Pet Need tips 3 Pet-Friendly Home Additions
Dog lovers everywhere buy dog food, toys, snacks, doggie beds, and countless other accessories to make their beloved pets happier and healthier. The American Pet Products Association estimates that pet owners will spend almost $23 billion on pet food alone in 2014.
It’s easy to see that pet owners are spending money on their pets. When they spend money on home improvements to make Fido safe, comfortable, and happy, dog-lovers can improve their home’s value at the same time with these pet-friendly home improvement projects.
Fenced In Yard
Leaving dogs in a fenced yard shouldn’t take the place of regular daily walks in the neighborhood according to the Humane Society, but a fenced yard does make pet care with kids an easier proposition. A fenced in yard is almost a must-have for busy dog owners who want to keep their animals, and any kids they may also have, safe and close by in an outside area for play and exercise. Or, you can call on your local pet sitter Love and Kisses Pet Sitting 704-763-9857 if you are in the Union County area such as Indian Trail, Weddington, Stallings, Monroe, Waxhaw or any surrounding area. We are the professional pet sitters and daily dog walk. The Best of the Best in Pet Sitting. Http://www.Loveandkissespetsitting.net
Homes with fenced yards are attractive to home buyers with kids and pets. MoneyCrashers reports that a home lacking a fence at sale time can lose up to 10 percent of the sale price. Appraisers and Realtors like Lisa Kaplan Gordon, writing for the National Association of Realtors, agree. Gordon reports that fencing can improve home value by thousands at sale time. So when it comes time to eventually sell your home, that fence your installed for your pup will certainly pay off.
Denise Flaim, writing for The Whole Dog Journal, discusses what vets say about dogs and the way sunshine, or lack of it, affects them. Veterinarian Ihor Basko recommends regular exposure to sunshine to keep your dog’s circadian rhythms and hormonal processes in balance, especially melatonin, which another vet, Dr. Demian Dressler, says may be a cancer risk factor if it gets deficient. Dr. Basko says sunlight releases endorphins (the happiness hormones), speeds healing, and has anti-bacterial effects, killing off yeast and bacteria that can cause itching and infections. He says most dogs need 30-minutes of sunshine twice a day to feel good and stay healthy.
Most pets spend a lot of time indoors, and if your house has older windows, your home may not get a lot of natural light that dogs and humans need. Making the decision to upgrade windows to let more sunshine in will improve the value of your home by almost 89 percent of the expense of the upgrade according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value Report. And if you’re in the market for a sunroom addition, you’ll still get more than 50 percent return on investment plus a roomy place to sit and soak up the rays with Fido.
Upscale and Durable Flooring
A couple of the pet-friendly home remodels that home buying and selling expert Elizabeth Weintraub recommends for pet owners include upscale floor projects. Radiant heating offers many benefits for pets and homeowners besides staying comfy and warm, including highly energy-efficient, quiet operation, and improved resale value and buyer interest. Weintraub also recommends wood floors or high-end linoleum for ease of cleaning with pets. Hardwood floors are attractive to home buyers and help homes sell faster, too.