When you have a beloved animal friend (or a collection of fur babies), you naturally want what’s best for them. Pets give unconditional love and are always there when we need them most. For many people, domestic animals help keep them grounded and happy. For others, service and therapy animals are a lifeline.
However, since pets can’t speak, it’s up to you to create a peaceful and inviting space where they can feel safe and secure. It’s not always easy to come up with innovative and exciting ideas on your own. That’s why you can use these tips to make comfortable areas for pets in and around your home.
1) Think Like a Pet
Similar to humans, pets require a few essentials to be covered, such as food/water and shelter. But just like us, animals grow and thrive on more than just the basics. That includes things like exercise, attention, and activity with other animals.
So, one of the first steps to creating a home where your pet will be content is to think about things that would make their lives easier. For instance, a window seat presents an area where your animals can sit and see the outside world during the day, and enjoy a peaceful rest at night. Another idea is to choose tile for all or part of your flooring. This will provide a cool space for your pets to relax, especially during the hot and humid summer months.
2) Focus on Multi-Purpose Use
Sometimes you don’t have a lot of extra space for pet-friendly accommodations. The good news is that rooms in your custom home can easily be used for various tasks. For example, the mudroom can feature a washing station for pets. Or, you could create a special feeding station in the kitchen.
One of the great aspects of custom homes it that they’re built according to your exact desires and requirements. This personalization means you call the shots every step of the way. From floorplan, to hardware, and so much more, you’ll end up with a residence that features everything you’ve always wanted in a home, with none of the things you don’t want or need.
3) Incorporate Pet-Friendly Décor
Whether or not your pet is a connoisseur of fine art remains to be seen. However, it’s still fun to decorate spaces where animals will spend most of their time. This could be a specific room that’s reserved solely for their use, or throughout your home. Many people take pride in their animals and want to demonstrate their love and compassion with innovative art and sculpture.
You can also make decorations functional by adding furniture and equipment specifically designed for pets. That includes anything from feeding stations, to pet beds, play areas, and more.
4) Don’t Forget the Outside
Most pets love to spend time outdoors. Your backyard makes the ideal spot to satisfy this natural tendency. When you feature aesthetic landscaping, your animals will be content running around your property, while you benefit from the artistic views you’ve created.
Or, you might choose to embrace other novel concepts for pets. That includes “catios” and enclosed spaces where pets can get all the benefits of being outside, without concern that they may run off and/or be accosted by other animals.
5) Get the Best of All Worlds
Existing homes are often awkward and outdated. Most of them just don’t feature a comfortable and safe spot for pets to roam and rest. By contrast, your custom home is tailored to your needs. That means you can choose pet-friendly flooring, outside access, creative interior spaces, and more. Start the process by contacting a skilled and qualified home builder.
For nearly 30 years, we’ve crafted exceptional custom homes for residents across Central Florida. Stylish, elegant, and fully functional, the residence of which you’ve always dreamed of is now within reach. Browse our website to witness the outstanding ambiance we create. Then, contact us today to get started on a high-quality custom home of your own.