Dog-washing stations can be installed in the mudroom in order to keep messes confined to one place. PHOTO COURTESY OF FERGUSON
Man’s best friend is so incorporated into our lives, it is only natural that they start getting their own interior perks. Explore the evolving world of BARKitecture.
In celebration of National Dog Day in August, the team at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (fergusonshowrooms.com) knew it was time to roll out a new concept. The idea? To include dog-friendly design into kitchen and mudroom style. The clever name of BARKitecture was originally used to describe the design process and construction of doghouses, but, as time has passed, the term has evolved into what we know now. Dog-loving homeowners are embracing the BARKitecture culture by specifically customizing their homes with features such as hidden food storage and water stations, and areas to shower and groom their pets. The incorporation of mudrooms in the home has become quite popular among pet owners as they make the care and feeding of animals more convenient, as well as keep the mess reserved to one area. Additionally, by installing a dog wash station in the mudroom and having hidden food compartments and water stations in the kitchen, both you and your furry friend are guaranteed to have a happier heart and a cleaner home.