This up-cycled hutch is now a cabinet for the cat's litter box.
This up-cycled hutch is now a cabinet for the cat’s litter box.

With a little modification, a hutch or other similar piece of furniture makes a great place to conceal a cat litter box.

  • If there is a stile between the doors on the cabinet, remove it to make room for the box to be taken out at cleaning time.
  • Cut the stile in two at the top and bottom, and glue and nail it to the inside of one of the doors, so no void is left between the doors.
  • A pet door will allow the cat access to the inside from the right side of the cabinet. Create a template to make marking and cutting the opening much easier.
  • Apply a new coat of paint before installing the pet door and modified cabinet doors on the hutch.
  • In the back of the cabinet, cut a small hole for ventilation. This hole lines up with an in-wall room-to-room ventilation fan that will draw odors out of the hutch and exhaust them to the outside.
  • Add a small, battery-powered, motion detector light to illuminate the inside of the cabinet.

Watch the video for detailed instructions.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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