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4 Tips to Make Your Home More Pet-Friendly

We all love our pets. After all, dogs are man’s best friend. But what can we do to make our pups more comfortable in our homes? If you work a lot, travel often or spend a lot of time away from your home, you may worry about your dog. What will Fido do when you’re not around? There are different interior design projects you can tackle that will make your house more comfortable for your dog and work great for your home as well.

Give Him Fresh Air

During beautiful spring days and in warm climates, having window access is a plus for any dog owner. You can install new windows that you can easily open and close so your pup can have access to fresh air. Leave one, two or three, screened panel windows open and let your dog soak in the sights, sounds and smells from the outdoors. Even if you have a yard, you may not want to get a doggy door to the yard because of potential mess or the possibility of escaping the yard. Windows are a great alternative. This is also a great option for city dwellers who may not have access to a backyard or the availability of a doggy door.

A Seat with a View

If you have bay windows with built-in seating, or a deep enough window to add seating, you can easily install a built-in doggy seat so your pup can enjoy the window bench. You can work on this project in one weekend with a few supplies, some of which you might already have laying around. Adding a window seat with a doggy bench is a stylish way to give comfort to your dog. Line the window seat with materials you love, in colors that complement your decor.

Decorate with Interactive Furniture

Designers are creating furniture that is suitable for your needs and your pet as well. Consider a coffee table with a hammock for your pet underneath. Built for small dogs, or cats, this coffee table has a hammock built into the bottom so your pet can climb underneath and relax. This is a great option for pet owners with less square footage and space to work with.

Get an Indoor Dog House

Dogs are best kept indoors but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have a dog house. Bring the dog house into your home! If you don’t want to sacrifice your interior space, you can construct a dog house underneath the a staircase. This is a great way to save on space and it gives your pup their own private space. You can also try dog houses that double as furniture like the handmade Hunde Hus Indoor Dog House or the uniquely designed Zen Haus Dog Crate.