In many cases, even after the crate training days are done with, your dog might still love to nestle up in that cozy security of the crate. So, what was supposed to be a momentary eyesore has now become a permanent part of your home. So, if you are looking for a more long-term yet stylish solution then you have come to the right place. Fortunately, there are many designers, cabinetmakers, and furniture makers who have come up with all sorts of clever ideas to make an indoor dog kennel fit in with your home furniture. Some of these ideas have been mentioned next to you. So, to know more do read on.
BUILT INTO THE WALL
Have some recessed area from an existing closet? Then why not fit your dog crate in that area. This idea will provide a clean, sleek look. Color the crate that goes with your hallway space’s color palette and you are good to go. Fitting the indoor dog kennel inside a wall is one of the best ways to save space. Besides, with such an idea, you do not have to worry about accidentally bumping into the crate.
BENEATH THE LAUNDRY ROOM
The laundry room has designated cabinets to keep your washer and dryer. Use these cabinets to fit the dog crate in. This idea will provide more of an organized look. The laundry room is usually built in that area of the house which is normally not the first thing a person sees when they enter the house. So, fitting the crate with the furniture of your laundry room will be an easy way to keep it away from your visitors/guests.
IN THE MUDROOM
In a mudroom, organizational built-ins happen to be a trending item that all homeowners are spending their money on. It is quite easy to add a dog crate into the scheme. The crate can be fit into the wall of the built-in shelves. For medium to small-sized dogs, you can put the crate beneath the built-in bench.
This is one of the cheapest yet stylish way to make the crate go with your furniture.
UNDER THE STAIRS
A little bit of Harry Potter vibe, but keeping the crate under the stair is one easiest way to make sure that the crate fits in with the décor of the room. You have the option to make a custom door that matches with the staircase’s slant. If you want more style then instead of utilitarian-looking wire mesh, opt for an attractive grille.
IN THE LIVING ROOM
Fortunately, nowadays indoor dog kennel is available in a furniture-like look. You can simply purchase one that accentuates the vibe of your living room. However, these furniture-like dog crates can be quite expensive. So, if you are looking for a more affordable option then place a small-sized rug on top on the crate that goes with the style of the living room. You can even place a cardboard on top of the crate and place planters and/or centerpieces on top of it. This is most definitely an easy way to bring the room together and fit in the dog crate with other furniture in the room.
There you have it; these were some clever ways to make an indoor dog kennel fit in with your home furniture.