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« on: April 17, 2008 11:30:37 AM »

I'm moving next week and in another month I get to bring my kitty to live with me!
The apartment is rather small and I can't for the life of me think of where to put the cat box where it won't be in the way nor take over the room.
Any suggestions fellow cat lovers?
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008 11:52:42 AM »

You could hide it behind a screen like this poster:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240500.0

Or find a small bench or table that fits over the catbox and either construct sides or make fabric sides to disguise it as "furniture". Or find a trunk or attractive box that you can cut an opening into and hide the box inside.

Or you could try toilet training your cat!  Wink http://www.karawynn.net/mishacat/toilet.html

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008 11:59:06 AM »

I love that bench idea. I saw something on TV where they had put the litter box inside the bathroom cabinet. I think they cut a hole in the door or left it open. Can't really remember. If you're renting I guess you could ask the landlord if you can buy a door to put on until you leave and put the good door off to the side.
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2008 05:51:52 AM »

How about these?:

http://www.petacular.com/products/Hidden-Litter-Box.html

http://www.safepetproducts.com/product.asp?specific=221

http://www.comfycatsfurniture.com/site/1622677/page/775052

http://www.solutions.com/jump.jsp?itemID=4201&itemType=PRODUCT

One I saw had a small exhaust fan added and connected to a outside vent - how cool is that!!

added link to a competition this site had a lot of cute ideas  I typed in pet+contest
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/pets-dogs-cats-snakes-etc/from-ssbs-hidden-litter-box-010538
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/pet-decor-2006-entries/my-designs-dreamy-apartment-therapy-litter-solution-011118
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2008 06:34:54 AM »

That second link is perfect! I think something like that will fit in my giant bathroom nicely (we have the handicap accessible apartment so while it's still small, the bathroom is spacious). Now to hunt down the power tools and the right wood...
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2008 08:20:16 PM »

I saw on Martha S once she took a thrifted short drawer set , removed the drawers and glued back on the fronts of the drawers.  cut a hole in the side so the kitties could get in and out (after putting the litter box in the bottom)they had a private place to go potty and it looks nice!
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008 11:29:29 AM »

You could hide it behind a screen like this poster:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240500.0

Or find a small bench or table that fits over the catbox and either construct sides or make fabric sides to disguise it as "furniture". Or find a trunk or attractive box that you can cut an opening into and hide the box inside.

Or you could try toilet training your cat!  Wink http://www.karawynn.net/mishacat/toilet.html

Good luck!


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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008 10:17:22 AM »

We just moved as well and our place doesn't have a basement... I wasn't sure where to put the litter box either. So I bought a jigsaw and cut a nice circular hole into the cabinet door of the bathroom sink cabinet and stuck it under there. This way it is out of the way and out of sight.

This isn't my place, but it is basically exactly what I did:
http://graphics.jsonline.com/graphics/homes/img/jun05/pets.three0626_big.jpg

Now if you can't cut up the cabinet doors, you can always buy something like this -> or buy a small cabinet and cut a hole in it:
http://image.normthompson.com/solutions/images/us/local/products/detail/81363.jpg
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2008 02:37:08 PM »

I saw something like this - http://www.petsbestproducts.com/SandStoneDecor.htm

Someone had made their own version by embedding a short pot in a much taller pot  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008 08:40:03 AM »

I just found this at Ready Made - http://readymade.com/project/double_duty/
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2008 08:44:10 AM »

I have an idea to make a dog-proof cat box container out of one of these:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90055837

But I haven't done it yet.
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2008 07:34:09 AM »

At my old house I took a door off a cupboard and put a curtain in front of it, with the cat litter behind.  In my current house I have it in a corner behind a screen.  It's not easy finding a place for cat litter.  Mine is currently in the kitchen which is kind of gross really, but the bathroom is too small, and the utility room is more like a hallway, no space there either.
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2008 07:54:32 AM »

This is kinda of a fluke, but I was in an antique store last weekend and I spotted an antique footboard, twin sized and curved, with legs so there was room for the cats to go under. I put the box in a corner and closed off the area using the footboard like a screen, and the cats go under to get to the box. It's working wonderfully and looks quite cool in the room! There are lots of possibilities to make something similar (fireplace screens, etc) if you keep you eyes open!
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