Pet Furniture

Published on February 2nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Closet litter box hack

Closet litter box hack


I made this very simple hack a few months ago. What I wanted to do was to hide the litter box but not build something special. So I decided to just cut a hole in the door of a simple BOTNE closet.

Closet litter box hack

Simple yet clean.

~ Robin Limpek, Österreich

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15 Responses to Closet litter box hack

  1. gigi says:

    yikes…. well, I guess if you have airtight stuff [cans, glass bottles, etc] and household utilitarian stuff [i.e., cleanser, bleach, laundry, recyling, more litter & supplies, his/her own food] in there as well, this is a cool idea… otherwise I’d just put a comfy pillow in there & make it a cubby for him/her to chill out in…

  2. Anonymous says:

    You are forgetting a crucial piece of information… Thankfully, nowadays exists some good brands of cat food that offers you a line for indoor cats, which reduces excrement smell. And for the urine: a sterilized cat loses that acid smells that penetrates your nostrils (and clothes and stuff).
    This facts allied with good cleaning habits = problem solved.

  3. Anonymous says:

    waste of a good closet…damn

  4. remmus says:

    Not everyone has bathrooms with enough rom for a litter box. plus, then you get out of the shower and may step in litter. Enclosing it is a good idea, and I can see a deoderizer on the shelf.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Clearly you aren’t using good litter, or you aren’t cleaning the box enough if you have that kind of odor problem.

    I use Feline Pine, scoop every day, and completely replace the litter & wash the box once a week. There is no smell other than a faint scent of pine wood.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Cat waste smells immediately its evacuated and has nothing to do with how long its left before cleaning up. Some cat litters claim to mask the smell, but none are 100% effective.

    The best place for a cat litter is in a bathroom and well away from food and clothing.

  7. Robin Limpek says:

    No, No, No the two areas of the closet are seperated. In the right one there are only work clothes and cat food, and the left part is has no connection to the part where the litterbox is.

    Also is sealed it with a window seal to stop the smell from going up

    also my litterbox doesn’t smell, why do people always think it would smell, if you clean it like twice a day, there is no smell, maybe after two to three weeks if you don’t change the litter.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wont the smell waft all the way through your closet? At least everyone will know you’re a cat lover. “Mm! Your sweater and pants and scarf smell like cat shit!”

  9. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    As long as the pee and poops are cleaned out regularly there is no reason for anything to smell! If anything there may be a dust issue, but that can be easily fixed by closing off the top section.

    Sure people put litter boxes in different places, but so what? As long as they work for the cat, then why not?

  10. Anonymous says:

    People put cat crappers in the darndest places. You might also try your kitchen pantry, or even better, build one into the headboard of your bed.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Well, I have turned an ikea kitchen unit into a cat litter box – box and it’s in my clothes area (i live in a studio), and at first it made the clothes stink. Considering mine is way more isolated that this one, i suggest they stick carpet on the shelf that’s above, and make it overlap a bit so that it stops smells going up through that tiny gap between the shelf and the door when it’s shut. Then also put an odor ionizer in with the cat litter, they work great ! And a febreze thingy.

    You don’t want to become the smelly cat lady !

  12. Anonymous says:

    Interesting idea, but wouldn’t it make all the stuff in the closet smell?

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