Since we bought our house (about a year and a half ago), we decided to use about 3/4 of the basement as the cattery. So, before the movers moved us in, we used about 300 square feet of it as the Queen/ baby/Office area, about 600 sq feet for the whole male / craft room and another 100 sq feet as a laundry room.
In the Queening/Office room we have our 2 desks with our computers and such, 2 ultralite queening pens, one wall that has upper and lower cabinets with a countertop, and a linen cabinet on one end and a fridge on the other.
2 water fountains placed around along with dry food (we free feed).
The litter boxes are housed in an enclosure that is vented via a small bathroom fan to the outside (as are all the cat boxes in the main part of the house), and various sizes of cat trees, cat pillows etc.
The queening pens have their own cat boxes, covered until the new litters are being box trained and then uncovered ones with clay litter. These are not vented, but this weekend I plan on installing venting fans for those as well.
We also had a seperate heating zone in each area, as well as air conditioning.
The male/ craft room although unfinnished for about another month, has places for each whole male, we have 2, which allows them room to run and jump and is easily cleaned. These are vented as well. Plans include, once the outside deck gets enlarged, outdoor runs for the girls and the boys.
The laundry room has areas for storing all of our cat show things, and a grooming area with a deep sink to bath our cats. The flooring in all rooms is tile, with the exception of the laudry room, which at this moment is unfinnished, but will be the interlocking 1" thick foam flooring.
We originally never wanted to have whole males at all, but, in order not only develop our own lines, and maintain a closed cattery, we had to.
So Sol, do you take your females to their mates, or do you have them come to you?