If you’re tired of having a home full of neutral furnishings and paint — a la the prevailing design trends of recent years — but feel a bit skittish about completely reversing course, you’re certainly not alone.
Take heart, though: Even the most color-shy people don’t have to be banished to
For most of us, our pets are family. We let them sleep in our beds, ladle nutritional supplements on their organic kibble, and throw birthday parties for them. In fact, we love our animal companions so much that we even choose a home and a home design for pets.
These numbers tell the story. Forty-three percent of pet owners say they’d move to accommodate their pet, according to a 2021 study from the National Association of Realtors. What’s more, 68% of pet owners surveyed by realtor.com say they’d pass on an otherwise perfect home that didn’t meet their pet’s needs.
According to the same survey, nearly 95% of pet-owning respondents say their furry companion plays a role in selecting a home.
Here are some pet-friendly features that will make a home more welcoming for animals.
A Pet Bathing Station
Washing a dog in a normal bathtub can be miserable.
Home renovation and design platform, Houzz.com.au released the 2022 top emerging home design trends based on the latest search insights from its community of homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home professionals.
The trends highlight the continued need for dedicated activity spaces, a focus on indoor-outdoor living, a rise in bathroom grooming, and a deep dive into resort-style pool design. The report also shows an increase in homeowners honoring architectural origins and smart-storage solutions are important in 2022.
Read on below to see these top trends and gain some inspiration for your next home renovation adventure!
Dedicated Activity Spaces
Since the beginning of the pandemic, people have continued to make their homes the center point for new avenues of activity and entertainment and it shows in the increased searches seen on Houzz this year for the following specific features:
- Home bar –