I couldn't take it anymore, whenever I would walk into the bathroom, I would have cat litter on my feet. No matter how often I cleaned the mess up, there would always be more on the floor in just a few hours.
There had to be a better way to contain the arrant litter pieces from covering my bathroom floor. I barely use the vanity in the bathroom for storage so why not make a cat in-house.
It is a very cheap and easy project to do, it could be done within an hour, and I believe it only cost me $10.
Step 1: Materials
- High Efficiency Odor Control Filter (~$10 at Home Depot)
- Clear Acrylic (I had scraps around the apartment)
- Duct tape
- Scissors/razor blade
- acrylic knife
- Current Kitty litter/litter bin
- oh and of course a bathroom vanity
Step 2: Vanity Work
First, I removed the door, and cleared out the "crap". Then I measured the space that was available to work with.
To leave some room for the drawers, I wanted the side acrylic panel to be about 18.5 inches which would leave plenty of room.
Step 3: Acrylic Cut and Fit
Luckily I had scrap pieces of acrylic laying around the apartment, so I didn't have to go out a buy any. To do the cutting, use a straight edge and acrylic knife. The straight edge will help the acrylic knife maintain its line, you will have to make multiple passes.
Panel Dimensions (will vary depending on your setup):
18.5 inches by 20 inches
12 inches by 20 inches
*There were 2 main reasons why I used two panels instead of one.
- The sink was in the way
- the scrap pieces I had would not work
Step 4: Fit the Filter
Measure the bottom side of the sink and cut the filter to match the bottom of the sink pattern. Then zip-tie the filter to the counter to secure it in place.
8 squares by 19.5 inches
Using the white clips that came with the filter, attach the filter to the black plastic wire frame.
Now, to mount the filter underneath the countertop, I used some zip ties through the holes/slots in the countertop installation, so the filter could be directly above the bitter bin.
Now, just add the litter the bin and enjoy the littler free floor.