Cat Litter Box in Garage Ideas
An unsafe garage environment for placing your cat’s litter box poses risks to both cats and humans alike, since cars could come speeding in through the garage door opening or heavy objects could fall onto it, potentially injuring or killing your feline friend while in there. Plus, having it out there means being more likely to forget to clean it regularly because going out into the cold/heat makes this task more daunting than passing by multiple times daily as in your home environment.
If your cats encounter other feral or outdoor animals in your garage (depending on where you reside), they could become fearful of using the litter box in it and opt to find another place where they feel secure urinating instead. This could cause health problems as well as territorial aggression if they switch routines.
Due to safety considerations, garages aren’t usually an ideal place for keeping cat litter boxes; indeed, some of you may even find it impossible. Even so, you can help make your garage more welcoming for cats by creating more appealing space in which they feel secure – as well as giving them easy access to their box and an exit if necessary.
Here are a few ideas to try: Try keeping the litter box concealed within a cabinet that connects directly to your house. Doors on the cabinet may remain closed or you may opt to create an entry through cutting a hole; this solution works particularly well in dining rooms, dens and office cats where keeping litter out of sight yet within easy reach is preferred. Alternatively, cut an entry into a desk drawer using a wood blade when creating this solution.
An alternative solution for creating an ideal litter box for your cat could be turning a decorative basket into one. This gives them a place to jump down from when leaving and helps prevent leaving behind too much litter on their journey back home. Plus, adding a grate or other mat-shaped material underneath won’t hurt their paws while they jump out!
As demonstrated here, you could transform a window seat into a cat litter box by upholstering it in fabric that complements your decor and carving an entrance for your cat in its front panel. Alternatively, cut an entrance into furniture such as storage bins and then cover it up with picture frames, molding or another decorative item for easier access by your feline companions.
Turn a shed or corner of the garage into a litter box enclosure by creating one from scratch or using prefabricated kits with easy assembly instructions that attach easily via screws and tape. You have plenty of options when it comes to choosing where and how you place your litter box enclosure – from scratch construction, simple wooden or steel structures covered with plywood sheets in desired colors or patterns, prefab kits ready-assembled ready for wall mount attachment, or prefabricated kits with bolts that snap securely together on any desired surface for use as enclosures for litter box use!