Pet owners have a diverse range of requests...
Dog-lover and cat-lover housing coordinator
Hello! My name is Nozomi Horiuchi. I work at RID HOUSE as an interior coordinator and as a dog-lover and cat-lover coordinator. My parents keep a chihuahua, and I love dogs and cats so much that––ever since moving out on my own––I drop by pet shops just to see them. I feel that, due to the times we live in, pets are great to have around. I do my best every day to be of service to dog lovers and cat lovers, and I am looking forward to meeting you.
I want to build a house in a way that takes pets into consideration, but I’m not sure what sort of house to build…
Is there anyone here with expertise in this area?
Leave that to me, a dog-lover and cat-lover housing coordinator.
First, I would like to ask you a few questions.
- Does your pet have any physical hinderances or handicaps?
- Is there anything that you are particular about?
- Is there anything that you find inconvenient about living together?
- Is there anything that you would like to improve?
With dog-lover and cat-lover housing coordinators here, I can come for a consultation with peace of mind!
The floors where we live now are very slippery and seem hard for our pet to walk on, so could you install non-slip floors and also make it so that we don’t have to worry about our pet’s odor when guests come over?
Of course, we can do that!
We have non-slip flooring materials as well as building materials that have deodorizing effects.
I can provide housing proposals where both owners and their pets can live safe, secure, comfortable, and stress-free lives.
Scratches and stains are a headache, and we want to live in a clean house.
Scratches and stains on floors are of course the biggest concern. The key is to choose a flooring material that is resistant to scratches and stains and that is easy to clean. Walls should also be reupholstered vertically up to the height reachable by your pet to facilitate replacement, and a waist wall that is resistant to scratches and stains should be installed.
Some odors are noticeable by visitors but not by residents.
The first step is ventilation. Consider the flow of air when deciding where to place your pet’s living area and toilet. Another key is to make it easier to maintain cleanliness by designing your living environment to be easy to clean. It is also effective to use wall materials, ceiling materials, curtains, and so on in your home that absorb and mitigate odors and that have humidity control effects.
Slippery floors and steps in our home put a strain on our pet’s legs.
Walking on slippery floors and climbing up and down steps can result in slips and falls, and the accumulated strain on your pet’s legs can even lead to serious ailments. Some pets cannot walk properly due to dislocations, hernias, or other ailments. Make your home pet-friendly by installing non-slip floors and eliminating steps as much as possible.
I want to set up a living area for our pet. Where should I make it?
Pets are calmer if they have their own personal spot in the home. For pets that are prone to feeling lonely, it is best to set up a comfortable, safe spot for them in a corner of the living room or other place where your family gathers together.