Help me build the cat room of my kitties' dreams!
July 7, 2014 8:43 AM Subscribe
We just bought our first house. Yay! One of the bedrooms has been designated as a haven for our 3 kitties - a place for them to play and lounge, with litter boxes and food/water available as well so we can close the door if we need them to be contained inside for a period of time. I am looking for suggestions what we can do to make this room awesome for the cats (and for us, the people who have to clean up after our furkids and keep them entertained).
My primary interest is figuring out what flooring material is best for the room. Our 3 buddies are litter-trained but do tend to flick a lot of litter (and occasionally a turd) onto the floor. They also puke up a bunch of hairballs and make a mess with their wet food. So, we really want the floor to be made of/covered in something that is visually attractive but stain/odor resistant and easy to clean. Right now I'm thinking Flor tiles since they can be replaced as needed, but I am open to other ideas.
We'd also like to think about wall-mounted cat perches and such to make the room a climbing adventure. Do you know of any blogs that feature cool ideas for what we can do to vertically extend our cats' exploration of the room?
Finally, the bedroom is on the ground level so there is a window somewhat high on one wall and a glass door leading to a patio on another wall. Any suggestions for things we can put outside the window and door to bring entertainment closer? Maybe bird feeders? Any specific plants that I can easily grow in Seattle that will attract butterflies or hummingbirds or whatever other creatures that cats like to watch?