Swanky Pet Suites- Home Design has Gone to the Dogs

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More

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When you think of your dream home, a gourmet kitchen, infinity pool or even a high tech man cave may come to mind. But, how about lavish pet quarters?  HUH?  It might sound extreme but it is very true for many pet parents.

Let’s look at  the pet ownership stats:  68% of Americans own pets according to the American Pet Products Association. (83 million dogs and 95 million cats) The pet industry is estimated to hit a 58 billion dollar high this year.  Pets Are Family!  That is the truthful bottom line.

Home design with pets in mind:  Standard Pacific Homes is developing 27 communities from Fl to CA offering pet suites in each and every one.  The company’s livability studies showed that pets were a common theme.  Pet parents are taking their pet’s creature comforts in to consideration when designing their dream homes.

Whether your budget is 8k or 35k, there are pet friendly features to meet your needs.  Here are a few:

–          Step in wash stations and Drying stations with commercial sized grooming dryers

–          Tiled walls and floors for easy cleaning

–          Automatic feeders and water stations; Cabinets for treats/toys/food and Stackable washers/dryers

–          French doors leading to puppy run and a Flat screen tv

 

A few four legged residents at the Element in downtown Tampa.  Life is Good!

A few four legged residents at the Element in downtown Tampa. Life is Good!

 

High-rise living has gone to the dogs:  Renters w/pets are not left out of the posh pet lifestyle.  Apartment communities are racing to offer the next best thing for man’s best friend:

–          rooftop dog walks; agility courses

–          washing stations; full service pet salons

–          yappy hours

Whether designing a home or renting, it has never been a better time to be a pet parent!  Have you modified your home or designed a new home with your pet in mind?  Tell us about it on our Facebook page!

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Jenn Fadal is a national Pet Wellness & Lifestyle Expert. In addition to being the founder of her own holistic pet boutique, Wag, this Tampa native can be seen frequently on Media General’s Daytime Television across the country, as well as on FOX, NBC and ABC. She is also a writer and subject matter expert for various publications.

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