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  • Writer's pictureBren Petrunick

Creating a Pet-Friendly Paradise: Designing Your Space for Your Four-Legged Friend

Renovation or new home construction – the very thought sparks a whirlwind of excitement. You've meticulously planned how each corner will serve your lifestyle. But amidst your grand design dreams, have you considered making room for your furry family member? If your answer is yes, then you're in for a delightful journey of blending practicality, fun, and comfort for your four-legged companion.

Puppy sitting on a perfectly designed light pink bed with custom bedding designed by Simply White Interiors, Niagara on the Lake

Tailoring Your Space for the Furry Family Member

Imagine a space where wagging tails and happy barks are part of the everyday symphony. It's not a distant dream – it's the reality you can create by considering a few "pet-tailored" details. From dining to playing to pampering, there's a world of possibilities that can cater to your pet's needs while effortlessly enhancing your life.

From Splash to Sparkle: The Doggy Wash Station

Let's start with the essentials. Washing a playful pup can be a joyful mess – but not anymore. Say hello to the dog wash station! It's not just a fancy term; it's a smart addition that combines practicality and style. Think of it as a mini spa for your canine companion. Elevated to ease your back, a doggy shower with a wand offers a seamless cleaning experience. Placed strategically near an entrance, this station becomes the perfect place for a quick paw rinse or a full-fledged bath. Tucked away storage keeps towels, shampoo, and even treats at arm's reach – because pampering your pet should be easy and convenient.

Dine in Style: Feeding Stations with a Flair

Next up, mealtime. Your furry friend deserves a designated dining space that seamlessly blends with your interior design. How about a feeding station neatly tucked into your kitchen island or base cabinets? This customized dining table offers comfort, style, and accessibility tailored to your pet's unique needs. It's discreet and safe, perfect for concealing while you entertain guests. It's not just about feeding; it's about creating a harmonious design that caters to both your lifestyle and your pet's comfort.

Dog sleeping on blue bed, designed in blue bedroom, with patterned pillows. design by Simply White Interiors

Pet-Friendly Perks for Your Home

But wait, there's more! Here are some additional pet-friendly pointers for your new haven:

Doggy Doors: Give your pet the freedom they deserve. Dog doors are a bridge between indoors and outdoors. They're customizable for existing doors or even walls, letting your pet roam with ease.

Creative Crannies: Unused spaces are gems waiting to be discovered. Transform under-stair nooks or awkward corners into a cozy custom dog bed or a crate storage spot. It's a creative way to merge functionality and style.

Fabrics that Forgive: Pets and pristine spaces can coexist. Consult design experts to choose washable, stain-resistant fabrics that can withstand all those paw prints. It's a design choice that embraces both aesthetics and practicality.

Creating a Harmony of Home and Heart

In your journey of design and pet companionship, know that it's possible to create a space that caters to every member of your family – even the four-legged ones. With thoughtful planning and ingenious designs, your space can seamlessly blend your lifestyle and your pet's comfort. So, let the tails wag and the paws dance – your pet-friendly paradise awaits!

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Bren Petrunick, Creative Director, Founder, Simply White Interiors

Bren Petrunick

Founder, Creative Director

Simply White Interiors

Niagara on the Lake



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