3 Essentials When Designing A Pet-Friendly Home

When you're building your home, you usually think about the kitchen and the living area for the family. There are bedrooms to design for yourself and other members as well as the bathroom so that you can all be comfortable. The flooring options and the walls are also important as it's the structure for the home. However, one of the things that you might not think about when designing your home is what to do with the pets. There are a few essentials to keep in mind so that your pets are included in the house when it's built.

Basic Ideas

Start with the basics when it comes to making the home friendly for your pets. They need to have a place where they can get food and water when needed. Your pets need to have adequate sunlight and a place to rest that is comfortable. Consider creating a space in a room where they can be alone when they need to sleep or if they don't want to be around the family at times. If your pet will go outside, then you need to have a safe yard, such as a fenced area or a door that is installed in an entry door that leads from the inside of the home to the outside. A mudroom or a laundry room is ideal for keeping pet supplies in so that they are out of the way. When designing your home consider working with professionals, like those at Fischer Homes, to help you create the perfect space for your family.

Modern Amenities

There are several items that you can place in the home that are modern in design to maintain the flow with the rest of the house. A scratching post or even a pet bed with a modern look can make your pet feel wanted. Consider a water fountain for the pet as a way to have a continued water supply. A small organic cat tree placed in front of a window is a fun place for your pets to play and sleep during the day. You could even design a specified pet zone that is only for your animals to be in while inside the home.

Getting Rid Of Odors

If you don't install anything else in the home, you need to make sure that there is some kind of odor control system. Whether its candles where the pets will be or an automated system that exerts fragrances, you need a way to control the odors so that you can pleasantly live in the home. Essential oils that are placed near litter boxes or pee pads is also an option.


Your pets are a part of the family. When you're designing the home, think about their needs as well. Start with the simple things, like food and beds, before going on to the comfortable designs that make them feel like royalty.

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