➤ National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
➤ National Dog Day
➤ Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
➤ National Holistic Pet Day
➤ Happy Healthy Cat Month
➤ National Disaster Preparedness Month
Here are practical and visually appealing design ideas you can use when remodeling with your pet in mind:
Indoor Pet Retreats. These rooms are generally located by an outside back door, with a lockable exterior access door designed for your pet to go inside and out. These pet retreats sport automatic feeders and drinking fountains, and some feature a doggy shower.
Disguised Litter Boxes. Apart from offering privacy, many of these designs resemble furniture. Some cat box designs are situated in a separate room such as a garage, with access provided by a secret cat door hidden inside a cabinet.
Doggy Overlooks. This design feature lets your dog stick his head through a square opening on the second floor, so your dog can keep tabs on his owners below. There is also a bubble that attaches over a cut out ina a wall to let your dog see from side to side
Platform Beds. Much like one would design a window seat, these beds are attached to the wall, and are much less expensive to build than, say, buying a Gucci doggy bed.
Designer Fish Bowls. Unique fish bowls make a great decoration for any room.
Hamster Houses. These wood houses are designed for a cage. It offers a comfortable and secured area for your little friend to hide.
Wood Floors / High-End Linoleum. While it may seem like an oxymoron, expensive linoleum floors are becoming popular because they offer easy clean up after pet accidents. Wood floors are easier to maintain than carpet, and light to medium finishes minimize scratches.
Cat Ramps and Cat Trees. Cat ramps are stairs that diagonally run up a wall to meet a shelf, which runs below and along the perimeter of the ceiling. Floor-to-ceiling cat trees are constructed like columns throughout the home and wrapped in carpet or rope.
Storage Rooms. For people who purchase pet supplies in bulk, special storage rooms are a terrific solution for storing bags of pet food, cat litter and other pet supplies.
Built-in Benches With Removable Covers. These look like a bench, but open the cover and it’s a toy box. It’s also a convenient place to stash leashes and large doggy balls.
Stain-Resistant Fabrics and Carpeting. Pet owners who don’t like the look of shedding hair choose fabrics, rugs and non-toxic carpeting that match their pet’s fur.