Designing a home takes careful consideration to ensure everyone in the family is safe and comfortable. A home is a place to make memories and feel at ease for years to come. When it’s time to design a space that is both lavish and cozy, many homeowners include their “fur-babies” in the process. Over half of American households have at least one pet and, for many, these animals are more than just pets—they’re family members. Luckily, pet-friendly amenities can be added to any custom home you build with Trinity, suiting the needs of your beloved four-legged—or winged—companion.
Just the basics
Extending just above the basic needs of your pet is an excellent start to accommodating them. Moving beyond water, food, shelter, and the occasional belly rub, small changes can be made to maximize the value of your home for your furry friends. Make sure there are plenty of opportunities for your dog to view the beautiful outdoor surroundings of your home with ample windows, or add a scratching post for your cat to alleviate scratch marks on furniture and walls. Discover what makes your pet happy and then use pet-friendly amenities in your home to enhance their comfort.
Comfort and Convenience
Ensure your pet’s security and safety by choosing non-toxic flooring and wall coverings throughout your home. Hard floors are easier to clean and can mask pet hair and tracks, while certain wall coverings are more washable and rub-resistant. Choose an area of the house that can accommodate your furry friend’s activities, such as a mudroom, kitchen or laundry room, and keep all of your pet-related items in the same area. Built-in solutions can be an option for additional storage cabinets or feeding bowls.
When choosing a layout for your home, any room can be designed as a “suite” for your pet. Just imagine a room with floor-to-ceiling tile, complete with equipment like a wash station, automatic feeder, pet bed, and cabinets for food, treats, and toys. You can even choose to include a special pet door with access to the lawn. Pet suites provide ample space for your pet to roam and be free without adding additional clutter or mess to the rest of your house.
Designing a custom home allows you to make considerations for every member of your family—even the furry ones! At Trinity Homes, we offer plenty of pet-friendly amenities to choose from; guaranteeing that you’ve designed a room for everyone in your family. Contact one of our sales associates or fill out the form below to get started.