Your home should reflect all of your needs. For many of us, that means a house that is pet-friendly. Perhaps you just got a pet for the first time and are trying to find a way to make your house a home for them too. Or maybe you realize that your animals are lacking the proper space to live a happy life. No matter the reason, we understand how important your pets are to you, so we have provided five tips on how to remodel your home to best benefit you and your furry friends.
Use Durable Flooring for a Pet-Friendly Remodel:
In any type of remodel, it is important to start with the basics. When taking on a new project, you want to make sure that the base of your plans will be sturdy. To make your home as pet-friendly as possible, you should start with solid flooring that can hold up no matter how many paws run across. Some attractive practical options include vinyl, laminate and even marble. Wood floors can be used as well, as long as they are appropriately treated with sealant to protect from scratching and allow for easy cleaning.
Make Pet-Accessible Entryways:
A simple fix to a not so simple problem. Getting up to let your pet in and out over and over again every day is easily avoidable. With this remodel, consider ways in which you can make your home not just convenient for you, but also for the furry companions you share your space with. Give them their independence to roam freely between outdoors and in.
Just as much as you require a closet for all your belongings, your pets’ toys, leashes, collars, etc. need a spot of their own. Since most of your pet related items won’t require too much space, think about creative ways to combine storage. What areas of your house are just wasted spaces? Perhaps you could add side panels to a closet where you can hang leashes other walking accessories. Or add a drawer within your kitchen island that hold food and water dishes.
Give Them Their Own Space:
Having a space specifically catered to your pet will give them a place to truly feel at home. Cats especially desire areas where they can seclude themselves for napping and play time. You should think about what specific amenities would apply to your pet. Cats like to have things to climb, so maybe you would want to have some vertical beds that they could hop back and forth from.
No matter how much you love Fido, you probably don’t feel the same way about the dirt and dust he drags around with him. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice a clean home to share a home with your beloved pets. A great way to deter unwanted mess is by creating a pet-designated washroom during your pet-friendly remodel. Ideally you could have this area near a doggy door to eliminate the possibility of your animals tracking any outside contaminants throughout the rest of your home.
For more custom design ideas to create a pet friendly remodel for your home, contact Savvy Home Supply today. Stop by our Kitchen & Bath Showroom or give us a call at 502-882-2952 for more info.