You work hard to make your home look and feel a certain way.
You want it to be spacious, clean, comforting, and give you all the good feels.
But a litter box doesn’t quite match your good intentions, which can make it hard to find the right place for your furry friend’s commode.
Rather than conceding an entire half-bath, basement, laundry room, or closet to your fur baby, why not hide your litter box in plain sight?
Here are our favorite – and dare we say, ingenious – solutions for your cat’s least attractive accessory.
The Bin Beneath the Bench
A common household complaint is a lack of seating area, which is why we love this two-in-one solution.
If you love to entertain, consider adding a cozy cushioned bench to your home. And underneath, in a hidden compartment, you can stash the cat box.
For this stealthy solution, you’ll need:
- A closed cabinet with doors, measuring about 4 feet long, 2 feet tall, and 18 inches wide
- An oscillating saw or jigsaw
- A comfy cushion to lay atop the cabinet
- All your cat’s lovely accessories
Follow HGTV’s super simple video here for how-to instructions.
End Table Elegance
This option is ideal for apartments and small spaces because you don’t have to give Kitty any space you’d like to allocate to other things.
Start by finding an end table that would go well with your living room decor and that has an open bottom (i.e., no bottom shelf). We like this one for its simplicity and variety of colors and this one for the cute drawer that comes with it.
Next, find a fabric that fits with your decor. If you have curtains or an upholstered couch, you may want to find a near-identical fabric. Otherwise, feel free to get whimsical and creative with a fabric of your choice.
You’ll need a piece about 2 feet wide by 6 feet long, approximately. The goal is to create curtains that hang from underneath the end table and wrap all the way around, so make sure your fabric is at least as tall as your end table and can wrap all the way around loosely.
Turning your end table upside down, use a staple gun to attach the fabric to the outer perimeter of the end table’s underside. Be sure to use short staples (1/4-inch should do) so as not to damage your table. Make sure the ends of the fabric meet on the side you want Kitty to use as an entrance to her private privy.
Finally, flip your end table right-side up, place it beside your couch, and stash your fur baby’s cat box underneath. Not only will the litter box be hidden from sight, but also you’ll elevate a once boring end table with a custom touch.
If you’ve embraced plant life in your home, this is a great way to make Kitty’s potty jive with your potted plants.
Pick up a plant pot with a large enough base for your cat to do her business. We like this 18-inch square-base pot or this 16-inch faux-bronze round pot. Bonus points if you can find one that comes with a lid!
If your pot doesn’t have a lid, you’ll need to cut one out of a piece of plywood. We recommend cutting it to be about 1/4-inch smaller than the inside measurement of the opening of the pot. For example, if you pick up the 18-inch square-base pot, you’ll cut a piece of light plywood to be 17.5-by-17.5-inches.
This will serve as a shelf that closes off the top of your pot-turned-litter-box.
Using a jigsaw or box cutting knife, cut a window in the side of the pot. This will be your cat’s entrance and exit.
Place a liner in the bottom of the pot and fill with your cat’s favorite litter. Place it in your home and angle the opening toward a wall so that it’s out of sight but Fluffy still has plenty of room to get in and out comfortably.
Add a fake plant to the top of the closed pot and voila! – your cat’s private area will blend in with the rest of the flora in your home.
Not the DIY type? No problem. If you’d rather purchase a camouflaged cat litter box, we’ve found the prettiest one on the market.
This cat commode will blend right in among subwoofers, planters, and a sleek, modern home decor. Not only does the Modkat litter box not look like a litter box, but it also reduces litter tracking.
It’s a top-entry cat box with a plastic mesh platform on top. When you cat finishes doing her business, she hops out onto the platform and any litter trapped betwixt her little toes falls right back down into the box.
Stick this box anywhere in plain sight and your guests will run through a dozen guesses before they figure out it’s your kitty’s potty.
Now, you may be thinking, “But what about the smell?” And we have a very simple and predictable answer for you: PrettyLitter. Possibly the most difficult aspect of your cat’s litter box to hide is the odor, but if you use PrettyLitter you never have to worry about that.
So get creative, examine your decor, and add an element that guests would never guess actually contains your cat’s latrine. We’ve got the scent covered.