How to Remodel Your Living Space for a Pet-Friendly Home
Your furry friends are more than just pets—they’re part of the family!
Instead of banishing them to the backyard, why not consider redecorating or remodeling your living space with your pets in mind?
Invest in Stain-Resistant Fabrics
Forget textiles that are pet-hair magnets like silk or chintz. Instead, invest in furnishings with synthetic fabrics that are resistant to stains, smells, bacteria and muddy paws. When it comes to carpeting, look for low pile options such as nylon or wool. These fabrics have strong, durable fibers that will stand up to sharp claws or wear and tear.
Opt for Pet-Friendly Flooring
Pets can be tough on floors. Water and stain resistant options like tile and stone are great, especially for dog owners. But if you’re looking for a wood finish, bamboo and high-end vinyl options are the most durable and scratch-resistant.
Remodel Your Mudroom
Many homeowners are roughing in pet-washing stations when remodeling their laundry or mudrooms. A deep laundry sink or a shower station with a hand-held shower head will make bathing a dream and allow you to clean up any muddy paws before your pet runs through the house.