They may not pay the mortgage or sweep the floors, but sometimes they bring the newspaper in, and always they make you laugh and smile when they don’t even try. Hardwood floors are beautiful but keep in mind they can show scratches and sometimes be difficult for pets to walk on.
Other pet-friendly flooring options are hard surfaces like ceramic tiles, concrete, or Marmoleum, an imported Linoleum-like that is biodegradable. If you go with hardwood flooring, purchase some washable area rugs to place throughout the house. No more taking Fido through your house upstairs to the bathtub after he’s been rolling around in the sand at the beach. In a pet-friendly remodel, you can have a closet turned into a private area for your cat’s litter box complete with a fan that can run 24/7 to ventilate the space and reduce offensive odors.
Feeding Stations: gone are the days when you have to just put out a couple of bowls of water and pet food. We will be using a white quartz remnant and likely recess the dog bowls into that so that when the water splashes it’s a sealed environment,” says Ryan. We added those cabinets there to make more storage space for things like dog food and other items,” says Ryan.