Let’s face it dog-lovers…the fur children are part of the family. They need their space. Pet parent-homeowners have lots of options today with the latest home design trend – built in dog beds. Architects are coming up with some creative and tasteful plans to incorporate the fur child’s bed into the cabinetry of the mud room, the laundry room or kitchen.
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🐕Home Design Trend – Built-In Dog Beds
For all the pet lovers who also love their homes, there is a new design trend you will appreciate: Built-ins for your dog’s bed. Here are some beautiful images of the home-design trend – built-in dog beds from Houzz website:
Most dogs just love to be near their humans, but having them under your feet can be a nuisance, as well as dangerous. Wasted space can easily accommodate an out-of-the-way bed that is also near the family. There are many smart ways to incorporate your dog’s digs into your everyday life.
🐶Built-In Dog Beds in the Laundry Room
These tile floors in a laundry room are great for a dog. This Los Angeles laundry room is equipped with a convenient cubby under the cabinet for Bubba. ♥ It is not only perfect for a pet, it’s still smart for resale. If you ever wanted to sell your home, a potential buyer who doesn’t have pets could easily use this space for other purposes. It would work well for recycling bins, any other storage ideas, or for laundry hampers.
This under-cabinet space in the white laundry room is certainly not under-foot. As a home design trend – built-in dog beds are a flexible and popular idea.
Giving the furry family member his own door makes the space under the stairs not only convenient, but able to be out of sight when you want it to. It also adds just a bit of architectural interest. It may even be a conversation starter at dinner!
🐾Other Built-In’s to Accommodate Pets
Whether you have a drawer that can be pushed in after dinner is over, or whether you have a recess in the end of the cabinets, keeping the dishes out from under foot is brilliant. Some of these ideas can be retrofitted very easily in a kitchen.
And how about this idea in a clean, modern kitchen…
Keep Resale in Mind
Whether you are retrofitting, or designing from the start of the build, remember to keep resale in mind. Although pet lovers can’t imagine life without the fur children, believe it or not, there are folks who don’t have pets. Imagine! Remember in your designing, to keep your pet loving features as minimally invasive as possible. Any features that are designed for pets should be able to function easily for other purposes.
Pets Want to Be Close
For the Feline Kids
And this is my absolute favorite… adorable! And what a great use for what is most likely an antique porthole. I’m sure this is a much used hide-and-seek place.
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🖼Enjoy Some Pet Art
I’ve added some adorable Pet Art from some talented artists on Sketchport. (A wonderful site to support budding artists) Enjoy!
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