For many of us, our pets are a big part of the family. For some, our furry friends have as much a place in our hearts and homes as children do. So it makes sense that you would want to consider their needs when designing your ideal kitchen. At Booher Remodeling Company, we strive to design spaces that cater to everyone in your family, so we’ve come up with a few ways you can consider your pets’ needs during your kitchen remodel.

Creating a Pet-Friendly Kitchen

Install Pull-Out Food and Water Dishes

Food and water dishes are essential items for any pet owner, but most don’t love the look of them sitting in the middle of the kitchen. They tend to look a little messy and if you have small children, you understand the constant battle of keeping your toddler’s fingers out of Fido’s water bowl. We have a great solution for you! When planning your kitchen design, designate a drawer or other space that will keep your pet’s food and water dishes semi-hidden or tucked away when not in use.

Laminate Flooring and Rugs

If you’re considering updating your floors, laminate is a great choice for pet owners. Laminate is easy to clean and won’t show any scratches. Choose a lighter wood so any fur won’t be as visible, and use rugs or runners so your pets won’t slip around on the hard floors. Keep in mind that you’ll want something that is easy to clean as your pets will likely pick a kitchen rug as their favorite spot to curl up.

Kitchen Hardware

As you browse through kitchen hardware options, stay away from anything with sharp edges or corners. Choose knobs over pulls so that paws won’t get caught, and steer clear of polished finishes so you won’t have to constantly clean them.

At Booher Remodeling Company, we believe that kitchen remodeling isn’t always about staying on-trend, but rather how you use your kitchen and how you live your life. For more tips like these, contact our design team in Indianapolis today at (317) 852-5546.