For many of us, animals are a necessary and permanent part of our lives. Keep them in mind when you are planning a project, and both your clients and their pet(s) will be glad you did.
You don't need to go crazy in order to create a pet-friendly design, either. Simple touches are often the most effective:
"Well, as in all things, moderation is in order," Ann Robinson and Annie V. Schwemmer note on Deseret News. "There are some simple design accommodations you can make if pets are an ongoing part of your family that will make your home function better."
See more on pet-friendly design on REMODELING:
Home Products Designed With Pets in Mind
Purrty Catio: Contest Winner
Pet-Friendly Remodeling Entries and Honorable Mentions