What Makes the Kitty Korner Door So Unique? Everything.
Two-thirds (about 85M) of all households in the United States have at least one dog or cat. Many of us have multiple cats and dogs, of course, so the total number of American pet cats and pet dogs is somewhere north of 150 million. No wonder the pet business is thriving!
It’s a safe bet that if they could talk, every single one of those 150M canines and felines would tell us they dislike a closed door. Our pets like to come and go as they please, and that darn closed door presents a real problem for them. But sometimes the humans need the door shut. Whether it’s for privacy, aesthetics, climate control, kid control, or – sure enough – pet control, we occasionally require the option to keep a door closed.
The thing is – unless the door is closed for the very reason of keeping pets out or in – humans generally don’t mind if the cat or dog has the freedom to pass through the door. And thus… the pet door was invented. With the right cat door or doggie door in place, we don’t have to get out of bed or off the couch to let our pets in or out. Genius!
But there are a couple of recurring concerns that pet owners cite about pet doors:
- Pet doors are ugly! Sure, it’s useful but I don’t like how my house looks with a big hole in one of the doors.
- Pet doors are permanent! Yes, it’s handy when I want my cat to roam around the house but what about when I need to keep her where she is?
- Pet doors change the aesthetics of my home! Of course it’s nice “hiding” the litter box behind a closed door, but what about when I have company or want to sell my house?
- When you lock it open, your cat or small dog can come and go as they please. But the bigger dogs and crawling toddlers – the types of creatures that might like to go digging in a litter box! – are stuck on the outside looking in.
- When it’s closed, your door looks just like it did before you created that pet-friendly passageway. Your aesthetic is restored and there’s nothing ugly to see.
What makes the Kitty Korner Door so unique is that, as mentioned above, it locks in place in either the open or the closed position. Unlike a simple piano hinge, it has a spring-loaded tongue-and-groove feature that locks it in place.
At Kitty Korner, we like to say Slide it, Flip it, Lock it. And what that really means is you slide it backwards to get the tongues out of their grooves, you flip it (up or down), and then you lock it by simply releasing the spring-load so the tongues return to their grooves. In other words, when it’s in the open position, it’s staying there. Perhaps most importantly, when it’s in the closed position only a dextrous human with opposable thumbs can open it.
- Our patented SlideLock™ hinge is stainless steel.
- It’s made in America.
- It eliminates all the potential concerns pet owners have about interior pet doors because it is not ugly, is hardly noticeable when closed, and doesn’t ruin the aesthetics of your home.