Litter boxes are gross. They smell and they are messy. They just are. So a big decision for cat parents is where to put the litter box.
We recently moved. A non-negotiable during our house hunt was that we needed to have a basement, specifically for the litter boxes. Our previous home did not have one and the boxes were in the first floor bathroom. It drove me nuts.
Because of the mess and the smell and the general unpleasantness of litter boxes, most people opt to stash them in the basement or a spare bedroom or bathroom.
Still others find much more inventive solutions like Molly Smart, who I wrote about the other day. She turned a storage closet into a cat room. Genius.
But an article I came across in the New York Times, Pet Centric Design, talks about how an interior design trend has pet parents incorporating special bathrooms for cats, feeding stations for dogs and more, into their remodels or new building plans. How great would it be to have a cat room in the house?
The woman they give as an example in the article built a special “lavatory” for her cat Aslan, when she renovated her bathroom. The renovation even included an exhaust fan for Aslan’s potty. I LOVE IT.
Seriously. If we ever remodel our home, I am SO doing this.
Anyone out there have similar stories! Would YOU ever make a cat room in your house? Or you could always toilet-train your cats! (Good luck.)
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