10 Truly Amazing Cat Doors And Entryways
Need a good cat door, but want something better than the standard flap? Here are some amazing and unique cat doors to give you some ideas.
Cat Door Idea #1: The Porthole
This ultra creative cat door has a vintage look which will make your visitors say "wow." The creator constructed this clever cat "portal" from a mini porthole window and nautical equipment from Second Wave. With a few unique supplies and some handiwork, she was able to create an orginal cat door that you just don't see every day.
Inspired from: Houzz
Cat Door Idea #2: The 4-Way Locking Cat Door
This lockable Cat Mate has a tamper proof slide lock, along with a tough polymer flap to ensure your cat only leaves the home at appropriate times. The transparent flap is preferred by most cats and features a magnetic enclosure and a weatherproof seal to guarantee that no drafts come through. This particular cat door is recommended for thin and screen doors, however thicker installations are available.
Purchase this locking cat door here: Ani Mate 4-Way Locking Cat Door
Cat Door Idea #3: The Cat Shaped Cat Door
This adorable cat door was created as an easy access way for cats to reach their litter box. The creator constructed this cat door by first drawing the silhouette on the door, then cutting out the cat shape with a jigsaw. She sprayed some insulation foam into the hollow and then let it dry. Afterwards, she covered the cut edges with paper mache, primed it, and painted it. (If you would like to try this, you can use these amazing cat shaped stencils to help guide you.)
Inspired from: Jane LaFazio
Cat Door Idea #4: The Pastel Pet Portal
This strong yet adorable pet door is constructed with strong plastic, and then reinforced with a painted steel security door. It comes in several pastel color choices, including white, pink, mint, and yellow. It also has a weather-tight silicone flexible flap with continuous magnetic edges to keep it sealed, and to keep drafts and bad weather out of the home.
Purchase this cute cat door here: Sherbet Alley Deluxe Pastels Pet Portal
Cat Door Idea #5: The Cat House
This clever cat owner had a small dilemma of the dog always eating her cat's food, so she created a cute cat house. She placed the food into the laundry room, and then created an adorable cat door for her cat to access it with scrap wood and decorative trim. The door was constructed with the use of plywood, small screws, wood glue, and L brackets to hang it. As a finishing touch, she painted it and added decoration for a creative and unique cat door.
Inspired from: Christy's Thrifty Decorating
Cat Door Idea #6: The Brushing Cat Door
This cat door is designed to give your cat easy access to food or litter with a nice brush along the way. The door initially comes unfinished, giving you the option to paint it a color to match your door or wall. The cat door is designed to fit into a standard door size, with easy installation and everything you need to start.
Purchase this cat door here: Cat Hole Pet Door
Cat Door Idea #7: The Classy Cat Door
This classy cat door can be found in Valencia, and stands as a work of art in itself. A cute little mansion just for cats, this fancy cat door was created with the care and luxury in mind these cats deserve. The cats even small pair of stairs to help them into their small home.
Inspired from: Leftbanker
Cat Door Idea #8: The Microchip Cat Door
This cat door works with your cats existing microchip to let your cat in when he comes, and to keep other animals out. Any cat can leave when he pleases, but only select cats will be able to come back in. This cat door opens outward when your cat comes close so he can exit and leave the home as he pleases. The microchip cat door is suitable for medium and small sized cats, and can be installed in windows, walls, or doors.
Purchase this cat door here:SureFlap Microchip Cat Door
Cat Door Idea #9: The Baby Gate Cat Door
Do you have a baby or a dog you want to bar from certain areas of your home, but you'd like to allow your cat easy access? A baby gate cat door might do the trick. The gate is designed to keep dogs and small children in the areas of the house where they're safest, while making it easy for cats to walk through the little cat door installed at the bottom. It also features an easy open door for adults.
Purchase this cat door baby gate here: Carlson Walk-Thru Gate With Pet Door
Cat Door Idea #10: The Telescoping Cat Door
This amazing pet door is designed with a telescoping insulation tunnel for easy wall construction and double magnetic flaps with an adjustable sill for powerful insulation. This pet door works for both cats and dogs, comes in a variety of sizes, and has a strong focus on keeping cold and wet weather out.
Purchase this pet door here: PetSafe Telescoping Aluminum Wall Entry Pet Door
Have any creative ideas for pet doors yet? If so, feel free to tell us in the comments!
Originally published 2012-11-13