When luxury homes collide with pet lovers, there are more than a few items when it comes to what’s on the luxury homeowners’ “must-have” list. Considering in 2018 that American pet owners spent $72 Billion on their pets, there is no shortage of love for all things “pet”. Below are some of our favorite pet elements to think about for luxury homes (in order from most practical to most lavish):
Food & Water Bowls
As something that is seen every day, usually right smack dab in the middle of the kitchen or other central places, having both stylish, and practical pet bowls are a great place to start. Depending on the aesthetic, pet owners are excited to add a little luxury by thinking about the height of the bowls, the freshness of the water, and of course, the style. Ranging from Yeti to $200+ raised, geometric bowls - there is room for personal style. Just don’t forget you’ll be looking at it every day!
Another thing that is often found right where your eye wanders in your house are dog beds. Gone are the days of the giant Costco pillow with stuffing coming out, and in are the days of a curated look that blends effortlessly, (or better yet, adds), to your home’s look. Take a look at Pottery Barn’s selection and you can tell they are aiming to please every type of home. If you’re looking for something a little more simple and subdued, there’s an endless array of online pet companies like The Foggy Dog that blend style with practicality.
Practical in more ways than one - dog windows give your pets that view they live for, WITHOUT having to climb, claw or tumble their way to the nearest viewpoint. Multiple sized pets? No problem - some put one in for each sized pup. Same practicalities go for a fence that can’t be seen over. Try installing a bubble-like peephole.
Who doesn’t want to be able to give their pup frequent baths, OUT of the house? With a little space behind the house, and a couple hundred bucks for utility sink plus a space to put necessary items - you could have your very own, and very friendly on the eyes wash station. Even more luxurious? A dedicated indoor wash station - think: fanciest non-human showers you ever did see!
Is there anything more American than a dog house out back? Not just any dog house, of course, but one that looks so nice you’d move in yourself if it were big enough? While pricey, you could truly find any style. From modern to more classic styles if you’re willing to dole out the cash, you’ll be able to deck out your pup with the best there is.
When you have the space … why not? An age-old classic for high-end homes and dog lovers, giving dogs their very own rooms is a trend that is still alive, and if anything, getting more lavish by the year! Depending on your space, your pet, and your desired aesthetic, dog rooms are about as personalized as they come.