Home Improvement: KITCHEN REMODELING WHEN YOU HAVE FURRY FRIENDS
Remodeling Your Kitchen With Your Dog In Mind
Leading Edge Homes, Inc. is dog and owner approved and your dog will love these changes when you are remodeling your kitchen.
There are so many things you can do to make hidden nooks and crannies for your dog and keep your kitchen safe from trip hazards. It’s a win-win for you and your furry friend.
SAFETY FOR YOU AND YOUR PET
If you have “extra” base cabinet space install a dog bed under the counter or in your island. However, don’t build the bed space under a cooking area. Your dog will have a safe place to stay while you are working in the kitchen.
DON’T TRIP OVER YOUR DOG’S BOWLS
How many times have you tripped over your dog’s bowls?
Ask your remodeler to build a custom drawer, where the toe-kick is, that you can pull out when it is feeding time.
Although this is a unique idea there are downsides. You will need to pull the drawer out frequently so your dog can get water throughout the day and your dog may try to pull open the drawer and paw at the cabinet to get to his food.
Or, build a special feeding area under a cabinet or island. That way the bowls are safely out of the way and your dog will have access to water as needed.
PULL OUT CABINETS FOR YOUR DOG KIBBLE!
Normally, people use this type of cabinet for holding garbage cans. Why not install a pull out cabinet for your dog food?
Now you won’t have to walk to the garage or storage cupboard for a cup of kibble.
I would strongly recommend that you use a container that is air-tight and has a lid so ants and other creatures don’t try to get a free meal!
TILE COLOR MATTERS
Want to hide your dog hair? Choosing the right color tile, depending on the color of your dog, makes a difference!
Tiles that are in the grey or tan family hide a multitude of sins! We have a brindle Jack-Russell / Boston Terrier mix, Tedy, and a regular visiting mixed breed dog that we affectionately named Blizzard. As you can imagine, Blizzard sheds white hair everywhere and Tedy is not far behind him.
The tile always looks clean (unless of course you are looking from an angle and can see the dogs hairs).
Renovating your kitchen with your dog in mind can help bring many great conveniences to your home.
For more ideas about how you can customize your house for your needs contact Leading Edge Homes, Inc. at 561-795-2551.
Todd Perry, a State of Florida Certified Building Contractor and president of Leading Edge Homes, Inc., provided this information.
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