Make no bones about it, pups are members of the family—so it’s no surprise that today’s canine-loving homeowners are designing their abodes to accommodate their furriest residents. From essentials that seamlessly blend with your décor to awe-inspiring upgrades that will set your house apart from the pack, these indoor and outdoor four-legged-friendly additions will have you saying “oh my dog.” We don’t know who will enjoy these fun features more: you or Fido.
Dog Crate Furniture
The days of plastic and metal kennels clashing with your decorating scheme are over. Enter: dog crate furniture. Custom-built with varying wood types, finishes, and hardware, these beauties seamlessly blend into their surroundings, doubling as entertainment centers, benches, or accent tables. This gives a whole new meaning to being “in the dog house.”
Whether to let your dog on the furniture or not is a hotly debated topic in some households. No matter which camp you fall into, it’s always nice to give Spot his own space for movie night—and with this luxurious sofa, your pup won’t even want to attempt couch-surfing. Plus, the faux leather won’t trap fur.
You could go to the dog park, or you could create your own little agility playground at home! Featuring a ramp, tunnel, hoops, and platforms, this dog course will no doubt make your pup the most popular four-legged resident on the block.
In the dog days of summer, nothing feels better than splashing around in cold water, like in this bone-shaped swimming pool. The heavy-duty material is basically chew-proof, and the lighter color means it will stay cool in the summertime. Pool pawty at your place!
Dog bowls don’t have to be the clunky things you trip over every time you go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Trade in those tepid plastic versions for something super-discreet and oh-so chic, like these built-ins on the kitchen island.
Forget your preconceived notions of doggy doors—you know, the aluminum squares with clear flaps that don’t exactly scream “attractive.” Today’s design-forward homeowners are ditching those traditional canine entrances in favor of ones that complement their homes’ aesthetic. We dare you to find fault with this stylish example from an English Tudor cottage (if you can even spot it!).
Luxury Dog Bath
If you’ve ever tried to wash your pup in a standard tub, you know how that goes: mud gets caked to the walls, there are multiple escape attempts, and by the end of it, you’re more drenched than the dog. Make bath time a little more fun (for you at least) with a designated doggy washing station complete with easy-to-clean tiles and a handheld shower head.
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