Love animals? So do we! Our mascot, Roomsy, is our hardest working roommate. He’s constantly dashing around the office and helosting us out with our top secret projects! Heck, he even inspired us to design an entire room filled with tons of cool dog links and resources for all our puppy parent readers!
We treat our dogs and cats like family, but even we were amazed at the lengths some people go to to make their animals feel comfy and happy. Check out these incredible modifications that some very doting humans have made to their homes just for their four-legged friends!
We love our pups, and would do almost anything to keep them happy. As we scoured the internet, we dug up some cozy dog nooks that any pooch would be happy to call home!
Everybody loves hanging out in the kitchen – even your best friend! Why not spend a little more time together in the kitchen. These cozy slumber nooks give your furry pup a safe place to rest while you bustle around in the kitchen. Maybe those warm, pleading eyes will even get a yummy snack!
Staircases are a great place to find a little extra space for your canine counterpart! Whether you carve a nook out for him over or under the stairs, your pup is sure to love having his own private oasis! Check out these cozy little slumber nooks and find everything you need to make one yourself!
Of course, there are times when you friendly buddy has to be secured. Let’s say the mailman has a ton of packages you have to sign for. You’re home going through some light remodeling. There’s another cat in the yard! These owners have come up with the perfect compromise – bright and airy kennels built right into the home!
For more awesome design inspiration, we really love the ideas we found at HousePlansBlog. This great article at Builder also shows off some great designs from Visbeen Architects, who we’ll talk more about later!
Let’s say you can’t build your pooch an indoor dog house. That’s okay! There are still plenty of ways to make your home more pet-friendly. You can find great ideas and inspiration at Houzz.
Builder has great tips for incorporating your pet’s accessories straight into the design of a room like these savvy owners did. These doggy dishes fit in flawlessly with the decor! We especially love the option of adding a water faucet for easy refills.
It’s no secret that dogs love rolling around in the dirt! Adding a dog washing station in your garage or mudroom is a convenient way to clean off your best friend before he tracks paw prints all over your floor.
The beautiful designs of these grooming areas rival some human bathrooms that we’ve seen! We especially love the elegant design of the recessed doggy shower station installed by Visbeen Architects in the next photo!
In fact, we think Visbeen Architects’ website is a great starting point for finding your next pet-centric remodeling inspiration!
Outdoor Doggy Spaces
Finally, check out these outdoor spaces customized just for these lucky dogs! Whether your dog likes to splash around in water or check out passers-by, there are tons of ways to tailor your yard to his needs. This first one comes from the good people at RealEstate.com.au.
If you need even more inspiration, we highly recommend reading up on some of the great ideas House Plans Blog put together on their site!
Indoor Kitty Spaces
It’s a dog’s life here in the office! But we’ve got a special soft spot for all of our adventurous felines! It’s no secret that cats love to climb, explore, jump and roam, and these wildly creative homes were definitely created with a cat’s natural instincts in mind!
Any kitty would be happy to romp through these indoor jungles full of holes, bridges, stairways, ramps and larger-than-life scratching posts! Many of the homes were even designed with scratch-resistant and easy-to-clean materials – talk about well thought-out renovations!
Have you ever had a hard time deciding where to put the dreaded litter box? If so, here’s some inspiration for you! These next owners came up with clever solutions for integrating their cats’ boxes right into the design of their homes!
If you’re going to deck out the inside of your house for your cats, then you might as well give them a sweet outdoor space to play in, too! We’re pretty sure that even the most pampered of indoor kitties would still appreciate a bit of fresh air every day. Luckily, this next set of fur parents has got them covered!
With screened-in “catios,” these kitties are able to enjoy the simple pleasure of basking in the warm sunshine while a gentle breeze blows through their fur. If they’re feeling more adventurous, there’s plenty of foliage to play on, tunnels to climb through, and birds to meow a hello to.
So whether you love running through the beach with your faithful dog or you prefer a quiet night in with your fluffy cat, you can make sure that being at home is as cozy for your pet as it is for you!
For all of my fellow fur parents out there, you can totally make a pet friendly home without busting out your trusty hammer! We went out and found awesome pet furniture for our canine companions and frisky felines! You can find all kinds of beds, tools, and accessories in our shop! Plus, we found even more helpful articles that offer clever ways to make your home more friendly for your pets!
If you liked what you saw here, you’ll also love some of our other awesome pet posts!