When you own a pet, they are a part of your family. When you own a home, you want your home to accommodate every member of your family.
Home improvement doesn’t merely extend to the two-legged individuals in your home. Check out a few quick tips regarding some pet-friendly home improvement project ideas, and make your house more friendly for Fido.
The yard needs some formidable fencing
Fido needs a fenced in yard for fun. Your dog undoubtedly loves to run, and proper fence installation will give your dog a safe space to let loose. Give your pet and yourself a simple and convenient way to take care of everyday “business.”
Adding an indoor pet retreat
Your animals need a fun spot to be themselves, and adding a pet retreat inside your home is a great way to provide such a space. If you have cats, designing a retreat will involve lots of high places to climb and hiding spots for camouflage.
Kitties love to use their springy abilities, and cats love to feel like the hunters that they are. Design a room that encourages your furry friends to enjoy life, and you’ll reap a few smiles too.
Craft a hidden litter box for kitty
Cats enjoy using the restroom in peace and privacy. Designing a hidden litter box for your family cat is a great way to simultaneously benefit your cat and yourself.
When the litter box is hidden, your kitty can relax in peace while they do their business, and you won’t have to worry about the unsightly presence of a grimy box.
Invest in the right kind of flooring
Your family may be a dog family, in which case your floors will take a bit more of a beating. Pups love to run around, and they don’t really care where they have been.
Mud, grime, and the harsh collision of happy pup-nails on the floor can cause expedited wear and tear. Make sure you choose a sturdy and appropriate flooring material while considering the behavior of the family pet.
Add a doggie/kitty door
It’s always easier when your pet can come and go as they please. If you’ve already got an adequate fenced-in yard area for your pet, adding a doggie/kitty door is the icing on the cake.
You won’t spend much getting the job done, and the whole family will benefit from the simple convenience of the contraption.
Build some storage for your pet
The family pets probably have a lot of stuff. What’s better than an adequate storage area for Fido’s things? If you’re looking for a crafty undertaking, this is just the job for you.
Build your animals a nice space to organize all of their things, so you don’t have trouble finding their best Christmas sweater this year.