They’re big, ugly, and don’t match with anything, and if you’re a dog owner, then you know what I’m talking about – dog crates. You may try to place them in a room so that when guests come over they don’t have to see it. But the truth is that you yourself would rather not have to look at it either. Below are some DIY ideas on how to hide the dog crate.
Depending on the size of the crate, you can actually create a table out of it. If the top of the crate isn’t flat, place a piece of wood or sturdy cardboard on top. Cover the entire crate with fabric or a tablecloth, add a lamp and some knickknacks and you’ve got yourself a dual purpose table. You can create a different shaped table by adding glass on top.
Some owners like having their dog sleep in their bedroom, but not on their bed. A dog crate can definitely add clutter to the bedroom, so create a nightstand out of it. Find a table that is tall enough for your dog crate to fit underneath, or you can custom build one. You can even add a curtain to hide the crate when it’s not in use so that it doesn’t detract from the rest of the room’s décor.
If you happen to have more than one crate but want to keep them in the same area, there’s a simple solution to that. You can build a bench to go over the crates to create extra seating space to any room in the house. If the crates are a little smaller, then you could use the bench as a coffee table.
Built into the décor
This solution can be more practical for bigger dogs. If you happen to have an extra nook in your laundry room or kitchen, you can just build the crate right into the room.