As we are experiencing the Dog Days of Summer, I thought it appropriate to share ideas for planning stylish and creative built-in sleeping areas for dogs. Our pets are an important part of our household. Homeowners are finding that designing for their companion’s comfort, as well as their convenience, can be an exercise in delightful problem solving.
An imaginative solution I encountered at the San Francisco Decorator Show House is shown in the photo above. Carved out from under a stairway, a relaxing and stylish alcove is a perfect safe haven for your all important family member to keep you company in the kitchen. Doesn’t this beautiful dog look like she is part of the original painting on the walls that surround her?
With pet-friendly fabrics, such as Sunbrella, a custom designed cushion in just the right patterns and coordinated colors can be tailored to the space you dedicate to your dog. And what do you think of that awesome bolster styled accent pillow? Removable slip covers will make washing a breeze. And speaking of cleaning, I especially like an area dedicated to grooming. If you have the space, consider incorporating a bathing area with a hand shower to make cleaning easier. If your laundry room is on the entry level this could be an ideal solution to keeping those muddy paws pristine.
I found a terrific article on Houzz that I am sharing with you below. You will see innovative solutions to keep your dog happy, cozy and your household fashionable!
Can you imagine incorporating one of these ideas in your next renovation? It would be fun to plan one of these creative built-in sleeping areas for your favorite canine companion. Hope you are enjoying the Dog Days of Summer!