How To Design The Perfect Indoor Rabbit Home

We’re always up for a challenge here at The Pet Carpenter, meaning that no pet is too small for a piece of our bespoke pet furniture. In fact, we’re seeing more and more excited rabbit owners coming to us to create the perfect indoor rabbit home.

Despite their small size, rabbits require a significant amount of space for healthy and comfortable living and this lends itself perfectly to the bespoke pet furniture creation process. Whether you’ve got a clear vision of what your perfect indoor rabbit home looks like or have never really considered it until now, this handy design guide will help you understand all of the factors you need to consider as you start to get creative!

Indoor Rabbit Home Requirements

Before you get stuck into the fun design process, it’s important to fully understand what is required from an indoor rabbit home. We can create homes for individual or multiple indoor rabbits, but will always follow Rabbit Welfare Association And Fund guidance that states that rabbit homes must be 3m x 2m by 1m high at the very minimum. This is because rabbits must have plenty of space to run freely as well as hop, with additional sleeping quarters.

More space is always better than not enough, but to get a complete understanding of just how much room your rabbit needs you can read our handy size guide here

Our Simple Design Guide

While we offer a number of design features for all of our pet furniture, we’d suggest considering the following as a priority when beginning the process of creating the perfect indoor rabbit home. Simply work your way through these steps to get some ideas, then speak to us to turn your dream indoor rabbit home into an incredible bespoke creation. 

Choose The Doors

The first feature you’ll want to consider when designing the perfect indoor rabbit home is the doors. Every rabbit hutch needs a door, and the benefit of designing your own is that you can choose a type that is suitable for your rabbit as well as the space you have available. 

We can utilise a wide range of doors to suit your requirements, from a classic hinged door great for separating internal compartments to a unique sliding door that is particularly suitable for easy movement in and out of the rabbit home. This clever door system seamlessly slides and tucks away into the piece of furniture, creating a tidy appearance and allowing your rabbit(s) to come and go as they please.

example of rabbit furniture with doors

Consider Multiple Levels

All rabbit owners will be well aware that rabbits simply love to explore and hop around. For this reason, many standard rabbit hutches have multiple levels to create an exciting environment. If you are housing two or more rabbits in one creation, a multi-level indoor rabbit home is especially beneficial as it provides ample space to create separate living spaces and gives your pets the room they need to move, play and exercise.

If you are hoping to split out different areas of the rabbit home on different levels, we can help you create the perfect type of access between these levels. Ramps and steps are a popular choice, and we will work with you to come up with a solution that is tailored to the size and mobility of your pet.

interior view of ladder leading up to upper level of rabbit home

Prioritise Panelling

From both an aesthetical and functional perspective, panelling is one of the most important elements to consider when designing the perfect indoor rabbit home. Whether you want to utilise full end panels to keep the home blending in with the rest of your decor or add bars to the interior to make it feel more light and airy for your rabbits, we can create whatever combination you desire. 

Remember that rabbits are natural chewers so using solid front panels is a good choice to prevent them from gnawing away at both the furniture they’re housed in and anything outside but close by. You’ll also want to be able to see your furry friends and provide a bit of natural light, so we recommend using clear but solid front panels to add windows to your creation.  

rabbit bedroom with hay feeder and bars at end

Incorporate Feeding Solutions

Comfort doesn’t stop at space and sleeping arrangements; your rabbit(s) also need easy access to proper nutrition and hydration. The Pet Carpenter can incorporate feeding solutions into your perfect indoor rabbit home in countless ways, whether you’d like to add a feeding drawer to keep food tucked away but easily accessible or keep built-in water bottles within easy reach of key living spaces. However you imagine your feeding solutions to be laid out, we will work with you to create a bespoke solution that increases convenience in both you and your pet’s routines. 

rabbit home with built in hay feeder

Don’t Forget Your Personal Style

Besides being perfectly suited to your pet’s needs, one of the main advantages of our bespoke pet furniture is that it can also be tailored to your needs! When dreaming up the perfect indoor rabbit home, don’t forget to consider your home’s decor and your own personal style. We can utilise the highest quality materials, fixtures and fittings to create a perfectly multi-functional piece. Why not enhance your unique piece of furniture with a functional worktop or handy storage drawers? 

House Rabbit Sideboard

Remember, no request is too much or too out there for our friendly team. We’ll do our best to deliver exactly what you want from the perfect indoor rabbit home and come up with solutions if your ideas won’t quite work in your space. 

If you are in need of a little more inspiration, don’t hesitate to check out our gallery. Otherwise, start your design here and one of the team will shortly be in touch to arrange the next steps towards designing the perfect indoor rabbit home!

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