Kitchen Cabinet Island for Dogs and Cats

By Bill Esler | Posted: 11/16/2012 10:57AM


Cabinetry to accommodate pets will find a ready market in the millions of households with dogs or cats.

Amy Britton's Artisan Kitchens, Osterville Village, ME, offers custom cabinetry with dog-bone drawer pulls and an LED-lit recess with a raised shelf to keep pet food bowl insets above the floor.

Thirty-nine percent of U.S. households own at least one dog; 33 percent own at  least one cat. There are 86.4 million owned cats and 78.6 million owned dogs. So the market to accommodate them is big.

Artisan Kitchens, dounded in 2005 by owner and principal designer Britton, offers a full range of products from custom cabinetry and countertops to  accessories, hardware and fixtures. Artisan Kitchens is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association; Britton is an NKBA Certified Kitchen Designer. Clients are located in Boston, Chicago, Hartford, Rhode Island, the South Shore, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard as well as all of Cape Cod.

In addition to design services, Artisan Kitchens can specify, supply and install cabinetry, countertops, hardware, tile, fixtures, and other materials used on a project. Exceptional custom are built under its own line of private label cabinetry, Artisan Custom, made locally by craftsmen under  supervision of Artisan Kitchens.

Britton has been involved in the interior design field since 1979, specializing in kitchen and bath design since 1985. She achieved accreditation as a Certified Kitchen Designer in 1993.


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Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at or follow him on Google+.

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Chesapeake, VA  |  November, 21, 2012 at 08:25 AM

Love this idea. The only thing is how to keep the bowl area clean. If painted, it would be hard to scrub and keep looking good. Maybe laminate the entire enclosure with formica or something. The beadboard looks great on the back, but again, it would be hard to clean. Any ideas?

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Adelaide, Australia  |  December, 03, 2014 at 06:57 AM

This is amazing custom cabinetry with the pet food bowls built it the island bench. Love it!!


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