you may need this one day:) a dedicated doggy mud room! A room just for the dogs and their stuff - this might sound like a waste of space, but if you have big dogs, you know how awesome that would be! Especially the built in dog bath.
"Dog house" is actually hidden access to a doggie door, providing visual & physical security against intruders. Could also protect dog door against weather! Not that we have a doggie door, but good idea!
We could do a built in with doors on the top area for coats and the bottom could be one big Dog Kennel with beautiful doors! Mudrooms With A Place For Dog Crate Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 10