These 5 Tips Will Help You Improve the Interior Design of Your Home When You Have a Pet
If you have a new pet on your mind, but you don’t want to give up the aesthetic of your home to accommodate one. You have options. There are so many ways you can incorporate a new fur baby into your home and have their stuff match and even compliment your décor.
Organize furniture in a smart way
Setting up an area or two in your home that is specifically for your dog or cat to lay is a great way to keep them off the furniture. Setting up a corner in your living with a dog bed that matches your couch set or a cat tree that is the same colour palette as the rest of the room will help to make the room feel cohesive and cozier.
You may have to rearrange certain things that are irresistible to your pets, such as your plants. Finding a way to put them up and still look nice will save you a lot of frustration and possibly a hefty vet bill.
If you are able to hide electrical cords behind your furniture is ideal, but if that doesn’t work with the aesthetic of the room, you can always invest in cord covers to keep your fur babies safe from being electrocuted.
It is also a good idea to work on discipline training for your dog if you do not want them in a certain room or to jump up on your furniture.
Make your upholstery easy to maintain
Depending on your pet, you might want to consider putting down a cover on your furniture that is easy to remove and wash. If you a pet that sheds a lot of fur, a cover will save you hours of vacuuming.
Leather or faux leather is a great option when you have pets since it does not attract fur as much as fabric furniture tends to, and cats are not usually interested in turning it into a scratching post.
Something else to consider is having throw pillows that are easy to throw in the washer and dryer. This will make cleaning much easier than dragging your throw pillows and blankets to a dry cleaner.
Make your flooring durable
Your floors must rise to the challenge of withstanding a lot of wear and tear from your pet. It is worth investing in more durable flooring when you have pets; whether it is urinary incontinence, scratches, muddy paws, dents, or having puppy pads used on them, your floors will endure a lot of abuse from your precious pet.
Some good flooring to consider are:
- Laminate. Laminate floors look great, and they are easy to clean.
- Tile. More durable material will stand the test of time against dents and scratches.
- Vinyl. Looks great and makes cleaning up accidents, grime, and scratches easy.
It’s also important to be mindful of the products you are using to clean your floors. We all want perfectly clean floors that greet you with a beautiful sparkle as you enter the room and smells like a field of flowers, but most of those cleaners are toxic to pets. Check that the cleaner you use is pet-friendly, or use a water and vinegar mixture to clean your floors.
Organize an area for feeding and pottying
A designated feeding area for your pet is great for cats and dogs. They know where they will be fed and will not have to find their food dishes in various parts of the house. Implementing discipline training for your dog before you feed them is also great.
There are countless ways to set up the feeding area. All you really need is a water dish, a food dish, and high-quality food that is suitable for your pet. If you check online for storage ideas, you will find that people use baskets, mason jars, large glass containers, and various plastic storage solutions. It’s easy to find a style you like, and that will fit in with your décor. Some people are refurbishing old cabinets into feeding areas to add to the interior of their homes.
Ideally, you want them to go potty outside if you have a dog. This isn’t always the case, especially if you have a pup that suffers from urinary incontinence or are still training and needs to put down puppy pads—trying to make the potty area away from where you feed your pet and close to a door, so you can eventually train them to go potty outside when they need to.
Of course, the pads are also useful indoors. A good pad can wick, absorb, and hold more liquid than a standard pee pad. As a result, you can place it at any convenient location in your home.
Good ventilation is essential
Pets make great companions, and they have many benefits in your home. They also will decrease the air quality in your home if you don’t have a good ventilation system in place.
They release dander into the hair, which is just dead skin that has been sloughed off and floats around or lands all over your furniture and floors. If your pet goes outside, they will inevitably bring in mold, dust, and pollen with them, which can cause allergic reactions.
If your pet suffers from urine incontinence, has a litter box, or has puppy pads on the floor, the smell from them will linger and make for some very stale air.
Investing in a good home ventilation system is a must. Whether you buy a good-quality air purifier or have an entire ventilation system installed in your home, it is worth the investment.
You will notice with a good ventilation system that:
- Allergens will be significantly reduced, increasing the air quality drastically.
- The air will circulate and prevent it from going stale.
- Any odours that your pets have will be eliminated.
Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]
quantum wormholes United Kingdom has potentially figured out
Vice reports that a physicist working at the University of Bristol in the UK has potentially discovered quantum wormholes. Researcher Hatim Salih has proposed an experiment that makes a type of teleportation called “counter-transportation” realistically feasible. However, this isn’t exactly the Star Trek transporter many sci-fi fans have dreamed of over the years. Here’s everything you need to know about Salih’s quantum wormhole experiment.
Salih’s quantum wormhole is a huge scientific breakthrough.
The general theory of relativity of the famous scientist Albert Einstein affirms that hypothetical “bridges” are possible between two points in space-time. However, since 1935, when Einstein presented his theory, the existence of wormholes has been purely hypothetical. However, Salih’s experiment paves the potential way to achieve the longstanding goal of traversing a rift in space-time.
Counterportation comes from “counterfactual” and “transportation” and while similar to teleportation, the two terms are not synonymous. “Counterportation gives you the end goal of recreating an object in space,” Salih said. “[B] but we can make sure nothing happened.”
Although unfortunately, for Salih to achieve true counterportation, they’ll have to wait a few years. The quantum computers necessary to perform the task don’t exist yet in 2023. “If counterportation is to be realized, an entirely new type of quantum computer has to be built,” Salih said. However, development is underway, and Salih hopes to complete it in three to four years.
Wormholes are a classic trope of science fiction in popular media, if only because they provide such a handy futuristic plot device to avoid the issue of violating relativity with faster-than-light travel. In reality, they are purely theoretical. Unlike black holes—also once thought to be purely theoretical—no evidence for an actual wormhole has ever been found, although they are fascinating from an abstract theoretical physics perceptive. You might be forgiven for thinking that undiscovered status had changed if you only read the headlines this week announcing that physicists had used a quantum computer to make a wormhole, reporting on a new paper published in Nature.
Let’s set the record straight right away: This isn’t a bona fide traversable wormhole—i.e., a bridge between two regions of spacetime connecting the mouth of one black hole to another, through which a physical object can pass—in any real, physical sense. “There’s a difference between something being possible in principle and possible in reality,” co-author Joseph Lykken of Fermilab said during a media briefing this week. “So don’t hold your breath about sending your dog through a wormhole.” But it’s still a pretty clever, nifty experiment in its own right that provides a tantalizing proof of principle to the kinds of quantum-scale physics experiments that might be possible as quantum computers continue to improve.
“It’s not the real thing; it’s not even close to the real thing; it’s barely even a simulation of something-not-close-to-the-real-thing,” physicist Matt Strassler wrote on his blog. “Could this method lead to a simulation of a real wormhole someday? Maybe in the distant future. Could it lead to making a real wormhole? Never. Don’t get me wrong. What they did is pretty cool! But the hype in the press?
The success of this experiment could change the field of physics forever.
Additionally, Salih posits that this work is tantamount to the particle acceleration work at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). “This work will be in the spirit of the multi-billion ventures that exist to witness new physical phenomena,” Salih said. “[…] But at a fraction of the resources.”
The ultimate goal of the quantum wormhole experiment is to “explore fundamental questions about the universe,” Salih says. And if successful, the experiment could allow scientists to research “higher dimensions.”
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