Guide to size and measuring

It’s important to establish the size of your pet and your home when commissioning a piece of bespoke pet furniture. Providing measurements will allow us to accurately draw your initial design and provide a quote.

How to decide on the size of your pet furniture

To demonstrate what measurements we require, watch our short video and read our pointers below.

How to Measure a Dog

How to Measure a Cat

1. Your pet's space

When planning your pet’s space, it is essential to consider their size requirements. For a dog’s bedroom, it should provide ample room for their natural standing height, a comfortable resting area and enough space to enter and turn around without hindering their movement.

In the case of other pets like cats and rabbits, it is crucial to consider both the size and purpose of their space. Our experienced team can help guide you when needed.

We encourage you to provide us with your pet’s name, breed, or species from the outset. This information enables us to design furniture that is perfectly tailored to your furry companion, taking into account their size and how they will utilise their space

2. Your pet's sleeping arrangements

It can be useful to share information about your pet’s current sleeping arrangements. For example if you have an existing metal crate or other space your pet uses this can help to guide you and us on the size of space they require. You may be looking to design a piece for multiple pets so advising us on their sleeping preferences for example, shared or separated will also help us to ensure the final sizing of your furniture is suited to their comfort. Measurements of your pet’s current space can be shared during the design phase. 

Where you are unsure, for instance if you have a puppy, we will always work closely with you to help guide on sizing based on their expected adult breed size.

3. Location in your home

When determining the ideal size of your bespoke furniture, it is essential to consider its intended placement within your home. This decision may be influenced by factors such as your pet’s preferred sleeping location or how you plan to utilise the furniture. Here are some examples:

  • Kitchen: Assess the space required for a dog bedroom alongside a breakfast bar or integrated into a fitted kitchen.
  • Dining room: Determine the space needed for a dog bedroom accompanied by wine rack storage.
  • Utility room: Consider the space necessary for a dog bedroom and a functional workspace.
  • Open living space: Plan for a dog bedroom featuring cupboard and drawer storage within an open living area.
  • Lounge: Allocate space for a double dog bedroom integrated with a TV media unit for display and storage.
  • Office: Evaluate the space required for a dog bedroom, drawers for storage, and a desk in an office setting.
  • Hallway: Determine the space needed for a triple dog bedroom alongside a sideboard for additional display space.
  • Landing: Assess the space needed for a small dog bedroom that can fit snugly in a corner.

Measurements of the space you have for your furniture can be shared in the design phase. By considering the specific requirements of your desired location, we will work with you to create a bespoke piece of furniture that seamlessly fits into your home environment while meeting your pet’s needs.

4. Access to your home

A crucial aspect of our design process is ensuring feasible access to your home. To facilitate smooth delivery, we strongly advise measuring the widths of doorways and entrances.

Should any access concerns arise, our experienced team will explore solutions during the design phase. For very large pieces, we have previously designed furniture in separate parts.

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