The Kitchen is the New Family Room
Family Includes the 4 leggers
Anyone who shares their home with a dog knows that wherever they are, so are the tail waggers. Especially if it’s in the kitchen. (What dog doesn’t like food?)
But a dog or cat in the kitchen can also get underfoot easily. We’ve had many a screeching cat from stepping on a tail.
The way to keep creatures out of the way, but still in the room is to give them a comfortable hangout. It avoids spillage while tripping over them plopped down in what they think is a good spot.
NEWSFLASH: Compromise is possible!
How about designing a nook for a dog or cat within the kitchen space? Humans & pets can coexist without inconvenience to either. An out of the way place for a bed, and an area just for them to eat & drink can make everyone happy.
It’s no secret that dogs especially love cave-like dens. Most crate trained dogs prefer to continue sleeping in them even when the door is left open.
These guys have king’s quarters: plush bed, secure box, food, toys & water. All in a spot that they know is theirs. The envy of a street dog, for sure!
Out of the way, but still in the action. Perfect.