As a pet lover, you know that your life is ruled by your furry family members. With a pet, you can have everything from a floor full of dog toys – the soft ones that squeak – to Frisbees to the nearly indestructible bone and multiple dog beds. The result? Your house is turned into a doggy den! Because when your four-legged friend is happy, you're happy too.
If you're looking to create a fur-ever home for your greatest sidekick(s), here are a few renovation ideas for making your dog feel more at home among the chaos while still accommodating your indoor living desires.
Install a Custom Pet Feeder
How about replacing your recycling or garbage cabinet into a pull-out pet feeder? A pet feeder can be installed in your kitchen and customised to include built-in food bins and bowls to make meals quick and easy. This way, you can say goodbye to the long-standing habit of constantly flipping over your dog's food bowl and dealing with stray bits of food scattered across your kitchen floors.
A built-in custom feeding station can be designed to fit your design style and make your house much cleaner. Also, you can take some brownie points if you can train your furry friend to open up the feeding station to access water whenever he or she is thirsty.
Interior Kennels That Are Tied to Furniture
Tired of unattractive dog crates and dog beds in virtually every room? Whether it's a simple modification or a major home renovation project, including a kennel into your design provides a more attractive alternative to metal cages sitting in the corners of your home.
A hidden dog kennel under the stairwell, an kitchen island, an ottoman or a side table with a wooden top that doubles up as a table is a creative way to make your pet feel at home in your shared space.
In-Built Doggy Mudroom
While some fancy renovations are just for you, taking your pet's needs into account can help both of you in the long run. A fancy doggy mudroom is a great way to address toy storage, along with a mat where dirty paws can tread without hurting your newly installed floor. You'll want to have a walk-in shower or a tab and a few hooks to dry the towels and store leashes and other necessities.
In the long run, a renovation that factors in your canine will leave your house looking beautiful while still offering solutions for some of the common pet issues. All you need to do is to talk to a home renovation contractor about your furry one's needs before embarking on the project.