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Living with the Litter Box: 12 Solutions for the Cat Lover

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 30, 2015 01:04 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Dec 29, 2015

We're a bunch of cat fanciers here at Remodelista—we love our felines, but not their litter boxes. Here are a dozen ways to conceal the dreaded kitty loo. Fellow cat lovers: Please let us know if you've come across any genius solutions in the Comments section. Above: Dana Miller of House Tweaking came up with a cat-box solution involving an Ikea Pax cabinet with an added side entrance; see the DIY at House Tweaking . Above: Chicago DIY blogger Marti Palermo of Project Palermo hid her litter box in a closet—take a look at  Cat Hole: Litter Box Closet Cat Door . Above: In a Tel Aviv family apartment, architect  Tula Amir  came up with a clever solution: a cutout in the kitchen leads to a tunnel to a utility area where the cat box lives (plus a sprayer for washing out the pan). Above: Belgian architect  Bham Design Studio  created this litter box niche under a stairway in a residence for a cat lover. Above, L and R: In a Tel Aviv apartment, interior designer  Liat Evron  slotted a washer/dryer and a cat box under a bathroom sink console.   Above: A cat door under a built-in banquette provides indoor/outdoor access (if you added hinges to the bench top you could hide the litter box beneath it). See more of the London townhouse design in our post  Platform 5 Architects Keep Books and Cat in Mind .  Above L and R: A kitty loo concealed in a drawer and a climbing wall in a house by Japanese firm Asahi Kasei . Above: For the tiny apartment urban dweller: an Ikea Stuva box with a hole cut in the back becomes an instant cat box/side table, an Ikea hack via  The Gold Standard . Above L: A litter box concealed in a utility closet by Klopf Architects . Above R: Designer and Canadian House & Home editor Suzanne Dimma says, "My signature design move for clients with cats is a litter box cubby configured into built-ins by a front or back door." Photograph via Canadian House & Garden . Above: Designed by  Elips Design  of London, the  Catteux Litter Box Cabinet  has two separate compartments (the smaller one on the left is for supplies and the larger one on the right is for the litter box), a discrete side entrance, and tiny venting holes on top; contact the firm directly for ordering information. (For a similar solution built from Ikea parts—a Faktum wall cabinet, Applad white door, and Besta push opener—go to  Ikea Hackers). Above: An Ikea hack via Gizmodo : a combination kid's desk and hidden cat toilet made from a piece of MDF and a pair of Ikea lockers (with a cat flap inserted).  Dog owners, take a look at Remodeling 101: How to Build a Dog-Friendly House . Also check out our gift guides for the Feline Fanatic, Part 1 and Part 2,  and for the  Dog Lover . Worried about pets who eat houseplants? Read Gardenista's report: Will a "Poisonous" Plant Really Kill Your Pet? N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 19, 2015, as part of our Weekend Projects issue. More Stories from Remodelista 10 Favorites: Accent Wall Ideas Expert Advice: 11 Tips for Making a Room Look Bigger Table of Contents: Greatest Hits of 2015






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