Barkitecture Boom: Home Upgrades for Four-Legged Family Members

by | Feb 14, 2024 | Blog, Home & Lifestyle | 0 comments

Denver homes are undergoing a paw-some transformation as pet owners lavish their furry friends with opulent amenities. Axios reports that pet owners are “increasingly eager to cater their homes to pups, cats and other companion animals.” And, Forbes found that 72% of prospective home buyers with pets would “pass on their dream home if it didn’t accommodate their pets.”

From pet spas to custom feeding stations, here are some ways to raise the bar on pet-friendly living. 

  1. Dog Runs with a View: Let Fido frolic in style with built-in dog runs that offer scenic views. Denver homeowners are turning outdoor spaces into play paradises for their canine companions.
  2. Smart Doggy Doors: No more waiting at the door—innovative dog doors that open when your pup approaches are becoming a staple. Say goodbye to constant door duty.
  3. Spa-Like Cleaning Stations: Upgrade bath time to spa time with dedicated dog wash stations. Homeowners are integrating pet pampering spaces into their primary bathrooms for the ultimate canine relaxation experience.
  4. Gourmet Feeding Stations: Move over, traditional pet bowls. Pet-friendly homes are now featuring chic feeding stations seamlessly incorporated into kitchen islands. Mealtime is a stylish affair for dogs and cats, too!
  5. Peekaboo Tubes for Pups: Give your pup a window to the world with specially designed tubes that allow them to peer out of gates and fences. 

The trend reflects a broader cultural shift where pets are considered integral family members. Furniture Today reports that a recent survey found that 82% of Americans planning to buy a home this year prioritize their pets’ needs as much as their own. As homes become more pet-centric, the real estate landscape is evolving to cater to this growing demand for pet-friendly features.

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