Tiny Condo Living/Dining Makeover For Under $300 | DIY Ikea Kitty Litter Box Hack | The Home Primp

Published on Oct 27, 2017 449,774 views

If you live in a small space and own a cat, you know finding a place to put the litter box can be a challenge. This IKEA Ivar hack is the perfect place to store your cat's litter, while providing extra storage (not to mention a beautiful piece of decor.) In this episode of the Home Primp, Alexandra shows you how to hack the Ikea Ivar cabinet into a kitty litter box, and sets out to transform a cramped, uninspiring and teeny tiny open-concept condo living/dining room. She gets rid of a dining table that just wasn't fitting and re-purposes the bar into an eating area to save space, installs wall shelves to put dried goods on display and makes the living room cozy with art and wall storage.

What we bought:
Ikea Ivar cabinet: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/pro...
Home Depot furniture leg: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.ha...
Lowe’s clay pot: https://www.lowes.ca/pots-planters/ho...
Bouclair Solid Elm Wood and Metal Bar Stool: https://www.bouclair.com/en/24098-Sol...
Ikea Renarp pendant lamp: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/pro...
Ikea Ribba frame: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/pro...
Anthropologie knob: https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/an...

Other products featured:
Wayfair reversible sectional: https://www.wayfair.ca/Wayfair-Custom...
Wayfair pink area rug: https://www.wayfair.ca/Mistana-Nielse...
Rust-Oleum ultra matte spray paint in colour “charcoal”: https://www.lowes.ca/spray-paint/rust...
Home Depot Minwax stain in colour “English Chestnut”: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Minwax-1-...
H&M Home metal vase: http://www2.hm.com/en_ca/productpage....
For Like Ever print: http://www.super-rural.com/shop/for-l...
Wooden shelf: https://www.homesense.ca/en
Gold lamp: https://www.homesense.ca/en

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  • Izzy W
    Izzy W 7 месяцев назад Great vid but I couldn’t help yelling when she labelled the TRANSPARENT jars so the owner would know what’s in them. 🤔🙄Really?!
  • Streis Kučerik
    Streis Kučerik 7 месяцев назад it's cute
  • coolkumquats
    coolkumquats 6 месяцев назад Idk... For the items she showed it was unnecessary, but if she also uses those jars for things like flour, sugar, and salt, or different herbs and spices, it makes a lot of sense. It's easy to tell cereal apart from coffee, but not so easy to tell paprika apart from chili powder.
  • Izzy W
    Izzy W 6 месяцев назад coolkumquats good point!
  • El Salouma
    El Salouma 5 месяцев назад I was thinking about the same thing lmafo
  • bashora ibrahim
    bashora ibrahim 4 месяца назад Lol me too
  • aomumoo
    aomumoo 1 месяц назад I label all of my containers in my pantry, not just for similar looking items. My pretzels are labeled and my kids’ cheeze-its. One is to have it all looking uniform with labels, another is because if I run out not only will my family know we’re just out of that item, don’t look around for it, but also for me to glance in the pantry and know what I need to grab at the store. It seems silly, but it helps in many ways.
  • Morgan Hill
    Morgan Hill 1 месяц назад Cake flour and all purpose flour look exactly the same when they are in a jar
  • Jelena Jekic
    Jelena Jekic 8 месяцев назад Spending half of the budget on a cat's litter box seems excessive, especially when you could have found a credenza at a thrift store or on the side of the road...
  • Anna Rostagno
    Anna Rostagno 10 месяцев назад Lovely, but 173$ to hide the cat litter box seems excessive
  • Basic Bunnie
    Basic Bunnie 10 месяцев назад It is a lot, but I think it looked really good! This could also easily be done with a thrifted cabinet or one already owned if someone doesn't want to spend as much.
  • Fozzy Bear
    Fozzy Bear 10 месяцев назад Anna Rostagno if you see ikea hacks all you have to do is search for the particular price of furniture on Kijiji or craigslist or whatever other website works best for you
  • Kiley Fitzgerald
    Kiley Fitzgerald 9 месяцев назад I thought so too, but then again, they couldn't use that space, and they were paying for it, and now they can use it!
  • Bea Hallberg
    Bea Hallberg 9 месяцев назад yeah, 173$ for just that cabinet is expensive. At least give them an extra shelf above the litter box to store like cat stuff on? I mean, why go for something that expensive for nothing more than the litter box?! Otherwise, it looked great though.
  • Stacy Thomas
    Stacy Thomas 8 месяцев назад I enjoy your videos even though sometimes I think you can do better on the budget end by trying out second hand and thrifstores($14 for a door handle??!!), but the Ikea cabinet/litter box hack for $173 is a great price. Doing some research, litterbox cabinets on Wayfair/Amazon START at $150 and aren't as well made as the cabinet in this video. Well done!!
  • Sa'Ria Yarborough
    Sa'Ria Yarborough 8 месяцев назад You could do it cheaper with something premade from ikea or something free online. And a little drape and tension rod?
  • 1bwash
    1bwash 6 месяцев назад Nah, it makes sense. There isn’t much worse than going into a small apartment and seeing a litter box somewhere in a corner.
  • Jay
    Jay 4 месяца назад Basic Bunnie I have currently been shopping online to find something to hide my cater litterbox and they’re all $250 plus, so actually, it’s probably a good option! I’d also imagine the Anthropologie handles were pretty expensive.
  • Lily is
    Lily is 4 месяца назад THRIFT STORES FOR LIIIFEEE also amazon or online facebook/craigs list I got one for 5$ lol
  • lazalazareviclaza
    lazalazareviclaza 3 месяца назад That's a stink cabinet
  • Brenda Kirkland
    Brenda Kirkland 2 месяца назад 1bwash I agree , it was a great way to work the space while hiding the box....worth the money 💰
  • TaiChiKnees
    TaiChiKnees 2 месяца назад They can take it with them! And although most cats don't like a cover on their box, you left SO much head room that hopefully the kitty won't feel insulted or trapped inside. I think it's a fantastic idea... Most covered boxes use up floorspace but aren't useful or pretty. This is great.
  • Dawn Pren
    Dawn Pren 2 месяца назад That cabinet can be used in the future when they don't need to store the litter box in it. Plus the cabinet acts as a focal point, so why not buy something nicer?
  • J. Mo
    J. Mo 1 месяц назад My cats have a door to go outside. I remember dealing with a litter box when they were kittens and it was so awful, I felt they needed to be scooped after each use. I never saw a cabinet for a box before, I just hope they made a cat storage shelf above it. The top surface it provides is a benefit.
  • Ash
    Ash 10 месяцев назад Wish u had ur own YouTube channel. This is such an undervalued series!!!
  • Nina Azaria
    Nina Azaria 10 месяцев назад agreed!!!!
  • Elvie Le
    Elvie Le 7 месяцев назад she does https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrh9tOpAY2-Ev5pRssXq2Wg/videos go follơ her
  • Candice Mahy
    Candice Mahy 5 месяцев назад I fully agree!
  • Brenda Kirkland
    Brenda Kirkland 2 месяца назад That’s one of the best cheapest makeovers I’ve ever seen! Well done
  • Robie Cabanaz
    Robie Cabanaz 1 месяц назад Agree
  • Susan Power
    Susan Power 3 недели назад Alexandra Gater is her YouTube channel.
  • Maddie Marine
    Maddie Marine 10 месяцев назад you're so good! i wish you would slow the videos down a bit. your content is so good- there's no need to rush. show more of the process!
  • Amelia Kirby
    Amelia Kirby 10 месяцев назад Yes! Make it a slightly longer video. :)
  • Chatelaine
    Chatelaine 9 месяцев назад Thanks! We appreciate your feedback.
  • Hannah
    Hannah 8 месяцев назад I would watch a longer video! Like HGTV but on youtube
  • MaryMarisen
    MaryMarisen 10 месяцев назад It would be awesome to be able to see the reaction of the people you are designing for, or some form of feedback.Love your style and ideas!
  • Basic Bunnie
    Basic Bunnie 10 месяцев назад agree!
  • ashleighmarie14
    ashleighmarie14 1 месяц назад I can understand people's sentiments regarding finding cheaper items, but I wonder if she chooses to go to these stores to find items so that her viewers can do the same or at least similar things with their homes. Youtubers always find amazing things at thrift stores, but I (for instance) NEVER find anything, so I would just be agitated if this video was full of things that I couldn't recreate. At least this way, I see the finished product, and I can choose to go out and search for a cheaper dupe.
  • lms
    lms 2 месяца назад By adding one shelf to inside of kitty-box credenza, all cat paraphernalia can be stored in one place!
  • Cymba McReynolds
    Cymba McReynolds 10 месяцев назад So many condos have a overhang counter to be used as a built-in table yet so many ppl buy a table and extra chairs that takes up a lot of space and isn't really needed. Instead of buying a needless table, ppl should save the money and enjoy the extra space
  • Alexandra Gater
    Alexandra Gater 10 месяцев назад Cymba McReynolds totally my thought process too!
  • droid264
    droid264 6 месяцев назад Cat on the counter and she's a baker....
  • maire1889
    maire1889 5 месяцев назад Not hygienic to say the least around a kitchen
  • Violet Rae
    Violet Rae 1 месяц назад @maire1889 y'all don't clean your counter before making food..?
  • A. tiny girl87
    A. tiny girl87 Год назад I loved how the space become so cozy with just simple additions 👏👏👏 I'm gonna take thses tips and reorgnize my room 👏
  • Chatelaine
    Chatelaine 9 месяцев назад Thank you! Glad you were able to take some tips from this primp. How did reorganizing your room go?
  • Sharon La Tour
    Sharon La Tour 8 месяцев назад Why couldn't they have put the litter box in the bathroom?? I would never put my cats litter box in the kitchen or dining room!
  • Rosemerryn Tremayne
    Rosemerryn Tremayne 8 месяцев назад Yes, I was wondering the same. It seems odd to have a 'toilet' on display and unhygienic. My cat's litter box is in the bathroom. I can hear when she goes and run up to clean it out no matter where I am in the house.
  • Claudia Pelagatti
    Claudia Pelagatti 6 месяцев назад maybe it doesnt fit, it wouldnt fit in my apartment
  • Sophie Parkinson
    Sophie Parkinson 6 месяцев назад Lol just move the litter box “on a budge!”
  • Shari B
    Shari B 10 месяцев назад So you get to sit on the couch and enjoy the aroma of the litter box😳
  • J. Mo
    J. Mo 1 месяц назад Shari B I love the cabinet idea but when my cats were kittens and used a box instead of a door to go outdoors, I found it necessary to scoop after each use. I don't know how people bear a litter box in their living space.
  • Johanna Francesca
    Johanna Francesca 10 месяцев назад (изменено) Get this girl her own youtube channel! Love this series so much :)
  • S W
    S W 4 месяца назад Please dont
  • Vivian Therese San Gabriel
    Vivian Therese San Gabriel 9 месяцев назад I wasn't expecting that litter box solution! Honestly such a wonderfully creative idea~
  • Chatelaine
    Chatelaine 9 месяцев назад Thanks so much!
  • Declan Gallagher
    Declan Gallagher 3 месяца назад Expensive way to hide the litter box, but in all honesty probably the best change to the apartment.
  • Damagination 11
    Damagination 11 10 месяцев назад I love the idea of the cat home and a statement furniture at the same time! I love all you on a budget videos
  • Nishi Raay
    Nishi Raay 8 месяцев назад u r an angel with a lot of amazing ideas and so inspiring smile.unique..all the best ma friend ...lots of love from India
  • Amara Stibbie
    Amara Stibbie 8 месяцев назад This series is so awesome! Glad I stumbled upon it. Budget friendly hacks that are gorgeous!