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Stylish Indoor and Outdoor Pet Space Designs

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 by Polycorp

Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy comfortable, creative and stylish spaces.  Check below for four innovative pet spaces to incorporate at your Halifax NS new home for your four-legged friends.

Hidden Litter

Kitty litter can be an eye sore in any home.  Repurpose an ordinary cabinet into a kitty litter station.  It’s a stylish design that will hide your kitty litter in plain sight, so to speak.  Install a kitty litter door to the side of the cabinet. You’ll probably want to counterbalance the cabinet by placing the entrance on one side and putting the kitty litter upfront on the other side.  Though you may have to train your cats to use it, they’re sure to enjoy the privacy as well.  If your cat has a favorite area to do his “business”, place the cabinet in that spot if it flows well with your home.  The bathroom or either one of your flex spaces are ideal locations, depending on how you set it up.

Dog House with Patio

Have you noticed how much your dog enjoys getting rays from the sun?  Maybe he lies out on the lawn or finds a spot in your Halifax NS new home where the sun comes through.  A dog house with a patio is a great addition to any pet-friendly house and provides an alternative resting spot.  While some patios are uncovered, homeowners may opt for a covered patio to protect their pet from the sun, rain and wind.  They can be purchased or become a DIY project.  If you DIY, use weatherproof insulated material to keep your pet comfortable.  And during severe weather, don’t forget to bring your pet indoors.

Hamster Dollhouse

Hamsters love to roam and will have plenty of rooms to explore when you transform an old dollhouse into a hamster’s paradise.  First clean out the dollhouse and remove any dollhouse toys, carpet, wallpaper or fabric that your pet can chew or strip out. The last thing you want is to harm your hamster with toxic materials.  Designate an area for food and insert a water bottle. Widen holes and replace the stairs with a ladder to make the dollhouse more accessible for your hamster.  Close off areas of the dollhouse, like the windows, so your hamster doesn’t escape.  You’ll also want to figure out a way to gain access to the home in order to feed and water, clean the cage and play with your hamster.  You can use lawn and garden fencing to cover the front of the dollhouse, cut the material to get in and use clips to close it back up.  Don’t forget to use proper bedding and water-proof flooring to avoid nasty odors.

Cat Hammock

Perfect for both indoors and outdoors, a cat hammock is ideal for cat owners whose cats love to lounge. They’re great space savers and come in various forms.  These include ones that can be mounted to the wall, raised off the floor, hung between trees in your Halifax NS new home backyard or from the deck. Allow your cat to relax in style at your home by purchasing or making a cat hammock.


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