Your pets. Your fur babies. They’re as much a part of the family as anyone, and they require just as much attention. It’s easy to forget that your four-pawed companions play a role in what ‘functional’ looks like within your kitchen. And yet, with more people becoming pet owners in the UK, it’s important to consider what a pet-friendly kitchen looks like.

Let’s take a look at some design tips to create a pet-centric kitchen that’s as comfortable for you as it is for your furry friend. 

 

 

Food (Stations) For Thought.
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Pet Food Station - These Three Rooms

These Three Rooms

 

 

In the 21st century, eco-consciousness has become a lifestyle. No longer is it just a trend – now, it’s for the love of our planet.

From energy and water savings to smart technology and responsible manufacturing, modern design has seen an increase in sustainable solutions on the market. And bespoke kitchen design is using them more than ever before.

 

 

Pet-Proof Storage.
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Sigma3 - Petcentric kitchen storage

Sigma3

 

Pets come with all sorts of needs – from beds to bowls to biscuits. And if you don’t have a plan in place, these things can quickly get out of hand.

There are several smart storage ideas out there for pet owners. But our favourite is making use of drawers to create a pull-out station. It’s compact, clean, and keeps things out of the way until they’re needed. Whichever option you go for, the most important thing is to have a dedicated spot for your pet’s items. One that is well-removed from cleaning supplies, pantry products, and out of reach from curious paws. 

 

 

Flooring for Paws and Claws.
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Quorn Stone - Pet Proof Flooring for a pet centric kitchen

Quorn Stone

 

 

Durable. Easy to clean. Blemish concealing. These are the three most important factors to consider for pet-friendly flooring. Because of this, steer clear from hardwood and laminate flooring that isn’t designed to handle high wear and tear. Instead, consider options like stone floors, tiles, luxury vinyl plank and linoleum. Each is beautiful and ticks the boxes.

If you want a bit of warmth, throw rugs and runners are a good addition. They’re easy to toss in the wash and add some extra traction for high-traffic areas.

 

 

Design For Minimal Blemishes .
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Masterclass Kitchens - Pet Centric Kitchen Colours

Masterclass Kitchens

 

We know how enticing it is to have light tones in your kitchen. But if you’ve got furry friends around, you must consider how prone these light materials are to getting dirty. Darker tones and subtle texture on cabinets and floors are a smart way to manage the mess and conceal unsightly dirt. After all, you want your kitchen to be both comfortable and sustainably beautiful.

 

 

Hygiene Comes First.

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Papilio - Pet Centric Kitchen , hygeine matters.

Papilio

 

 

Cleanliness is important for every home. But it’s even more important when you have pets that bring all sorts of sensory experiences (many unpleasant) inside with them. Make sure you let in plenty of fresh air to keep your kitchen odour-free. Consider adding air purifiers for a little extra scented pleasure.

You could even take it a step further: create a dedicated washing station if you have dogs that love to bring their outdoor play indoors. Keep mops and floor towels close by to catch the drips with ease.

 

 

By incorporating these design features, you can create a kitchen that caters to both you and your pets. Imagine a space where meal prep is a breeze. Messes are easily contained. And your pet feels safe and comfortable. This pet-centric approach to kitchen design keeps the bond strong between you and your animal. While ensuring a stylish and functional space for everyone.

 

 

 

Durability Is Beautiful.

 

A beautiful kitchen is admirable. But a sustainably beautiful kitchen is priceless. If you’re looking for a kitchen that will last (paws and all), reach out to us for a quote today.