No one is as excited for your new home as your family pet. It is full of curious wonders, new rooms, and new smells. Moving into a new home can be a little overwhelming of course, especially since it is important for your new home to be comfortable for you as well as your pet. So how you keep you and your fur babies happy? These friendly tips will help make your home a pet friendly one.
Give Them Their Space
We have more in common with our pets than we think we do. Sometimes when we have had a rough day, we look forward to hiding away in a space we can call our own. Though pets aren’t spending their day working the typical 9-5 schedule, certain elements such as separation anxiety, loud noises, storms, or crowds of people may have an effect on their mood.
Give them a little space. Houses are full of opportunities to give your furry friends a little room to decompress such as a spacious closet with a corner to spare or even the laundry room. Give them a little nook with their kennel, food, and toys so they can have time to unwind from their exhausting day of waiting for you to come home.
Keep the Messes to a Minimum
Perhaps you have already thought about making changes to get one step closer to your perfect dream home, but you are worried having pets may do damage to your picture perfect house. It doesn’t have to be stressful to redecorate while accommodating those little accidents your pets may leave behind. Make sure you are using pet friendly flooring. Carpet may feel nice on your feet, but it tends to hold onto everything including pet stains and odor and linoleum may be lifted by pet accidents. It is safer to go with easy clean surfaces such as ceramic tile, which can be sanitized with bleach and odors can be eliminated easily with vinegar.
When choosing your paint, keep your furry friends in mind. The glossier the paint, the easier the paint is to clean. Our pets do not intend to make a mess, but after rolling around in the mud outside, they don’t quite understand how the mud ended up on the mall. If you get a flat paint, the mess will be impossible to clean up.
Keep Them Safe
Finally, it is always important to keep you and your pets safe. Make sure you are aware of what chemicals, foods, and other items could be harmful to your pets. It is also important to get a list of dangerous plants and animals that could be lurking outside your home. Make the most of your storage and make sure all hazardous material is out of the way.
Following these few tips will make sure that you and your fur babies are enjoying your new dream home. You will have an excuse to do some redecorating and you will be easing the anxiety that comes with moving for your pets.
These tips can be used in any home, not necessarily just a new home, but if you are your pets are looking for a more spacious place to call your home, contact one of our Re/Max Masterpiece Realtors in Port St Lucie, FL or visit our site at www.masterpiece1.com for available listings.