If you’re one of the millions of pet parents in the U.S., you know that your furry friend is a part of the family. And when your family expands to include a dog, cat, bird, or other pet, you want them to feel at home in your home. That’s why many pet parents go to great lengths to remodel their dwellings to accommodate their animals. From installing indoor dog gates and dog doors to building elaborate outdoor playgrounds, these pet-inspired homes will make you jealous!
1. Outdoor Pet Playground
If your pet loves spending time outdoors, why not create an outdoor playground for them? This pet-inspired remodel features a climbing wall, agility course, and plenty of space to run and play. Your pet will love spending time in their own personal playground!
2. Indoor Doggy Den
This indoor doggy den is the perfect place for your pup to relax and unwind. With a comfy bed, plenty of toys, and their own personal space, your dog will love spending time in their den.
Is your cat always begging to go outside? Give them the best of both worlds with a catio! This pet-inspired remodel is an enclosed outdoor space that allows your cat to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while keeping them safe from predators and other hazards.
4. Fenced-In Yard
Installing a fence is a common pet-related remodel, but this homeowner took it to the next level by creating an enclosed play area for their dog complete with artificial turf, a doghouse, and even a sandbox!
5. Furtive Feeder
One of the most popular pet-friendly remodels is the Furtive Feeder, a hidden food dispenser that allows your dog to eat on their own schedule. This high-tech feeder can be programmed to dispense food at specific times or in response to your dog’s activity level. And because it’s hidden away, you don’t have to worry about your dog making a mess or getting into the food when you’re not around.
6. Branches for cat
In one home featured on My Modern Met, the owner did just that, creating a unique space for her feline friend. “I wanted to make something special for my cat because he is such an important part of our family,” she said. “I also thought it would be nice to have some branches in our small apartment.” If you don’t have the space (or the budget) for a full-blown tree in your home, consider adding some branches to a cat perch or scratching post. Your kitty will thank you!
7. Dog shower
Another popular pet-inspired remodel is the dog shower. If you’ve ever been to a professional dog groomer, you know that most dogs hate the shower. So why not bring the groomer to your home with a dog shower? This way, your pup can get clean in his own space without all the stress. Check out this tutorial from DIY Network to learn how to build your own dog shower.
8. Pup’s Paradise
A bone-shaped wading pool in their backyard. And if you’re looking for a way to keep your pet cool in the summer heat, what could be better than a bone-shaped pool? You can find these pools (and other creative pet products) at many online retailers. So, if you’re feeling inspired to give your pet the ultimate home makeover, start shopping today! Your furry friend will thank you. bone-shaped wading pool in their backyard.
Whatever changes you make to your home, remember that your pet will appreciate any effort you make to make them feel comfortable and loved. After all, they’re part of the family!
Do you have any pet-friendly home remodeling tips to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below! And be sure to check out our other blog post,