This is a pretty simple hack for which you need four HEJNE posts and several of the HEJNE 30×18″ shelves. You can also opt for the shallower 11″ deep shelves, depending on your space.
First is to assemble the HEJNE according to IKEA instructions and get it in position.
To give the kitty some privacy, I cut a wooden dowel to the width of the HEJNE. Then, I found a curtain to put on it. The one I used is about 32″ x 24″ high. I then slid the rod with curtain into place on top of the shelf to cover the bottommost section.
The cat still has access from the side, but from straight on you can’t see there’s a litter box there.
The total cost was $28 for the HEJNE shelves, $12 for the four HEJNE posts, $16 for a 36×24″ kitty litter mat on Amazon to line the bottom shelf, $3.99 for the curtain and about a buck for the dowel, which you can find at just about any craft store.
As even the greatest self-proclaimed cat-lover might admit, litter boxes are unsightly, so concealing them yet keeping them accessible is difficult. I think we struck a great balance with this kitty loo hack.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.