Is Your Cat’s Litter Box Embarrassing?

Many of you know that my husband and I are constantly working on our house. Its been one project after another, the most recent, turning a little strip of grass in front of our property after the sidewalk line, into something pretty. 

A sprinkler system was installed on that side of the sidewalk, but all that was in there was an infestation of weeds and anthills. Over the summer, we dug up every inch of that thing and made it into something pretty. Of course now all the plants have died off but it was pretty this summer. 

The next project we started working on was our downstairs bathroom. It first started with a good paint job. Now I love love color when it comes to my home. My upstairs family room is painted a lovely apricot color. My kitchen is a leafy green color and my kids play room is a bright vibrant green, but I’ve seen a trend where gray is the new black! Why? Because its easier to change your decor and add pops of color with gray….see example here: 

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I absolutely love this and that you can change out pillow covers or vases and its like you have a whole new room. 

So I decided on a nice gray color for our downstairs bathroom and I love it. We still need to add crown molding to complete the look. The bathroom also needs a medicine cabinet. I seriously don’t know how the people who had the house before us functioned without a medicine cabinet. 

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Our bathroom also has a closet which is great for towels and its deep so we store extra bedding in it.

Now we have a cat, actually two. If you’ve been following awhile then you know we just acquired a kitten. Until now we’ve kept the litter box in the garage and the cat just goes through the doggy door to use the litter box because there was no appropriate place to put a litter box inside. With the addition of the kitten, I wanted to move the litter box inside. I didn’t want the kitten finding a place to hide or get into in the garage or get run over by one of our vehicles, so we needed to bring the litter box inside.

I decided that part of the downstairs bathroom make-over would be adding a cat door at the bottom of the bathroom closet for the litter box.

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My husband cut the whole in the door and inserted this cheap $20 cat door from Home Depot in less than a half hour. Now our guests don’t have to smell the litter box or see it. 

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The cats have had no problem using it either. We had to teach the kitten to go through the door, but it’s so much better than having the cat box out where you can smell its contents. It makes my bathroom look so much better!

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We also installed this little motion detector light just on the side of the wall inside the closet that turns on when the cat goes through the cat door. The little light only cost 8 bucks and is battery operated from Amazon. 

So if you are looking to hide your cat’s litter box, consider doing something like this, it’s not very expensive.

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48 thoughts on “Is Your Cat’s Litter Box Embarrassing?

  • December 21, 2014 at 11:48 am
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    That’s a great idea. When i had a cat I remember being embarrassed when I had guests over.

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  • December 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm
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    What a great solution for hiding the litter box! Also I love the gray bathroom color. What shade is it?

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  • December 21, 2014 at 3:41 pm
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    This is a great idea for hiding a cat box! I would have never thought of that!

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  • December 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm
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    What a terrific idea! Love the idea of the motion sensor light for kitty!

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  • December 21, 2014 at 5:20 pm
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    What a great idea! It’s nice and discreet. Love your washroom too!

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  • December 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm
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    Your house is a regular show piece. Something you would see in Good Housekeeping for sure. What a cool idea for the kitty box.

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  • December 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm
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    How cool. What great ideas to conceal the litter box.

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  • December 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm
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    That’s a great idea! I like it and it looks easy to do. I hate smelly cat litter.

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  • December 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm
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    This is such a cool and neat idea, my landlord could do with this

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  • December 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm
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    Great idea for a doggie door for the kitty cat. I love the way you hid something that could be embarrassing if you had guests.

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      • December 26, 2014 at 8:43 am
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        That’s awesome Robin! Its so much better than having it out where you can smell it all the time.

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  • December 22, 2014 at 9:21 am
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    That is such a great idea. I will have to share with my best friend who has two.

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  • December 22, 2014 at 11:44 am
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    We do not have a cat, some day we will adopt one from the humane society but I can recall when we had a cat how much the litter box just never “fit in” with the household decor. Love this idea!

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  • December 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm
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    This is one of the best ideas I’ve heard in a while. Unfortunately I live in an apartment with a small bathroom so won’t be able to do that here.

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  • December 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm
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    That is a super great idea. The cat box can get a little embarassing. My cats kick the litter everywhere!

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    • December 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm
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      Ugh! Mine do too! Constantly sweeping it up!!

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  • December 23, 2014 at 9:08 am
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    I had a cat growing up – and the liter box was always something gross

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  • December 23, 2014 at 10:20 am
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    What a fabulous solution! Will pass this idea along to my friends with indoor cats!

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  • December 23, 2014 at 10:26 am
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    This is a great idea! I don’t have cats, but I have friends with cats. They HATE their litter box setups. I’ll have to send this on to them.

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    • December 26, 2014 at 8:43 am
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      Thanks Melissa! I would appreciate that very much! :)

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  • December 23, 2014 at 4:50 pm
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    First off, I love how you’ve designed your bathroom – the finish on your faucets are great! Second, that is a great idea for cat litter boxes – definitely sharing with my cat-owning friends!

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  • December 23, 2014 at 9:11 pm
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    This is such a great idea! I’m allergic to cats but if I could have one, I would totally do this!

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  • December 24, 2014 at 8:18 am
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    I like when you can easily change out one or two things and make a room look new too. Merry Christmas to you, while I’m here! :)

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  • December 24, 2014 at 9:12 pm
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    I love that idea. We don’t have a cat but would totally do that if we did.

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  • December 27, 2014 at 1:37 am
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    This is a great idea. We have our cats liter box in our laundry room, but I wouldn’t mind building a little “closet” for him. Thanks for the great idea!

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  • December 27, 2014 at 7:19 pm
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    You guys are totally genius! I never would have thought to do that, but it’s super smart!

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  • December 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm
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    Ours is partially hidden at the moment, but I really need to do a better job of finding a hiding place for it. It is embarrassing to have it where everyone can see it.

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