This dog house, featured on HGTV All American Handyman, is perfect for a pint-sized family pet. Vented sides, a functional front door and a welcome mat make it a comfy outdoor spot for your four-legged best friend.
White cedar fencing provides a buffer of privacy in the yard, where all-weather stackable chaises, fashioned from a material that incorporates post-consumer bottle waste, provide a sunbathing area. The family pet can grab some shade in the cushioned dog house.
A 64-inch-tall Doggie Green Home mirrors the main home in both exterior cladding and crimped metal roofing. The structure was designed by the HGTV Green Home 2012 architect and constructed locally. A set of painted cedar stairs, crafted by carpenter David Brown, provide a rustic finishing touch.
The owner of this multipurpose space wanted to use his garage for more than just vehicle storage. Designer Jeanne L. Griggs treated the room—which houses workout equipment, a dog kennel with outdoor access and space for two cars—to a mix of rich details, including custom cabinetry, a stainless steel refrigerator, granite countertops and a TV and sound system for workout entertainment.
This small area adjacent to the stairs is accessorized with a black three-drawer console, a bold lime green lamp and a stylish starburst mirror, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room. A small nook tucked under the staircase serves as a cozy dog house for the homeowner's pet.
Much like the first dog Bo decor throughout the White House, designers created a replica of the Biden's German shepherd, Champ, using strips of burlap and an evergreen collar. (Do you see the real Champ? He's busy snoozing on the stairwell landing.)
Homeowner Rod Rusyniak is an avid gardener who tries to find time every day to walk his Atlanta yard. His yard boasts a dramatic pitch that rises into the hillside of his backyard and a network of winding paths and terraces for a putting green, storybook potting shed, dog house, fire pit and much more.
The gray home exterior and large double doorway become a frame for the colorful living room scene inside. Concrete pavers and gravel are a low-maintenance landscaping choice that also complements the house.