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Things to Remember When Designing a Pet Friendly Environment

Pets are members of the family, so pet owners need to take the needs of their dog or cat into account when designing their home. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to make a pet-friendly home that don’t compromise your sense of personal style. Handyman Connection of San Mateo explains more:

  • Think of Your Pets When Choosing and Arranging Furniture – Dogs and cats often look for cool or warm spots to rest, so they will often hang out near the heating/air conditioning ducts. You can keep that place clear. Tables and chairs with rounded edges reduce the risk of their getting bruised when running. You also need to designate a pet play area where they can interact with their treat balls and toys.
  • Invest in Windows with Great Views – Large windows provide great natural light and views, two things that your dog or cat will appreciate. Make sure that the furniture near your window allows them to enjoy it. You also need to ensure that they can’t escape through the window and that there are window treatments to shut the view in case of excessive barking or other activity.
  • Choose Suitable Flooring and Fabrics – You need a durable and hard-surface flooring to keep pet-occupied rooms in great shape. Materials like ceramic tiles, stone, and laminate flooring are easier to clean than carpet. If you like using rugs to enhance a room, then include a no-skid pad or double-sided tape beneath the rug, so the pet can run safely. In addition, choose fabrics that are easy to clean. Paw-safe fabrics for furniture include canvas, denim, and sturdy synthetic fabrics.

These are just some of the many ways we can better accommodate our furry friends. When improving your home for your pet you need to keep a few things in mind. Use high quality materials for the floor, floor coverings, furnishings, and fabrics. Think of your pet when choosing furniture and imagine how they will interact with the space around them. Handyman Connection of San Mateo can remove and replace most floor coverings for your home and perform other maintenance tasks. Give us a call to learn more ways to design a pet-friendly home. You can also ask for a free estimate.

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