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DIY Litter Box Furniture Cabinet & Laundry Room Cleanup

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Many of you may already know that we have a sweet Labradoodle puppy, Sophie, as part of our family, but some might not know we also have two sweet kitties! Our oldest, Jessie, is 16 years old, and bringing home Sophie was certainly a nuisance for her. Our other kitty, Jasper, is 6 years old and he hasn’t shown any dislike of Sophie, but I’m sure her trying to chase him around the yard and jump on him at the door does not make him happy. Since bringing home Sophie they have had their food and litter box stationed in our messy laundry room. So, I decided that I would take on a project that would 1) make the litter box be a little less noticeable, 2) purge and clean up the room, and 3) I’d pick up a yummy treat for our kitties.

Jessie (left) | Jasper (right)
Jessie (left) | Jasper (right)

First, I had to just purge a lot of the stuff in our laundry room and put the other needed stuff up in the cabinets where they belonged.

Laundry Room / Cat Room Before
Laundry Room / Cat Room Before

It took a long time to find the perfect piece for what I wanted to do, which was contain the litter box to help with the smell and contain the pellets. I finally found a closetmaid cabinet at Home Depot and the dimensions worked perfectly for our little room and I could modify it into a litter box furniture cabinet.

Closetmaid Base Cabinet
Closetmaid Base Cabinet

After building the cabinet, which was easy except aligning the doors was a bit of an issue, I measured and cut a circle hole (10″ diameter) in the side of the cabinet. I considered cutting the circle before building, but felt I wanted to see how all the pieces came together and how the litter box fit before deciding on the placement.

Jigsaw out circle for cat opening - mine is 10" diameter
Jigsaw out circle for cat opening – mine is 10″ diameter

After a quick bit of sanding it was ready to go and I loaded up our new litter box furniture cabinet. The interior shelf still allows enough room for the kitties to enter and use the litter box, while also holding the dry cat food.

Litterbox Cabinet
Litter Box Furniture Cabinet & Cleaned Up Room

I also picked up a Litter Genie pail for the cat waste to help keep the odors down. With the closed cabinet and the Litter Genie pail, I feel more comfortable having our litter box on the main floor without worrying about the cat odors being noticed by visitors. The Litter Genie pail has a continuous trash liner that you can lock off the waste with a pull/push of the handle, and it just keeps going, lasting for two weeks for one cat.

Litter Genie pail for locking away the cat odors!
Litter Genie pail for locking away the cat odors!

When I picked up the Litter Genie pail at Target they were running a bundle special (from 2/15/15 – 4/11/15 : while supplies last) where if you buy two items of Fancy Feast 24 pack OR Litter Genie Pail / Refill you can pick up a free cat toy or Friskies Party Mix treat bag. Many of our cat and dog toys end up behind our couch, so I bought the Litter Genie and Fancy Feast pack, and chose the Friskies party mix for my free gift.

Litter Genie and Fancy Feast bundle special at Target
Litter Genie and Fancy Feast bundle special at Target

The kitties loved their special treat and I’m so happy to have the room cleaned up, plus knowing the cat odors will be contained with the litter box furniture cabinet and Litter Genie pail! The cabinet also has a top drawer which is perfect for holding treats and medicine.

Special wet cat food treat for the kitties! They loved it!
Special wet cat food treat for the kitties! They loved it!
Here's how to make a DIY litter box furniture cabinet for your cats to help keep the litter and odors contained!
DIY Litter Box Furniture Cabinet – hides the litter box and holds cat food

Do you have any kitties? What’s your favorite way to deal with cat odors and how do you spoil your meowsers?

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Monday 30th of August 2021

The best way I have found to not have odor is to clean the box twice a day. It takes 3 minutes and makes everybody happier. Especially the kitties!!

Diane G

Friday 3rd of June 2022

@Marsha, cats take as much care as a child, but I guess they are worth it. My kids are grown with children that are grown so my cat is a lot of company!


Wednesday 25th of August 2021

Do you have issues with your cats peeing outside the box? I had a cabinet made using similar materials and our boy cat sprayed just enough to disintegrated the particle board along the interior walls.


Wednesday 25th of August 2021

We did notice after a couple of years that there was an issue with some splatter but it was very minimal and I wiped with vinegar, however, I can see that over time it could be an issue. One thought could be to cut plexiglass plastic sheeting to the size of the walls and under the litterbox and use sticker tape or glue to mount those inside the cabinet. That would be easy to wipe and protect the boards. Just a thought?


Saturday 17th of July 2021

Hi there! I can't seem to find the cabinet on Amazon or Home Depot. Do you possibly have a link to it? Thanks!


Monday 18th of September 2017

I have one of my three who is very wary of being trapped by the others, who tend to stalk her. This is a very attractive way to house the supplies and box, but for 3 cats, it wouldn't work for me. I have 2 littermaid boxes and one extra large outsmart box. I check all of them several times every day.

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