4 Tips on How to Create a Pet-Friendly Home
Three in ten families owns a pet or more in Singapore. While having a pet brings us companionship and happiness, it is a life long commitment to love and care for said pets. Why not consider making your home more hospitable for your furry friends? Here's 4 simple tips on how to transform your home to a pet-friendly one. Read on!
Source: Pet Master
1. Adding Pet-Friendly Features
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If you wish to give your pets the freedom to roam around the house, you should consider installing pet-friendly features in your home that allows them to move around the house safely without having to worry about them leaping up on surfaces they’re not supposed to.
One very common solution are pet flaps for doors for simple passage between rooms, as well as feline-friendly climbing elements such as cat ladders and ramps, are all great residential interior design ideas for a pet-friendly home. If you’re concerned that it will make your interior design look odd, you may incorporate them into the other features of your carpentry, such as building a cat ladder on the side of your TV console that blends right in. Alternatively, you can dedicate an entire room to your pets.
2. Selecting the right materials
Its commonplace for your pets to wreak havoc at home, gnawing and tearing away fabric upholstery or clawing surfaces till they’re damaged. To avoid such situations and provide you with peace of mind, opt for highly durable and easy-to-maintain materials such as sintered stone or kompacplus kitchen countertops, homogeneous floor tiles and microfibre fabric sofas. Selecting the right materials for your home is important to have an accident-free home.
3. Providing a personal space for your furry friends
Similar to humans, pets also need their personal space. Giving your furry friends their own personal and private space is an excellent approach to make life more enjoyable and comfortable for them. From cosy corners in your bedroom to designing an entire room just for them, these private areas ensure that they feel at ease and show your pets that you care.
Your pets are also prone to tiredness, may become agitated at times, and may feel that their personal boundaries are violated. When they feel these emotions, it is important for them to have a quiet space to go to.
Furthermore, having their own private space away from you will keep them away from your furniture.
4. Remove potentially Dangerous Elements
Avoid dangerous elements such as slippery floors, sharp edges and rough surfaces. When you furry friends run around the house, it can be dangerous and potentially an accident waiting to occur. Keep a look out for sharp edges and rough surfaces can also cause injuries and discomfort to your pet. You should also ensure that there isn’t anything readily available for them to climb up on that could put them in danger.
The sky's the limit when designing a home for you and your pets, and there are numerous things you can do to make your home more appealing and comfortable for your pets and yourself. Even simply adhering to these four things will assist you in creating a house safe for your furry pals.
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