Did you know that New Zealand is one of the world leaders when it comes to pet ownership? Over 60% of households have at least one pet, and many households have upwards of three or four pets. Keeping this in mind, it is very important to consider pet-friendliness, even if you aren’t a pet owner…yet.
Brewster Building is a professional and experienced builders in Tai Tapu that has built dozens of new homes for animal lovers in New Zealand. Here are some of our top tips for building your new home with pets in mind.
The most important consideration when building with pets in mind is undoubtedly your flooring. Carpets are not always the best choice if you have pets, and more suitable flooring options include vinyl, bamboo, concrete, and laminate.
Most pets require additional storage for their food, toys, carriers etc. Think about where you want this storage to be located when building your home.
You want to do everything you can to prevent your pets from escaping your property. This may mean building a specific enclosed area in the garden for your pets, like a catio, or building high boundary walls. Provide easy access with doggy doors and cat flaps.
Dogs, and even sometimes cats, need regular bathing. But bathtimes with animals can get messy. That is why it is better to have a dedicated space in your mudroom or laundry room where you can wash your pets.
Featured Wall for Your Fish Tank
Fish are by far one of New Zealand’s favourite pets. Put your fish in the limelight by dedicating one of the walls in your home to your fish tank and investing in high-quality lighting so you can enjoy the beauty of your fish.
Vertical Cat Furniture
If you have cats, you’ll know how much they love to sit perched above the rest of us like the royalty that they are. You may want to dedicate a wall in your home for vertical cat furniture attached to the wall. There are many sleek and stylish ways to do this, and it also keeps your cats off the floor and out from under your feet.
Are you looking for builders in Tai Tapu that you can really trust? Here at Brewster Building, we have been in the building industry for many years and have built many homes for pet owners. Please get in touch with us should you want to chat more about building a new home in Tai Tapu or surrounding areas.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.