As much as cat owners go into adopting a feline friend fully intending to still rule the roost, they quickly learn that their kitty is actually the one in charge. And while we don't completely hate that dynamic — they are funny little creatures, after all — the latest home craze really puts how much we love them into perspective. Cat patios, or "catios," have been picking up some serious speed on social media, and honestly, the idea is pretty brilliant for cat-lovers who just want their furry friends to live their best lives.
So, what exactly is a catio, you ask? Well, it's a dedicated enclosed space that lets your feline get a little fresh air without giving them the option to flee your property — which they would totally do given the chance. Thinking about giving your king or queen of the household their very own hangout room? Scroll through to get some inspiration for your next DIY project.