Designing Your Pet’s Dream Home

Catherine Davin
Jun 24, 2015

Pets are part of the family, and when you’re designing your new home or remodeling, it is helpful to think of your design from your pet’s point of view. We love our pets, spending more than $50 billion a year on them, so it’s not out of the question to consider your pet when designing your dream home. While not everyone will design a whole house for their cats or invest in a $40,000 dream dog house, you can certainly design your dream home to be pet-friendly. What would make your home more comfortable and luxurious for your pet? What elements will make it easier for you to have pets?

Creating spaces for furry friends is one of the latest home design trends. From pet steps on the tub to make it easier for smaller dogs to climb in and out to electronically-activated doggie doors that only open for the chip in your pet’s collar, there are a variety of ways to include your love of your pet in your dream home design.

Some of our favorites include:


Your pets spend a lot of time on the floor, even if they do have their own four-poster princess puppy bed. And bringing home a new puppy is one of the most delightful experiences…until the first accident. If you have pets or plan to have them, consider carpeting for your home that is comfortable and easy to keep clean, like STAINMASTER’s PetProtect. This upscale line of carpets is perfect for families with pets, but the durability of the carpet is handy if you will have a houseful of kids or grandkids too.

Purrfect Potty

Sure, you can just put a litter box in the laundry room and call it good, but this is your dream home, and your cat’s too, so why not give your cat a potty that offers dignity and privacy while disguising the litter box as a piece of furniture or a potted plant container? inspires with their slideshow of the 15 coolest litter boxes.

There are so many ways to make your dream home pet-friendly, including:

  • Built in food and water bowls
  • A window bench/bed
  • A pet play room
  • A pet washing station in the laundry area

Once you move into your dream home, BuzzFeed has a list of 28 products every pet lover might want to consider for the spoiled pet.

It’s called a dream home for a reason. Go ahead and dream! Davin does the rest. Contact us to discover how Davin’s comprehensive interior design services ease every step of your journey from dream — to dream home.