Pet Furniture

Published on April 26th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Bedroom Litter Box

Materials: Stolmen Chest with 2 drawers

Description: We share our bedroom with the cat’s litter box, which is the only suitable space in our apartment. I came across this site a few months ago and was inspired to make a hack that would hide the box and allow us to use the space above it. There were a few obstacles:
- the size of our Littermaid Automatic litter box (25″x20″) – larger than many others.
- I wanted a drawer so that I could clean it easily without having to pull out the litter tray.
- I wanted something inexpensive, enclosed and attractive for a bedroom.

The Stolmen 2 chest drawer is $100, very large and seemed perfect for our room. I wanted a nicely finished hole for the cat so I purchased a interior small pet door from the pet shop for $19.

The hack was simple. We cut a hole that matched the pet door in the top drawer, assembled the unit according to the directions except that we attached the 2 drawer fronts, sides, bottom and backs with metal brackets (hardware store)and only put in 1 drawer bottom.

It’s been about a month and we are very happy. We ended up using a standard deep litter box as we were having trouble with the automatic one and this one seems to work better for our cat.

This site is amazing. Besides this hack I have made a coat rack from the Stolmen similar to the vertical pot rack posted here. And I’ve refinished a Rast dresser (stained and new knobs) to store our gloves and hats by the door. My 10 year old son is also a big fan. He has asked me to add a Lack shelf as stair to a cat bed above the Stolmen chest (seen still in the box in the pictures).

~ T. Anna, NYC

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

5 Responses to Bedroom Litter Box

  1. DragonSEL says:

    @Anonymous from Sept: The original poster already stated that there wasn’t any room for the litterbox other than in the bedroom. I have the same problem and have had to dedicate my half bath to the cause. I would love to be able to actually use that bathroom, but can’t until I figure out a way to keep the unsightly box from ruining the asthetically pleasing decor already in my bedroom or living room.

  2. Anonymous says:

    That is nice and everything. I failed to see what it is that you’re trying to improve. I do hope that drawer is not anywhere near your bed. Good quality kitty litter or not – crap does smell. Pray that your cat will never eat something bad. Isn’t it better to put the litter box in the bathroom?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do you find you have less litter outside the “box” – you know the bits that get caught in their paws???

  4. what was the issue with the littermaid? i have one and would love to hide it :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Nice work- and a smart hack;) I have to admit- it will take a time until I`ll be ready to have the litter in my bedroom… But this idea was good, and made me inspired! I have an ordinary box on the floor today, and I`m starting thinking on other solutions;) Thank you!!!

    Monica, Norway

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