outsmart the kitty box

April 25, 2010 § 1 Comment

around five years ago my then-boyfriend adopted me a kitten, who we named nala. she was tiny and sassy.
these days she’s a full blown cat.

now, i love my kitty. but i don’t love her kitty litter box. when i lived in a house she didn’t have a litter box at all, she did all of her business outside and that was fantastic, cheap, and maintenance-free. but, now i live in a small condo in a city with no hidden spaces or nooks in which to tuck a kitty box. i started my litter box journey with a booda dome, which i recommend if you have a lot of space because it’s tidy and effective. i, however, do/did not have the space.
so i bought a leather trunk off of craigslist designed for dog beds and put the litter box in there to hide it.

this worked quite well, but it was still just too damn big. then i got inspired by this ikea hacker post: http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2010/03/hol-for-kitty.html
and decided to try to make my own version.

and i did!

i used the hol storage cube, a small handsaw, and some kitchen-drawer plastic lining with tacks to line the inside:

which helps to distort the otherwise see-through box and keep all the litter where it should be.

here is the final product:

the ikea hacker blog has a lot of creative litter box hiding ideas to fit other aesthetics. most of these didn’t fit my current needs as a person in a very small space, but you’d better believe i’ve right-click-saved them for future reference.

you can outsmart the litter box too.


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