10 Creative Ways to Incorporate a Pet Door into Your Home Decor
Your beloved pet may have effortlessly captured your heart, but it’s their dog door that might be capturing all the attention in your home. As much as a doggie door can enhance your dog or cat’s lifestyle, they can be an eyesore in an otherwise aesthetic home.
Wondering how to transform that ordinary-looking pet door into a fabulous addition to your decor? Here’s a list of ingenious ideas to give that doggie door a delightful makeover.
1) Paint Your Door the Same Color As Your Home:
To make your pet door inconspicuous, paint it the same color as your wall. Drop by your local home improvement store to get the right paint that will not only match the door material, but also brighten your space.
2) Add A Second Door Over Your Flap:
You can make your pet door virtually invisible by adding a custom-built cover. This will give your home an elegant and cohesive look.
3) Install A Security Cover That Is As Secure As It Is Beautiful:
A wooden cover, like this one designed for the Ideal Ruff Weather Pet Door, not only aligns perfectly with a house’s woodwork but also comes with a security feature—a keyed lock.
4) Install Wall Trim Borders To Your Pet Door:
Enhance the aesthetics of your pet door by adding wall trim that matches your home's interior. Products like the Endura Flap Builder Series Pet Door for Walls and the Endura Flap Designer Pro Series Pet Door for Walls come with design features that allow for easy integration of wall trims, making the pet door look like a natural and stylish part of your home.
5) Hide Your Dog Door With A Dog House:
Already have a pet door on a wall or considering one? Enhance it with a doghouse attached right outside. It hides the opening and offers an appealing exterior look. Plus, if ever needed, you can remove the door and restore the wall. Hiring a skilled contractor for wall installations is always a wise choice.
6) Proudly Display Your Dog Door:
If you're in the mood to flaunt your pet door, customizing it can be both stylish and handy. If you want your pet door to be the talk of the town, try painting it decoratively.
7) Create Customized Walkway For Your Pet Door:
Especially for smaller pets, designing a walkway, stairs, or ramps can be as functional as it is decorative. This modification allows you to position the pet door higher, without restricting your pet's movement.
8) Make Your Pet Door A Glamorous Entrances:
You might not always DIY the dog door, but adding a personal touch to its decor is a cinch. Design a posh entrance for your pet with a unique welcome mat and an overhead cover, which can double up as a rain protector.
9) Add A Rustic Rain Cover:
During the rainy season, your pet will surely value an awning over their door. Add some stairs and you've got a dog door that's not just practical, but also boasts a rustic charm.
10) Give Your Catio An Entrance Enhancement:
An excellent way to integrate your pet's entrance is by connecting it to a catio. This outdoor cat enclosure ensures that your feline friends get to enjoy the outdoors safely. By connecting a pet door directly to the catio, you ensure a seamless and safe transition for your pets from indoors to outdoors.
Websites like Houzz.com and Pinterest and Etsy are simply full of great ways that pet owners are using pet doors to customize their homes. Check it out:
- Houzz’s web gallery – Houzz has produced an online picture book of creatively placed pet doors.
- Pinterest Dog Door Ideas – These pictures are a hoot! Take a look at the unique ways people are using dog doors to please their beloved pets.
Your pet's door doesn't have to be just another functional feature in your house. With these ideas, you can make it an integral part of your home decor, reflecting both your style and the love you have for your furry friend.
If you've experimented with any other decor ideas for pet doors, don’t hesitate to share!