Many of our furry friends are extensions of our family. When preparing for a remodel, consider a few designs that incorporate your pet’s needs in your space. Below are a few ways that you can better organize your space with your animals in mind.

Kitchen Island Feeding Station

Make a place for your animal’s feeding spot at the end of your kitchen island. Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so it's a great place for you and your pet to enjoy a tasty treat. Photo: Brevin Blach

Pet Food Storage in Kitchen

Although storing dog food is not always done in the kitchen, you can utilize a bin in your pull-out drawer. If you are feeding your animals in the kitchen, this will give you a convenient place to store bulk pet food, as well as help control the feeding times for your pets. Photo: Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry

Mud Room Feeding Station

Instead of the laundry room or kitchen as a place to feed your pets, your mud room is a great alternative. Photo: Dovetail Construction

Built-in Crate for Laundry Room or Master Suite

Having a bed time spot for your pets helps them both build a routine and ownership of their special spot. Photo: Wesley Wayne Interiors

Pet Cleaning Station

Having a dedicated cleaning station is great and can be added to your laundry room or bathroom. This can be your utility wash station for your pets, and other items that get dirty. Photo:Oliver Designs

Built-In Bed Under Stairwell

Do you have stairs with unused space underneath them? How about adding a pet apartment underneath your stairwell, complete with a feeding station! Photo: San Francisco Showhouse

"Oops" Proof Flooring

"Oops" proof flooring such as Luxury Vinyl Tile is an excellent option when designing with your pets in mind. It is waterproof, easy-to-clean, durable and even reduces the noise level when walked on compared to other flooring. Photo: Coretec

Tile Flooring

Tile flooring is also an excellent choice for pets. They are highly durable and easy to clean.

Built-In Cat Litter Box

Let’s not forget our beloved cats. Consider having a built-in litter box and scratching post for a purr-fect hangout spot for your furry friend. Photo: DIY Network

Outdoor Access

If you’re pets have indoor and outdoor rights, don’t forget about access to the outdoors. Add your typical doggie door or spruce it up like this one.

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