Remodeling your home can be a great option for making updates, adding your own style, improving function, and increasing value. However, you may become overwhelmed by the different updates and replacements. If you are like most people, your pet is a key part of your family, so implementing pet-friendly updates is smart. Here are a few pet-friendly updates you should consider with your next remodeling project.
New flooring can update the look and value of a space, so it can be a great place to start when planning a remodel. Unfortunately, not all flooring materials are suited for pet-friendly homes.
Carpet or hardwood could both be problematic if you have pets. Dogs and cats may have accidents on the carpet, staining the surface and soaking through to the underlying padding. Your pet's nails can also loosen carpet fibers, decreasing the appeal and feel of your new floors.
Hardwood floors may also be problematic, especially if you have active pets who walk, run, and jump a lot inside the house since their constant movement can scratch and ding up the wood surface.
Tile is a great option, though. The tile can be mopped up easily if your pet has an accident. And there is also very little risk of your pet scratching hard, ceramic tile. If you want the look of wood without the worry of damage, opt for faux wood tile throughout your house.
Updating your backyard to make it safer for your pet is also wise. To keep your pet from roaming out of your backyard, consider building a fence.
If you have a large dog or a dog that likes to jump, make sure the fence is tall enough to block their escape. A privacy fence, which can be between 6 and 8 feet tall, is ideal for these larger, more active dogs. If you have a smaller dog, building a shorter picket fence may only be necessary.
It is important to remember that the fence will help keep your dog secure in the backyard, but it will also be a valuable addition to your home.
Another update many pet-friendly homeowners are considering is pet-friendly bathing stalls. A small tub or shower stall can be added to a garage or utility room, providing you a space for bathing your dog without using your own bathroom's tub or shower.
This addition will require the help of more contractors since plumbing lines and bathroom fixtures will need to be installed. However, it can improve your lifestyle and make your home more appealing to pet-friendly buyers if and when you decide to sell your home.
Reach out to a place like PRIME CUSTOM KITCHEN AND BATH REMODELING for more suggestions and help.