It’s not all that common to find a dog washing station in a home. That alone makes it an excellent idea. If you’re considering a dog washing station, here are four good reasons to go ahead with it.
1. A Dog Washing Station is an Added Perk When You Want to Sell Your Home
Don’t worry if potential buyers do not have a dog. A dog washing station can serve multiple purposes. Whether it’s washing bulky household items or a place to wash the kid’s dirty toe-toes, there’s always a use for a mini-shower. A large space isn’t required to accommodate this perk. Notice the dog washing station featured below is designed to fit into a relatively tight area. If you can forego a laundry tub, place your dog washing station where the laundry tub would have been located.
2. Tackle Messy Paws and Feet Before they Track Through the House
Doggie paws and kiddie feet can get especially dirty during spring and fall. Strategically position your dog washing station so there’s no need to track through the house before the clean-up takes place. The convenience of this station will pay for itself by reducing the mess-stress alone! It also makes a beautiful addition to a laundry room or mud-room entrance.
3. Reduce Visits to the Groomer
If you possess some basic dog grooming skills, you’ll be able to tackle doggie-beauty-time conveniently and on your own schedule. A raised doggie wash is a good idea if you plan to groom in a more detailed fashion. Less visits to the groomer can save you a bit of money and best of all, take away the trauma that often comes with dropping your fur baby off for an hour or more.
4. Give Your Fur Baby Their Own Area
Dog lovers understand why doing this brings joy! We love to spoil our pets by giving them their special spaces, toys and goodies. If you’re planning a dog washing area and have extra resources and space, designate an entire area to accommodate all of their needs: A place to for a bath, to eat, for their water dish, for their toys and a bed. Best of all when you have to go out, this designated space makes an excellent area for them to await your return.
Each of these points are valid reasons to add a dog washing area to your home, however, one of them stands out above the rest, and that’s number one; it gives your home added value. Whether you’re planning to sell or not, it’s a unique investment that can give you the edge over your competition. Dog washing stations aren’t common in homes, so it’s sure to make an impression. Most of all, you’ll tug at the heart string of dog lovers.
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