A cat litter box privacy screen is just a cool solution to a common problem for cat owners.
Let’s face it, litter boxes are not appealing to look at. Litter boxes are literal toilets for cats. Nobody would want to look at a litter box if they have the option not to.
With this problem, you have a few ways to remove the litter box from your vision.
Out of sight, out of mind right?
You can put the litter box in a room you never go to, hide it in some litter box furniture, or put it in a litter box tent. But by hiding the litter box in a never visited room, you make your cat have to go potty in an isolated area.
This is not necessarily a bad thing, but if it seems like your cat dreads their current litter box experience, it can be worth considering moving the litter box closer to where the action is.
The other option, litter box furniture, is plain expensive. Finally, litter box tents do not look the best. Privacy screens give you a fourth option. Your cat can use their litter box in the same room as you, and you won’t even see it happening. They will be behind an aesthetically pleasing screen.
Check out our selection handpicked by the KCR team of privacy screens for litter boxes below.
Our Top 3 Cat Litter Box Privacy Screens
The 5 Best Litter Box Privacy Screens
The PetFusion litter box privacy screen is our favorite for hiding that ugly litter box!
This screen is large, so it should be able to take the entirety of the cat litter box of sight.
The PetFusion Modestcat litter box privacy screen is made with natural bamboo, which looks majestic.
It can also work to help contain litter tracking as your cat will have fewer directions to go after using the cat litter box. The mess will be contained in a smaller area which is a nice bonus.
I love the neutral colors. This screen could work in almost any home.
All in all, the PetFusion should work well for you, and your cat.
This litter box privacy screen will work for almost any cat owner’s situation.
This cat litter box screen is big, but not too big where it will not look good in a room. It is 2 feet tall, and 3 feet long.
You can choose from a multitude of plain colors to find one that will fit nicely with the rest of your home’s decor.
It is made from spruce which just looks great.
If you love Japanese furnishing, then this piece could work great for you.
The Privé litter box privacy screen costs the least amount of money.
It is also the smallest privacy screen. Measuring to be 1.25 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide, it is not the largest screen ever.
Both sides of this screen are decorated. The main side has a nice flower and kitty art piece while the other side is striped.
If you get tired of one side, you can just flip to the other. The sellers designed this product to not tip by having the sides of the litter box privacy screen keep the entire thing standing up. These sides can also help to keep more of the cat litter box out of sight.
All in all, for the money, you get a great litter box privacy screen.
The Oriental Furniture screen is by far the largest and hence most expensive cat litter box privacy screen.
This one is priced at the most. It has 4 panels and is 4 ft long, and 3 ft tall. Still, not that big, but bigger.
The reason it costs more is that it looks as good as actual artwork. Just look at that photo. I could see myself hanging this on my wall. It is really beautiful.
The design is on both sides of the screen, so your cat can gaze at this magnificent piece as they go to the bathroom.
Some of these privacy screens are big, while some are small. The problem with a too-small screen is that you still might be able to see your cat using the litter box. What is the point of a litter box privacy screen if this is the case?
A too-large privacy screen will just not look right inside your house. The screens that we looked at ranged between a foot tall and 2 feet and half wide to 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide. These are in a good range of size where they should be able to cover the litter boxes without standing out too much.
Whatever you think will look good, will look good. Even the largest option, we talk about is not that big, so you should be able to find a good place to put it.
If you have a big cat and an even bigger cat litter box, I would suggest getting a bigger size and not the smallest one we review. That way you can make sure the entire cat litter box is out of sight.
The larger privacy screens are made by Oriental.
The general rule of thumb for the cost of these things is that the bigger the privacy screen, the more it will cost.
That also is the same with the design. The more extravagant the design, the more it will cost.
If you are looking for an inexpensive option, check out Privé.
DIY Litter Box Screen
I do not imagine making your own DIY litter box privacy screen would be too difficult. Hill’s pet wrote an article on how to make your own.
All you need is a hot glue gun, some fabric, and a large piece of cardboard.
All you have to do is glue the fabric to the cardboard, and then build a little stand device for the cardboard to sit upright. It is as simple as that. Place the litter box privacy screen in front of your cat’s litter box and enjoy the benefits of having a hidden litter box.
If you have more time and want to make it a masterpiece, you could purchase some nice furnished wood and construct a screen that has a rustic look.
Buzzfeed also shows some pretty cool DIY ways to hide litter boxes if you want to build something yourself, and need some inspiration.
How can I hide my cat's litter box?
There are a lot of potential ways to hide your cat’s litter box.
First off, you can use a screen. This way is super convenient as once you have placed the litter box and screen, you don’t have any extra maintenance involved with caring for it. Other methods might require you to clean the thing you are hiding the litter box in but with screens, the litter box is still out in the open while still being hidden.
The most elegant way is litter box furniture.
Litter box furniture is better at hiding the litter box in plain sight than any other option. This is because the litter box sits inside a piece of furniture and the cat litter box enclosure is designed in such a way as to not allow anyone to know what is inside of it. I wrote an article last year describing my picks for the best litter box furniture.
This furniture is designed to look like any other piece of furniture, but inside there is a place for you to put the litter box. This type of way to hide a litter box might be better if the litter tends to spread around due to your cat kicking it out of the litter box. If your preferred option is grass seed cat litter, I would go ahead and use a piece of furniture to contain the litter in a smaller area.
Similar to litter box enclosures, we have litter box tents. These things are just tents that you can put the litter box inside. Tents won’t be as inconspicuous as furniture, but they will work in the same way. With tents, the litter box isn’t completely hidden.
Another way of keeping litter hidden is by storing the litter box in a part of your house that you rarely visit. A utility closet, the garage, or the basement are all good options that effectively hide the litter box.
A cool option that is rarely mentioned is putting the litter box under a sink. If you can clear out the room under the sink and make a way for your cat to easily access a litter box under it, this spot could work well.
A great way to hide the litter box and reduce tracking is by putting the litter box in a bathtub. The litter box will be hidden and the bathtub will contain any litter that is tracked from the litter box and litter that is kicked out of it.
This blog post by The Spruce Pets describes some really good ways to hide litter boxes.
Do cats want a private litter box?
Cats certainly do not want a litter box that has a lot of foot traffic coming near it and do not want a lot of noise near their litter box.
Keeping this in mind, you also don’t want to put the litter box in a spot in your home that will essentially punish your cat every time they have to use the litter box since it is so out of the way.
A good mixture of being in an easily accessible spot that is also quiet and private is what you should be looking for when picking a location to put the litter box.
Litter box screens can work well to help add privacy to your cat’s litter box space if you can find a place that meets the other needs necessary for a good litter box spot.
How can I hide my litter box smell?
Hiding the smell of cat litter is possible if you follow some of the tips from below.
- Clean and scoop the litter box more often than you think you need to.
- Put baking soda in the litter.
- Place a canister of baking soda near the litter box.
- Place a litter box in an area with lots of airflows.
- Get a hooded litter box.
For more advice, check out this article about getting rid of cat litter odor in an apartment.
A litter box privacy screen is an innovative and cool way of hiding your cat’s litter box. I love how cute these pieces are.
It is an affordable method that doesn’t force your cat to travel to the distant and least visited rooms of the house just to use the bathroom.
If you want some more advice on buying these privacy screens for litter boxes, you can visit my contact page, and we will be talking soon.
Blaine is a pet owner and animal lover. His two passions of cats and blogging met and KittyCatReviews was formed.