Are you about to move home? Are you a dog owner? Consider the following dog friendly home trends to ensure you and your fur baby have a perfect property!
Table of Contents
- Introduction – Your Home Is Important
- Dog Friendly Flooring
- Dog Friendly Furniture
- A Dog Corner
- A Dog Couch
- Dog Shelves
- Dog Door
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Introduction – Your Home Is Important
Buying a house is a long-term investment and obviously a very important one. You need to consider every detail when you own a property, whether you plan to become a landlord and rent it out or live in it yourself.
There may be a time when dogs inhabit it too!
You may be planning a move and have a dog right now: your dream home can’t quite fulfil your dreams if it’s not comfortable and safe for your four-legged friend.
Therefore, as a dog owner it’s essential to consider canine friendly home trends. This way you can create your dream home while simultaneously adding value to it.
So let’s look at some ideas to make your home more dog friendly…
Dog Friendly Flooring
Choosing the right flooring is essential for any type of property. Your dog is bound to leave marks wherever it goes… and let’s face it, some dogs shed lots of fur.
Therefore your best option is to find low-maintenance and durable flooring materials for your home. You need to pick out just the right material that doesn’t collect dust and is preferably stain resistant.
You can sweep the right flooring easily and furthermore it won’t retain dust. Dog fur might cause allergic reactions in your family members and guests, even if they are not specifically allergic to your dog.
Moreover, you can avoid scratches and stains and live in a clean and aesthetic home if you choose durable flooring options. It’s especially important to consider durable flooring for your kitchen where no type of fur is acceptable.
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Dog Friendly Furniture
Our furry friends have sharp teeth and nails that sometimes unintentionally harm our furniture. You might find yourself looking for a new couch for your house at some point because of canine damage, which will hit your pocket.
Alongside the clear do’s and don’ts of property management, profitability must be a clear focus if you’re a landlord. You don’t want to be obliged to renew your inventory every time a pet-owner tenant moves out!
You might instead save a lot of money in the long term by choosing furniture made of durable materials. For example, leather is easy to handle and stains don’t tend to be as much of a problem. You can easily get rid of hairs on leather furniture too.
On the other hand, you can choose a material that fits your taste if you use furniture covers. You might use couch cover-ups to wash when they are stained and your couch underneath will remain clean.
Moreover, you get to have multiple types of pattern for your furniture this way so you can always have fresh designs.
Choosing metal footing for your tables, chairs, and sofa is the right option so your pet doesn’t scratch them. You should probably avoid wood. It easily attracts the paws of your four-legged buddies.
You can save your furniture from scratches and bites by choosing the correct material and footing.
A Dog Corner
Many homeowners who live with their little best friends often create small rooms within rooms for their dogs. You can include a little dog corner in your home design. The style can easily fit the aesthetic of your house.
Dogs deserve a private corner of their own that can make them feel like they are ruling over their little kingdom. You can create a beautiful and comfortable space for your dog that brings a lot of joy and colour into your home interior.
You have your own bed and space, so why shouldn’t your pet? If you want your pet to sleep somewhere else and not on your bed, you need to create the most comfortable and suitable space for them possible!
The space for your pet can include their food and water bowls as well as a small bed for the little pet. This way you will be able to enrich your home design and simultaneously create a convenient and lovely room for your roommate!
You can create space by using a tiny barrier for your dog. It will be like a small personal property of your furry little friend. Make sure that your four-legged buddy has all of their essential needs met by including their food and drinks bowl and a bed in their little space.
These barriers can create a great space for your home as well… and if you want to avoid mixing your interior design with pet essentials the barrier will serve as a space saver.
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A Dog Couch
If your budget allows it, create a mini living room for your dog. Your friend will try to get on the couch with you to feel like your equal. You should let them know that they are as important as you in the house!
Our dogs deserve as much care and comfort as we do. Therefore, get them a small dog couch that they can enjoy to relax. They will also love tiny armchairs to get comfortable in!
Your pets need food, grooming tools, toys, etc. You don’t want to lose these items or mess them up with something else. Therefore, you can add a shelf for your dog in your living space that goes well with other furniture.
You can store the essentials there to keep them organised. You can also use this space to put in little notes and reminders of important dates for your dog. Store shampoos in there accordingly, as well as food in specific containers.
A little door within your house door is essential for your dog. Dogs love to have access to a space in which to run around, and if you have your own garden your dog can use its own door to enjoy fresh air without your supervision when it feels the need.
Of course you’ll need a fenced off garden so your dog doesn’t get too carried away!
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Summary – Dog Friendly Home Trends for a Dream Home
Your dog must be able to enjoy its life with you in your home as much as you. It is possible to make their needs a priority at the same time as yours, while also saving money and time on renewing flooring and furniture!
Do you have a dog friendly home? Or have you renovated with your dog in mind? Please tell me about it in the comment section at the bottom of this page.
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