I’ Catified’ My Friends’ House For Their 7 Cats

In February, 2014 my friend Eliza and her partner Tiffany bought their first house together. After assuring a few photos she posted on Facebook, I knew I wanted to help catify their unbelievable new home for their seven cats. This “wouldve been” the first time Eliza’s cats Kirby, Agnes, Monkey, Judd and Naked would fulfill Tiffany’s cats Encore and Pluto and having perches, walkways and cat trees would be an important part of an easier transition into their new home. In addition to the cats, three puppies would call this home as well, building it all the more important that the cats have their “cat only” space.

The house was beautiful , is not merely on its own, but the potential for catification was amazing! Vaulted ceilings and open theory design was ideal for creating horizontal spaces for cats. A beautiful stone central fireplace was a major focal point with long rays running the entire length of the house.

After discussing some ideas about the design with Eliza and Tiffany we all agreed that it would be best to create a kitty “super highway” so that the cats could travel all the style from one aim of the house to the other without setting foot on the floor. Multiple points of access would be important to allow the cats to get up and down so they never felt stuck or cornered. About the transition for the cats Eliza said that the cats are doing great. They are all integrated and there is no way it would have gone this smoothly without the cat shelves, perches, and walkway.

From beginning to end, the whole project took about three months. Most of what was installed was custom which added a lot of time but in the end I was extremely happy with the result as were Eliza, Tiffany and the cats.

This is how one of the walls in my friends’ house looked before we decided to turn them into cats’ paradise

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