This plan has yet to become reality.....my 'Home' has finally started construction, beasties and all. The house will total 32 rooms, requiring a Construction level of 99 which cost me 100m+ gold coins. I have now spent in excess of 2m gold coins renovating the house so if I had to give one piece of advice, and I usually do, it is to plan your house before you start building. Enjoy!
I use my Menagerie to keep my pets to save space in my bank. It will also allow me to have a set of baby dragons. I currently have 4 pets in my Menagerie, any more and I will be cleaning up poop non stop!