by Alice Cat Expert | Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Cat Tips, Catification
I have done a post about Ikea products that make great cat items a while ago. And since then I got some feedback from you guys that there are other items from Ikea that are also great for cats. So I decided to do a ‘Part 2’ of this list…(Check out ‘Part 1’ here.)
This particular coffee table is great for cats. The top can be made into a cat bed for cats and the ‘body’ of the table is a great scratching post. Here is a demonstration from one of our readers…
We have already talked about the KALLAX collection in Part 1 of this post. A reader suggested us to have a look at the EKET collection as well, here is her example of using these shelves to strategically line up on the wall for her cats to use.
I can’t believe we haven’t noticed this collection before. Some of the designs are nearly ready made for a tasteful ‘non-cat-tree’ cat tree!
I have talked about these shelves recently in another post. It’s an Ikea Hack I saw while doing one cat sitting job. With the customers’ permission, I have shared their example here.
This is a recommendation from another reader. She discovered this particular bath mat has more ‘grip’ than others. So it’s very good for when using that to line cat tree or cat shelves on high places. You know how the mat tend to move around a bit caused by the force of the cat jump? This bath mat will solve that problem.
The bonus is, it comes with different shapes and colours! And look at the price? It’s super affordable and machine washable! Perfect cat item!
I can’t believe I didn’t include this on the Part 1 of this list. I noticed lots of my customers’ house have these ones for their cats.
Do you use any Ikea item for your cat? If yes, please be in touch and help to add that to this list!
by Alice Cat Expert | Saturday, September 2, 2017 | Cat Tips, Catification
When people think about catification, they often think of intricate complex designs, but sometimes the most simple design is just as efficient. After all, cats tend to play with the cardboard boxes that comes with the expensive cat tree, right? hahaha
Say hi to the lucky cats who are the user of today’s catification project…
Desp: What are you looking at?
Here you can see the ‘cat tree’ in action…
Desp: whatever… Rory: Hooman, I am watching you….
This is another shelf with the same set up in the house…
I know you might want to do the same thing, so yours truly have already helped you to organise a shopping list, click on the image will bring you to the product page at Ikea website.
1. IVAR 1 section/shelves Pine – €76
2. LUDDE Sheepskin White – €35
3. SIGNE Rug flatwoven – €2.5
If you are interested in cat related Ikea Hack, check out this link at Ikeahackers.net and my previous post on Ikea items that are suitable for cats.
Have you done any catification project? Please be in touch if you want to be featured on my blog! I am always curious to see new catification ideas!
by Alice Cat Expert | Saturday, January 21, 2017 | Cat Tips, Catification
Did you know there are lots of products at Ikea which are not meant to be for cats but make great cat products? They are reasonably priced and they will merge into your house decoration without screaming ‘cat stuff’! (Not that there is anything wrong with that!) Plus, since these items are not made for cats, it can serve other purposes too!
1. Step stools
Steps are great for cats who might have difficulty jumping up to their favourite windowsill or climbing up to the sofa or bed. Elderly cats, cats with arthritis or cats start to lose their sight will find these very helpful. Since these are not special cat stands, you can use these for other purposes! Getting the books on the top shelves? No problem!
BEKVÄM Step stool
MOLGER Step stool
2. Childproof items
I don’t actually childproof for my human child. I started teaching him about safety since the moment he started to crawl. As a result, he managed to navigate the stairs since he was 10 months old. However, I do have a few childproof items at home for the cats!
PATRULL Window catch
Window catch will be particularly handy for people who live in apartment and worried about their cat jumping over the window.
PATRULL Multi latch
I use this for the fridge because my cat Fafa can open the fridge and steal everything in a few seconds. It can also be useful for other cabinets.
PATRULL Drawer/cabinet catch
Same as above, you might want to put this on food cabinet if you have a thief cat like I do.
PATRULL Fingerguard for doors
These are super useful in making sure to leave a gap for doors that you want your cat to have access to. e.g.. the room where they have their litter trays or their favourite room where their cat beds are, etc. These fingerboard will leave a big enough gap for your cat to push the door open and go through.
PATRULL Door stop
These could serve the same purpose as the fingerguard too, but I prefer the fingerguard because you don’t need to leave the door open forever with the fingerguard. With these, it takes more effort to remove them so to close the door. Not handy for places like bathrooms where you need to close a couple of times a day.
These make really cute cat beds!
Here are some examples of happy cats using these beds…
Ikea’s various wall shelves are super handy for any catification projects you might have.
Like this one, for example. You can see you can use shelves with different length to suit the situation in your house. Plus, IF your cat don’t use it, you can always put books! (We always need a Plan B when it comes to cat stuff since they very often don’t like what we buy them! UGH!!!)
Yes, these square things…classic Ikea item. They are super handy to make a cat tree. The advantage of this is its versatility. If the cat is not using the square, you can always put books and other stuff. You can even change things up whenever you want!
Here are a few examples how you can catify these units.
A simple cat cave…
A personalised cat tree…
A complex cat tower with feeding area, steps, cat beds, cat litter, everything!
Don’t forget to check out many more cat projects using Ikea products on Ikea Hackers. If you type in ‘cat’ on the search, you will get 1950 results of cat related Ikea-hack projects! Some of the cat parents out there are really really creative! Check it out!
Have you got any Ikea item that you use for your cat? Comment below! I would love to see your idea!