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Purrrfect Pet Projects - Don't forget Fluffy and Fido when you remodel!

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in

 

Many remodeling projects present great opportunities to pamper your pet, as well as make life easier for you as their caregiver. Consider including these features as you design your project:

  1. Mudroom Projects - this is a perfect place to add all sorts of pet features - built-in beds, bulk food storage, elevated bathing/grooming tables, litter boxes and feeding/watering stations can all be incorporated into a well-designed mudroom.
  2. Kitchen Projects - Kitchens and pantries are natural places to integrate food storage and feeding/watering stations. Built-in bedding is a nice feature as well, particularly if your pets prefer to be in close proximity to you (rather than napping in a far corner of the house)
  3. Basement Finishing - Many cat owners keep the litter box in the unfinished basement - so what do you do when the basement is slated for conversion to a finished space? Under stair areas and utility areas lend themselves well to the installation of built-in cat boxes. These can be designed to include storage for bulk cat litter and cleaning tools. An electrical outlet is a snap to provide for automated litter box enclosures before the drywall goes up. Owners of sporting and agility dogs can find room for well-organized storage for training equipment and other kit required by their active breeds as a part of a basement project.
  4. Garage and Outbuilding construction - Serious dog owners, trainers and breeders often have needs that are best met with larger spaces - conversion of a garage bay or construction of a separate outbuilding are great options for creating equipment storage, bathing/grooming stations, whelping areas, kennels and runs. Design of these spaces warrants an article of its own!

Check us out on Houzz! - One of our under-stair cat boxes is featured in this Houzz editorial on pet-friendly features:

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