NKBA Kitchen Trend: Pet Spaces

See how more and more homeowners are incorporating built-in beds, bowls and other features for their pets in the kitchen.
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Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Photo By: Dale Lang

Photo By: Dale Lang

Built-In Dog House

Built-in pet areas are a growing trend in kitchen design. In this traditional space, a “dog house” with room for a bed is nestled under the countertop.

Pet-Friendly Nook

A niche underneath the kitchen island is the perfect spot for a pet to perch while you’re cooking – it lets them be near you but keeps them from getting under your feet. Other eye-catching features in this luxurious space include a tin ceiling, a custom reclaimed tin hood and a blue La Cornue stove.

Sliding Pet Door

For a family with three Italian greyhounds (with three different eating styles), the designer of this contemporary kitchen incorporated three distinct pet-feeding stations throughout the space. A glass and mahogany door, which perfectly complements the kitchen’s sleek style, slides out to separate the pups.

Pull-Out Pet Bowls

A pair of bowls can be pulled out from beneath the kitchen island when it’s Fido’s feeding time, and pushed in when not in use.