Planning for Pets in a New Custom Home

Pets are integral to many prospective customers’ lives, and we at ICI Custom Homes are happy to include them when you plan for a dream home, retirement enclave, or that family gathering destination.Pets

In fact, there’s no reason Fluffy and Fido can’t have their own little slice of custom design! Intrigued? Read on for more information.

First stop

We’ve designed new custom Florida homes all over the state for more than four decades, so you — and Fluffy and Fido — are in good hands.

Regardless of whether you bring your floor plan, are keen on one of our award-winners, or want something drawn from scratch, it begins with a complimentary customization meeting with one of our custom-home designers.

They’re experts at listening and brainstorming and can help you bring your custom-home dream to life. Your customization meeting can be virtual or in-person. Just bring your lists of wants, needs and those people-and-pet features you’ve always wanted.


Pet paws can do a scratchy number on residential flooring. You probably know this, but it never hurts to explore the latest technology and finishes in long-wearing flooring, particularly if it’s been a while since you’ve lived in a new home.

Today’s wood-look tiles, engineered wood options, and classic ceramic and stone tiles can all withstand wet, muddy paws and claws much better than previous flooring generations.


Another possible prerequisite for our custom home customers with beloved outdoor pets. We promise there are more attractive (and secure) options than that bland chain-link look.

Cat habitats

Tired of finding an overly curious cat clinging to the living-area ceiling fan in your current home? Design a cat-specific play area in your new custom Florida home.

A pile of delivery boxes may be fine entertainment, but why not give your cat(s) a fun place to run, jump, climb, and perch to watch household goings-on?

Dog BathDog wash station

A dog wash in the laundry or utility room solves so many unnecessary Fido-in-the-bathtub annoyances. It can be shaped and sized for any size dog, and include a handheld sprayer to make cleanup a breeze.


From cat litter, treats and meds, to extra bedding for hamsters and guinea pigs, you need storage for pet supplies. And it no longer has to overrun a hall closet or garage container.

Talk to your ICI Custom Homes designer about adding cabinets and drawers especially for pet supplies to mudrooms, laundry rooms and drop zones.

Think big outside the house

Building on your lot or land? Perhaps there’s a horse in your future — or one you’ve had to board and now can house in your own stable. Maybe it’s a dog run or roomy kennel for Fido.

Intrigued, but need more space for larger pet habitats? We can help. One ICI Custom Homes advantage is our ability to help customers locate land for their and their pets’ dream home.

Ready for your new custom Florida home? Talk to ICI Custom Homes here.