Last year I sold one of my litter box decals (click HERE) to a customer and usually I don’t get to see where the customer places my little litter box sign. But today I’m sharing one of those cases where I do get to see how my decal was used. I was floored when I saw what an amazing litter box enclosure Don and Michele built in their home and I want to share it with all of you today.
I was so excited when Michele gave me permission to share their photos with you which are also on the Ikea hackers website. I have never seen such an impressive DIY litter box enclosure.
They have three kitties now, Mollie and Bella who are Russian Siberians and Debbie who is the last of their rescue cats. Unfortunately not too long ago they lost their rescue Maxy and two Raggamuffins Sherman and Sebastian.
Cat Litter Box Enclosure
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Supplies needed for the litter box enclosure
- my decal (HERE)
- 3 SEKTION Base cabinet frames (HERE)
- 3 MAXIMERA low drawers (HERE)
- GRIMSLOV cabinet doors (HERE)
- counter top of your choice
- cabinet knobs of your choice
- cabinet hinges of your choice
- cat door of your choice (example HERE or HERE)
- exhaust van
- motion sensor nightlight
- litter genie (HERE)
You could build this litter box enclosure with other cabinet combinations as well that fit your space better. Ikea has so many variations or maybe you have an existing situation in your house where you are able to customize a cabinet and cut out a wall hole for easy access.
Building Details and Features
Michele and Don didn’t like their new but cluttered mudroom and decided to come up with a solution to hide their litter boxes in that little space adjacent to their powder room. For them the measurements of the Ikea SEKTION cabinets were a perfect fit and turned their mudroom into an amazing DIY litter box enclosure room.
There are three litter box setups for easy cleaning and access.
Here is Mollie above sitting on a box in the background overlooking the litter box enclosure setup and below lounging on a chair. She really reminds me of our King Harry. Such a beauty.
I love the idea of being able to pull out the drawers and scooping the dirty litter right into a little covered trash can. These trash cans are wonderful and nicely hide the stink (click HERE). To me this is total luxury and spoils the cat owner tremendously. It really would make my life so much easier and less smelly.
Look at the little carpeted stairs going up to the entrance where my decal was placed. It’s perfect! (click HERE for decal)
And here is their beauty Bella Mae:
And as always if you don’t like building things yourself then the below hidden litter box enclosures a great options as well:
Michele also shared another one of the other impressive things her husband Don has built for their cats which is a heated cat house for their outdoor cat Debbie who was born on their property and is semi-feral. The house is attached to Michele’s office window so she can interact and watch their little spoiled outdoor kitty.
How amazing is that heated cat house? It even has an easy access door in the back of the house. So much better than my cheapo heated igloo (click HERE to read the post). But I’m sure any outdoor stray cat would be happy to have either one of them.
I’m convinced that they should sell plans to their designs or build and sell their creations.
Bear with me this week if you aren’t thrilled about cat posts. This week will be all about cats but next week I will be participating in a summer home tour series again and sharing a new look for our living room. I can’t wait.