The year is coming to a close. Who knew this year would go by as fast as it has. This year was pretty hectic for construction. Building season was booming and all contractors were working hard to get projects started as well as completed in a timely manner to get to all the other homeowners looking to do work on their home. There were some additions, as well as kitchens, bathrooms, and a new build. We also worked on outdoor living areas for homeowners to enjoy the seasons. There were many projects to take on this year and we have some already waiting to start next year. We want to thank you for allowing us the privilege of working in your homes and hope to hear from you in the future for any other projects you have in your home.
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Got Pets as Holiday Guests? How to Pet-Proof Your House
If you’re hosting family and/or friends for the holidays, bear in mind you might be greeting some furry, four-legged guests too. Like your sister’s incontinent cat…or your old college roommates teething puppy. Brace for impact-these animals might do a number on your home! Which means its high time to pet-proof your house.
Pets aren’t inherently evil, but having them as house guests can be tricky.
“When a dog or cat spends time in a foreign environment, they may act out due to anxiety,” explains Stephanie Liff, a veterinarian and owner of Pure Paws Veterinary Care in New York City.
To help, we’ve got advice from interior experts who’e been on the receiving end of furry guests.
“Frankly, dogs are like toddlers, no matter how young or old they are, so supervision and containment are a must in every home,” says Karen Gray-Plaisted of Design Solutions KGP.
Here’s how to keep the peace when hosting pets (or taking your own furry family members to someones house).
“For example, in many places in New York City, dogs cant walk on the grass, so check out the rules,” she says. Other laws to be aware of include where dogs must be kept on a leash, scooping poop, and the rules on barking.
take note of house plants that could be poisonous or entire dogs and cats to start digging.
“And remove anything under the Christmas tree that your pup might chew,” Novak adds.
Also, be sure pantry doors are shut and kitchen counters are clear.
“A dog might be drawn to the peanut butter on the shelf, or he might not realize that plate of bacon isn’t for him,” notes Darla DeMorrow of Heartwork Organizing.
To keep furniture for-free, “cover with a blanket and close off the rooms where he shouldn’t be at night, when everyone is asleep,” suggests Gray-Plaisted.
And since a tired dog is a good dog, get the pooch outside.
“Using up a pet’s energy is an excellent way to ensure the best behavior in someone else’s home,” notes Gray-Plaisted.
“And it’s totally okay to ask the owner to give her pet a toenail trim before she arrives,” she adds.
You can also insist that pet visitors stay in gated areas with more durable flooring, such as the laundry area or mud room.
“Give your kitty an escape route-because not all pets and people get along and know that it’s completely normal for a cat to crawl under a bed or run to the basement if she’s upset,” says DeMorrow.
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