28 May 6 Indoor DIY Pet Projects to Try
Having pets share your home can be a rewarding experience. It can also create significant headaches when the structure of your house, apartment, or condo doesn’t match the needs of your cat, dog, or another animal.
These indoor DIY pet projects can help you transform your living space into a comfortable and functional one for everyone.
Cat Litter Station
Cat litter boxes tend to create messes that go everywhere. The odor from one creates a harsh tone to your home that you can detect even if you start going nose blind. This DIY project creates a small cabinet where you can place the bin, tools, and a comfortable bed on top for your kitty to enjoy. Cut a hole in the side to let your pet have some privacy and reduce the smell!
Pet Shade Tent
Some pets love to bathe in the sunshine. For small animals, the heat of summer might be too much for them as it comes through the window. Creating a DIY tent that offers shade can help them enjoy more time with you while staying comfortable. Add a bed to the structure for extra fun! If you build a portable structure, consider taking it with you to the part for an adventure!
Raised Food and Water Cabinet
Some pets need a little help to access their food and water. If your dog or cat is getting close to senior status, this DIY project makes it easier for them to eat. A simple cabinet can be enough to give them a dining area in your home. Consider using recessed areas for the bowls to have a seamless design to enjoy.
Small dogs, aging cats, and senior animals can struggle to reach a bed, windowsill, or couch. Providing them with a small set of stairs can help them approach you for the snuggles they want without entirely relying on your help for access. If you build a couple of steps, consider adding a storage area to keep toys, treats, or other essentials.
Pets love to watch outside to see what is happening in the world. Between the wildlife and the potential threat of strangers walking by, most of the day can get spent in your windows. Having a seat available that lets your dog or cat stay comfortable helps them to enjoy their favorite things while you take care of the chores at home.
If you have a small box and a t-shirt, then you can create a fun place for a cat or little dog to hide. This DIY project could even turn into a comfortable bed. What makes it such an enjoyable project is the scent your clothing provides. Since the structure smells like you, it feels like a constant snuggle session.
A house is like a big kennel for many pets. They can roam the interior of your home, but they are not free to leave. Providing some comforts through these DIY projects can help them understand that they belong.