Dog Lover? Here's How To Create A Dog-Friendly Kitchen - Modern Homes

by Tina Riley
11 months ago

As a dog lover, you know that your canine companion is more than just a pet – they’re a cherished member of your family. Ensuring that your home is dog-friendly is crucial for their comfort and wellbeing, and the kitchen is no exception. Creating an elegant yet functional space that caters to both your human and canine family members is paramount and, in this blog, we’ll explore how to design a luxurious, dog-friendly kitchen that combines style, functionality, and canine comfort. 

Integrated feeding stations 

An integrated feeding station is a chic and practical solution to keep your dog’s food and water bowls organised and out of the way. Opt for a custom-built pull-out drawer or cabinet that seamlessly blends with your kitchen’s design. This clever addition will help prevent spills and keep your kitchen floor clean, while also allowing your dog to enjoy their meals in peace. 

Dedicated doggy storage 

A clutter-free kitchen is what many aspire to, and dedicated storage for your dog’s belongings will help maintain this aesthetic. Create a custom storage solution for your pet’s food, toys, grooming supplies, and other essentials. This can be in the form of a built-in cabinet, or a bespoke doggy wardrobe. That way, you can justify buying another jumper for your pooch! Keeping all of your dog’s items organised and within easy reach will make your life easier and maintain the high-end appearance of your kitchen. 

Durable, easy-to-clean flooring 

High-quality flooring is essential in any luxury kitchen, and choosing a dog-friendly option is crucial for your pet’s comfort and your peace of mind. Opt for durable, easy-to-clean materials like porcelain tiles, luxury vinyl, or high-end engineered wood. These options will withstand the wear and tear caused by your dog’s nails, and spills can be easily wiped up. As all dog owners know, there will be a variety of fluids on your kitchen floor at some point! In addition, choose a flooring texture that provides good traction to prevent slipping accidents. 

Pet-friendly appliances 

When selecting appliances for your kitchen, consider your dog’s needs as well. A built-in water dispenser or pet water fountain provides a constant supply of fresh water for your dog to drink, ensuring proper hydration. Additionally, if your dog is nervous you may want to invest in a quiet dishwasher that won’t disturb your dog during its cycle. Pampered, much?! Look for appliances that come with safety features, like induction hobs that stay cool to the touch, to prevent accidental burns. 

Relaxation zone 

Create a dedicated relaxation zone for your dog within the kitchen, ensuring they have a comfortable space to retreat to while you’re busy. This could be a luxurious dog bed, a built-in daybed, or even a custom-designed dog nook. Choose a location that is out of high-traffic areas and close to natural light, providing a calm and soothing environment for your beloved pet. 

Doggy door 

A doggy door is an essential feature for any dog-friendly kitchen, allowing your pet to come and go as they please. Install a high-quality, energy-efficient doggy door that blends seamlessly with your kitchen’s design. Ensure it is the appropriate size for your dog and features a secure locking mechanism to keep both your pet and your home safe. 

Air purification 

An air purification system is a valuable addition to any dog-friendly kitchen. By filtering out pet dander, allergens, and odours, an air purifier can help maintain a clean and healthy environment for both you and your canine companion. Invest in a high-quality air purifier that is capable of removing pet allergens and has a silent mode to avoid disturbing you and your dog. 

By incorporating these features and design elements into your kitchen, you can create a luxurious, dog-friendly space that caters to the needs and comfort of both you and your canine companion.  

The result will be an elegant and functional kitchen that truly reflects your love for your pet and your commitment to their well-being. With careful planning and attention to detail, you can achieve a beautiful and practical kitchen that is truly the heart of your home – for every member of your family. 

Contact our team of expert designers today to get started on a bespoke, luxurious kitchen that caters to both you and your canine companion.