Vivian Gunnerengen, Interior Designer – NCIDQ Certified # 016452

Vivian Gunnerengen, Interior Designer – NCIDQ Certified # 016452

Have you heard the word“Barkitecture”?

Barkitecture is an evolving term that encompasses innovative ideas to create comfortable and stylish spaces for humans and their four-legged friends. Originally used to describe the design and construction of dog houses and other structures specifically for dogs, the trend today has grown popular due to its ability to incorporate practical elements of pet ownership into the design of kitchens and bathrooms that both humans and dogs can enjoy. Barkitecture is here to stay due to growing demand among pet owners who view their animals as true family members. They are willing to invest in ensuring that every part of their home reflects this sentiment.

So what could you do to design a space for your dog

One of the most popular pet-friendly design features is adding a dog wash station in the mudroom. A dog wash station typically consist of a faucet with a flexible hose on an elevated platform. I would recommend tiling the area or use some type of hard surface that is easy to clean. This feature makes it easier and less messy to give the pup a quick bath after an outdoor adventure.

Another idea is to design the food station, for your dog and even install a water line for their bowls.

Who knew our four-legged friends would be part of the design elements!

Vivian of VivianG Design

My passion for creativity started in my childhood days in Norway. Whether it was rearranging my bedroom furniture or changing color schemes – this is when it all started.

Merging design and real estate to create a positive and unique experience. Homes by VivianGDesign specializes in new builds, remodels and investment properties. VGD will help you find the right builder or the perfect fixer upper as your realtor, then transform and bring the home to life as your interior designer.


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