I love this catio! The minute it was completed the two house cats took to it immediately. Sadly, they had been relegated to the indoors after their sibling was viciously killed by a coyote who left the remains on the property. Depressed and getting far less stimulation, Kiki developed severe medical problems. But with some great vet care and now a catio, she is healthy and happy.
This catio presented a major design challenge since it was constructed on a side of the house that did not get a lot of natural light. This was worrisome because a bathroom and office window were located inside the proposed structure. Fearing a regular roof would preclude natural light from reaching both rooms, we installed a beautiful translucent roof which was not only aesthetically pleasing, but solved our problem!