Two area rugs help visually to define separate seating areas in this long, slim living room. Down by the bay window, a brown leather ottoman doubles as a coffee table and is easier to move as needed in the smaller space.
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.
In the master bedroom at the 2011 edition of the HGTV Dream Home, black furnishings and menswear fabrics pop against walls painted in a vibrant cranberry shade. The "Doggie Dream Home," a miniature replica of the actual HGTV Dream Home constructed by carpenter David Brown, features space for two small dogs.
A nook in a small contemporary kitchen serves as a family dog's eating area. A tall shelf provides storage space, with the bright blue feeding stand, crisp white shelf and green artwork adding nice touches of color to the neutral room.
A custom dog crate is built into this wall of kitchen shelving. The small grated door slides up and down for easy use. Hiding it within the wall is a great way to keep the area organized and clean, while maximizing floor space.
In a smaller room, choosing a few pieces of furniture and one or two items for visual interest can help keep the space from feeling cluttered. Here, the simple but stylish banquette, table and chairs let the gorgeous ocean view take center stage.
The homeowners wanted their living room's design to be comfortable for everyone in their family, even the dog, so designers found him a small, cozy rug with a fluffy pillow to create his bed. Then, they placed the bed at the top of the sitting area so that Fido could continue to be an important part of the family's life.
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.
Include a rain garden on your property to slow down and help filter pollutants from storm runoff. Rain gardens can be large or small and designed to include plants that appeal to your home’s design aesthetic.
Two wood chairs are nestled by a fire bowl on this backyard terrace, creating the perfect spot for conversation. Surrounding plants provide privacy, and a small table nearby offers a space for dining al fresco.
Upon entering the houseboat, a bright lounge area welcomes guests. A custom L-shaped banquette provides an intimate seating area near the kitchen. Bold colors in the small table, seat cushions and counters bring life to the white wall color.
Perhaps our favorite part of this bedroom is the sliding barn door that reveals the bathroom and small study area. The door is painted a lovely shade of lavender that is also found in the bedding. The room feels bright and airy thanks to the natural light pouring from the windows and reflecting off the stark white walls.
A dog feed & water station is a sleek and creative addition to this kitchen. The cabinet also provides storage for pet food, treats, glassware and other small items. The drawer can be closed when not in use.