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Pet-Friendly Kitchen Design

Posted by Amy Cornell on Fri, May 22, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

 

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Americans love their pets and they spoil them rotten. Our devoted friends are never far, following us from room-to-room, determined not to miss out on any of the action. Most folks could use a little less company underfoot in the kitchen, however. 

If you are planning an upcoming kitchen renovation and have pets, consider some of these thoughtful additions in your kitchen cabinetry design. They will keep your animals safe, comfortable and may help avoid a sprained ankle, or two one day. 

man's best friendPet Beds: The kitchen island is the perfect space to house a cozy pet bed and/or feeding station.  If you have the floor space, you don't even have to sacrifice storage. Simply extend the counter top past the back of the cabinet. Small kitchens can carve space too by leaving off the door of a base cabinet to make a narrower niche for smaller dogs and cats.

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Pull out dog bowls from PinterestFeeding Time: Many cabinet manufacturers offer pull-out drawers which discreetly house pet bowls. Add a roll-out cabinet with plastic kibble bins beside it and make feeding even more efficient. An easy way to create space for bowls away from feet (without losing storage) is by recessing a base cabinet and adding a little ledge.Quality kitchen companies can help you customize such a space most anywhere in your kitchen or utility room. 

These ideas are just scratch the surface of pet-friendly kitchen design. When you select a quality cabinet manufacturer along with a talented kitchen company, you can create almost anything to delight your furry friends. 

We love what we do ... and you will too.

We're also animal lovers at General Woodcraft. Our talented kitchen design team can help you to create a kitchen that you - and your pets - will enjoy for years to come. If you are within driving distance of our New London, CT kitchen design studio, schedule a complimentary one-hour consultation.

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Small Kitchen Design is Big on Style

Posted by Amy Cornell on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

General Woodcraft Small Kitchen Design Remodel

Bigger is not always better. Proving that point beautifully is this gorgeous small kitchen design and remodel in coastal Rhode Island by the General Woodcraft kitchen design team.

Thanks to a vertically laid ceramic tile backsplash, a creamy monochromatic palette and scaled down appliances, this kitchen feels very spacious despite limited parameters.

The angled peninsula creates seating, a copious amount of space for food prep and entertaining and also delineates the kitchen from adjacent areas. This kitchen design features Signature Custom Cabinetry with customized stiles and rails and custom colored painted cabinets.

Find out more, or request a custom kitchen design consultation at www.generalwoodcraftinc.com.

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