For over a year we had a litter box in the kitchen. We kept it super clean (used only the best kitty litter and removed any No1s and No2s immediately and almost raked it like a zen garden with the scoop. It didn’t really bother me all that much that it was there and because Bonus was the way he was and felt the way he felt about the move and not doing his business outdoors like he had at the old house I totally accepted having it there.
But tadaaa! It’s gone! Bonus has graduated! I’m still leaning into the broom cabinet behind at a weird angle because I was so used to it, haha, but it feels so good that it’s gone.
As I showed you earlier I also had a little emergency kitty corner in the basement below the fuse cabinet for when things were simply to much for my furry boyfriend and he wanted peace and quiet. It was practical but so not pretty.
So when I painted everything in the basement and removed the rickety shelving I decided to upgrade the kitty corner and make it the spot for the permanent litter box. Both Mini and Bonus do their business outside now (sorry neighbors) but if it’s raining really hard or if it’s super cold they may still want to use the indoor facilities.
Here’s a close up. I’ve been wanting to use those metal brackets somewhere ever since IKEA introduced them eons ago and here I had my chance. Two shelves below the fuse cabinet provide more than enough storage for litter in a nice looking tub, a ceramic flower pot for the scoop and bags, a scent removing spray for those hold your breath moments and a glass jar with cat food for when we occasionally need to keep Mini and Bonus in the basement for some reason or other (there are water and food bowls nearby).
Oh, in this shot you can also peek in under the fuse cabinet and see the the junk in there but it’s not seen when you stand up and that’s basically what you do in this small hallway at the bottom of the stairs.
Mini and Bonus have given their new bathroom their seal of approval by walking across my zen garden so I’m happy!