Posted 1st Jun 2018 by Peter Byrne
New research has revealed UK pet owners are increasingly tailoring their homes to accommodate their four-legged companions
Surveying 1,013 UK pet owners, the research, conducted by Furniture123.co.uk, found pet owners are spending an average of £286 each year to furnish and decorate their home for their faithful companions.
This follows the recent research that found Britain are spending £1,150 a year on their animals.
These annual costs were spent on redecorating and refreshing their home and included touching up the paintwork and replacing the flooring and carpets.
The most popular piece of pet-friendly furniture to purchase proved to be pet beds (89 per cent), while 68 per cent looked to keep their cats occupied by investing in soft furnishings such as blankets and cushions to allow their pet to relax after a busy day.
The data found under one in 10 (nine per cent) of Brits even go so far as to dedicate a room to their pets.
Mark Kelly, marketing manager at Furniture123.co.uk, said: "Pets are often considered part of the family, so it’s no surprise that pet owners are willing to invest in furniture to accommodate their pets and make them feel more comfortable at home."
"The amount we spend as a nation on our pets has continued to increase year on year with a variety of products and services now on offer for pet parents and their fur babies - including gourmet food and drink, grooming services and pet accessories."