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Design Ideas for a Pet-Friendly Home

Pets are a great source of companionship and joy, especially if you have kids. The problem is that most homes, with their breakable decor and hard floors, aren’t the ideal environment for pets to live in. Fortunately, creating a pet-friendly home doesn’t have to be expensive. Handyman Connection of Lincoln shares our top design picks for a stylish and comfortable home for both you and your pets.

Pet-Friendly Home

Pets are a great source of companionship and joy, especially if you have kids. The problem is that most homes, with their breakable decor and hard floors, aren’t the ideal environment for pets to live in. Fortunately, creating a pet-friendly home doesn’t have to be expensive. Handyman Connection of Lincoln shares our top design picks for a stylish and comfortable home for both you and your pets.

Install a Pet-Friendly Carpet

While other people won’t advise getting wall-to-wall carpeting when you have pets, you can actually benefit from doing so. Dogs and cats spend most of their time lying around, and when the carpeting is wall-to-wall, they have a large surface area for naps. Additionally, carpets are safer for pets because they have a non-slip surface allowing them to move around easily. On the other hand, a carpet is an excellent choice for you because it absorbs and eliminates the sound of claws and feet running around.

If you’re concerned about maintenance, you can choose darker earth tones or even match the color to your pet’s fur. Alternatively, you can pick multi-color patterns for an interesting feature that masks stains well. Be sure to install an antimicrobial and moisture-resistant pad to improve your carpet’s durability and protect the floor beneath.

Invest in Creature-Comfy Items

When choosing furniture, function and aesthetic appeal are two things that immediately come to mind, but what about pet safety? One stylish item you can invest in is a round coffee table. It looks great and its rounded edges prevent pets from being bruised when they hit the side. You can also add comfy pet beds on areas near the heating or air conditioning ducts. Cats and dogs often look for comfortable spots to rest, and these are their top choices.

Protect Walls with Paint

Making sure your pets are happy doesn’t mean sacrificing your home’s safety. Pets, just like children, can do significant damage to walls. They can rub against them or scratch them and spray them with drool, easily damaging them. You can avoid spending on repair and maintenance by simply painting your walls. Semi-gloss finish paint is a wonderful choice for busy rooms like the kitchen, while a satin-finish paint is an elegant choice for living areas. If you prefer a matte finish, be sure to choose a washable flat paint.

There are numerous ways to create a friendlier home environment for your pets, just make sure to work with a professional like Handyman Connection of Lincoln so they are done right. Contact us today at (402) 875-9696 to learn more about our different home improvement services. You can also get a free estimate.

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