DIY Litterbox Furniture: A Reader’s Creative Way of Hiding Their Cat’s Litterboxes

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Reader Martie wrote in to share their DIY hidden literbox furniture project after seeing Reader DIY Litter Box Area: Kitty Potty Project for Ragdoll Cats.

I love when readers write in and share these DIY projects!  Helps all of us learn and gain ideas that will hopefully help us live even more harmoniously with our kitties.

Thanks to Martie for letting me share with you all!


We have two indoor cats..Smokey, our 7 yr old blue bicolor ragdoll, from Liz Thurman of Bordeaux Ragdolls in Clearwater Florida, and Buddy, our 7 yr old DSH that was a stray.

Smokey, our 7 yr old blue bicolor Ragdoll, and Buddy, our 7 yr old DSH
Smokey, our 7 yr old blue bicolor Ragdoll, and Buddy, our 7 yr old DSH

For litter boxes we have to use tall plastic tubs, we use World’s Best Cat litter (purple bag) scoopable litter and Buddy stands on his tip toes when he urinates. They are not the prettiest things to see sitting in a room so we decided to build a kitty litter cabinet.

Hidden Litter Box Idea DIY

We found some used bathroom cabinets cheap on craigslist and decided to make a kitty litter cabinet in our garage.

The cat door on the yellow wall is the laundry room wall going out to the garage and you can see the cat door opening on the other side of the wall (garage wall). There was some extra space so my husband built a walk way, this gives them extra walking space to lose the litter off their feet so they don’t track it back in the laundry room. I do have a piece of rug to put in there but we haven’t needed it.

DIY Mess Free Hidden litter box idea

My husband cut the hole in the bottom of the one cabinet for the litter box to sit down in maybe about 4″ making it shorter in the cabinet, this gives the cats more head clearance when they jump in and out, the blue tub is the litter box, (I have since been able to start using shorter tubs.).  You can see how the litter box sits down in the hole in the bottom of the cabinet.

Hidden Litter Box Idea DIY for high peeing catsMy husband caulked and painted everything as he went.

Hidden Litter Box Idea DIY for high peeing cats

how to build a litter box enclosureHe used plywood for the top and cut out an area on top and attached screen for ventilation and light.

The door all the way on the right is a pull out drawer, I store the clean kitty litter, scoop and trash bags in there. There are hooks and latches on the doors to keep the cats in and to allow me to open up and scoop or empty the boxes.

diy mess free cat litter box storage bin for cat litter

I kept one litter box in the laundry room until we were sure they liked their new space and have since added it in the other part of the cabinet. It has been working great for over 3 years.

If we were to move the cabinet can easily be made into garage storage cabinets.

Some of these pics are after numerous uses for almost 4 years so the cabinets aren’t spotless any more but are working as well as day one. The patching (on the back walls inside the cabinets) cover where the pipes and drains went through the old cabinets from their previous home. If we decide to turn it into a storage cabinet we have plywood to put back in the bottom of the cabinets. The kitty litter, trash bags, scoop, little broom and dust pan all fit nicely in the pull out hamper.

Thanks for letting me share.


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  1. Super pawesome post, Jenny!!! I also lurve this DIY project stories so much!!! 🙂 <3

    Martie, first of all your kittehs are beautiful!!! Smokey reminds me so much of my Miss Pink Sugarbelle (our 5 year old Blue Lynx Bi-color Ragdoll girl)! 🙂 <3

    WOW!! I am super impressed with your DIY project and your litter box system!!! Your husband did a wonderful job creating this! Great system!!! BIG CONGRATS on having such a talented hubby who can make something work like this!!! Briliant concept, design and execution!! 🙂 <3

    Thank you sooo very much for sharing this amazing story with us!!! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    1. Thank you for your kind words Patti. It took a lot of thinking and looking at what others have done to figure what would work best for us in a location that wasn’t being used. Thank goodness for the internet and pictures!
      I just peeked at your faceb page and saw a pic of your Miss Pink Sugarbelle and she is so pretty.
      Thanks again,
      Martie

      1. My pleasure, Martie!! I meant every single word, too!! Your hubby sounds like a treasure!!! Wanna swap?!!?! (I don’t think my hubby knows which end of the hammer to use…lol). And, THANK YOU for the very sweet compliment on our baby girl, Miss Pink Sugarbelle. If you search her name here on Floppycats there are more pics as well. 🙂 <3

        Big hugs & lots of love!

        Patti & Miss PSB 🙂 <3

  2. Wow! You and your AMAZING and creative husband thought of everything! Absolutely wonderful. Your kitties are so blessed! Thanks for sharing.♥️♥️♥️♥️

    1. Thank you Teresa. He is so patient also. I changed my mind and altered the project several times during the construction and he never complained. It works so well for us.
      Thanks again,
      Martie

      1. You are so welcome Martie. Thank you so very much for sharing. If your husband gets bored and does more cat projects would love to see them as well. You are so fortunate to have such a patient husband who lets you change your mind without complaining! WOW!

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