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Gone to the Dogs – Dog Friendly Home Designs

As more and more people choose to share their homes with a fury best friend more interior design experts are coming up with dog friendly home designs.

Check out these innovative custom kitchen designs that give pets a place of their own without taking up much space.

Classical Farmhouse Design
Classical Farmhouse with a Twist – Photo by Barnes of Ashburton Ltd

In this classical farmhouse kitchen the designer carved out a space in a cabinet near the stove for the family’s black lab. Keeping the pup close but out from under foot while the family’s meals are prepped. The contrast of the reds against the white cabinet brings a warmth to the over all design.

Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen – Photo by iSpace LLC

This kitchen design has the right idea when it comes to keeping your pup close but out of the way. Using calming hues of gray and blues this kitchen tucks the dog’s bed further away from the action but still close enough to pick up a fallen treat of two.

Traditional Kitchen
Transitional Kitchen in Boston – Photo by Betsy Bassett Interiors

Betsy Bassett Interiors devised an innovative design by utilizes the space under a peninsular in this compact kitchen to incorporate a dog crate big enough for two. See pictures above and below.

Transitional Kitchen in Boston – Photo by Betsy Bassett Interiors

Working from home has many benefits.  In addition to a seriously short commute, you get to stay close to your pets. Studies have proven that pets have calming effects, reduce blood pressure, and lower stress.  These are all great reasons to have your pup close by. However finding space for them in the home office can be a challenge. Join us as we take a look at 9 compact home offices that make space for pup at The Home Office – Finding Space for your Pup.

Mid-century Modern Kitchen
Mid-century Kitchen with a doghouse built-in – Photo by Bunch Design

In a whimsical approach Bunch Design incorporates a place for the family pooch in this mid-century modern kitchen that has an opening which is reminiscent of dog houses generally found outside.

Modern Kitchen
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Modern Kitchen by JCR Design Group

Can you find this family’s pup in the picture? Nestled away in the cabinet below the window you will find a pup that matches the decor. He blends in perfectly with the light gray hues in the room.

French Country Kitchen
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Under Cabinet Dog Crates – Photo from

In this kitchen the designer found crate space for the owners two spaniels under the kitchen’s island. Keeping the pups close but not under foot.

More families are looking to incorporate dog friendly home designs into their home renovations. Check out this posts to see more dog friendly home designs.