Archive | March, 2014

Pet Friendly Stations…. The Newest Trend in Kitchens!

11 Mar

The days of banishing Fido to the doghouse in the backyard would appear to be over. And rightly so.

Today, we consider our pets as much a part of the household as us humans. Pets are our faithful companions and they want to hang out with us, no matter where we are in the house. But as much as we love having them around, tripping over bowls in the kitchen or dog food bags in the mudroom wears a bit thin.

So if you’re planning to renovate or redecorate, take a good look at how your pets needs fit into your daily routine, and work them into your design. Here are some ideas.

Sleeping Area:  This idea is especially helpful to those who find space to be a luxury that is not available to them. Since you already have cabinetry in your home, you can have your pet’s sleeping area built into such cabinetry. It could be a cabinetry in the mudroom, hallway, garage or even the utility closet. Take your time to help the pet adapt to the new arrangement and with time, your home will be clutter-free.

Feeding Area: Just like the sleeping area, the trend now is creating pets’ feeding areas from cabinetry. This means that you no longer have to display the pet’s food and water bowls in an exposed corner of your home. In order to make the most of this idea, the area should be properly incorporated into the décor of the home. This means that the color of the bowls should blend with either the top of the cabinet or the handles. Or how about a floor-level drawer for the bowls that can slide into the kick space between meals?

Whether you’re planning to freshen up the laundry room, or heading for a full-blown renovation, take a close look at your daily routine, and don’t forget to include the four-legged members of the clan.

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