Home Design for Pet Lovers
Let’s face it… dogs and cats are a part of our family. We care for them and love them much like children. We discipline them and nurture them, and hopefully train them. When they leave us after a much too short life, we miss them. They leave a hole that most often gets filled with a new furry family member. So why not admit it and make room in our homes for these beloved fur children? Here are some great ideas for adding home design for pet lovers:
Whether you have a drawer that can be pushed in after dinner is over, or whether you have a recess in the end of the cabinets, keeping the dishes out from under foot is brilliant. Some of these ideas can be retrofitted very easily in a kitchen.
And how about this idea in a clean, modern kitchen…
Keep Resale in Mind
Whether you are retrofitting, or designing from the start of the build, remember to keep resale in mind. Although pet lovers can’t imagine life without the fur children, believe it or not, there are folks who don’t have pets. Imagine! Remember in your designing, to keep your pet loving features as minimally invasive as possible. Any features that are designed for pets should be able to function easily for other purposes.
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For the Feline Kids
I want to give equal time to the cat-lovers among us. A cat’s need for play can be a fun part of your home design.
And this is my absolute favorite… adorable! And what a great use for what is most likely an antique porthole. I’m sure this is a much used hide-and-seek place.