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Home Improvement  /  July 18, 2016

Remodeling Projects for a Pet-Friendly Home

As cherished members of your family, your pets do so much to enhance your life at home. Pet-friendly remodeling projects give you the chance to show your furry friends just how much you appreciate their warmth and affection. With some help from Handyman Connection of Austin, the right renovation can simplify all the tasks associated with caring for your pet too. Whether it’s a custom-designed feeding station, a safe-and-secure doggy door or a special place for your feline companion, a few clever home improvements can make the time you spend together even more meaningful.

Fine Dining

Creating a designated place for pet food and water dishes goes a long ways towards eliminating the chaos and mess that often accompanies feeding time. Converting a little-used bottom kitchen cabinet into a critter café is an attractive and affordable solution. Holes cut into the cabinet base can hold pet bowls securely in place, reducing spills and facilitating clean-up chores. If you’re not ready to sacrifice a cabinet to the cause, a free-standing feeding station offers a mobile alternative.

Handsome Crates and Kennels

Pet crates don’t have to be unsightly plastic affairs that take up valuable living space. Why not create a custom kennel that blends in seamlessly with your décor? From a built-in design for your kitchen island to a camouflaged crate at the end of your bed, there a numerous ways to confine your pet in style and comfort. For an out-of-the-box solution, consider adding a pet gate to convert a mud room, enclosed porch or entry area into a secure place for your pet.

Smart Organization

When it comes to keeping all the items you need for your pets organized, even a small remodeling project can make a big difference. From shelving units to store food, toys and grooming tools to wall-mounted organizers for leashes, custom-designed options are endless. For best effect, choose cabinets with doors that keep everything out of sight while not in use. Fit them with cubicles, bins, hooks and shelves that offer quick and easy access to frequently used items.

Pet Door Designs

A custom-built pet door can give your pets their own entrance without compromising your home’s security or marring its architectural style. While the optimal time to install one is when replacing an exterior door, the skilled carpenters at Handyman Connection of Austin can also alter your existing doors to provide access for your pets, large or small. Ask about custom-designed doors that can be locked up at night or when you’re away from home.

Custom Solutions

Pet-friendly remodeling projects are best when they’re personalized to meet the unique needs of your furry family member. If your brood includes large dogs, for example, remodeling a kitchen, bath or mud room to include a dog-washing station can be a worthwhile investment. Screening in a porch, patio or window box to create a “catio” allows indoor cats to enjoy an outdoor experience safely. Pets with limited mobility will appreciate ramps that make it easier for them to climb stairs or to join you on the sofa for a warm snuggle.

Whatever your pets need to make their life with you more fulfilling, the craftsmen at Handyman Connection of Austin will work with you to bring your home remodeling dreams to fruition. From new flooring that hides pet scratches to custom cabinetry that helps keep pet items from taking over your household, we’re here to make your home a more convenient and beautiful place to share with your pets as well.

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