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IKEA Cabinet Kitty Litter Box Hack

Tired of looking at a litter box or have a kitty that kicks litter out? Try this IKEA Cabinet Kitty Litter Box Hack! The litter box stays hidden within a cabinet and there’s room to store an extra bag of litter and cat supplies!

Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary

Yeah, so I went a little overboard making my own Kitty Litter Box Cabinet. But with two cats and two litter boxes, I was done messing around! I hate looking at the litter boxes, I hate looking at the bags of litter, I hate looking at the scooper, and I’m tired of all the tracked litter throughout my house (even in my bed!), so I thought that an enclosed Kitty Litter Box Cabinet with a little kitty door on the side might be the best way to go. 

Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary

I recently acquired a second cat! Her name is Lucy!  The day I rescued her, I purchased a beautiful, brand new kitty litter box … and I quickly learned that she kicks litter out of the litter box. There was litter ALL OVER my bathroom floor. Like, there was more litter on the floor than in her litter box. And if there is poop in there? That got kicked out, too!
 
Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary
 
Obviously that beautiful, brand new litter box was not working. So then I DIY-ed a top-loading kitty litter box using a plastic storage bin and yet there was STILL litter everywhere. So I decided I had to make my own IKEA Cabinet Kitty Litter Box Hack. This way, she kicks, the litter stays in the cabinet. Also, I won’t have to see it! Plus, I have some tips below on how not to SMELL it!
 

IKEA Cabinet Kitty Litter Box Hack

I went with this IKEA double locker cabinet so I could eventually put a litter box for each cat on each side. If you only have one cat, this is still a great piece of furniture because you can put the litter box on one side and all of your cat supplies (kitty litter, scooper, catnip spray, laser pointer) on the shelves on the other side.

Not loving this exact cabinet? Here are a few other options:

If you want to make your own Kitty Litter Box Cabinet using an IKEA Cabinet Hack, I’m sharing my full printable tutorial below, but first, you’re going to need a few supplies:

Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary

Supplies:

Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary

Step 1: The first step is to build the cabinet. But, don’t install the shelves, you won’t need those. Don’t forget to read the instructions and make sure all the pieces are there before you start! Oh! And charge your drill gun so it’s ready for Step 3.

Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary

Step 2: Follow the instructions on your kitty door and trace the outline onto your cabinet.  

Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary

Step 3: Use a drill with drill bits that go through metal to drill some pilot holes into your outline so you can get the tins snips into the cabinet and cut out the hole. The hole isn’t the prettiest, but I don’t have any machines or power tools, and I did this all by myself. So if I did it, you can, too! 

 

 

 

Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary

Step 4: Follow the manufacturers’ instructions on the kitty door to install the door onto the side of the cabinet. Be sure there aren’t any sharp metal edges exposed to your cat after it is installed. If so, you can cover up the sharp edges using a cut up towel and duct tape.

Step 5: Place a litter box inside the cabinet and fill with kitty litter.

If you want to reduce litter tracking, place the litter box at the far end of the cabinet away from the kitty door and place a litter mat next to the kitty door to grab all the tracked litter before your cat exits the cabinet. 

Next, all that is left is to introduce the cats to their litter boxes. 

Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary

Yay! She went in! 

 

 

 

Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary

If you want to see a video of someone following my tutorial and making this cabinet, check it out here

I also highly recommend getting a Litter Genie pail. Since I got one for our house, my husband is better about scooping the litter box every single day! And it doesn’t smell! The Litter Genie pail keeps up to 3 weeks of cat poop and I promise you, it DOES NOT SMELL! It might be the best $20 I’ve ever spent. 

Turn the Ikea PS Cabinet into a giant kitty litter box so you never have to look at litter again! // Salty Canary

IKEA Cabinet Kitty Litter Box Hack

Materials

  • IKEA Cabinet
  • Cat Door
  • Litter box
  • Kitty Litter
  • Litter Mat 
  • Catnip Spray

Tools

  • Drill and Metal Drill Bits
  • Tin Snips
  • Pencil
  • Gloves

Instructions

    Step 1: The first step is to build the cabinet. But, don’t install the shelves, you won’t need those. Don’t forget to read the instructions and make sure all the pieces are there before you start! Oh! And charge your drill gun so it’s ready for Step 3.

    Step 2: Follow the instructions on the kitty door and trace the outline onto your cabinet.  

    Step 3: Use a drill with drill bits that go through metal to drill some pilot holes into your outline so you can get the tins snips into the cabinet and cut out the hole. The hole isn’t the prettiest, but I don’t have any machines, and I did this all by myself. So if I did it, you can, too! 

    Step 4: Follow the manufacturers’ instructions on the kitty door to install the door onto the side of the cabinet. Be sure there aren’t any sharp metal edges exposed to your cat after it is installed. If so, cover up the sharp edges using duct tape.

    Step 5: Place a litter box inside the cabinet and fill with kitty litter.

    If you want to reduce litter tracking, place the litter box at the far end of the cabinet away from the kitty door and place a litter mat next to the kitty door to grab all the tracked litter before your cat exits the cabinet. 

    Step 6: introduce the cats to their new litter boxes. 

And if you’re looking for other cat tips and tricks, check out some of my other cat blog posts:

 

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