If you have pets, you know just how much they can dominate your heart and your home! You may feel like you can’t keep your home as clean as you used to before you got pets, or perhaps you’ve had to “puppy proof” your home so that there’s nothing around that your furry friend could get into. Although pets bring people so much love, joy, and happiness, they can also cause stress sometimes. Unfortunately, there are certain things about your home that you’ll just have to change with pets around. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing though! There are so many great ideas out there.
So if you’re a dedicated pet owner who would also like to maintain a clean and aesthetically pleasing home, read on. Here are 3 home design tips for pet owners.
Get Rid Of Carpets
If you have pets in your home, one of the very first things you should do is get rid of all the carpets. Not only do carpets pick up pet hair and dandruff and get dirty easily, they also provide a place for fleas and other bugs to live. Additionally, if your pets ever have accidents in the home, carpets can be much more difficult to clean and tend to hold onto bad odors that can be almost impossible to get out! As an alternative, install vinyl flooring or hardwood in any of the rooms that are accessible to your pet.
Install A Doggie-Door
Installing a dog (or cat!) door is a smart idea that not only you but your pet will love as well. They’re not very expensive, are easy to install, and help alleviate some stress from pet owners because they don’t have to worry about letting their pet outside constantly. Pets love them too because it gives them the freedom to go where they want, when they want. Of course, you’ll probably want to make sure your yard is fenced first so that your dog doesn’t escape.
Make Pet Items A Part Of Your Decor
Dog crates, dog beds, cat trees, and even cat litter boxes don’t have to be eyesores in your home that detract from the interior design of your home. They can be incorporated into the design so that they actually become a part of the decor! Look for videos and blogs online showcasing what others have done with pet items in their homes and you should be able to find some good inspiration for your own space.
Your pets and your home are two of the most important things to you, so make sure they’re able to exist in perfect harmony by using these simple tips.