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Catio Case Study

Catio – Patio – Sunroom – Room Extension

The homeowner initially sought a 12×10 foot outdoor patio, but as the project progressed, it evolved into a “catio” – essentially a specially designed patio for feline friends. She expressed a desire for three picture frame windows to invite ample sunlight, effectively transforming it into a sunroom as well.

Furthermore, the catio was planned to incorporate:

  • Electrical wiring
  • An integrated AC/Heater unit
  • Custom cat shelves
  • Secure swing installation
  • Expertly laid vinyl flooring
  • Installation of two designated cat doors

The exterior structure was carefully designed to seamlessly blend with the existing house, matching its siding, paint, and slanted roof for a cohesive and harmonious look.



Plan View Design

Construction Stages

Rebar Installation

Concrete Pour


Plywood & House Wrap

Electrical Wiring

Siding Installation

Door, Window Install

Insulation Installation

Drywall, Taping, Mudding

Baseboard Trim, Interior Paint

Exterior Painting

Floor Installation

Throughout the construction project there were other steps that were taken:

  • Put in for city permits
  • Delivery of materials
  • 5 city inspections (framing, electrical, ac/heater, insulation, final)
  • Swing, cat doors, and cat shelves install
  • Pick up left over materials
  • Clean up construction zone
  • Pick up construction trash


Construction Complete