Most pet owners will agree, their furry friends are considered part of the family, and it’s no wonder! Pets can provide so much love, affection, and comfort, enriching the lives of their owners. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that many pet owners consider the needs of their pets when buying or building a new home.


Passage Island Homes are custom home builders serving Vero Beach and surrounding areas like Sebastian, Melbourne, and Port St. Lucie. We can design your home to make it as pet-friendly as you’d like! So, what are some of the top pet-friendly design features to consider when building a new home?


Fenced-In Yard


Dog owners especially will appreciate a fenced-in yard. Not only does it allow for privacy, but it also gives Fido space to safely enjoy the outdoors without the need for a leash. There are a variety of fence styles to choose from, including wood, aluminum, wrought iron, and vinyl just to name a few.


Those with small children will also benefit from a fenced-in yard. Fences provide security so little ones can’t roam too far. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for any parent!


Spacious Bathing Area


Bathtubs and tiny, cramped showers aren’t ideal for bathing larger pets. Consider a spacious walk-in shower or an open-plan shower instead so you can easily wash your pup. Or, you can opt for an enclosed outdoor shower if you prefer bathing your pets outside. This will make life easier for both you and your four-legged friends.


Easy-to-Clean Flooring


Depending on the type of pet you have, you’ll need to consider what type of flooring to select. If you have a dog or cat that sheds a lot, carpet – especially light-colored carpet – may not be the best idea unless you plan on vacuuming frequently. Easy-to-clean flooring like tile or linoleum is a great option, especially in areas where your pets will spend a lot of time.


Stylish Storage


To keep your new home organized, decide on a place like your mudroom or laundry room to keep all your pet’s things like leashes and toys. Then, choose a storage system that aligns with your aesthetic taste. This could be a cabinet system or a simple series of stacked bins. You will know where all your pet’s things are while keeping them out of sight.


If you are looking for a home builder near you to design to your dream home, call Passage Island Homes today. We would be honored to build a home for you and your loved ones, whether they walk on two legs or four.

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