4 homebuying priorities for pet owners.

More than 70% of Americans own a pet, and many consider their four-legged besties as family — if you have a dog or cat (hamster, horse, or cockatoo), you know exactly what that means. People take their pets on vacation, dress them up, and include them in weddings. In fact, billions of dollars are spent annually on pet costs that range from organic food to luxury beds, winter booties and vet bills. Unconditional love is clearly mutual.

What tops the homebuying list for pet owners?

Considering the time, affection and resources spent on household pets, it should come as no surprise that their needs are top of mind for many of today’s homebuyers. Dogs in particular can influence what floor plan someone will choose and even the community where they decide to live. For instance, the first priority for homebuyers is a private backyard so Fido has plenty of outdoor space to run around and play fetch. They also want to live within walking distance of a dog park — dogs and their humans love to socialize!

Enjoy a private yard and open floor plan.

When it comes to finding a new home in a community you’ll love, we have lots of great choices to fit your life and budget — and accommodate your goals for the family pet. If a yard is a must, you’ll be happy to know that KB builds new homes with private backyards so you have outdoor space for dining and entertaining — and Fido can have playtime whenever they want. Our open floor plans are also designed so while you’re hanging out in the great room or prepping meals in the kitchen, it’s easy to see Fido zooming around the yard or napping in their favorite spot.

Discover pet-friendly flooring choices.

Cats and dogs bring so much joy to a household, but they can bring a bit of mischief and the occasional mess. Good thing the KB Home Design Studio offers Pet Perfect Carpet styles that are backed with a 20-year warranty, with all Pet Perfect+ styles backed with a 25-year warranty. You can even personalize your favorite KB floor plan with Pet Perfect Mineral Core flooring, which is backed by a 30-year scratch resistant warranty or luxury vinyl, pet-resistant flooring that’s completely waterproof, which is a big help when little accidents happen.

Great locations for outdoor time.

Getting outside for regular exercise is important to pet owners, with morning walks and weekend hikes a big part of daily life. If you love being outdoors with your pup, you’ll be happy to know that many new KB Home communities are conveniently close to local trails and parks.

We’re here and ready to help.

If you’re looking for a new home where you and your pets can live happily ever after, rest assured that when you buy from us, you’ll have a homebuilding partner every step of the way.