Built-Ins Made Just for Pets

December 16, 2013 By Leave a Comment

They work with you, they play with you and they sometimes even eat with you. Dogs are more than pets; they are a part of the family. But if you are tired of messes from tripping over dog bowls, a built-in feeding station may be just what your household needs.

Houzz writer Sally Augustin says, “Design can make animals happier, just as it can people.” Why not create a space where your pet feels as comfortable and happy as you do? Plus “Keeping pets happy helps prevent unwanted behaviors,” as animal expert Kate Benjamin reminds us in a New York Times article.

A simple built-in feeding station ensures that dog bowls won’t be tipped over while also keeping messes confined to one area. Here, a second kitchen sink provides the perfect space for a built-in raised dog bowl station underneath.

New England architects and designers

Source: Houzz via Kitchen Design Guru

Keeping messes at bay is just one great perk to the built-in feeding station. Even more importantly, raised dog bowl dishes help to support aging dogs.

New Hampshire architecture and design firm

Source: Studio Zerbey Architecture + Design via Houzz

Designed with a dog bowl drawer, this feeding system built-in to the kitchen island gives you the ability to quickly and easily access this pet-friendly feature only when you want.

Portsmouth NH architecture firm

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Here’s another great example of a sleek and convenient dog bowl drawer.

Portsmouth NH architecture and design firm

Source: TerraCotta Properties via Houzz

This dog feeding station built-in to the kitchen island not only adds functionality and convenience but provides another opportunity to add a dash of color and pattern to amp up the style.

New England architecture and design firm

Source: Intimate Living Interiors via Houzz

An additional drawer under the built-in dog bowls provides storage for dog food, treats and toys, allowing this kitchen island feeding station to work overtime.

architects and designers in New England

Source: USI Design & Remodeling via Houzz

Here at TMS Architects, we’re particularly passionate about home designs that truly cater to families’ needs, which is why we love the idea of pet-friendly living spaces. But whether your family loves animals, movies, games or simply being able to gather in a large kitchen, TMS Architects in New England can help you achieve beautiful and functional living spaces to increase your quality of life at home. Contact us to learn more about our home design and architecture services.

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