Our canine companions are more than just pets — they’re part of the family. However, we know you don’t want your home looking like the local kennel. Our Walt Danley team of home professionals have come together to offer some great ideas for creating a stylish, yet dog-friendly luxury home.
Whether you’re bringing home a new (and curious) puppy or moving with your dog into a new home, creating a safe haven for your pet is essential. Opt for under-the-counter trash solutions to keep pups away from the temptation of digging into leftovers that can make them sick or cause injuries. This type of kitchen solution serves a dual purpose, keeping trash out of sight. Keep toxic plants out of the house and away from the outdoor spaces where your dog plays.
A Place to Call Their Own
While our pets often enjoy spending the majority of their time with us, they will appreciate a space that’s all their own. A guest room may seem like a good spot to set up a dog bed, but remember your pup will be booted from “their” room when you do have guests stay and this may cause them distress and lead to misbehavior. Opt for space that can truly be just for the dog. It may be a corner of the family room, a cozy area of the utility room, or space in your home office. For the truly pampered pet, there’s always a space in the master bedroom!
Cozy and Custom Furniture
Today you can find a huge selection of custom pet furniture for dogs of all sizes. Etsy is a great place to begin a search for the perfect pet bed and you can even work with an artisan to design something bespoke just for your dog. For dog-loving families that want their canine buddies to hang out in the family or living room with them, consider a pet bed that complements your furniture. From mid-century mod styles to replicas of the classic leather couch, you can find pet bed sofas/chairs to work with your current décor.
Another option to consider when creating a dog-friendly, yet stylish home is durable flooring that can withstand the patter of paws and claws. Hardwood can be refinished if scarred by claws, but ceramic and stone tiles are great options that look amazing in kitchens, foyers, and utility areas. Dogs also find them the perfect place to keep cool. You’ll also want your dog to have easy access to the outdoor living space, where he can safely play without fear of being lost or injured.
Contact us today at Walt Danley Realty to discover your luxury, dog-friendly dream home.