Dog lovers know their lives are really ruled by pets — a fact reflected by our toy-strewn floors at home, and dog beds in multiple rooms. Because if they're happy, we're happy. Judging from these home renovations, some people just take that idea a little further than others.
Instead of garbage or recycling, this custom cabinet from Better Homes & Gardens holds bulk dog food. Huge open bags aren't stuffed in a corner, or fall over spreading kibble all over the kitchen.
Room for Tuesday shows you how to create this drawer insert for dog food and water that get tucked away during non-feeding times. No more stumbling over their bowls. Bonus points if you can teach your pup to open up the drawer when he or she is thirsty.
Starbuck's dog crate is a special case. He lives with his humans in a school bus, and his little house was reworked to function as the base of a custom folding table top. According to Julie and Andrew, "He still has a place that feels safe and his own, and we have the space we need when he isn't in the crate."
Portico Design Group created this custom cabinet with built-in soft spot for the owner's pup. The dog bed doesn't take up floor space, he feels tucked away in his own little den, and everybody's happy.
Now we're getting somewhere. In this mudroom, designer Jenn Feldman doubles down with slide-out dog bowls and dog-themed wallpaper.
Even if you don't have a custom nook built for your dog, the space under the stairs can be your pet's special spot. Note that the dog resident of this Cape Cod home even has his/her own framed artwork in there.
The homeowners of this newly renovated home (work by General Assembly) are huge dog people and wanted their canines factored into the design. Notice the dog bowls built into the bottom of the copper bar shelf in the living room.
If you feel your mudroom is missing something, it could just be a dedicated dog shower. This one from The House of Jade Interiors comes with a hand held shower head for easy spraying.
And last but not least, if you can afford the space, some luxury home buyers are designing their new homes with entire dedicated rooms or spaces for their pets —complete with built-in dog crates, showers and other customized features. Via Houzz.