Man's best friend plays a central role in so my of our lives, it's only natural that the well considered home also account for their comfort and well being. When designing to include pets in the occupant mix, we select forgiving finishes to minimize stress; for these treasured family members and their guardians. My own pampered pooch (Pierre) regards our sofa, as his domain, (hence the drool proof velvet). In some cases specific features can be included to facilitate their care. A favourite example is the dog shower we designed tucked around the corner, in this modern laundry / mud room.
The cabinets provide ample storage, food, leashes, toys, and extra towels, are all hidden away. A quartz counter and utility sink make for easy clean up and the standing shower is perfect (warm) after a run on the beach. Then it's cookies and a lazy nap in front of the fire. It's a very good life.