Anyone who likes to decorate the house and has a pet must have heard of pet friendly architecture. Yes, there is a strand of architecture aimed at designing a special space for the pet without giving up the style of the house. Whether to increase the well-being of the furry or even to make life easier for the furry with special needs, pet architecture is a solution that has come to please tutors and their dogs and cats.
This means thinking about a layout that offers incentives for the pet to live well and according to its instincts, without neglecting the visual part, that is, the decoration of the house. The concern is with the comfort and well-being of the animal, especially in the apartments, where space is limited. For this, the pet architecture invests in resistant materials and furniture made to measure and adapted for the pet.
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Meeting the needs of pets
The pet friendly project begins with the choice of furniture and layouts that make the tutor’s day to day more practical to care for the pet. An example is to create, in joinery, a staircase that allows the pet to have access to the tallest furniture. The furry space, with scratching posts and toys, can also be integrated into the environment.
Care ranges from deciding where to place the animal’s bed and water and food bowls, to choosing the right materials, looking for more resistant options that facilitate cleaning. Thus, it is worth investing in porcelain tiles for floors, which are a good option for not absorbing urine or retaining dirt. For elderly animals or those who have difficulty walking, it is important to avoid smooth floors. In such cases, opt for vinyl or porcelain floors with small grooves. The walls must be painted with non-toxic and washable paints.
The furniture can be prepared to receive the bed, the pots of water and food. Sofa, table and chair bases must be made of metal to prevent animals from gnawing or scratching. Sofa and chair fabrics must be waterproofed. In addition to prioritizing those that do not stick to hair and that are easy to clean, such as leather. Another tip is to have a sofa cover made to measure, which can be easily washed in the machine.
For those who own cats, it is important to choose furniture that can be scratched or to include scratchers in the decoration. As cats love to climb on furniture and jump from one place to another, it is advisable to install niches and shelves (without objects on top) that can be used by the cat.
Attention to pet objects
In many cases, those who live in an apartment may end up making the mistake of placing the pet’s water and food bowls next to the hygienic carpet or the litter box. However, this is not indicated for the well-being of the furry. Many may refuse to do their needs on the spot, due to the proximity of the food or stop eating.
To avoid this situation, the tip is to take advantage of the side of a kitchen cabinet or cabinet. Create a supportive niche with pots of water and food. In addition to impacting circulation, the solution leaves the environment organized and beautiful. Another suggestion is to place the hygienic mat or sandbox in a place farther from the food, such as under the tank or on the balcony.
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