Hidden Cat RetreatTraditional Staircase, Louisville

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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Jason wrote:Sep 3, 2012
  • baroqueclouds

    I second thebarneyhouse. Who wants to eat in the same place they poop? Cats are so much more sensitive to smells, too. I hope you find another place for the food, Kelly.

  • Kelly

    The cats have two other bowls of food in the house. Thanks for your concern though.

Star Donovan wrote:Feb 23, 2015
  • Kelly

    Well, I have the open cat hole (6" x7"), and then I'm in and out of that closet every day using the main door. I do keep a moisture eliminator in there. As long as I scoop the litter daily, there is no odor.

K Cade wrote:Aug 14, 2013
  • Kelly
    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.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Julie Sheer added this to 15 Design-Friendly Places to Hide the Cat Litter BoxOct 21, 2016

The “Indoor Access Arch” from Doctors Foster and Smith is the perfect size to let the cats in but keep the cocker spaniel out, she says.

Mitchell Parker added this to 14 Things You Need to Start Doing Now for Your Spouse’s SakeJan 8, 2014

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!

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Greta H added this to To share with MichaelJul 14, 2019

space for pets - this idea under the stairs

Leisa Cairns added this to Cat-related ideasJun 12, 2018

kitty litter area under stairs, with cat door on other wall

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