Your dog is your best friend and your cat is your constant companion. So if you’re starting the kitchen remodeling process, doesn’t it make sense to factor in your furry friends? Although you might have never considered it before, here are some pet-friendly kitchen remodel features to include.
Sometimes our pet's water and food dishes are inconveniently located and just don't match the look we are looking for in our home. When you’re doing your kitchen remodeling, ask your designer or builder to create a spot for your pet’s food and water dishes, so they’re semi-hidden or can be tucked away when not in use. This is not only convenient for use but can let you keep your kitchen tidy and beautiful. It will also help prevent spills!
Choosing the right pet-friendly flooring as a pet owner requires some important considerations. Tile is a timeless option that has frequently been a go-to choice for pet owners. Also, vinyl flooring is durable, cost-effective, and waterproof, making it an excellent choice for dog owners. Lastly, consider laminate flooring. It’s easy to clean and doesn’t show scratches. Darker woods will show fur, so opt for lighter wood if your pet sheds.
Finally, just in case your pet manages to leave stains on your countertop, it's a good idea to have a countertop that is hard to stain and easy to clean. The harder stones are a better option here – marble, quartz, and granite, are much harder to stain than their softer counterparts. In fact, quartz is nearly indestructible, and because it isn't porous like granite, it's easy to keep your countertops relatively bacteria-free. While you might love the look of a waterfall countertop and high-gloss cabinets, consider how they’ll look covered in paw and nose prints.
It might not be your first thought to consider your pets during your kitchen remodeling, but some of these tips can prove to be beneficial. For more information on quality countertops for your pet-friendly home, give us a call today!