Portable sheds are usually used for storage purposes only. However, there is no need to limit yourself to using these sheds to store different items, as you can use them for several other purposes. You can also refurbish and turn them into a pet house.
We all love our pets, and we make sure that we create a comfortable environment for them and do anything to make them happy. Whether it is your dog, a cat, a duck, or any other pet, it can sometimes become difficult to house our furry friends and make them live outside, especially when there are bad weather conditions.
On the other hand, some pet houses can be quite expensive and difficult to manage for some people. In such cases, those portable sheds play an important role, and you can convert them into a pet space.
Our pets are a part of our family, so you should do everything you can to keep them comfortable. Converting a portable shed into a pet house can provide them with a space of their own where they can sleep comfortably.
So how do you convert a storage shed into a pet house and make it liveable for them? This blog post guides you and tells you how to turn your storage shed into a pet house.
Identify The Needs Of Your Furry Companion
Every pet has different kinds of needs, and you must ensure that you are familiar with their needs and their likes and dislikes. For example, for a dog, you have to do a few things before in order to make sure they are safe. You have to check your county ordinances for some pets to ensure that you meet the correct qualifications and are not violating any rules.
Some dogs have the habit of licking the floor, so make sure that your shed doesn’t have any type of chemical product. You should clean your shed before making it ready to become a pet house. Research about the needs of every type of pet and create an environment based on those needs.
Choose The Right Shed
It is important to choose the right type of shed made of high-quality materials with enough space. You can choose from various roof options and from wooden or steel structures. It is better to identify your needs before finalizing any type of shed. Even if you have an existing portable shed in your backyard, you can customize it and recreate it according to your pet’s needs.
Consider The Climate
If your pet has to predominantly stay outside most days and nights, it is quite important to consider the temperature conditions. Many pets find it quite uncomfortable to be in a hot place. Therefore, you must ensure that you shield your pet from the sun’s heat for its comfort and good mood.
Prepare The Interior
Preparing the interior and making it an inviting space for your pet is necessary. You must consider installing or adding some items to make them feel at home. Add toys, towels, pet beds, and blankets to the floor area so that they do not feel alone. Install battery-operated fans and keep the doors and windows open during the day. If possible, keep more than one pet so that one pet does not feel alone living there.
Remove Any Food Sources
Removing food sources is important to avoid mice getting into your shed. Rats can get into your shed if they smell birdseed, pet food, grass seed, or similar items in your shed. It is better to clean your shed before to ensure there are no food items on which mice can nibble.
Moreover, if you are storing things inside your shed, make sure to store them carefully and give them a perfect hiding spot so that they are also not reachable by your pets.
About Stahl Storage
Get your storage sheds prepared and customized with Stahl Storage in Edmonton. Stahl Storage is your one-stop-shop for all types of portable buildings. We build portable storage units according to your requirements and specifications. We are proud to offer our clients high-quality old country craftsmanship at a reasonable rate. Talk to us about your shed needs. Contact us for more information.