Nicole Curtis She is the host of HGTV’s Rehab Addict, fixing and renovation of historic structures, and the proud mom of two fur babies.
Between her TV job, writing her new book Better Than New: Lessons I’ve Learned from Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me), traveling, being a mom and caring for her dogs Lucy and Max, Curtis has a busy and constantly changing schedule. Even with all this chaos, Curtis remains an ideal and organized pup parent, safely bringing her dogs on trips and providing them with the consistency and affection all pets crave.
If Curtis can do it, you can to! To help animal lovers and home organization hobbyists alike, this restoration expert has given PEOPLE a few tips on how to easily transform your home into a pet-friendly oasis, without sacrificing your personal style.
What are some easy ways to make room for a pet in your home?
To start, I definitely think you need to designate one main space for your pet that is completely their own. It should be an area that has a cozy bed or pad, a food bowl or feeding space, and has a section to keep their toys and grooming supplies together. That may be on the side of your couch or their very own “pet corner” depending on your space. I’m not saying confine your pet there — my rescue dogs Max and Lucy both have run of the house — but it’s important that they feel safe, and giving them their own territory is the best way to do this.