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When it comes to pets, the rent market is usually split in two between landlords – usual pet ‘haters’, and tenants – whom can be quite fond of their pets. One of the most difficult situations is the one when the two have to get along. It is just a joke, of course, but there have been conflicts and prices going up for houses of apartments to let because of the appearance of pets into the discussion.

But, when you are the owner, the problem is easily solved. A pet lover – depending on the degree, of course, can even make changes to the house to accommodate the animal companion.

Here are a couple of things to do to improve your home and make it pet-friendly:

  1. Choose a durable and easy to clean flooring. You will then be assured that the dog will not dig in to bury a treasure in the dinning, and that the cat will not leave paw marks on the freshly washed kitchen floor.
  2. Use slip-proof rugs for the ‘playing’ area. The slipping rugs are a problem for children usually, but the other runner in the house might find them just as troubling.
  3. Make a drawer with easy-to-clean solutions. Use specific products that are pet friendly and that eliminate both stains and odours.

You will find a lot of good advice in the following article both for cats and dog lovers.

Decorating Ideas: Making a Pet-Friendly Home

 

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Don’t throw away that old ladder. It might not hold you while trying to change a light bulb, but it can still hold books, paintings of photos, candles and other small objects. Just turn it into a nice accessory for your living room!

Turn a ladder into the best accessory for your living room!

Posted by Hometalk on Tuesday, 1 August 2017

You can also use it in the garden or a balcony to put all the flower or herbs pots.

 

Source of the video and source of inspiration: Hometalk TV.

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Small re-decorations might prove to change the entire look of a room if you choose your ‘target’ carefully. For example, a wood counter-top for your kitchen is going to make it look better and raise the value of your home in case you are thinking about selling it at one point.

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If you are just analyzing the idea of placing a wood counter-top we recommend you to read all the pros in this article on This Old House. Such an element can be budget-friendly, easy to maintain and refurbish from time to time, and it is strong and soft at the same time.

If you are handy enough to start a DIY project, we found some videos that you should look at before starting.

Both projects seem easy to do and the result is amazing!

Tell us or show us how you built your kitchen counter-top or, at least, what type of a counter-top you chose!

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