Pet-Friendly Renovations that Make All Family Members Feel at Home
If your household includes two- and four-legged family members, you may be considering making more permanent – and comfortable – spaces for your furry friends. It is estimated that more than 60 million U.S. households have dogs, and over 47 million have cats – so it is no wonder that more of today’s home renovations are including features for their pets.
Some of the most common include:
- Pet Feeding Stations – With the kitchen typically being the busiest room in most homes, it is easy to stumble over or accidentally knock nearby pet food and water bowls. Because of that, more homeowners are having pet feeding stations built in, either under the cabinets or in an out-of-the-way nook. This can help to keep pet dishes out of the way, as well as to store related items like food bags and treat containers.
- Dog Washing Stations – With the year-round warm climate in Florida, pets can often spend a considerable amount of time outdoors – and in turn, track in mud and other debris. This may be why dog washing stations are a growing trend. In addition to keeping your floors cleaner, this can also eliminate the need to share your shower with your canine family member(s).
- Feline Playlands – Cats love to climb and jump – so why not consider adding shelves, ramps, and other elements for them to perch upon throughout your living area? These “cat highways” can also help to reduce your kitty’s desire to scratch on the furniture or carpet.
- Built In Pet Beds / Sleeping Areas – According to some experts, it is important to provide your pet(s) with their own special space. With that in mind, pet beds may be incorporated into cabinets or shelves, giving Fluffy or Fido their own dedicated area to relax.
If your home is located in Orlando or the surrounding Central Florida area and you would like some ideas on how to incorporate your pets’ comfort into your household, give LP Design and Renovation a call at (407) 901-6215 or send us an email by going to https://lpinspiredrenovations.com/contact/ and set up a time to chat with one of our professional designers today. We look forward to helping your pet(s) feel more at home.