Hidden Litter Box
Cats need easy access to the litter box, but most homeowners don’t want to keep their feline’s toilet in plain sight. Eliminate the eyesore—and give your cat some privacy—by concealing the litter box in an old laundry hamper or small cabinet. Cut a cat-size door in the side so your kitty can come and go as needed. As an added bonus, the DIY litter box holder will help cut down on unwanted smells.
Clever Kibble Storage
Those of us with four-legged friends would be well advised to store dry pet food in a large plastic pitcher. Not only will the container keep kibble fresh, but the ability to pour food directly into your pet’s bowl makes mealtime a breeze.
Pet Hair Solution
DIY Critter Cage
If you can’t bring yourself to buy a critter cage from a pet store, make your own DIY version—either from scratch or by transforming an old shelving unit. Tutorials for homemade pet cages abound on the Internet, and most require little more than drilling holes and attaching glass fronts. The finished product will be more attractive than anything available at the store.
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Carpet Odor Killer
Built-In Food Bowl
Pet bowls often slide around the floor during mealtime, spilling water and kibble everywhere. Put an end to the mess by constructing a built-in receptacle for the bowls. Simply cut bowl-size holes into a shelf, the bottom of a cabinet, or a bench. Alternatively, you can transform the bottom drawer of a dresser into a pet feeding station, using a piece of plywood as the base.
Stylish Pet Bed
Carpet-Lined Cat Shelves
Cats adore climbing and scratching, but all those acrobatics can be surprisingly destructive. Keep your feline from creating chaos and ruining furniture by making carpet-lined cat shelves. Your kitten will now be able to climb without consequence—and have a designated target for its claws!
Whenever it rains, your dog will inevitably head for the muddiest part of the yard. To ensure that your canine doesn’t trail wet muck around your house, choose one entry door for use during inclement weather. Keep a towel and a heavy-duty doormat there, and train your dog to stay on the mat until you’ve wiped its paws. No more mud stains on the carpet!
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