Pet & Kid Friendly Features To Add To Your Kitchen Remodel

February 8, 2022

Homeowners who love their pets like family often wonder what types of kitchen renovations they can do that will be pet and kid-friendly so everyone in the household can stay safe. In fact, it’s important to make your whole household pet-friendly. So no matter if you love dogs or cats or everything in between, you should consider your pet’s safety and lifestyle when you are remodelling, especially when remodelling your kitchen.

In modern times, you can choose from a range of different dun and stylish kitchen solutions that will be able to perform both form and function characteristics to help your pets feel safe and at home without interfering with your kitchen’s aesthetics. However, keep in mind that it isn’t all about staying comfortable or about how things look. Certain parts of the kitchen that we take for granted are also dangerous for your pets.

A reputable design-build firm will be able to keep your family’s needs in mind, including your pet’s, when they create your dream kitchen. These are some examples of great design ideas that can add to your pet’s safety and comfort to help them stay safe in your kitchen.

Choose The Right Flooring

Pets can be hard on your floors, and vice versa. It all depends on what flooring you go with. Your pet’s nails can leave scratch marks on the floor when they run on wood or other soft stones such as marble floors. Accidents can leave stains or odours which won’t go away. Pets that shed means that there will be the need for extra cleaning and sweeping certain types of flooring.

The good news is that there are plenty of other flooring options out there that look great while still being durable and will stand up to your pets while also keeping them safe. Going with ceramic or porcelain tile floors can be the best choice. Some other flooring materials to think about are cork, bamboo, luxury vinyl plank, tile flooring or engineered hardwood.

All of these flooring options are waterproof, water-resistant and scratch-resistant. They are also resistant to stains and easy to keep clean.

Design A Dedicated Feeding Spot

Do you find that your pet’s food bowls get in the way next to your counters or island? Then you should think about creating a designated spot in your kitchen to feed your pets that is out of the way and will prevent you from tripping over their bowls. Having a dedicated spot built into your island or cabinets means there will no longer be a tripping hazard in your kitchen.

Hide Pet Toys And Other Pet Related Items

If you own pets, you probably have an excess of items for them, like many different toys and treats. When you renovate your kitchen, you will have the opportunity to dedicate a storage cabinet made just for your pets’ things. Adding in extra pantry cabinets is a good idea to hide away big bags of food in your newly renovated kitchen.