Cats can do a lot to improve our lives, and their humans can do a lot to improve theirs. There are a coupe of ways to make your home much more comfortable for your cat, and they take very little time or effort.
Build a Few Ledges
Most cats love to perch on high places so they can keep watch over their domain. Sometimes that desire takes them to the top of bookcases and other places where they don't belong. The best way to keep your cat out of trouble and make them happy at the same time is to build a few ledges for them.
The easiest way to do this is to attach a few shelves to a wall for your cats, but there are a few ways to make them more appealing. Attaching a ramp to the shelves will make it easier for the cats to get to their new perch, which can be especially important for cats that are old or sick. Consider putting an old cushion or blanket on each ledge to make it more comfortable for your pets. It's best to glue the cushion in place to make sure that the cats don't knock it on to the ground.
Give them a Castle
If there's one thing that the average cat likes as much as sitting somewhere high, it's sitting in a cave. Most people don't live in caves anymore, but it's still possible to give your cat a nice place to hide. All it takes is a few cardboard boxes, some glue or tape, and a sharp set of scissors.
Start by taking one of the boxes, flipping it upside down, and cutting a big hole into one of the sides. The hole needs to be big enough to let your cat enter and exit the box, but it shouldn't leave too much extra space. Attach another box to the top or side of the first, and cut a hole in both of them so that your cat can move between the two. You can repeat the process as many times as you want to make a bigger castle. Make sure that you use enough glue or tape to make a strong connection between the boxes. You don't want the castle to collapse when your cat is climbing in it!
There are a lot of ways to customize the castle. You can cut holes into some of the boxes to make windows for your cat. You might also add some padding to some of the boxes to make them more comfortable and to protect them from scratching. When you have everything the way you want it, set up the castle in some sheltered corner of your house. Consider taping the back of the castle to a wall to make it more stable, and then let your cat have the time of his life in it.