Pets are an extension of our family. Scratch that, pets are our family. We need to keep them in mind when creating the ideal living space, and make it work for all parties involved. That means finding a harmonious balance between pet-friendly and stylish. Here are some foolproof ways to maximize your furry family members’ happiness in your apartment.
Finding Furniture That Works For Everyone
Let’s be honest, pets aren’t always the cleanest roommates. That doesn’t mean we don’t want them to jump on the couch with us after a long day and watch a binge-worthy show together. That being said, it’s important to pick a couch that has a durable material that is pet-friendly and can be cleaned. Stick to microfiber, cushions that have removable slips, or distressed leather. Definitely keep your pets fur color in mind as well when plotting your next furniture buy. Muddy paw prints on that new beige couch may not be what you envisioned.
How To Keep Your Space Clean
We’ve rounded up a few tips for maintaining a clean space that will keep both you and your pet healthy and happy. If you see a mess left on the floor clean it up quickly. Wash your pet’s food and water bowls every other day, as well as their bedding or other items they frequently touch.
Pro Tip: when throwing their bedding in the wash, add a cap-full of distilled white vinegar to eliminate any unwanted odors.
Here at Capano, we know what pets mean to us as individuals, and the value these animals add to our residents. That is why we pride ourselves on creating pet-friendly and pet-safe communities.