The Built-In Litter Box

A friend of mine has been moving the cat's litter box from room to room trying to find the perfect place for it. With little kids around, she didn't want it in the bathroom, already crowded with a stepstool and the potty. She doesn't like the idea of having it in the kitchen. Bedrooms were out, as was the dining room. One day she woke up inspired and followed through. The other night, she showed off her ingenious solution to me. Her handyman cut a cat-shaped hole in a hallway door that leads down to the basement and attached a box that fits the litter pan. The top flips up for easy access to scoop up any deposits. It's out of the way and off the floor.

Best of all: the cat seems to like it.

Try it at home by attaching the box to a door (like a closet door) where it won't protrude into a space and interfere with traffic or storage on that side of the door.

(Images: Abigail Stone)

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