As a cat owner, I am constantly surprised with the ignorance of some cat owners. Here is the golden rule when it comes to cats and litter. For every cat that you own, you should have 1.5 litter boxes (rounded up). So if you have 1 cat, 2 litter boxes. 2 cats, 3 litter boxes. 3 cats, 5 litter boxes. You can see how this starts to become a headache once you have 2 cats. Especially if yo live in a small apartment.
Pro tip: Don’t get more than 1 cat if you live in a small apartment!
Obviously, cats will adapt and if you have less litter boxes, they will still use it although there might be territorial issues involved. If you own multiple cats but don’t have enough litter boxes, don’t be surprised to find pee in the laundry, poop in the sink and other random nasties.
Litter box furniture is a nice idea that will help keep your balance of litter boxes without it in plain sight of guests. The only issue with litter box furniture is that if your cat pees outside of the box/tray, it might cause the litter box furniture, depending on its construction, to warp. The smell will also be fairly bad. The solution to this is to line the litter boxes with pee pads, like the ones they use for kids peeing on their bed.
With that in mind, here are some creative cat litter box furniture that will help blend your litter box into any room.
1. Good Pet Stuff Hidden Litter Litter Box
The most affordable of the lot. Great for the budget and space conscious!
- Large-capacity cat litter box looks like a real clay pot
- Made of durable polypropylene
- Filtered vented system works to control dust and odor
- Designed for large cats and multi-cat households
- Measures 42 inches high with included plant; 1-year limited warranty
This litter box not only looks great but works really well – we have our litter box in the living room area and you can’t even tell it’s a litter box, let alone smell it! It’s big enough for our cat as well (18 pounder) and easy to clean
2. Modern Cat Designs – Litter Hider / Bed
A classic box design that can fit snugly into tight spaces.
- Quick assembly
- Low Maintenance high pressure laminate
- Scoop hook
My house really was not designed to accomodate a cat box. The laundry room is in the garage and there’s really no other place to put a litter box unobtrusively. That being the case, I searched for something attractive that I wouldn’t mind looking at. This is the best and only solution I found. This cabinet sits at the end of my hall, front and center outside of everyone’s bedroom door. And I don’t mind seeing it there at all. I am quite proud of it actually. It is a nice little piece of furniture, a little bit of a splurge. There are other cabinets I suppose (Fake wicker seems really impractical.), but this is the only one I liked. The modern design blends well with my other furnishings. I have a boy cat that uses this (My girl cat has never been in it though. I think she’s uncomfortable with covered boxes. She has an open pan between the toilet and bathroom cabinet.). He has never had any accidents where any urine or feces has ever gone anywhere but inside the litter pan. It seems though that the surface would be easily wiped of small messes. I have a very simple beige cat pan inside. It works perfectly. I have had this litter hider a couple of years and am still just as happy as ever.
3. Merry Pet Products-Cat Washroom And Night Stand
An affordable piece of furniture that doubles up as a litter concealer and doesn’t look bad? I’m sold!
- Attractive multi-functional pet house also hides unsightly litter box
- Classic, clean white fiberboard cabinet features wainscoting paneling and stainless steel hardware
- Provides a safe, discrete resting/sleeping area for dogs and cats
- Minimum assembly required; instructions and hardware included
- Measures 18.5 x 16.5 x 18.5 inches; 1-year warranty
I’ve had this item for about a year. If you get this itme use a covered litter box inside it unless you are absolutely certain your cat will never miss the box. The material the bottom is made of is not waterproof and will bubble, expand, and hold odor if it gets wet. I also recommend lining it with plastic contact paper before the first use to ensure it lasts longer. Other than that it is a good product that conceals litter boxes well
4. Designer Catbox Litter Box Enclosure in Black
A pretty stand that can double up as a magazine holder. Or put a bowl of potpourri to complete the look!
- An interior panel and staggered entrance prevents litter from being kicked onto the floor
- Outer hole can be set up on right or left, so that you can keep it hidden from guests
- Durable, glossy, non-toxic, lead-free paint – made to last
- Hydraulic safety hinge holds lid up for easy cleaning
- Keeps curious children and dogs looking for treats away from the litter pan
- The Designer Catbox is designed to hold a standard large-sized litter pan that is 18-1/2-inch L by 15-1/4-inch W by 5-1/4-inch H or a high-backed litter pan that is 18.6-inch L by 14.7-inch W by 9.8-inch
I was so excited to order this product. Even though it took a while to assemble, the finished product was truly something to behold. Much more visually appealing than my 2 cats’ old litter box with cover, and just as cute as all the pictures suggest. However, this item’s charm wore off just a few days later when I noticed that the room in which we kept it smelled MUCH worse than usual. Upon further investigation we discovered that one of our kitties had slightly missed the box a few times. The smell not only permeated the piece, it also caused it to warp and bubble. After less than a week in our home it had to be thrown away. If you have a cat that goes right in the middle of the box, then this may work for you. However, if you have a larger cat, especially a male cat – I would fist pay attention to their potty habits before losing your money on this item.