5 New Home Features for Pets
We all love our furry friends, but choosing features that will not only be people friendly, but also pet appropriate can be tricky. If you've ever wondered what features you can add into a new home to make it a warm place for all, keep on reading!
Pet Friendly Kitchen!
When you're thinking about building a custom home, or doing a kitchen remodel, you typically think of paint color, cabinet finish, and the type of flooring you'll want. These are all good things to take into consideration, but you can also add in some pet-friendly features that will make your furry friends happy!
1. Storage: Food bags probably won't match your other kitchen features. But if you're planning on installing new kitchen cabinets, you might want to consider adding a deep drawer located near the food bowels for to use for your pets food.
2. Food Area: Speaking of food, you can add a custom built in to house pet bowels. This is a great idea if you, like me, hate tripping on bowels laying on the floor. Water and food goes everywhere and that's not functional for anyone - so adding in these built-ins will save you a lot of headaches.
Pet Friendly Bathroom!
You can't have a functional home with out a bathroom! A lot of people place their pets various things in places that makes sense (bathe outside, kitty litter in the bathroom etc..) but adding in this custom idea into your space will help your whole house feel a bit more functional.
3. Litter Box Area: Most people keep their cat's litter box in the bathroom, but hate the look of it against their beautiful decor. You can leave a cut out in your cabinets to store the litter box and even add a drawer to house extra kitty litter.
Pet Friendly Landscaping:
Most people just add a fence when thinking about a pet friendly backyard, but there are actually a few creative ways that you can make your backyard functional for your pet and beautiful for you!
4. Enclosed Patio: This is a great idea for cat owners who don't want their feline friends outdoors in the wild. If you enclose your patio or deck, your kitty will still be able to enjoy the outdoors, but in the comfort of your own home.
5. Ramp: If your pooch is older, you might want to add in a small ramp so they can go up and down easier. Adding a ramp is also good for younger dogs because it helps to prevent injuries and joint damage long term.
So there we have it! 5 easy ways to make your home more pet friendly! We hope you enjoyed, and if you did, make sure you tag us on Instagram @jmgencontractors We'll catch you next week for a brand new blog! See you then!