When editorial director and cat owner Alice Lawlor renovated her
kitchen, she added a clever detail that garnered a ton of interest: a stylish cat door. Far from the unsightly flaps that are typical of pet doors, Alice’s cat door is in the shape of a kitty head and adds a cute detail without being too obvious. “We painted Lucy’s cat door to make it blend in,” she says, proving that pet owners don’t have to sacrifice style to give their pet this convenient feature. Click below to find other examples of pet doors that will have both you and your pet swooning.
Tour the rest of Alice’s kitchen on
H&H TV or in our March 2017 issue.
Tucked behind sheer curtains, this traditional cat door doesn’t detract from the dining room’s bright, feminine decor, and leads to a verdant backyard.
Designer: Alison Kandler
A white dog door mimics its Dutch-style counterpart in this charming farmhouse-inspired mudroom. A brass wolf knocker and mini horse sculpture nod to the owners’ love of animals.
Designer: Cullen Construction
A trendy, black-framed dog door and pint-sized deck (built especially for their pup!) make this backyard a pet’s paradise. A water tap with a bowl underneath allows the dog to spend more time outdoors without having to run back in for a drink.
Designer: Building Lab
This trad mudroom’s custom features ensure that this retriever is never without comfort. Not only does a dog door mean that this pooch can come and go at will, but a drawer with a built-in bowl guarantees that there’s always a tasty treat waiting for him when he gets back.
Designer: Jack Smith
Placed at the front of the home, a traditional aluminum flap door means that your family pet can also act as a watchdog.
RN Interior Design
Designer: RN Interior Design
Pet doors don’t always have to lead outside! This charming interpretation of a dog house makes for a sweet spot for any pooch to lounge in style.
Designer: LDa Architecture and Interiors
Though this cottage’s dog door has a standard rubber flap for pets to come and go as they please, a custom-built wooden door can be locked at night for ease of security.
Designer: High Craft Builders
Placed between the main door and the pet door
(under the window), a dark brown Windsor chair adds a vintage touch to this mudroom.
Designer: Crisp Architects
This simple pet flap doesn’t detract from this striking rustic-industrial barn door. Keeping a bushel basket filled with towels close at hand is practical for wiping down dirty paws.
Designer: Shed Architecture & Design
Author: Amanda Tucci
Cat door by The Kitty Pass,
House & Home March 2017 issue