70% of Homeowners have a Pet! Is your house attractive to them?
Only 40% of households have a child! Do you know what pet owners are looking for when buying a home? Pets, especially dogs are often considered members of the family and it is important to ensure that they’re comfortable and happy in their home environment. Dog owners are often looking to make additions to their homes to improve their day-to-day life. Here are some additions you can make to your home for your dog.
Dog Room or Kennel
Designating a room or a kennel space just for your dog is a great way to provide them with their own space to relax and feel safe. You can create a comfortable sleeping area with a bed, blankets, and pillows, and add some toys and chew bones to keep them entertained. You can also add a dog door to allow them to come and go as they, please.
Built-in Dog Shower
A built-in dog shower is a great way to keep your dog clean without having to bathe them in your bathtub or sink. You can design a shower space specifically for your dog with a handheld showerhead, and add some storage shelves to store their grooming supplies.
If you’re renovating your floors, consider choosing a dog-friendly option. Hardwood floors can be easily scratched and damaged by your dog’s claws, but there are many durable options available, such as tile or laminate. You can also add some area rugs or runners to provide some cushioning for your dog’s paws.
A fenced yard is a great way to give your dog some outdoor space to play and exercise. Make sure the fence is tall enough to keep them from jumping over and add some shade structures or a doghouse to keep them cool and comfortable.
Elevated Feeding Station
An elevated feeding station is not only beneficial for your dog’s digestion but can also help to prevent neck and joint strain. You can create a feeding station by placing their food and water bowls on a raised platform or purchasing a pre-made one.
These additions to your home may seem like unnecessary luxuries, but may make your home more attractive to more buyers!