Design With a Pet In Mind

Wisconsin Trends for Pet-Friendly Home Plans and Improvements

According to pet industry statistics, there are millions upon millions of dogs and cats in American homes. We spend billions (yes, that was billions) every year on pet food, care, and even gifts and treats for our furry friends. In fact, most pet owners would say that their animal companions are members of the family. Not surprisingly, their needs are now figuring into home design, whether newly-built or as part of a remodeling project.

What exactly would designing with a pet in mind look like? Here are a couple of trending design concepts for pet-friendly home plans or improvements, available from your Eau Claire, WI remodeling experts at R. Tews Construction & Design:

  • Consider incorporating a pet bath in the laundry room – whether you have dogs or cats, or even other family pets, a large basin with a handheld shower attachment can be a remarkably useful part of the design. Not only can you keep a pet in the best condition, grooming them in a safe environment, but you won’t have to put them under the stress of bringing them to a groomer or outside location. Plus, the water lines are there and waiting!
  • Why not consider a pet space for times when you are not home? Why tuck a dog or cat into an unhappy and uncomfortable setting like a wire cage when you can have built-in cabinets—essentially luxury apartments for pets? Watering and feeding stations, a cozy bed, a few mesh windows for air and scenery… Now, that’s what you want for your family pets!

There are many other ways to design a home with a pet or two in mind. Speak with us at R. Tews Construction & Design, your Eau Claire, Menomonie, and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin area custom home builder for even more clever ways of incorporating these appealing features into your home or building.