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Video: Cat Litter Box: Easy And Creative Ideas
Your feline deserves the best! So, after showing you how to make a birthday cake for cats, Deavita.fr continues to pamper your pets with another easy and creative DIY, thanks to which the unsightly litter box will not spoil your interior anymore! Here are the best cat litter cover ideas picked up on Pinterest and bloggers, which will not hurt your interior decor.
Cat litter covers that know how to be as practical as they are decorative
For those of you who have just welcomed a little kitten to your house, you need a few essentials to get the little furball the way it should. So, after the bed, DIY toys, grooming accessories and designer cat tree, to this long list, we add a comfortable and suitable litter box. Unsightly and sometimes smelly, this object is absolutely essential for your cat to be clean and happy. However, hiding the cat's litter box can become a real precaution for lovers of contemporary decor.
Do-it-yourself cat litter box
Honestly, no one likes to come face to face with a litter box, if they aren't a cat, of course. And since not everyone can afford a litter box that cleans itself automatically, we will show you how to melt this unsightly object in the interior using recycled materials.
Materials to obtain:
- OSB boards
- screws suitable for boards
- small screws
- 1 drill and a drill bit the diameter of your screws
- 1 thick bit or a bit for countersinking
- 1 pencil, 1 small piece of string and 1 yardstick
- 7 iron fixing brackets
- 1 rope
- 1 jigsaw
- sanding paper
- 3 solid hinges (optional)
Start by cutting out the OSB boards. You can do this either in store or at home. Their sizes are highly dependent on the size of the cat's litter box. Be careful though, as they leave small splinters. Good sanding is therefore essential.
First, you must cut the hole through which your feline will enter the crate. The size of this hole must be perfectly adapted to that of the litter flap. So take a small board and determine the center of the future hole, respecting the height of the litter entrance. Then draw a circle 25 cm in diameter using a string, which will act as a compass, placing it in the center on a nail.
With the jigsaw, cut out the resulting circle. To facilitate the cut, make a hole with the drill and gently pass the saw inside to cut the circle. Remember to sand the cutouts. Now it's time to assemble the caisson. For each fixing to be successful, you have to pre-drill the board and countersink the entry of the hole so that the head of the screw does not protrude. So get at least 3 fixing points per side! Make these points 0.75 cm from the edge for the 1.5 cm thick boards, then drill.
Continue by fixing the boards together. The board, which is below, will play the role of a base On its two sides, place two small boards, one of which is the one with the hole, and then aim. Then take the board which will be the rear face and fix the fixing brackets to it. Place it at the desired height, or according to the height of the litter, and screw the brackets on the 3 other boards of the cabinet.
With a square, then fix the boards "top" and "front face" so that the edge of the "front face" is placed against the underside of the board "top". Screw and reinforce the construction by installing two iron fixing brackets inside the corner.
Turn the resulting cube and put the lid on the ground so that the two slices are facing each other. The cube must be slightly higher to be able to properly fix the hinges on the lid, the cube must be higher. You can therefore enhance it with a few books or magazines. Carefully aim for the hinges on the inside of the lid. Once finished, all you have to do is slide the litter into the cabinet.
3 ways to turn an unnecessary closet into a litter box
While making a cat litter box takes time, it is meant to be relatively inexpensive and fun. If, however, you're not too good at your hands, you can simply hijack one of your cupboards into a practical litter box. To do this, you must insist on its decoration: masking tape, wallpaper, paint, vases or a few plants … the choice is vast! Thanks to a simple seat cushion, the litter becomes a stool and completely blends into the interior decoration.
Does your cat's litter spoil the designer decor of the apartment you have just moved into? Do not panic. To hide the intimate corner of their little fur ball, the owners of this monochrome house took advantage of the storage space in the entrance hall by transforming one of the lower cupboards into a cat litter box, which blends in completely with the decor.
Another pierced and easy-to-open cupboard for emptying litter, this next example of a litter cover cabinet is perhaps the most stylish of all. Shaped like a house, the hole fits perfectly with the contemporary, even minimalist style of this kitchen in white and light wood. So that the litter is arranged in the greedy place, it must absorb materials and odors well. Silica litter is thus among the most recognized choices for its excellent absorption capacities.
This adorable cat paw was cut from one of the cupboards in this office area. Thus the litter box is easily accessible, while giving a real personality to the child's room decor. Tucked away in a nook, the closet should be large enough for a cat to scratch and turn.
Another idea for the less DIY, you can always take a tour of the flea markets in the area. Old sideboards make an excellent toilet. A cut, a few brushstrokes and you're done. Practical and useful, this piece of furniture promises not only to please your cat, but also to inject a good dose of vintage into the room.
If, on the other hand, your kitten doesn't like having their litter box in a sheltered, closed area, go for something more open. See you in the photo gallery! Then learn how to repel your pet from urinating around the house with some natural cat and dog repellents!
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The bathroom or the best place to put your cat's litter
With our ideas, you no longer have an excuse not to offer your kitten a pretty designer litter box. Keep in mind, however, that it is not enough to hide it, but above all to maintain it daily to avoid bad odors!