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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Sunroom

Cat and dog lovers know their pets are family members. Ensuring they’re happy, comfortable, and healthy is always a top priority. A pet-friendly sunroom is one way to meet their unique needs. This open space is filled with windows and screens to capture solar warmth. If you’ve considered this home addition, here’s how to create an accommodating sunroom for your furry companions.

What Are the Benefits for Your Pet? 

A sunroom allows your pet to enjoy sunshine and breezes in the safety of the indoors. Small, shy dogs and cats may feel overwhelmed by the size and sounds of a large yard or nearby park. This space also gives indoor cats an opportunity to experience nature.

The enclosure also provides protective cover against wild animals such as raccoons, foxes, and birds. Unfortunately, some may carry rabies and other diseases that can make your pet sick. Sunrooms have durable screens to keep unwanted predators out while still allowing the sun in.

If your yard doesn’t have a fence, the space stops your pets from running out into neighborhood traffic. On rainy and snowy days, your furry loved ones are also shielded from the elements. They’ll stay warm during cold temperatures and refreshingly cool on hot afternoons.

How Can You Make the Space Pet-Friendly? 

Concrete or textured tile floors in your sunroom can minimize slips and falls. There are many flooring styles designed to provide safe traction, especially for older pets, that are durable and easy to maintain.

Doggie doors can also be installed for those times when your four-legged family members want to venture outside. The doors can be customized to accommodate pets of all sizes and fitted with locks when you’re away on vacation.

Windows treated with ultraviolet film protection allows for safe sunbathing. Create a pet corner in the sunroom that includes a comfy bed, food and water dishes, and toys.

If you want a sunroom that your pets will love, Milano DeZign and Build creates and constructs modern home additions. With two locations in McLean, VA, and Ellicott City, MD, they handle the entire process through their team of architects, electricians, engineers, and other specialists. You’ll receive clear communication and consultation from beginning to end to ensure your remodel exceeds your expectations. To learn more about pet-friendly sunrooms and other renovations, contact either office, or visit their website.


1401 Chain Bridge Rd. Suite 300 McLean, VA 22101

(973) 980-5335

10194 Baltimore National Pike Suite 106 Ellicott City, MD 21042

(410) 720-2488

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