Renovation Detail: The Built-In Dog Bed

Renovation Detail: The Built-In Dog Bed

I am a dog person. I can’t see myself ever living without a four-legged buddy. I am also a home individual. I care very much about what my house looks like, how it’s presented and when it’s -worthy. Frequently I am discouraged by the appearance of the big old boxer’s cedar-filled dog bed. It doesn’t scream well-designed home or bring people (just dogs). And to tell the truth, until I accumulated this ideabook it’d never occurred to me that I could make an attractive nook for Tyson and his bed, but I’ve been inspired.

Designers, architects and pet owners throughout our country are creating built-in markets for their dogs and their own beds. Frequently located in the mudroom or kitchen, these areas are out of the way of people and adapting for pups.

RLH Studio

A puppy bed built for 2! Because it’s integrated into the cabinetry design, the pups may safely sleep out of harm’s way, not bother diners eating at the nearby table.

Nestled underneath a counter, the bed area uses wasted space and feels just like a den for puppies. I am rather glad to have found that this space-saving solution before we revived our kitchen mudroom. Get ready, Tyson, you’ve got one built-in bed coming right up!

LDa Architecture & Interiors

Situated in a Tudor house’s mudroom closet, this built in dog cage includes decorative screening for ventilation.

Visbeen Architects

Fido has this corner under a counter all to himself. The laundry room is the perfect dog-friendly location because of its tiled floors.

Lifeseven Photography

With a puppy space under the kitchen counter, you’ll no more trip over the pooch while whipping up dinner.

Stonebreaker Builders & Remodelers

This bichon frise snoozes in style with a doghouse that sits beneath a seat built into the laundry area’s darkened cabinetry.


Tucked away under the stairs, this Georgia pup’s fort uses everything could be unused space.

The Woodshop of Avon

Bubba can snooze in fashion here (lower; click on photo to view whole view). Inspired by rich wooden cabinetry and slate flooring, this Minnesota pup is growing up from the lap of luxury.

Tim Barber Ltd Architecture

This dog nook is tucked away from the world’s cutest laundry room and is styled with decorative braces. It blends beautifully with a Dutch door, a farmhouse sink plus a geometric backsplash.

Jeanne Finnerty Interior Design

I am in love with this historical blue hutch. Featuring modern amenities such as a charging station, a cloth pinboard plus an integrated puppy bed (click the photo to see the corner of this opening in the lower left), it’s a modern spin on a traditional piece.

Inform us have you got a distinctive built-in for the pets? Please post a photograph below.

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