How to Convert a Hutch Into a Cat Litter Box Cabinet

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.


  1. Cat litter box cabinet show.
    This is a great idea and I would like to add an extra touch for easy cleaning. Apply Plexiglas to the sides and bottom of the cabinet because cats get sick and will miss the box. I know from experience.
    Love your show and watch every week.

  2. I was trying to find out what brand of motion sensor light was that you used. I have looked and can’t find it on the website. Can you please help.
    Thank you,

    • Carolyn, we’ve tried to find out the brand, but we still aren’t sure. It’s a small light and was purchased for about $10 at the home improvement store.


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