Pet Amenities the Next Big Thing?

July 17, 2014

In what is thought to be a first for the homebuilding industry, Standard Pacific Homes is constructing models that offer a pet suite as an optional amenity.

The company, inspired by the results of livability studies conducted with home owners, is promoting the homes in 27 residential developments from Florida to California. 

"Devotion to pets is second to none," notes Standard Pacific executive Jeffrey Lake. "They are family." 

The builder's most indulgent pet accommodation includes 170 square feet housing a wash station, water station, automated feeders, large-sized bedding, cabinets to hold toys and food, access to a puppy run, and more.

Source: "Pets' Amenities Rising Trend for Homebuilders," Associated Press (July 17, 2014)

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