Have you ever wondered how to make a cat house at home? Are you tired of your cat using the floor or furniture as his new bed and not giving it back? Do you love kitties and want to keep them safe and warm? If you said yes to any of these questions, then this article on how to easily make a cat house at home will surely benefit you! Before we delve into how to build a cat house at home in 5 easy steps, we’ll briefly talk about why it’s important that we do so, since it may not be obvious.
Let the cat choose where
Cats are the kings of choice. If you have an indoor cat and you’re looking for ways to let it express its wild side, consider building a cat house in your home. Cats feel most comfortable in safe, enclosed areas where they can settle down and hide away from the outside world—think about how much time a kitty spends under your bed or behind the couch. You can easily build a cat house that offers her everything she wants: the comfort of soft fabric (think old tee-shirts), protected perches (like blankets or towels laid on wooden crates), and lots of storage space (for toys, treats, food). The cat will decide exactly where it feels most comfortable; some may choose inside while others might enjoy having their own private place outside.
Save on Cost Materials
The amount of money you’ll spend on building your cat house will vary depending on how much of your own stuff you can use, but there are some great deals out there. You could save big by using things like old wooden planks from outside, repurposed construction materials, or any other kind of recycled wood and metal in your home. When buying new materials, look for sales—or better yet, ask local businesses if they have any scrap that they can sell you cheaply or give away. Look around online too—many big retailers put leftover products online after their sale is over. After all, they’re still perfectly good!
You’ll need an old cardboard box, some towels or sheets, scissors, carpet tape, and kitty litter. There are some optional items you can add depending on your preference such as old rags or newspapers. The first thing you should do is thoroughly clean your cat’s house before getting started. After that, open up your box and lay it flat on its side. Cut off two-thirds of each side and cut a door in one end where you removed material. Also, cut two holes in opposite sides of your cat house where her entry/exit points will be after it’s built so she has somewhere to run if she wants privacy from other cats or dogs.
What you will need
Materials are usually easy and inexpensive. If you’re really struggling, there are lots of resources that can help you build an inexpensive cat house. A quick search will bring up dozens of plans and tutorials for building homemade enclosures. Building with recycled materials is easy and can save you hundreds of dollars in lumber costs.
Where you should build it
Outdoors (preferably in an area you don’t mind getting clawed up) and away from your home or any other structures. You also want to make sure it’s located somewhere there isn’t too much traffic, such as driveways or busy streets. Building in an open space gives your cat more room to run around and play, which will make them happier overall. Just like humans, cats love having options; restrict them too much and they may try to find their own way out of your house.
Other things to remember
You can use any type of recycled material as long as it’s sturdy enough. It should also be large enough for your cat(s) to fit inside. Here are some ideas: a big cardboard box, milk crate, plastic bin, bookshelf, etc… Just make sure you have an open top (otherwise it defeats the purpose) and try not to let it touch your walls or any furniture (the goal is that they will sleep in their house). It should be placed in a space where they won’t get caught in traffic while they are roaming around inside. This is especially important if you own two cats that might fight over territory.