Skip to main content

Building a New Home With Pets in Mind

Because pets are important members of the family, it’s essential they have enough space as well as a safe home environment so they do not injure themselves or run astray. When building a new home, there are a few things that you should consider if you have pets or plan on getting pets in the future.

As trusted and respected new home builders in Sydney, we have built many new homes for animal lovers. If you are looking to build a new home and create a safe environment for your beloved pets, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Pet-friendly Floors

When you have pets, one of your biggest considerations should be flooring. Pets can be very tough on floors and carpets are usually a no-go. Opt for a more durable floor material.

Enough Yard Space

If you have dogs, especially large dogs, it’s only fair that they have enough yard space to roam around and enjoy themselves in, as dogs should! When creating the home plans with your new home builder in Sydney, ensure that there’s more than enough space for your dogs!

Keeping Them in

You also want to ensure that your yard is escape-proof if you don’t want your pets to roam the streets and potentially get into fights and accidents. Your walls should be high enough so that they can’t jump out, with no gaps to speak of.

Feeding Area

Where do you plan on feeding your pets? If you don’t want to feed them in the kitchen, you may want to consider creating a pet feeding station outside where they can have their designated meal times in peace.

Outside Hot Water Access

Most homes are not designed to allow for outdoor hot water access, but this can be exceptionally useful should you want to bathe your pet outside. There’s no need to have them make a mess in the bathroom or have to carry buckets of warm water through the house. Outdoor hot water access is definitely something that you should consider.

Are you looking for respected new home builders in Sydney? Get in touch with Willoughby Homes today. We’d love to be a part of your new home journey and build the ideal home for you and your pets.