Melrose Street, Newton MATransitional Kitchen

This new kitchen design was created to eliminate dog pens. An L-shaped design allowed for a dog den base cabinet to be incorporated into the kitchen layout.

Photo Credit: Betsy Bassett

Mid-sized transitional u-shaped light wood floor and brown floor eat-in kitchen photo with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, gray backsplash, matchstick tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula, gray countertops and soapstone countertops —  Houzz
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Tony Misner wrote:Jan 16, 2016
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    Betsy Bassett Interiors

    This was a custom made dog den. I recommended to my client to purchase a base cabinet that matched existing cabinetry so that in the future it could be retro fitted back to a base cabinet.

Ginger Keenum wrote:Aug 13, 2014
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    Betsy Bassett Interiors
    Hi Ginger-

    I am sorry to say I don't know; my contractor got the wire. I suggest you go look at your local hardware store and see what you like. This wire had a nice finish with no rough edges.

    Good luck with your project.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

becky
Becky Harris added this to How to Integrate a Dog Den Into Your Home DecorApr 20, 2018

In the KitchenThis clever setup lets the dogs hunker down for a nap in a favorite room. Built under a counter, it fits in with ease. Style note: Designer Betsy Bassett recommended that her clients create the dog den by using base cabinets that matched the rest of the cabinetry in the kitchen. That way they can easily switch out the wire mesh for cabinet doors if they ever want to.

jsheer
Julie Sheer added this to 16 Stylish Built-In Sleeping Areas for DogsAug 18, 2016

5. Dog crates, or kennels, can be an excellent housetraining aid, and act as a temporary “special retreat” rather than an all-day cage, according to the American Humane Association. But their boxy, chain-link ugliness is a design challenge. Not for lucky rescue dogs Maxie and Scout, though, who get to hang out in a custom-designed pen in this Newton, Massachusetts, kitchen by Betsy Bassett. The pups open the gate with their noses. The dog den can be replaced with a base cabinet later if desired. Cabinets: Brookhaven, Wood-Mode; countertop: Jet Mist honed granite; backsplash tile: Desert Sand Stripe, Akdo

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Anne Colby added this to Photo Flip: Good Dog! Cute Pooches at HomeJan 16, 2016

Rescue dogs Maxie and Scout like to nap in their kitchen den after long walks with their owners. They open the door with their noses. Betsy Bassett designed the dog den for maximum flexibility. “I recommended to my client to purchase a base cabinet that matched existing cabinetry so that in the future it could be retrofitted back to a base cabinet,” Bassett says. Cabinets: Brookhaven, Wood-Mode; countertop: Jet Mist honed granite; backsplash tile: Desert Sand Stripe, Akdo

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Christine Tusher added this to The Crate Conundrum: A Safe Place for Your PoochFeb 11, 2014

Can’t sacrifice storage? Build a cozy cuddle zone for multiple pets by enclosing a space, as this homeowner did by fencing in a seldom-used breakfast nook.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

ctencza
ctencza added this to Tassie House IdeasJul 5, 2019

Not in kitchen, but I like the built in look

risclan4
risclan4 added this to Kitchen IdeasFeb 17, 2019

I like built in pet room for dogs. Separate pet room off of pantry, small with window and one counter for cats.

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