Pet-Friendly Home Improvements

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because they’re family, too

My daughter’s piano teacher Elizabeth just got a new pet. Pippa, their little girl pup, is wildly adorable. It will be difficult to get my daughter to care about her lessons when this little bundle of joy is popping around the house.

For most people with pets, their furry companions are sacred. Family members in their own right, they often have their own spaces and places where they feel at home. Today we’re sharing a few fun ideas on ways to make your home a pet’s dream come true.

Near and Dear

You and your family probably spend a ton of time in the kitchen, and your pets are likely hanging out in there, too! One way to accommodate everyone being together is with a built-in pet bed. You can do this right in your kitchen, under some extra counter-space. Outfit the area with a cushion that matches your kitchen colors and you’re all set. The dog is out from under your feet, but still close enough to pet when you need a break from cooking.

Rinse and Repeat

I doubt giving your pet a bath is your favorite chore. It’s a wet and messy job, with plenty of leftover puddles and hair to clean out of your bathroom. A pet shower is a great solution, especially located in a mud or laundry room.

Doggy Door Upgrades

Of course, a pet door is one of the most commonly thought of items to put in when animals are in the house. Here are a few companies that are taking it up a notch:

Freedom Pet Pass manufactures energy efficient pet doors. Your pets are free to roam without the inconvenience of drafts and water coming through (eco AND budget friendly!).

Hale Pet Door has a clever item: a multi-purpose pet door that looks like a mini-doghouse. These doors create a “security barrier”, keeping unwanted critters out (as well as people). They also provide a little covering for your pet if they need it on a hot or rainy day.

Enjoy snuggling with ALL of your loved ones during this holiday season!!


Wes Westcott
Wes Westcott
Wes Westcott is an entrepreneur, Baltimore sports fan, and Canadian ex-pat. He is currently a partner at Elevate Design Build, a leading home improvement company in Maryland.

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