Usually, a laundry room will be one of the most overlooked rooms in the house, especially when it comes to renovations. After all, the laundry room is usually no more than a reminder of chores you have to do. But why not turn it into a fun sanctuary for your animals?
If you have extra cupboard space, you can turn it into a comfortable dog bed. Additionally, by using stackable washer/dryer sets, you allow extra space for convenient dog showers.
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If your laundry room connects to the outside, prevent dogs from tracking in dirt and mud with built-in dog showers like this one.
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Dog showers like this can help keep your own showers and tubs a little cleaner, and will keep those drains less clogged with fur.
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There’s a variety of ways to add these types of amenities to a laundry room, and they don’t detract from the style of the house.
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Cat lovers are in luck, too. How many cats love to curl up near the dryer for the warmth and vibrations? Why not build them their own private cubby near the dryer? It’ll keep the fur off your newly cleaned clothes.
Your dog’s bed can seamlessly be added to the decor of the house.
And rather than have your pet’s dishes out on the floor where guests can possibly step in them or knock them over, clear cabinet space to make a cute nook for your pet’s bowls. It’s almost like they have their own dining room.
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Better yet: Why not build the bowls into their own drawer?
Once you’ve built that dog shower, if you have a small dog, help them out by building stairs that pull in and out like drawers. This is definitely something I would like to add to my bed for my Boston terrier.
As the sign says, “Laundry today, or naked tomorrow.”
You can build your own kennel for a dog right into the decor of your house. This is much more attractive than a large plastic crate just sitting out.
For cat lovers, place your cat’s litter box inside of one of these shelves and cover with a curtain. No one has to see the unsightly sight, and your cat can get a little privacy.
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