EVERYONE NEEDS PRIVACY
And quite frankly, I don’t want a huge-a** litter box to be the first thing guests see when they enter my home.
Facebook Marketplace is THE go-to place for shopping these days.
For all the things you never knew you needed
as my husband says.
That is where I found the solid wood cabinet to create Ricky’s fancy ‘half bath.’ It met all criteria: big enough for a big cat’s box, a drawer for people stuff, and a drawer for pet stuff, as well as cupboard space for larger items and plastic bags for tending said cat box.
It came with a top section that I subsequently donated online. Who knew so many people would be interested in the top half of a hutch!?
We sanded it down, primed it, and painted it ‘Empire State’ grey. My husband cut out a hole at the end of the cabinet for Ricky to access his box and added a shelf for our older kitty not to have so far to jump after lounging on his ‘rooftop lookout.’
It didn’t take any time for Ricky to discover and make use of his box.
How’s that for a thank you!?
Because Ricky’s box is covered, I didn’t bother to staple a plastic sheet to the cabinet surrounding the box. If you decide to create such a cabinet and use an uncovered tray, you may wish to consider the plastic to keep dust from covering items in other parts of the cabinet.
If you have cats and dogs, and your cat isn’t good at asking to go into the room where his box is located, you may also consider attaching a microchip cat flap. This way, the dogs have no choice but to respect the cat’s privacy.
CATS ONLY – NO DOGS ALLOWED
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial; please comment and let us know how you hide your litter.
WOW! What a terrific idea! I absolutely LOVE repurposing things and this old cabinet into a cat potty room is brilliant! You did a top-notch job on it too! Great color choice. Ricky has a very high-class and private litter box.
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jana rade says
How clever. Though i was always under the impression that any spot up high would give a cat sufficient privacy from their canine housemates?
Kamira G says
I love this DIY idea. Classy and discrete! You both did a great job with the paint color too. I’ll have to remember this idea when adopting again and moving to a larger space. Thanks for sharing this helpful tip!
Ruth Epstein says
What a brilliant idea and so fancy shmancy, I love the color also. Just Brilliant and they have their privacy like we have ours.
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Britt K says
This is a cute idea. We’re looking at possibly doing something similar when we get settled in the new space. At our current house, we had a hallway closet that was the perfect space for their litterbox, but we won’t have that at the new house. We’re looking at creating a combination cat room/office where they have all of their stuff and concealing their box is going to be a big part of making all of that work lol
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Ricky’s half bath looks amazing! I need to do something like this for our kitten.
Cathy Armato says
Very cool idea, my brother in law could use a space like this. His cat’s box is in a bathroom and the litter gets all over the floor even though it’s covered. I love the idea of a microchip flap too, that’s different! We had to put the cat’s litter box in a closed space as well because apparently a lot of dogs think of kitty poop as a delicacy! LOL & Yuk!