Carpet isn’t always the best option for pets – stains are harder to clean, shedding hair is more difficult to remove, and certain styles may snag on your pet’s claws. If you have your heart set on carpet, opt for high-quality wool with no loops.
Are you going outside or not?
Dog and cat doors make your life much easier, but there’s no denying that they can be an eyesore. If you don’t want to install a doggy door into your beautiful new glass bi-folds, we get it. However, you should give your pet a place they know they can get in and out.
A great option is the laundry. Designing your home so that the laundry has access to the yard makes it easy for your pet to go in and out – while you’re home, the door could be cracked open, or you could teach a smart pet how to let you know they’re ready to go outside. If you have a cat, the laundry is a great place to leave the kitty litter too – out of sight, out of mind!