Today, we will be showing you our picks of the best litter box furniture to effectively hide your cat’s litter box, while also looking like typical, and lavish furniture.
The concept of litter box furniture is cool, and weird at the same time. You take something gross like where your cats uses the bathroom, and then you disguise with a beautiful cabinet or bench, and you put it somewhere with lots of traffic in your home. It is quite ingenious. You can keep your cat’s litter box hidden in plain sight.
Now instead of putting your cat’s litter box somewhere random in your house like the garage, you can save space by combining the place your cat goes potty with a graceful piece of decor that adds to your whole house’s vibe.
Next up, our team at Kitty Cat Reviews has made a list of the best litter box enclosures.
What is Litter Box Furniture?
Cat litter box furniture is basically furniture specifically made to discreetly hide your cat’s litter box.
Litter box furniture is suppose to look like any other piece of furniture in your home. By looking like a regular piece of furniture, hiding your cat’s litter box is easy.
Usually there is a hole that lets your cat in, and out by just climbing through.
People buy this kind of furniture because they feel bad about making their cat use the bathroom in some random corner or closet, and litter box furniture allows you to keep your cat’s litter box next to her beloved owners, while also being hidden from any guests in your home. A guest might come over and see a nice cabinet, but little do they know that nice cabinet is where your cat goes to the bathroom.
Some people buy this furniture to give their cat a place to spend alone time in their own little cat cave. They don’t even use the litter box furniture for storing their cat’s litter box, but instead as a pet home.
Guide To Picking The Best Piece Of Litter Box Furniture
Match With Your House
Having the furniture match with your house is so important. You don’t want to buy a piece that you absolutely hate, but you live with it because of how well it works for your cat. Please take your time in finding the perfect piece, one that looks great in your home, but also serves your cat well. Plus, you do not want to later regret wasting money on a piece you despise.
You want to consider the color of the enclosure you are looking at. I would stick to enclosures that come in the basics like black, white, and wooden colors. Make sure the furniture you choose is similar to the furniture, and style already existing in your home. For example, if you buy a really rustic wooden piece, but you live in a home designed to be modern, it will stand out like a sore thumb. Even if the rustic piece looks amazing, it still won’t look quite right.
Also, I advise you to consider where you would put the piece in question inside your home. You want to make sure that you have an idea of where you are going to put this new piece, and how it will layout in the room.
If you buy a beautiful, but huge piece, and you do not have anywhere to put this recently acquired monster, you are going to regret the wasted money. Have the mindset that this is like any other piece of furniture you have ever bought, so you make the right choice in regard to it suiting your home.
You can learn more about how to pick furniture for your home.
To conclude, before purchasing a piece make sure you thoroughly thought out how this enclosure is going to fit into your home, and if it matches correctly.
This is the deal-breaker for many pieces. If the furniture stinks up your living room because of bad design, then you aren’t going to use it. It is as simple as that.
All enclosures do come with a main hole for your cat to enter, and this should be sufficient for most air circulation, but if you want to be certain look for a piece that comes with a few vents. I would read the reviews, and make sure that odor isn’t a consistent problem.
I know that the quality of the litter controls the amount of odor, but the enclosure can have an affect on this too. Without lots of circulating air, the odor will start overwhelming the area the enclosure is located in.
Effortless Access And Cleaning
You are going to have to clean your enclosure to keep your cat’s experience while using the potty clean, and comfortable. Also, you do not want any odor to build up inside because you neglected to regularly clean the enclosure.
If that is to happen, then you will not want to have this in your living room or where ever you plan to keep it, and it will just become an even bigger hassle.
Let’s face it, cleaning this enclosure is going to have to happen. If you make sure to consider how easy it will be to clean the enclosure then this won’t come back later to haunt you, when you are desperately trying to get a terrible odor out from your bedside table.
Enclosures that open up from the side are a thousand times easier to clean than any that open from the top. This is because you won’t want to have to bend over to clean this thing. Being able to squat down or get on your knees while cleaning will be a lot kinder to your back.
Also, look how wide the enclosure opens. A enclosure that has an opening of 15 inches versus one with an opening of 25 inches will be much harder to clean. Big enclosures are usually easier to clean as you have more access to the inside.
All in all, consider how easy it will be to clean the enclosure you are looking to buy. This will save you lots of pain!
Buying a piece that won’t just serve the purpose of hiding your cat’s litter box is important.
I would look for furniture that has storage to store your cat’s litter, your scoop, and other cat supplies. The reason I look for this is simply for your convenience. When you just want to quickly, and painlessly replace the litter box, you don’t want to have to go somewhere else to fill up the tray.
Since this furniture is going to go somewhere in your house that is a regular spot for people, it will be nice if you can fetch your cat a treat without walking to far out of the way.
Durability in picking a product is huge. This enclosure is going to take some damage. Your cat is probably not going to be the cleanest creature. Some enclosures come with a plastic liner to prevent pee from sinking into the wood. This is crazy important as pee that gets soaked into wood will for sure create a constant smell. We go over this further in the article, where we talk about how to control odor.
You want to make sure this piece is made from quality material that won’t be harmful to your cat, and that will last a long time.
In addition, if you are not a very hands on kind of person consider how hard assembling the respective piece you are looking at is going to be. Something that snaps together, and only has 5 pieces to assemble is so much nicer rather than something that turns into a huge project.
Overall, ensure that there are positive reviews, and nothing too terrible about the design quality of the enclosure you are looking at before you go ahead and purchase it.
The 5 Best Litter Box Furniture
The Merry Bench Litter Box Enclosure is a piece that beats out all the competition when it comes to providing a litter box enclosure that matches with almost any home, is extremely convenient, and doesn’t break the bank.
For these reasons, it is our favorite piece of litter box furniture. It functions fabulously as a way to hide your cat’s litter box. This piece’s design is basic but stylish, and will match with almost any house’s interior design. It has lots of storage, lots of room inside for your cat, and is easy to clean.
This enclosure gets great reviews from Amazon, and is not overly expensive.
This litter box is simple, but gets its job done and does it well. In the middle of the enclosure, there is a wall that can be removed, and on the other side of the wall you can store extra supplies like a bag of cat litter. This litter box enclosure is suitable for any size litter box.
This enclosure is plenty big, which will ensure your cat has enough room to comfortably do their thing, and you can also store your cat’s litter on site.
When you are assembling this piece, the wall of the enclosure with the hole where your cat gets in and out in is interchangeable on either side of the enclosure, so you can make sure the litter box works great for any room layout.
The box comes in two different colors, white and walnut brown. We think this piece is so great, because of it’s ability to work with any house. It just looks like a simple bench, so no guest will suspect a thing, even though in fact it is where your cat takes care of business.
This enclosure is great for cleaning. Access to the inside is very open, and easy to get too. With this piece, there should be no problems with the weight, and size of your cat and supplies as it is has a weight limit of 80 pounds.
- Will be suitable for even the biggest litter boxes, and cats
- Can hold up to 80 pounds of weight (not fragile piece)
- Simple piece of furniture to harmonize with any existing style to your house
- Can keep other litter supplies inside the bench
- Some have trouble assembling this piece
The Refine Feline Litter Box is a very stylish piece of furniture that functions wells in hiding your cat’s litter box with ease. The great part about this box is it actually has a drawer above your cat’s potty room to store little stuff for your cat. You could store some treats for your kitty or whatever else you could think of.
A downside with this enclosure is you won’t be able to hold extra cat litter inside of the enclosure, so you will have to have a different place to store extra litter.
What we love about this enclosure is how they added a plastic liner to the interior of this box. When litter falls, this extra feature will make clean up days a lot less painful. If your cat misses the litter tray with their pee, this liner will prevent their pee from sinking into the wood, and leaving a nasty smell.
This piece is not guaranteed to fit all-sized litter boxes, but will fit the majority of boxes. On the back of this enclosure, they are little notches to hold filters. This feature can help control nasty smells. The filters are not included in the purchase of the enclosure.
This piece was chosen as one of the best because of how clean it looks. It is a nice, and modest piece that will only add to the style of your home.
- Has a plastic interlining inside to catch litter and to prevent pee from sinking into the wood
- Available in Mahogany, Black, and White
- The wall with the entrance point for your cat can be placed on either side of the enclosure
- There is a drawer above the main cabinet for an additional place to store little pet stuff
- Can be difficult for some to set up
What makes this enclosure special is how it has two stories instead of the traditional 1 story.
With this distinct feature, the box is a lot more space efficient, and is more versatile when your deciding where to place it in your home. The second story of this enclosure can act like a little cat cave for your feline friend.
There is a whole on the shelf separating the two stories, so your cat can move between either story with a little bit of it’s feline athleticism.
This enclosure has plenty of holes to make sure there is not a build up of bad smell inside.
Since, you can open up the whole enclosure with the front hatch, this allows plenty of access to the whole box giving you an easy time cleaning.
This piece is a little on the more expensive side of things, but is definitely a very cool purchase to give your cat a place to use the bathroom while staying hidden.
Some people actually just use this enclosure as a little sanctuary for their cat. As a result, they put a nice comfy bed instead of a litter tray at the bottom, and then their cat can just chill out, and relax in peace.
Whatever you decide to purchase this piece of furniture for, whether as a way to hide your cat’s litter box in plain sight, or to give your cat their own home, we believe this piece can definitely bring some worthwhile value.
- Dual story furniture
- Lots of holes that provide circulating air to control odor
- Can work as a bed side table
- Can be solely used as a place for your cat to get away
- It is larger than one might expect
- No compartments for storage
This enclosure is another beautiful piece that can definitely add to the “feng shui” of your home decor.
In our opinion, it is one of the most graceful pieces of litter box furniture. If it wasn’t even a secret litter box enclosure, I still would consider adding it to my home furniture!
The hole where you cat gets into the enclosure is structured a little above the bottom of the enclosure so that litter won’t be accidentally spilled on the outside ground. Also, the hinge opens from the top, and is air pressured, so it will stay up by itself.
The inside of the enclosure has two sections, one for the litter tray, and the other for whatever you would like, maybe a cat bed or storage area. This enclosure is constructed with wood, and the paint on the box is free from lead, and toxins.
It comes in two different colors white and black for whatever suits you home better.
- Reversible entrance wall, so it can be put on either side of the piece of furniture to suit any room
- Hides your litter box in a very delicate manner
- The box may be more difficult for cleaning since you have to bend over as this enclosure opens from the top
To be honest, this is a great piece of litter box furniture. It is so sneaky, and innovative. Whoever thought of hiding a litter tray in a fake flower pot is an absolute genius. Who doesn’t love this idea?
A huge plus about this is the price of this bad boy. This enclosure is WAY less expensive than many other enclosures on this list.
The assembly for this item is as simple as can be. There are only 5 pieces in this enclosure, so if you aren’t looking for an assembly project, well I think we just found the litter box enclosure for you.
Every time your cat uses the bathroom, you will feel like a sneaky Ninja.
The novelty of this item alone is enough to purchase it. But, that is not its defining characteristic. The flower box piece is made for big cats, and has a ventilation system to ensure that smell is not an issue.
Everything has a weakness, and this product isn’t an exception. Cleaning this product will be a bigger hassle than other litter box enclosures as this one doesn’t have a large opening to get inside.
It can be easy to clean this product if you decide to take it apart. But, this is a lot less inconvenient than other products that instantly have great access.
Next, there is no storage. Getting litter from a different location to fill your cat’s tray every time will eventually be annoying.
I would not personally mind the little extra hassle involved with product, and with its exceptional price, sneakiness/novelty, and solid functionality this enclosure is definitely a worthwhile purchase.
- Very realistic looking as it looks like a plant
- Vents around enclosure
- Designed for big cats
- Most clever out of all the other enclosures on this list
- Cheaper than most enclosures
- No additional storage
- Harder to clean that other enclosures that open up wider and that open from the side
5 More Enclosures We Reviewed
If you are looking for a simple, and inexpensive piece of litter box furniture, this is one of the best choices out there! This enclosure is a lot less than others on this list.
This piece can be used as a bedside stand, or as a versatile piece of furniture that can go really anywhere in your house. This enclosure is made from wood, and is finished with a nice coffee stain that looks great.
In the back of the enclosure, there are lots of holes to circulate bad smells around, and not let any terrible smells build up inside the box. There is a hole on the cabinet door for your cat to enter and leave whenever.
This is another affordable box that can also be used as a little safe haven for your cat when it needs some alone time.
To conclude, this piece is fantastic little piece that serves the purpose of a minimal, but lush litter box enclosure wonderfully.
- Simple design
- Inexpensive compared to other litter enclosures
- Sleek and lavish style
- This enclosure does not have any extra storage other than the top of the enclosure
- Does not have a plastic liner to prevent pee from sinking in
This is another piece that is perfect for someone just looking for a piece that will successfully hide their cat’s litter box furniture, and looks great while doing it.
This enclosure comes in a variety of colors, and if you have an extra fat cat, you can opt for the jumbo size enclosure to suit your cats needs.
One of the best things about this enclosure is it is made from a material called ecoFLEX, which will prevent your cat’s pee from soaking in, and leaving a nasty smell.
Assembly of this product is simple as you do not need any tools to put this enclosure together.
You can use the top of the enclosure as a counter to put little stuff.
I like this piece a lot because the hole where you cat gets into the enclosure from looks a lot less like a hole where your cat enters and exit from, but more just like a part of the furniture.
This piece would fit great into a modern-styled house.
- Constructed with ecoFlex material
- Pee will not soak into material of this box (way less odor)
- Lots of options for colors to match any house
- There is zero extra storage for this enclosure, other than putting stuff on the top surface
We absolutely love this piece. The reason is because of its overall functionality, and also unique design.
This box has two cabinets that open up to the inside of the enclosure, so you will have some extra room to put a bag of litter, or other stuff for your cat.
This enclosure has a little table that extends a few inches up from the main part of this piece of furniture, which makes it more convincing as just a regular piece of furniture. For this reason, this enclosure hides the litter box inside even better.
You could use this piece of furniture as the stand your TV sits on as it really looks like a television stand. It might be hard to figure out the configuration as a TV stand with your TV box and wires, but if it is done well it would look great.
To conclude, this enclosure could make a great addition to your house’s existing furniture with its sleek design, while also acting as your cat’s bathroom.
- Lots of room in the interior to store other pet necessities like extra litter
- Could work great as a place to put your TV
- Only 1 option for color
This piece is different from every single item on this list. Instead of being a closed enclosure, this product is actually a screen that allows your cat to be in the open, while also being hidden from the non suspecting eye.
Basically, you put this screen somewhere in your house where it looks natural, maybe you could put it in an empty corner, and then you would put your cat’s litter box behind the screen.
This is great for cats that hate having their potty place closed off from the world. Some cats just can’t go to the bathroom in a dark, and confined spaces because they are anxious in tight spaces, and are claustrophobic.
You can get this privacy screen in either brown or white for whatever suits your house.
The frame is made from bamboo.
On the bottom of the screen there are grips to ensure it doesn’t move around. With this screen, I get a Japanese vibe because of its aesthetic.
It is definitely unique, and can spice up whatever room you decide to put it in. The screen is 3 feet by 4 feet, which will adequately hide your cat’s litter box.
To conclude, this screen is perfect for cats that have a hard time using the bathroom in confined enclosures.
- Great for cats that get anxious in closed off enclosures
- More affordable than traditional litter box furniture
- Different vibe than a regular enclosure, if you are looking for something more unique
- This is not a litter box enclosure, but is a great alternative
This is a sleek litter box enclosure that offers storage as it has two cabinets.
When there are two cabinets, you can put your cat’s litter box behind one cabinet, and whatever you want behind the other.
This enclosure’s entry hole is very distinctive as it is shaped like a cat. If you love having everything reflect your love for cats, than this is your perfect litter box enclosure.
Speaking about the entry hole, there are entry holes on both sides of the enclosure to make it easy on your cat to get in and out.
Overall, this is a very solid choice for litter box furniture.
- There are two holes one on each side of the enclosure for your cat to come and go conveniently.
- Extra space inside for storage
- The holes on each side might make it less discreet than other enclosures with only one hole.
How To Get Your Cat To Use The Enclosure?
When getting your cat used to a new enclosure, it is all about ensuring she is comfortable, and that she wants to use the litter box enclosure.
The first way to ensure she is comfortable is by buying a great piece of litter box furniture. You want to ensure she has a great experience, while using her new potty room.
The enclosure should be big enough, so she is not cramped, and doesn’t feel claustrophobic. Also, make sure the room has lots of vents to prevent a build up in smell inside the furniture.
Your cat will dread using the toilet, if her nose cells are killed every time she uses the bathroom. You can prevent a build of smell by consistently cleaning her enclosure, and replacing the litter.
I would make sure the enclosure is relatively easy to enter, and easy to use too.
Next, you want to reward your kitty when she successfully uses her new litter box enclosure. This could be with a treat or with some affection. Or maybe you could get some play time with a remote control toy. This method is not new, but it works. When she is rewarded, she will keep doing the action you want her to do, because of the positive association.
If you buy a litter box enclosure with extra storage, you can store her favorite treats on site, and maybe some replacement toys, so you can easily reward good behavior.
Another way to help her get used to the box is by letting her explore the furniture without any thing inside the enclosure, and keeping it like this for a while. Then, you can move her litter box into the piece.
Take Small Steps!
The best way to get your cat to get used to new things is by helping them make small but positive steps towards the ultimate goal.
For example, if your cat has a certain mat under her litter box in the old litter location, I would suggest moving that to the new litter box enclosure to try creating a similar environment as the last litter location. The more similar the environment inside the enclosure is to her old litter location, the easier it will be for her to get use to the new enclosure.
If your cat is scared of closed off spaces, consider opening the doors to the cabinets for her first few visits, so she isn’t completely closed off from the outside world. Also, you could get an enclosure that is just a privacy screen, so she isn’t completely confined. Our team actually put together an article on the best litter box privacy screens.
To conclude, there are a lots of tricks to help your cat get use to her new potty location, and with time, patience, and help from owner she will eventually love her new piece of litter box enclosure.
How To Control Odor
Being able to control odor is so important, when you get a litter box enclosure.
Earlier we talked about how to look for boxes that will help control odor. In this section, we are going to discuss simple hacks and tips to control odor with ease.
Prevent Pee From Sinking Into The Wood of Your Litter Box Furniture
If you have the option, buy an enclosure that has a plastic lining around the wood. This will prevent missed pee from sinking into the wood, and leaving a permanent smell. This is where most of the terrible odor will come from.
If you fall in love with a piece that doesn’t have a lining, you can seal the wood yourself. You can treat the inside wood with products like Shellac.
This will seal it, and prevent the urine from sinking in. Then, you can just wipe the urine away, and be happy.
If you don’t want to go through the process of sealing the inside wood of a piece of litter box furniture, you can buy a handy dandy bottle of odor remover to get out the scent anytime an accident comes up. Odoban can do the trick in removing pee odor from wood.
I recommend taking the extra time to seal the wood. So, you don’t have to spend as much time cleaning, and there will certainly be less smell.
Another way around not having to seal the inside wood is by buying a litter mat that catches the pee, and repels the odor.
Fighting odor also comes to what kind of litter you use. Next time, you are replenishing your litter supply get litter that is odor controlling litter.
A few more tips for controlling odor includes replacing the litter a few times a week, replacing the litter box if you have had it for a long time, and another tip is you can get odor controlling pods that you put in the litter to counteract the smell.
Sometimes your cat will get their own urine on themselves. In that case, you should probably wash them with some shampoo to remove the terrible smell of urine and replace it with a refreshing scent.
All in all, controlling odor for your litter box furniture is a must, and if it is done successfully will make your and your kitty’s experience a lot better.
What About DIY Enclosures?
Maybe you can’t afford buying a piece of furniture specifically designed for a litter box. Maybe you have the time on your hands, and would love to take up a new project.
Whatever it is, making your own DIY litter box enclosures is for sure possible. It is relatively simple to do this.
First, buy or find a piece of furniture that matches with your home, has a large enough interior to fit a litter box, and is overall a quality piece.
Now, you want to cut a entry hole into the box. You can cut this hole with a scroll saw. This hole should be on the side of the furniture that is most convenient for entry and exit for your cat, and looks nice inside your house.
You will also want to add some ventilation. You can use a drill, and drill holes in hidden spots to help with circulation.
This is a very basic guide for DIY litterbox furniture, and I am no way near an expert at making furniture, but the above steps are how I would do it, and can start helping you think of ways to make your own DIY litterbox furniture.
If you want something more in depth, check out this video. In the video, they show a really great tutorial, and the finished product is absolutely terrific.
Litter box furniture is a relatively new cat product that isn’t an absolute necessity, but is useful. It reminds me of cat backpacks as both have recently emerged, and are going viral. Litter box enclosures are cool products that can help you and your cat live the purrfect life.