Hidden Cat Retreat traditional-staircase

Hidden Cat Retreat

Under the staircase is a closet, which houses the cat pan and food bowl... hidden from guests and the curious dog. A special entrance was created for the cats to access their area. Photo by Kelly Feiock.

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August 14, 2013
kellycrook wrote:
Measurements - What are the measurements of the cat room? Would like to incorporate this into our new house design.
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The space directly under the stairs is 7' x 3', then the closet turns 90 degrees and bumps out another 3' where I store my vacuum, mops and cleaning products.
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September 3, 2012
jasons1 wrote:
what brand cat door is shown here?
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I bought the "Indoor Access Arch" online from www.drsfostersmith.com. It's the perfect size to let my cats in, but keep my dog (a cocker spaniel) out.
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I've read that the food isn't supposed to be with the catbox
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Help clean out the litter box. You smell that? Thought so. Empty the litter box as soon as an odor is present. It’s great that you lit a candle, but your waiting for us to come home and clean out the box drives us crazy!

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Paige B added this to Storage
October 11, 2014
Storage for litter box out of sight
lizyguil added this to lizyguil's Ideas
October 5, 2014
Kelley Goldmanis added this to Misc
October 2, 2014
Kitty area
wandaollis added this to wandaollis's Ideas
September 29, 2014
We need a designated cat room. Our poor cat has to meander ( okay, bolt) through 9 dogs to get at her food and sine our large rescue has seconded my office she can no longer access her kitty door closet to get to her litter box!
lachos added this to lachos's ideas
September 29, 2014
special nook for cat litter!
Plan Ahead, Inc. added this to Shelves, Cubbies, Etc.
September 22, 2014
pet area
Patty Cummings added this to living room ideas
September 21, 2014
Wondering where they placed this
khaleelahowell added this to Hallway Ideas
September 20, 2014
kitty secret passage way, so cute!
arlington86 added this to arlington86's Ideas
August 20, 2014
Cat room!
potter99 added this to keriandtom
August 20, 2014
Litter cubby
Dana Adams added this to New House
August 18, 2014
The cubby hole
Mélanie Rouleau added this to webuser_9846051's ideas
August 15, 2014
Kenya Hutchinson added this to kenya_hutchinson's ideas
August 13, 2014
litter box hideaway
cmdusmc added this to cmdusmc's Ideas
August 5, 2014
Under the stairs
tonimomof3 added this to Laundry room
August 3, 2014
Place for litter box and food that the dog can't get to
nmartinello added this to Kitty!
July 29, 2014
Cat bathroom
dpandersonjr added this to Litterbox
July 7, 2014
Cat room under the stairs
Nicole Lightfoot added this to mud room
July 7, 2014
Litter box room!!
decorcopycat added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 5, 2014
Love, love, Love this idea. Need to find out how to access my staircase asap!!
jenepherw added this to jenepherw's Ideas
July 4, 2014
Hidden cat box -nice
gdconly added this to gdconly's Ideas
June 30, 2014
Cat room
hstricker added this to Laundry/Mudroom
June 25, 2014
Small cat's only room!
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June 23, 2014
Litter box room
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June 18, 2014
Kitty room
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June 11, 2014
Litter box food bowls
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May 29, 2014
Hidden litterbox room
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May 14, 2014
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May 4, 2014
Very nice..
ttrs added this to ttrs's ideas
April 26, 2014
Cat room
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April 26, 2014
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April 24, 2014
Cat box under steps
gmckeen added this to NOBLE RIDGE
April 24, 2014
Think "cat area" in the basement
FreshHouse added this to Jaime
April 11, 2014
ok, not saying exactly this but interesting idea for litter area.....
winnie121213 added this to winnie121213's Ideas
April 11, 2014
Under the staircase
Amy Bradshaw added this to amy_bradshaw's Ideas
April 9, 2014
Hidden cat area with small kitty door
mskitow added this to mskitow's ideas
April 4, 2014
under stairs limited access
snowgirlhouse added this to pet kit kit & kit kit room
April 3, 2014
good idea but still apart of there room
ween4657 added this to Cat Doors
March 21, 2014
This is my idea for a "litter closet"
patgilman added this to Auburn
March 19, 2014
a little cubbie with a kitty entrance :)
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March 17, 2014
Cat box
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March 14, 2014
Hidden Cat boxes under stairs
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March 12, 2014
litter box closet
kindraingram added this to kindraingram's ideas
March 8, 2014
wall pass thru to cat box under stairs. keeps out dogs & babies.
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March 5, 2014
Under stairs litter storage
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March 5, 2014
janessamcgee added this to Future Home
February 23, 2014
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February 22, 2014
Cat space
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February 22, 2014
Cat space
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February 15, 2014
Cat room
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February 13, 2014
litter box
Mimi Baker added this to Catification
February 13, 2014
the bottom of the pet supplies closet?
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February 12, 2014
Dessous d'escalier
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February 5, 2014
cat cubbie for bathroom closet
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February 5, 2014
under the stair cat or dog room
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February 5, 2014
beneath stairs
jmchristine added this to jmchristine's Ideas
February 2, 2014
Cat box
homekeptheart added this to new house basement
February 1, 2014
could we have one of these???
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February 1, 2014
cat area under stairs
Jamie Prather-Newton added this to Pet Room
January 31, 2014
Cat litter bathroom.
texsheva added this to IDEAS FOR PETS!
January 29, 2014
Love that the food & litter box is in a little closet with a door the pet can get in!
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January 22, 2014
nice area for litterbox
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January 19, 2014
Litter boxes concealed...
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January 17, 2014
hidden litter box area
Marianne Green added this to marianne_green4642's ideas
January 16, 2014
Under the staircase is a closet, which houses the cat pan and food bowl... hidden from guests and the curious dog. A special entrance was created for the cats to access their area. Photo by Kelly Feiock.
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January 16, 2014
Under the stairs
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January 16, 2014
placement of litter box - AWESOME
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January 15, 2014
Cat room. Could do in hall closet.
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January 15, 2014
cat area
Karen Robinson added this to Miscellaneous
January 15, 2014
I love having the cat door right by the litter box. Maybe the cats would track their litter-filled paws outside, instead of through the house.
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January 15, 2014
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January 15, 2014
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January 15, 2014
Kitty's private bath. Love the idea.
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January 15, 2014
good place for kitty box
Mike Meitner added this to catroom
January 15, 2014
We are not the only ones! Someone else has a cat room!!
Sandy Levine added this to Pets
January 15, 2014
Wish I had a place like this for the cat box!
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January 15, 2014
Under the staircase is a closet, which houses the cat pan and food bowl... hidden from guests and the curious dog. A special entrance was created for the cats to access their area.
macwd added this to macwd's ideas
January 15, 2014
cat house somewhere
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January 15, 2014
Cat box place!
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January 15, 2014
Rug under litter box
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January 15, 2014
Great place for a litter box
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January 15, 2014
Great ideas for my brother.
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January 15, 2014
Creative idea
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January 15, 2014
litter box room
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January 15, 2014
hidden space under stairs - special cat entrance keeps dog out
Lisa Nutter added this to For the pets
January 15, 2014
little cat door :)
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January 15, 2014
The best dead space use I have seen lately. Brilliant idea to hide the cat box. Wish we had stairs where this would work.
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January 15, 2014
Awesome idea
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cat box room
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January 15, 2014
litter box cat room
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January 15, 2014
Litter box washable mat.
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January 15, 2014
would be cute to paint a mouse hole near cat's area
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cat litter room
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January 15, 2014
La chatière dans le mur communiquant avec la litière
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January 15, 2014
Great idea for using the closet space under the stairs!
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January 15, 2014
individual closet for cat w/small in and out for cat to contain smell
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January 15, 2014
Hidden litter box.
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January 15, 2014
dog room
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January 14, 2014
yes. yes!
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Show Andrew how it would look
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If I ever have a cat again
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January 10, 2014
Good use of space under stairs
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January 8, 2014
Hidden cat area
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December 29, 2013
So cute!
thepetersons added this to Cat-Animal Ideas
November 16, 2013
room for the litterboxes with cat doors - provide lots of ventilation and easy to clean up space. Big basin for pet clean up and litterbox cleanup - raised bathtub like Teresa's.
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November 12, 2013
Cat room under stairs!
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November 3, 2013
Might work in garage.
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October 28, 2013
Would aurora like under the steps?
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October 17, 2013
good use of slanted roof space - where?
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October 13, 2013
Cat boxinside closet with separate cat entrance
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October 4, 2013
cat closet under the stairs
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October 1, 2013
this is under the stairs...
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September 25, 2013
cat room
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September 23, 2013
Under stairs?
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September 18, 2013
Cat litter retreat area
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September 15, 2013
Jennifer Allen added this to Cat Related ideas
September 9, 2013
In the basement under the stairs! Perfect!
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September 9, 2013
Para papi
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September 8, 2013
Great kitty spot
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Cat-hide-away 2
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cat area
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pet space!
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August 18, 2013
for kitty
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August 17, 2013
Like Great litter box area.
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July 28, 2013
cat place
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put under stairs
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Inside a clset
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July 17, 2013
Cat closet, can give cat quiet alone space, can temporarily close if outside doors are open and don't want cats outside.
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July 12, 2013
Hidden kitty box
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June 20, 2013
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June 14, 2013
dog space under stairs?
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June 12, 2013
I bought the "Indoor Access Arch" online from www.drsfostersmith.com. It's the perfect size to let my cats in, but keep my dog (a cocker spaniel) out.
Lynne Church added this to animals
June 11, 2013
Under stairs?
Jennifer Bulleid added this to Cat Stuffs
May 30, 2013
Under the stairs? Genius! A cat condo :)
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May 26, 2013
Cat room!
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May 21, 2013
great idea for where to put the cat stuff... we'll just keep Koko bean Out somehow
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May 15, 2013
cat closet
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May 15, 2013
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May 1, 2013
good idea to hide litter boxes
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April 26, 2013
If we ever have a cat again, I'd like to have something like this to keep the dogs out.
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cat room1
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Under the stairs, litter area
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Cat litter under stairs
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Private cat room
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March 14, 2013
Super bonne idée
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March 6, 2013
Litter box location
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March 4, 2013
Great place for kitty litters.
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February 27, 2013
Under stairs, away from view.
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February 27, 2013
Litter box closet
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February 18, 2013
Cat door to space. Where?
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February 18, 2013
What a wonderful idea. I would just need to remember to scoop it.
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February 16, 2013
Cat box under stairs
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under a staircase
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under stairs litter room
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Something like this "behind" the opening.
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for cat
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cat litter idea
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Litter box storage
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cat room
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stairs space ideas
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cat box
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Cat litter room
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cat room
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“houses the cat pan and food bowl... hidden from guests and the curious dog. A special”
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cat room under stairs
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November 1, 2012
This needs to go under the stairs or something. We need a space like this for the cat box.
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October 22, 2012
cat place
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Pet space
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October 15, 2012
Maybe something like this for Mia
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October 14, 2012
small litter box room
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October 12, 2012
Is there somewhere with wasted space that we could do something like this? A little kitty hideaway where I can hide the litter box and food.
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September 20, 2012
Under stair
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September 9, 2012
~ Cat Bathroom
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August 20, 2012
Great place under steps to hide litter box.
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August 8, 2012
Cute cat room
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August 5, 2012
under stairs bathroom space for kitty
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Cat room, enter through kitchen
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July 1, 2012
Excellent idea if you have big dogs, they can't get to the food.
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June 29, 2012
nook for litter box
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June 22, 2012
Great idea
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June 20, 2012
Love the idea of a cat getaway in a space otherwise unused!
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June 4, 2012
we need something like this
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idea for cat room for litter box and food
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Cat area
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Need a place for litter ... under stairs
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