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Creating a Pet-Friendly Bathroom

Bowen Remodeling Pet-Friendly Bathroom

Have you ever thought about creating a pet-friendly bathroom? It’s easier than ever with a bathroom remodel!

Pets are integral members of our families, and their needs are being considered more often in home improvement projects. Designing a pet-friendly bathroom can make grooming and bath time more convenient while maintaining a stylish and comfortable environment for everyone. Let’s talk about how you can achieve a pet-friendly bathroom remodel that balances practicality with design.

Choose Pet-Friendly Materials

  • Flooring: Opt for durable and water-resistant flooring materials such as ceramic or porcelain tiles, which are easy to clean and withstand the wear and tear from pets’ nails. Avoid materials like hardwood that can be easily damaged by moisture and scratches.
  • Walls: Consider using washable paint or tiles on the walls. Tiles are particularly advantageous in areas prone to splashing, making them easier to clean and maintain.
  • Fixtures and Fittings: Select stainless steel or other durable, rust-resistant materials for faucets and showerheads. These materials are not only pet-proof but also stylish and long-lasting.

Incorporate a Pet Washing Station

A dedicated pet washing station can transform the way you handle bath time for your pets. This could be a low, open shower with a handheld showerhead, allowing easy access and control while washing your pet. Consider adding:

  • Walk-in Shower: A walk-in shower with a low curb or no curb at all can be perfect for larger pets, eliminating the need to lift them into a bathtub.
  • Raised Bathtub: For smaller pets, a raised bathtub can save you from back strain. Ensure it has non-slip surfaces to keep your pet safe and comfortable.
  • Handheld Showerhead: A detachable showerhead with an adjustable spray pattern is incredibly useful for rinsing hard-to-reach areas.

Add Storage Solutions for Pet Supplies

Having a designated space for pet supplies can keep your bathroom organized and ensure everything you need is within reach. Consider:

  • Built-in Cabinets: Custom-built cabinets can store shampoos, towels, brushes, and other grooming supplies neatly out of sight.
  • Shelving: Open shelves can hold baskets or containers for quick access to essentials, ensuring everything stays organized and clutter-free.
  • Hooks and Racks: Install hooks or racks at a convenient height for hanging towels and leashes, making them easy to grab when needed.

Non-Slip Surfaces

Pets, especially dogs, can be prone to slipping on wet surfaces. To prevent accidents, incorporate non-slip materials:

  • Floor Mats: Use rubber-backed bath mats that provide traction for both you and your pets.
  • Non-Slip Flooring: If possible, install non-slip tiles or add non-slip coatings to existing tiles to ensure a safer environment during bath time.

Temperature Control

Pets are sensitive to temperature extremes, so having control over the water temperature is crucial. A thermostatic mixer valve can help maintain a consistent and safe water temperature, preventing accidental scalding.

Accessible Design

Ensure that your bathroom is easily accessible for your pets. This might include installing a pet door if your bathroom has direct access to an outdoor area or creating a comfortable step-up to the bathing area.

Comfortable Space

Make the bathroom a comfortable and inviting space for your pets. Soft, absorbent towels and a cozy rug can help them feel secure and relaxed. Adding a comfortable pet bed or mat where they can sit while waiting for their turn can also be beneficial.

Call Bowen Remodeling & Design

Are you ready to remodel your bathroom? The team at Bowen Remodeling & Design can help! We make your dream bathroom a reality with our simple, four-step bathroom remodeling process. 

Bowen Remodeling & Design specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling in Annapolis, Severna Park, Edgewater, Crownsville, Arnold, Millersville, Laurel, Odenton, Bowie, Clarksville, Columbia, Ellicott City, and surrounding areas!

As a family-owned and operated business, Bowen Remodeling commits to providing extraordinary home improvement services with an emphasis on customer satisfaction. For a free estimate, give us a call at 410-451-5928 and visit our showroom in Crofton, Maryland! For more information, follow Bowen Remodeling on Facebook and Twitter!

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