For the Love of Pets – Remodeling with your Furry Friends in Mind

doorless shower with subway tile and patterned floor tile with matching niche for pet washingPets are treasured members of the family, and as such have a special place in our homes. When planning for a remodel, many families are sure to incorporate the needs of their four-legged family members. Just as each person has a designated place to eat, sleep, and bathe, it’s natural to create the same type of space for the family pet.

In the kitchen, the end of the island is a perfect place to create a dedicated location for your cat’s or dog’s water and food dishes.  By selecting a man-made quartz product as the surface surrounding the bowls it will resist water damage and be easy to clean.

Bathing your pet can be a back-breaking affair without the right set up. A walk in, doorless shower is ideal for sudsing up and rinsing down your favorite pooch. Alternatively, a sectioned off nook on the lower level of the home is a fantastic spot for a designated pet washing station. One family even had theirs built specifically for the family’s guinea pig.

Mudrooms or that unused space tucked under the stairs are also great places to incorporate a crate for your pet to feel safe and secure, especially if they get anxious around visitors. You can add organizing cubbies for their toys, grooming supplies, and favorite snacks to create a special space all their own.

If you plan to tailor your home to the unique needs of your family and pets you may benefit from a chat with a Designer. Schedule a time to talk about your renovation ideas or you can subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of all the latest trends in remodeling. Follow our Pinterest and Instagram accounts for more design inspiration.

mudroom with space for a dog crate  pet wash station  Mudroom with cubbies and a space for a dog crate


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