The Purr-fect Pet-Friendly Kitchen

Posted January 11, 2019 by Gracie DeSantis

Let’s face it. They’re family. But, from napping in the sink to tracking mud across the floor, our four-legged family members can do a real number on our kitchens. Here are some ways to keep your kitchen beautiful even with pets!

Naughty dog - Lying dog in the middle of mess in the kitchen.

Pets do a real number on our floors.

From the Floor Up

As if you needed another reason to consider Kitchen-Proof Flooring. Extremely durable Talon is scratch resistant so a bit of rough-housing from clawed paws is A-okay. And with zero added formaldehyde, you know it’s safe for Rex and Fluffy. Waterproof XRP flooring is another great choice for pet spills. After all, we all know accidents are all part of caring for a pet.

Curious cat with paws on the counter.

Keeping Kitty off the counter is essential for the pet-friendly kitchen.

Stay One Jump Ahead

With a love of heights and tasty smells, it’s no wonder your cats can’t resist hopping on the countertop. To keep kitty prints off your spotless quartz or granite, offer appropriate alternatives like a climbing tree or allow cats on the kitchen chairs. Reward them when they jump where they are allowed, and they will associate appropriate perches with good feelings. You’ll find a lot fewer hairs in your spaghetti.

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Pet stations are a great way to make the most of your cabinets.

Supply Station

Leashes. Bowls. Treats. With so many different supplies needed to keep pets happy and healthy, maintain order by creating a supply station just for your pet. Place bowls in a cabinet without door. Add hooks for leashes and maybe even a shelf for food bags, grooming supplies, and treats. Ask a Cabinets To Go expert about custom cabinet solutions.

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