Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
There’s no reason that you need to sacrifice style or comfort just because you have a pet. Many people have learned how to live with animals and still maintain a beautiful home. The key is in choosing the right materials and furniture, including stain-resistent and washable upholstery and bedding. Many homeowners actually choose upholstery fabrics that are similar in color to their pet in order to limit the visibility of shed hair.
It’s a good idea to forgo carpeting in favor of tile or laminate flooring. Painted concrete is another good flooring option for homes with pets. It’s important to perform regular cleaning task like vacuuming, since pet hair has a tendency to build up on furniture and floors. It’s just as important to bathe your pets regularly and keep them groomed.
Visit the HGTV website for more tips for a chic, pet-friendly home.