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Old 12-18-2013, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We're moving into a house in the near future and I want to convert one of the spare bedrooms into a "dog room". If anyone has a "dog room" or even a "dog area/dog space" where they keep all their dogs things/play area and has a photo or has suggestions for storage and such please share!

We're going to dedicate a wall to each of the dogs for awards, certificates, trophies, ribbons, etc. I want to build two large wooden toy chests to store toys, would also like storage space to put all my training gear, collars, leashes, etc, etc..

Want to get this planned out before we move in. Already bought a large carpet for the dogs to wrestle and play on.

Also, does anyone have a sturdy weather proof toy bin that they leave outside? I'd like something to store "outdoor" toys in that can stand up to the weather. Would love recommendations on products or even building one... since DH is building me two wooden toy chests anyway.

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From reading your thread it totally sounds like you have eveything figured out nicely i converted our Florida room into the dogs room, its got huge sliding glass doors all around it and i leave it open in the winter with the heater going and in the summer its open but all the doors are open too. Your room sounds like it going to be fantastic.
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From reading your thread it totally sounds like you have eveything figured out nicely i converted our Florida room into the dogs room, its got huge sliding glass doors all around it and i leave it open in the winter with the heater going and in the summer its open but all the doors are open too. Your room sounds like it going to be fantastic.
Haha, yeah we have most of it planned out. I don't know what to use for storage, though.. bins stacked up will look messy... hmm..

No kids means one bedroom gets to be a dog room. Haha! Love it!
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Outdoor bins have been a struggle. I suggest heading to the garden centre and if they have any large clay pots for small trees. We have some of these, and they are able to store a ton (think 2 large bags of flour) Those will be large enough, drain water, as well as hold to outdoor wear.
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Outdoor bins have been a struggle. I suggest heading to the garden centre and if they have any large clay pots for small trees. We have some of these, and they are able to store a ton (think 2 large bags of flour) Those will be large enough, drain water, as well as hold to outdoor wear.
Never even thought of that... that's a clever idea. I just want a place to keep all the dog toys we will leave outdoors, instead of leaving them scattered across a huge back yard. Hunter knows how to go pick things up and bring them back, so I figure he can do yard clean up every day.. :P
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From reading your thread it totally sounds like you have eveything figured out nicely i converted our Florida room into the dogs room, its got huge sliding glass doors all around it and i leave it open in the winter with the heater going and in the summer its open but all the doors are open too. Your room sounds like it going to be fantastic.
It sounds like your describing my set up. My husband gets so upset that I turned our beautiful sunroom into the dog room. They have a gas fireplace for the winter and in the summer it stays cooler underneath in the doggie cave.
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Our dog/whelping room started out as a screen porch too.
For storage, I'd look at installing some cabinets. We did the bin/tote/shelf thing for years and the cabinets are so much nicer at keeping everything organized and clean, plus we can keep meds, supplements, shampoos, cleaners, etc... out there and not worry about the dogs getting into them. And the counter serves as the dog kitchen for prepping meals. Looks a lot nicer than stacks of bins and totes too.

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My living room is the dogs' room. I prefer them with me.
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For indoor and vehicle storage I use the Steralite drawer organizers that are white with clear drawers so I can see in them (though I still have each one labeled, 'cuz I'm like that).

Our backyard came with a kids' sandbox which I use for storing toys and for Nikon's digging.
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Our dog/whelping room started out as a screen porch too.
For storage, I'd look at installing some cabinets. We did the bin/tote/shelf thing for years and the cabinets are so much nicer at keeping everything organized and clean, plus we can keep meds, supplements, shampoos, cleaners, etc... out there and not worry about the dogs getting into them. And the counter serves as the dog kitchen for prepping meals. Looks a lot nicer than stacks of bins and totes too.

Love it!! Yours was actually the room I was hoping would pop up when I posted this.. is it expensive to install cabinets?
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