2 Pet-Friendly Features To Consider In A New Home

Posted on: 27 December 2016

Shopping for a new house can be a bit difficult when you are trying to find a home that can accommodate every member of your family, especially the furry members of your family. The reason for this is because most homes do not really seem to have been designed for your pets specifically, but there are a few pet-friendly features you can consider and look for in a new home that will make your pet's stay there much more pleasant, such as the two listed below.

Hardwood Floors

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make when buying a home that you are going to live in with your pets is to buy a house with extensive carpeting. The reason for this is that it is inevitable that your pet is going to have an accident in the house at some point, which means that you can end up with a very stained carpet that has odors that can be very difficult to remove completely. In addition, the carpeting will make a perfect spot for all of your pet's shed fur to collect in throughout the day.

While hardwood floors will not stop your pet from shedding, it will make it much easier for you clean up afterward, mostly because you can simply sweep up the hardwood floors quite quickly as opposed to having to vacuum in order to clean your carpeting. In addition, hardwood floors are also a good choice because when your pet has an accident on your floor, it is less likely to stain and you have a bit more time to get to the cleanup. However, if you do go with hard floors make sure to keep your pets clause trimmed to prevent scratching, while also considering harder wood for your floors in order to prevent wear and tear due to your pets running across the surface all day.

Semi-Gloss Paint

Another very useful pet-friendly feature to look for when you're shopping for a new home is one that has been painted with semi-gloss paint. The benefit to semi-gloss paint is that it is very easy to clean, which means that when your dirty dog comes in from outside and decides to shake and spread mud and water across your walls, you can simply wipe the walls completely clean with a basic wet washcloth.

Speak with a real estate agent in your area today in order to begin looking for the right home for sale to accommodate both you and your pets. Hardwood floors and semi-gloss paint are just two of the many features to look for that can make your home truly pet-friendly.