Our dog’s feeding/drinking station is positioned on the floor at the end of a row of cabinets. It’s pretty inconspicuously placed and not in a highly trafficked part of the room. And yet. A few times a week, I find myself kicking over his water bowl—which results in having to mop up the puddle from the floor, the tray on which it sits, and under it too. And change my socks.
I recently came across this genius idea, a recessed pet food area built into the kitchen island, while looking through old Remodelista posts. (See The Ultimate Starter Apartment, Cobble Hill Edition.) Anyone who has a cat or dog and has the same water-bowl-kicking gene as I do should consider this clever feature before their next kitchen remodel. You could even add a shelf in the alcove to store pet food.
Photography by Matthew Williams for Remodelista, from The Ultimate Starter Apartment, Cobble Hill Edition.
Got pets? Read these:
- Fancy Feast: The 6 Things You Need for Corralling Pet Food
- 10 Storage Ideas to Steal from an Artfully Organized Apartment in New York City
- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: 5 Favorites from Ikea’s New Canine Collection
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published May 2019.