I’m not a pet person but, if I were, I’d want a mudroom that had a convenient place to wash the dogs or do some flower arranging or potting. This built-in pet shower is a great idea. Directly adjacent to the back door, the boys can hop up into the shower easily with enough space to each get shampooed and rinsed while being kept in place by the swinging glass shower doors.
Essentially, this is a cut down shower with tile high enough up the walls to contain splashing and shake outs. The white subways with dark grout are adapted from bathroom design. The dark shower floor is the same porcelain field tile used for the mudroom, but in a different size. Setting the dark tiles with white grout is, of course, a reverse of the subways scheme.
This raised pet shower has a practical design — high enough to eliminate a lot of bending. The Chicago Faucets Pre-Rinse Wall Mounted Faucet controls are low but the 44-inch stainless flexible hose with insulated handle is tall enough to be operated from above.
While I worry a bit about those boys getting boisterous with all that glass, the hinges are sturdy. I’d also kick away the boots and add a non-slip mat in front of the shower as a safety measure. In addition to use as a pet shower, this would be as good a place to wash down a schmutzy toddler as the set up shown in the Mudroom and Entry Storage Smarts post. It also would serve for watering any number of plants or even rinsing an abundance harvest of produce from a home garden.
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