First Friday Feature: A Kitchen Fit For a Dog (?!)

Before we got our hands on this space, the kitchen was dated, had cabinets that were in bad shape, and overall needed some love. The kitchen was really dark, but it did have a good layout going for it! So, when we started designing, we knew we could give this space a whole new look all while keeping the same layout. Some of the requirements to be included was a space to house bar essentials such as a wine fridge and ice maker, new appliances such as a fridge and oven, and lastly, a special requirement, a space to keep their dogs in the kitchen. We preserved the layout while updating the design. Get all the details for this kitchen fit for a dog below!


New cabinetry in the kitchen is almost like a breath of fresh air, especially in this space! Lighter cabinetry gives the space the brightness it so deserves. Here we have Crestwood framed cabinetry, in a Wakefield door style, maple wood, with a finish of Frost paint.

Here we designed a space for their doggies, perfectly hidden from view from the living area, yet still very much a part of the kitchen. We like to call this the “doggy hotel”. It is complete with sliding doors that can be shut when not in use. We told you this was a kitchen fit for a dog!


Counters are a real eye catcher for this space. In this kitchen, we installed a 3 cm granite in Typhoon Bordeaux. The speckles of reds and browns in the granite go very well with the existing wooden beams in the space, essentially tying it all together.


For the main backsplash tile, we installed a diamond shape Crema Imperial tumbled travertine from Interceramic. The back of the pony-wall also received a backsplash treatment which consisted of the same material but in a 1×1 size – the size and range of color almost give it a sparkling effect. Over the cooktop, we installed the same 1×1 material inside a picture frame with a Medici Coppia Bronze embellishment in the center. Flooring is an Arizona Tile Dome series in Walnut in a mixture of sizes. They range from 8×8, 8×16, 16×16 and 16×24 to create a pattern.

Fixtures and Fittings

Out with the old kitchen fixtures and in with the new! The new kitchen sink is a BlancoDiamond™ super single bowl in biscuit. The faucet is a Kohler® Vinnata® pull-down in Oil Rubbed Bronze. Lastly, the cabinet hardware pulls are oil rubbed bronze from Amerock.

Do you need a kitchen fit for a dog, cat, bird, or any other pet? Learn some other ways you may want to think about your furry friend; Go check out our blog on Ways to Incorporate Your Pet Into Your Design!