Pet friendly home design has come a long way since the introduction of the doggie door. Pets have become a dear part of our families. It’s no wonder home owners are considering them in remodeling and building plans. So we thought we’d explore ways in which Immerse’s plumbing supplies might provide some innovative accommodations for your furry family members.

Built-in pet showers and baths

Perhaps a bathing area for Fido in the mud room area of your home? If you’ve considered a shower or bath specifically for your pets, here are some options for their finished, polished look, and of course for their functionality:

Smaller pets can easily be bathed in single basin farmhouse sinks with pull down faucets like this one by DXV:

If your pet is larger than a sink bath, consider a tub or shower space. And as long as you’re in the planning stages, why not consider this Waterworks handheld industrial look tub filler that will be available to the market in February, 2018:

Waterworks Regulator Bath

Waterworks Regulator Bath (on the market in Feb, 2018)

 

Place tile high enough up the walls in an indoor dog washing station to contain splashing and shake outs, and try a penny tile floor tile to ensure no slipping. Immerse is the exclusive carrier of Waterworks tile in St. Louis. Make an appointment to see the array of Waterworks tile, but here are some examples:

For your pet shower, consider placing a hand shower on a side wall to keep it within arm’s reach. Here’s an example of a handheld shower by Brizo.

Brizo's Handheld shower

Brizo’s Handheld shower faucet

A pet friendly home might have pet food and even pet bowls stored in custom furniture made with special pull out drawers and cabinets, like ones made by The Furniture Guild.

furniture guild bathroom furniture

Furniture Guild bathroom furniture, made in the USA

You might consider using a wall mount pot filler for filling your pet’s watering bowl. Here’s one by Newport Brass. Immerse also sells DXV and Watermark wall mount pot filler faucets.

Wall mount Pot Filler by

Wall mount Pot Filler by Newport Brass

Self-closing toilet

For some unknown reason, pets tend to like licking the toilet bowl and drinking out of the toilet. The residue left from cleaners and chemicals is toxic. Immerse carries toilet options with automatic lids that might be easier than training human family members to lower the lid after using the commode.

Toto Toilet with self closing lid.

Toto Toilet with self closing lid

If you’re pet owners like many of us at Immerse, you love your fur-covered children. Now, sharing your space with your pet does not mean you have to sacrifice style or comfort. You can include your pets’ needs in the design of your home with a pet washing station and more. We’d love to hear about your ideas in designing pet-centric or pet-friendly homes. Contact us to see any of the brands listed in this blog post in our St. Louis, MO showroom.