Hi there, blog readers! I’m proud to feature this lovely article today about interior design for dogs! The folks over at Modernize approached me recently & asked if my readers would find a benefit to reading an article like this… and I’m sure you will! So, enjoy! – Allison
By Jane Blanchard
Dogs are clearly just as important to us as any other member of the family and homeowners are starting to take their dogs into consideration when planning their home setup! Many homes today have custom features included that are geared toward the family pet. We have seen a rise in popularity in features like dog baths and showers, integrated food and water stations, and built-in pet beds. Let’s look at some great examples of built-in dog beds, a growing trend in homes.
Traditional Kitchen by Minneapolis Interior Designers & Decorators RLH Studio
An extra large dog bed blends in seamlessly with this traditional kitchen Your favorite friend will love being close to you and you will love not having him under foot while you are cooking.
Transitional Family Room by Van Nuys Home Builders Root Construction
Can you spot the pet beds? Two identical beds are cleverly added to either side of a warm fireplace creating a toasty spot that any dog would love to curl up in. There is nothing more cozy than your sweet pups cuddle up by the fire while you read your favorite book.
Traditional Laundry Room by Cleveland Kitchen & Bath Designers Artistic Renovations of Ohio LLC
For many pet owners, a laundry room this smartly arranged would be a dream feature. The dog shower next to a fluffy built-in bed for Fido just makes sense and the stylish, practical design is something that is a must for a great laundry room.
Safe and Stylish
Contemporary Hall by Covington General Contractors Maison de Reve Builders LLC
If your dog needs a little enclosure when you are away, but a bulky, unattractive crate seems out of place, why not build the crate in to your home? This example is placed under the stairs offering ample space for your dog to walk around and stay comfortable. A pretty door helps avoid a utilitarian look in this lovely home.
Work and Play
Contemporary Kitchen by Richmond Interior Designers & Decorators Portico Design Group
Dogs love being wherever their people are and for little dogs, this is no exception. Sitting down to work at your home office desk with a built-in spot for your tiny pal nearby might even help you get better work done by keeping you calm and relaxed and certainly never lonely.
Eclectic Kids by Austin General Contractors Austin Creations
At the end of the day, its time for puppy cuddles. This platform pet bed keeps your best buddy at arms reach all night long. This is an especially helpful idea for the room of a child who would be comforted by the nearness of his dog.
A built-in dog bed doesn’t require much space or expense. Just a little planning and design, and your pup can be up off the floor and in their own cozy space in no time.
Jane Blanchard is a dog lover, and home design geek. Jane works for Modernize., a site for home inspiration.