HOW TO CREATE A PET-FRIENDLY HOME
Do you love pets as much as we do? If so, you want the absolute best for them. They give you enough happiness, its the least you can do to give them a cozy place to lay their head at night. Not to mention, giving your pet some extra care can save your home decor in the long run. Here are some tips that will make both you and your pet much happier at home.
It’s important to remember that pets are animals, and animals like to eat. Even if they are not always clean about it. Make it easier on you and your pet by setting up a designated place for your furry friend to eat. This doesn’t mean just a bowl on the floor, either. Enhance the functionality of the space and save your floors by placing a mat under the food and water bowls. This will save your floors from water and stain damage while also giving your pet a clear spot to come and eat.
Durable, Stain Resistant Floors
Floors are one huge factor when it comes to owning a pet. Whether it’s stained carpet or scratched wood, pets can do some serious damage to your floors. Invest in floors thatwere made with pet owners in mind. All of these brands have stain repellent qualities and warranties to keep your peace of mind. It’ll make a huge difference in the long run. Laminate, Bamboo, Cork, Tile, Luxury Vinyl tile are excellent choices for pets. While budget and ease of installation will be factors impacting the flooring decisions of a home, taking time to consider the best flooring options for pets beforehand may save money in repairs and frustration. The experts at Cinderella Carpet One can help you choose the right flooring for your beloved pets.
Place to Sleep
Similar to a place to eat, setting a designated place for your pet to sleep can be very beneficial to both your pet and your home. Purchase a dog bed, build a cubby or set out some old sheets for your pet to cuddle into at night. Setting this area will make for a much cleaner home. It will keep the pet hair off of your bed or family room couch and into the one area set aside for them. It will also make them happier to know there is one place they can go to sleep in peace at the end of the day.
For the truly Pampered Pet
- A ramp outside the front door to help older pets with arthritis and stiff joints.
- Radiant heating systems under tile floors to keep pets warm during the winter.
- A pet shower in the “pet room” or near the front door. A walk-in shower, half the height of the average shower, will make washing muddy paws quick and simple. Add a grooming table if you enjoy styling and blow-drying your pampered pooch.
- A recessed shelf to allow pet food bowls to be raised off the floor. This makes mealtime easier, especially for older pets.
For more pet ideas, visit our Pinterest Board for Pet Decor.