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Jun 24 2016

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NKBA’s Manhattan Chapter Explores Pet-Friendly Designs

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These days, pets are part of the family, and more and more kitchen and bath designs are incorporating areas for pet storage, sleeping areas and feeding stations to accommodate this growing trend.

The NKBA Manhattan Chapter recently hosted a 0.1 CEU presentation titled “Design Unleashed: Adapting Interiors for People and their Pets” to address pet-friendly spaces. The program was led by Chris Prince, Manhattan Chapter vice president of programs; and host and speaker Dave Burcher, CKD, with In House Kitchen Bath Home. The presentation, which was underwritten by Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry, also explored materials, surfaces and furnishings suitable for pets.


The event hosted nearly 70 guests and discussed the business of designing for clients and pets alike. Prince partnered with local animal shelter Bideawee, which brought in several “adoption-ready” dogs for the cocktail and networking hour.


Burcher and his team presented gourmet “doggie-bags” with dog bone cookies, beverages from Chateau La Paws and donations to a pet rescue organization. Raffle prizes included a free vet visit, in-home grooming session, a designer dog bed and a handheld shower from Grohe that is perfect for a pet wash station.

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Pictured above are Melissa Treuman, director of communications at Bideawee animal shelter; Chris Prince, Manhattan Chapter vice president of programs; and Renee Riddick, Manhattan Chapter president.

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