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5 Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home

Transform your house into a safe and clean space for your furry friends

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Having a pet requires extra effort, especially since you also need to maintain your home. You can’t avoid scratches and stains on your favorite pieces as well as having pet hair all over the house. The only solution to this problem is creating a pet-friendly space meant for your furry friends.

Keep these tips in mind:

Choose furniture pieces that are easy to clean.

Use materials that are low-maintenance. Be on the lookout for easy to clean materials so that if your pet accidentally stains your piece, it won't be that challenging to fix. Leather, tiles, and wood are some of the materials that you may want to consider. Opt for semi-gloss paint as well as it is more resistant to stains than flat or matte paint.  

RL Tip: You may also use slipcovers to keep your furniture in tip-top shape. Learn more here.

Shy away from using carpets.

Carpets are hard to maintain if you have a dog or cat, because it absorbs stains and odor quickly. Opt for wooden or marble flooring instead as it’s easy to wipe away your pet’s fallen fur.

Keep breakable things elevated.

Display your wall-mounted paintings and breakable figurines out of your pet's reach. Put your fragile things inside a top shelf so that it can’t be easily knocked down.

Buy pet furniture for your furry friends that matches your space.

Remember to buy pet furniture that matches or complements the look of your unit. Don’t purchase loud leopard-print or bright pink dog stuff if it doesn’t match your interiors.

RL Tip: You may purchase items in solid colors so it would match almost any space.

Place a pet seat in one area.

Place a pet bed or seat in one special area of your home so you can contain pet hair in one place. There might be a lot more to consider when you have a pet at home but their loyalty and companionship are worth it.

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