Monday, March 17, 2008

Luxury Dog Houses

I don’t want to be mean and all, but nowadays, when one says “living a dog’s life”…well, it just isn’t a bad thing. Don’t get me wrong, I know that there are a lot of dogs in this world that truly have a bad life, being mistreated, but, there is another part, that lives in spoil. I for one know I would like to live in my own “palace” and the only thing I have to worry about is being cute and fluffy, and most importantly sleep and eat all day. When I say “palace” I mean this new trend, if you like, of the so called luxury dog houses. The difference between a normal dog house and a luxurious one? The name says it all! It’s all around luxurious…and I know that many of us don’t live in such houses.

There are many stiles of luxurious dog houses. There is the classic country for those that fancy their little angels to live like a cowboy (yes, many resemble a ranch, although there are other options too), then there is the traditional style, which is just like a normal house, front porch and all, and then we have the doggy duplex. These are just a few styles that I will mention, but in the end, there is no limit to what you can do for your precious dog.

However, just the style is not enough. They come with all kinds of add-ons to make your dog live truly in a lavish palace. Depending on the style chosen, you can have the provider install electrical switches, outlet placement and lighting. An electrical breaker box for safety is offered by them. The breaker box can be hidden by a picture or wall hanging. The electricity can be set up to have an exterior box with a hidden plug, (use a extension cord and just plug it in), or can be set up for your electrician to hot wire it directly into your system. Also you can install in this fabulous dog house a satellite dish, internet, surround system with speakers, phone lines, a DVD player , game systems and many more. After all, which dog doesn’t enjoy playing on PSP or just watch a football match?

Of course these houses come with a cooling and heating system. Radiant electric floor heating systems can be used with the tile, stone, laminate and engineered wood flooring. This system can be set up with a programmable thermostat and is a very nice way to heat your new dog’s house. For the exterior there are a lot of options too: cultured brick, cultured stone, cedar siding, log home siding, vinyl siding, hardie plank and many more. Not to mention you can choose the theme you want (ranch, classic American country house, mansion like in the movies, etc.). We must not forget the other building options: columns, sunrooms, dormers, vaulted ceilings, arched windows, skylights and bay windows, screened porches. Almost forgot about the mini pool in which your dog to have fun and the high quality furniture.

So all in all these luxury dog houses have everything. It is true that the cost of such a dog house is very high to say the least, ranging from 900$ to several thousands (the real luxurious ones) but then again, the thought that your precious dog will live in such a mini palace kind of makes it ok, doesn’t it?

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