Customizing Your Home For Your Fur Babies
If you’re like most homeowners you think of your pets as part of the family. Building a custom home gives you the opportunity to customize your home for your pets, making their life more fun while making it easier for you to care for them. You’ve probably already made changes to your home to accommodate your pets, but a feeding area and a pet bed in the living room can hinder your personal style. Luckily, there are ways to incorporate your pets needs into the architecture of your custom home. At Putnam Builders, we know why people love their pets and adore working with our clients to customize their homes to accommodate their furry family members. Below are a few popular customizations that you may consider when building your custom home.
Built-In Drawer Bowls
Your pets feeding area is probably the biggest eyesore of pet ownership. You can try to dress it up by buying the most expensive, elegant bowls but the bowls often still tip over and the feeding area can easily become a mess. A pull-out drawer containing your pet’s bowls allows for the feeding area to easily be put away when they aren’t needed and the added height can aid an aging pet. Best of all, the drawer seamlessly combines with your home cabinetry.
A custom pet door doesn’t have to be a cutout of your existing front door with an unattractive plastic flap. A custom pet door can integrate into your home’s architecture and be an elegant home upgrade. Can you spot the pet door in this image?
Pet Bed Den
Getting your pet’s bed off the ground and out of the way dramatically improves the aesthetics of your home while giving your pet a safe place to sleep and relax without the worry of being stepped on. The consistency of the pet bed not moving also adds to your pet’s wellbeing. Great places for a built-in pet bed den is underneath stairs or built into the shelving and cabinetry of your living room.
Permanent Pet Gate
There are probably some areas you don’t want your pet entering. For many homeowners, pets are not allowed in the kitchen because of the potential hazards. For others pets are not allowed in the bedroom in order to reduce dander for an allergy sufferer. Whatever space you don’t want your pet to enter, a permanent pet gate can keep them out while avoiding and eyesore of a baby gate. Materials used can be sturdy enough to resist scratching, while seamlessly integrating into your home’s design.
Bathing your pet can be a tedious, messy hassle, which is why many pet owners choose to bring their pet to a groomer. But with the proper integration of a pet shower you can avoid that cost and over time the pet shower will pay for itself. An elevated shower space is ideal so you don’t have to painfully lean over your pet in a tub. A handheld showerhead will help you get your pet clean in a flash and a half-height wall will protect you and the rest of the room from the wet mess. If you have a long-haired pet, a built-in air dryer will save your from tirelessly rubbing your pet down with a towel.
Whatever ideas you have, Putnam Builders can make your ideas a reality. Our pets bring joy and companionship to our home, and a little home customization can help you to live in harmony with your fur babies.
If you’d like more information about the custom home design process or how to incorporate your pet’s needs and necessities into your custom home design, please contact us.
Putnam Builders has been building custom homes on the Gulf Coast of Texas and surrounding areas since 1963. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home ideas in our design studio in Bacliff, TX or in the comfort of your own home. Please contact us at 281-339-0838 or request a free consultation.