Fido isn't a car, so why wash him in the driveway? Let a corner of a mudroom or garage go to the dogs and you'll enjoy the perks of centralized canine storage (and a cleaner pup, too).
A shelf mounted high on the wall keeps treats and shampoos at a comfortable height for the owner and out of paw reach. Stainless-steel shelving brackets ($7.50 each) are easy to clean and complement the shower fixture.
Classic white subway tile is easy to find at a home improvement center. For pizzazz, consider subway tile in an accent color ($11.75 per square foot). Pets will appreciate a handheld showerhead ($44.99), an upgrade from the hose outside.
Terra-cotta subway tile: Anchor Bay Tile; anchorbaytile.com
Six-function handheld showerhead: Price Pfister; pricepfister.com
Towels and toys stay organized in open storage cubes ($19.99 each). The cube with the door ($32.99) houses brushes, medications, and other supplies.
Stacks and Stacks; stacksandstacks.com
A shower floor with a threshold ($237) fits perfectly in this corner and keeps water contained.