stud down at your preferred breed's level so that you can tie up any young or rambunctious dog getting showered. It is also needed for when one person is faced with two muddy dogs and one has to wait in the shower while the first one is being demudded (or worse, de-skunked!). Wet dogs, slippery tile and glass doors are a recipe for an accident and broken glass, so having the ability to secure the beast takes away a lot of the danger involved. I would have one eye bolt for each dog in the family. Be sure the tiler caulks around the eye bolt, too. Grout will crack away and is NOT water-proof. Eye Bolt

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qofmiwok

I live in a very cold northern climate and lots of people have sinks in their garage. Insulation!

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Nancy in Mich

Since we would never consider heating the garage space, insulation is not needed. Insulating an unheated space in which the whole wall opens up to the cold a couple times a day won't keep it above freezing. If you use your garage as a rec room or you do hobbies, mechanical work, or woodworking out there regularly, it makes sense to heat it. Ours is a garage only, so it is unheated. We don't heat rooms inside that are not used, either.

   

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