When it comes to designing a custom home, it is imperative to think about everyone’s needs — including your furry friends’. Creating a pet-friendly home is a lot easier than you may think. Here is a helpful guide to keep in mind as you design your home with your pet in mind.
Incorporate An Enclosed Porch Or Patio Into The Design
One of the perks of an enclosed space is that you can experience the outdoors without being completely exposed to the elements. If you have a cat who enjoys the comfort of the indoors, an enclosed “catio” can be a great way to provide your furry friend with the lifestyle they desire. They can stare at birds and squirrels until they get tired without you having to ever worry about their safety. Smelling the fresh air is just one of the main perks associated with an enclosed porch or patio. An enclosed porch or patio can be a great way to bring the outdoors in and have your pets experience the best of both worlds.
Cat Shelving Can Make A Huge Difference
It is common knowledge that cats love to climb. They will jump into, around, over, and under anything and everything. Homeowners should consider installing cat shelves when creating and designing their new custom homes to provide their furry friends with the necessary opportunities for entertainment. Homeowners get shelves that look like bookshelves while their cats get a nice perch on which to sit.
Install Dog Showers For Your Pups
Lastly, incorporating a shower specifically for Fido is a great way to put your pets first when designing your custom home. In fact, dog showers are actually a lot less for your furry friends and more a benefit to you. After a long day of playing in the dirt and rolling around in the mud, pups need to be clean before you can have them snuggle up to you in bed. As a result, having a shower designed for your pet can alleviate the burden of either forcing them to take a bath in your shower (and then cleaning up the mess afterward) or spending a fortune always having to take them to a groomer for a bath. In-home dog showers allow you the opportunity and freedom to bathe your pup without worry about the clean-up after or the expense.
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