More clever ideas to make life comfy for our fur family.
I continue to collect various ways for us to include pet-friendly areas in our homes. We all know it’s not really whether Mama’a happy – it’s whether our dogs and cats are happy. No “beware of dog” sign needed, as this big guy is all smiles. And who wouldn’t be, with his own space in the mudroom. Humans should be happier too – no bending down to pick-up boots.
The base cabinet next to a doorway puts doggie in prime position for meeting and greeting. Notice this cabinet was designed with him in mind, as there is no knob on the front panel. A washable curtain makes his den more private.
Non-pet owners won’t understand all the beds in eating areas, but pet peeps know (and understand) they are always close by.
Animals love and crave attention, but it’s nice to have a safe place for them to be contained when guests drop by. Here, a window bench at the kitchen table is nestled against a custom crate. Spindle doors not only allow much needed airflow, but still gives them a visual connection to those nearby.
This arched niche is big enough for two. Custom cushions can be fabricated from fast dry foam and outdoor fabrics for easy cleaning.
Out of sight, out of mind? We love our feline friends, but decorating obsessed humans despise the dreaded litter box. This blogger repurposed a vintage chest into a hidden space with an idea and a sharp saw. The drawer boxes were removed and the drawer fronts were attached and hinged. A pet door was placed on the side.
Similar to the cat cut-out in Built-ins For Pets (Part 1), this mudroom laundry room combo has a double door entry with mat (to catch the litter before it hits the wood floors). The litter box is most likely behind door #1 (to the right) and in the dead corner space.
A modern cat cut-out graces this pair of cabinet doors. Notice these two examples extend to the bottom from the door as well (no frame).
Not handy? You can still have a base cabinet litter box – just not as fancy. This one takes up more real estate but gives them the top left shelf for a litter catching mat and storage below. For those with cats that like to push littler out of the box, using a large plastic container solves that problem.
Last, but not least, an under the stair way space gives pets room to roam. A custom iron door adds a decorative touch, as does the heartfelt script above.
Don’t miss the double duty Utility Room Tub Sink, perfect for bathing pets.