How to Have a Dog Friendly Home

Dogs leave paw prints on your heart, it’s true, but they also leave slobber, hair, half-chewed toys and literal paw prints on your floor. As animal lovers all over Raleigh, NC know, dogs can wreak havoc on your home. How do you have a beautiful home that’s also pet-friendly? It is possible! Read on for some tips.

Storage

Keeping your new home tidy and stylish can be a challenge with dogs, let’s face it, they have a collar for every holiday, leashes to match, toys with squeakers, balls, rope – the list goes on. You need to store all of these things, so why not invest in cute bins and baskets that go with your home décor? Kudos to you if you can teach your pup to put away their toys! Wall hooks are also a great idea to keep leashes from tangling and makes for an easy grab and go lifestyle.

Flooring

Flooring is an expensive part of your home, so choose wisely if you have dogs. Good news! There are plenty of options in flooring for pet owners, so let’s take a look at some choices. 

Tile and stone are your best options. These floors are water-resistant, stain-resistant, and easy to clean. Budget-friendly luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent choice if you have pets, it’s durable, won’t scratch or tear and is even waterproof or water-resistant, so it stands up well against spills or accidents. Plus, it can mimic the look of tile or hardwood.

Area Rugs & Fabrics

Hard surface flooring is gorgeous, but these floors are hard and cold. Make sure that you give your dog a soft rug or dog bed somewhere in the house to lie down. Area rugs not only provide your dog comfort, but they can brighten up a room while adding softness and warmth to your home. Cowhide rugs and outdoor fabrics work great around your pet, plus they’re easy to keep clean and durable enough to withstand multiple cleanings.

Now, let’s talk about couch fabric selections. Your best choices are canvas, denim, leather, and microfiber fabric. Pro tip – match the material to your pet so the hair won’t stand out!

See, you can create an enjoyable and safe home for your fur baby without sacrificing your decorating style.

We’re dog lovers at Capitol City Homes. You’ll find an incredible variety of new home opportunities all over the Triangle area that your pup and your family will love. Contact us today to learn more about all of our homes throughout Raleigh, Wake Forest, Louisburg, Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Youngsville, Angier, Rolesville, Mebane, Fayetteville, New Bern, and Pittsboro—all located in North Carolina.

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