Cat Cave toilet; litter tray; cat toilet; stairs

Ever wondered what's under the stairs. Other than left over builder's rubble and discarded cement bags there could be quite a considerable usable space - space for a secret cave!
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18. Looking from within. The tunnel was cut very carefully and the skirting saved and reused on the sides. The surrounds are cut out of MDF and gloss painted for durability. Added a spare cut-off piece of the hall carpet to the vertical post (left in the picture) to make it a huge scratching post

18. Looking from within. The tunnel was cut very carefully and the skirting saved and reused on the sides. The surrounds are cut out of MDF and gloss painted for durability. Added a spare cut-off piece of the hall carpet to the vertical post (left in the picture) to make it a huge scratching post

FitAir Oxy Air Purifier works very well in the Cat Cave. Battery operated; no masking fragrance that is overpowering to your cat's senses; silent.

FitAir Oxy Air Purifier works very well in the Cat Cave. Battery operated; no masking fragrance that is overpowering to your cat's senses; silent.

08. Used plywood for the ceiling as it's so much lighter than MDF. It was fixed so that a small horizontal 'lip' was created at the top of the doorway to stop the door falling through

08. Used plywood for the ceiling as it's so much lighter than MDF. It was fixed so that a small horizontal 'lip' was created at the top of the doorway to stop the door falling through

15. Cat Cave servants entrance. Door in MDF and by putting the skirting on the wrong way round (deepest width closest to the opening) it created the thickest and flattest surface for the hinges to mount on

15. Cat Cave servants entrance. Door in MDF and by putting the skirting on the wrong way round (deepest width closest to the opening) it created the thickest and flattest surface for the hinges to mount on

16. Left over carpet tiles were perfect and so easy to lay. By fluke the colour made the Cat Cave more of a green grassy glade under a clear blue sky

16. Left over carpet tiles were perfect and so easy to lay. By fluke the colour made the Cat Cave more of a green grassy glade under a clear blue sky

20. The tunnel was again a cast off; from a vinyl floor tile. Very flexible and fitted showing the reverse side for a plain black look

20. The tunnel was again a cast off; from a vinyl floor tile. Very flexible and fitted showing the reverse side for a plain black look

Add one of these in the main understair cupboard: Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec Nappy Disposal Starter Pack

Add one of these in the main understair cupboard: Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec Nappy Disposal Starter Pack

01. Our stairs go up and turn right so we had a cupboard built a couple of years ago in the biggest under stairs space

01. Our stairs go up and turn right so we had a cupboard built a couple of years ago in the biggest under stairs space

02. Inside the main cupboard we opened up the space to the left and strengthened the surrounding plasterboard with skirting

02. Inside the main cupboard we opened up the space to the left and strengthened the surrounding plasterboard with skirting


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20. The tunnel was again a cast off; from a vinyl floor tile. Very flexible and fitted showing the reverse side for a plain black look

20. The tunnel was again a cast off; from a vinyl floor tile. Very flexible and fitted showing the reverse side for a plain black look

18. Looking from within. The tunnel was cut very carefully and the skirting saved and reused on the sides. The surrounds are cut out of MDF and gloss painted for durability. Added a spare cut-off piece of the hall carpet to the vertical post (left in the picture) to make it a huge scratching post

18. Looking from within. The tunnel was cut very carefully and the skirting saved and reused on the sides. The surrounds are cut out of MDF and gloss painted for durability. Added a spare cut-off piece of the hall carpet to the vertical post (left in the picture) to make it a huge scratching post

16. Left over carpet tiles were perfect and so easy to lay. By fluke the colour made the Cat Cave more of a green grassy glade under a clear blue sky

16. Left over carpet tiles were perfect and so easy to lay. By fluke the colour made the Cat Cave more of a green grassy glade under a clear blue sky

15. Cat Cave servants entrance. Door in MDF and by putting the skirting on the wrong way round (deepest width closest to the opening) it created the thickest and flattest surface for the hinges to mount on

15. Cat Cave servants entrance. Door in MDF and by putting the skirting on the wrong way round (deepest width closest to the opening) it created the thickest and flattest surface for the hinges to mount on

13. The inside look and function of the main cupboard wasn't compromised. There's shelving on the right for shoes & 'stuff' so the floor can be kept clear (Note to husband)

13. The inside look and function of the main cupboard wasn't compromised. There's shelving on the right for shoes & 'stuff' so the floor can be kept clear (Note to husband)

17. Plenty of room for the biggest of litter trays

17. Plenty of room for the biggest of litter trays

08. Used plywood for the ceiling as it's so much lighter than MDF. It was fixed so that a small horizontal 'lip' was created at the top of the doorway to stop the door falling through

08. Used plywood for the ceiling as it's so much lighter than MDF. It was fixed so that a small horizontal 'lip' was created at the top of the doorway to stop the door falling through

11. Used a good bathroom paint. It's tough, has moisture handling properties and gives off a nice ethereal 'glow'. We mixed some left over bright white and platinum blue which created a 'blue sky on a summer's day' kind of colour

11. Used a good bathroom paint. It's tough, has moisture handling properties and gives off a nice ethereal 'glow'. We mixed some left over bright white and platinum blue which created a 'blue sky on a summer's day' kind of colour

14. Cat Cave master entrance. Yes I know cat's can't read but sometimes adding a little quirkiness makes something acceptable and instead of a gaping hole in the side of the wall in the hallway, we have a 'Cat Cave'

14. Cat Cave master entrance. Yes I know cat's can't read but sometimes adding a little quirkiness makes something acceptable and instead of a gaping hole in the side of the wall in the hallway, we have a 'Cat Cave'

22. We've covered the human's perspective and use of the Cat Cave, but the final picture has to be the Cat's view at the Cat Hour

22. We've covered the human's perspective and use of the Cat Cave, but the final picture has to be the Cat's view at the Cat Hour

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