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I am a dog-lover. I have had dogs most of my adult life and wouldn’t change it for the world. But, I am the first to admit that it is difficult to work dog-necessities into a curated home. Last year’s San Francisco Elle Decor Designer Showcase inspired me to think more creatively about how to accommodate my four-legged friends. The solution above, from the Showcase house, is nearly perfect; bed, bowls and leash all in one spot. To be honest, I’m not so sure why you would have turf in the house because I can’t imagine anyone wants to encourage their pet to use the kitchen as a toilet. But, overall, this is a great solution and it inspired me to start looking for other ideas.
Once I started looking, I realized that there is no shortage of ideas out there. Here are some stand-out solutions for beds and bowls. They work well in kitchens, laundry rooms, and under the stairs, but I can imagine incorporating the dog bed ideas into all sorts of nooks and crannies in my own home.
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Looking for dog bowl solutions? These ideas take the cake. I love the idea of keeping the dog food and bowls in the laundry room instead of the kitchen. But, not everyone has a deluxe laundry room and these kitchen solutions would work well too.
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We love all of these ideas. They allow you to keep the mess out of the way and still let Fido feel like he is part of the family.