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Cynthia Chomos

Cynthia Chomos is a Feng Shui Consultant, Catio Designer and the Founder of Catio Spaces, creating harmonious indoor and outdoor spaces for her 4-legged and 2-legged clients. She lives in Seattle with her adorable tabby Serena (who has four catios) and is the inspiration for Catio Spaces. Cynthia offers free catio tips, DIY Catio Plans and custom catios to keep cats safe and protect birds and wildlife.
Where Can You Build a Catio?

Where Can You Build a Catio?

So, you’ve been thinking about joining the wonderful world of catios and want to build a secure outdoor cat enclosure where your cat can safely enjoy the fresh air and enrichment of nature. But, before you purchase a DIY catio plan, kit, or custom catio, I recommend...

Catios for Small Spaces

Catios for Small Spaces

“What a view!!” Who hasn’t exclaimed in pure joy when they’ve stepped onto a balcony or patio and discovered a delightful garden or expansive territorial view? The open air of the outdoor living space immediately transforms a routine indoor environment into an...

Trampoline Kitty Gets a Catio

Trampoline Kitty Gets a Catio

It’s a beautiful sunny day, and your cat is pacing restlessly from window to window or is stationed by the front door hoping to dash out into the glorious outdoors. As nature-lovers ourselves, we get why our feline family members want to escape the indoors to immerse...

Does Your Indoor Cat Want a Catio?

Does Your Indoor Cat Want a Catio?

While not all cats are vocal, they talk to us in many ways. Cats express their love by winding around our feet, curling up beside us, or simply by making sure they are in the same room, quietly aware of every move we make. A flick of their tail says it’s time to play,...

8 Catio-Building Mistakes to Avoid

8 Catio-Building Mistakes to Avoid

It’s natural for cats to want to enjoy the fresh air, sights, sounds, and stimulation of the outdoors. A catio -- an outdoor cat enclosure or “cat patio” – is a solution that provides your cat the enrichment of the natural world without the dangers that come with a...

5 Tips to Refresh Your Catio for Spring

5 Tips to Refresh Your Catio for Spring

As spring showers give way to bright sunshine, you’re probably spending more time enjoying your patio, deck, and yard. There’s always a little bit of spring cleaning involved, spiffing up your outdoor spaces and mowing your lawn for the very first time. The effort is...

A Deck Catio: Love is Blind

A Deck Catio: Love is Blind

Cats have an insatiable curiosity fed by a true love for adventure, so we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that sight-impaired cats don’t usually let their physical challenge slow them down. If you meet a blind cat, or should your cat become sight-impaired in their...

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