Wouldn't it be nice to have cat litter box furniture instead of an icky plain box sitting out in the open? Sand gets everywhere. You feel awkward when guests come over and even though the box is clean, it's THERE. Plus if your litter box is in the bathroom, watching your cat go poo when you're getting dressed for work is just weird.
If you'd like to have a better look for your litter box, have some time, and are handy with power tools, then these designs may be right up your alley. Check out these 8 awesome litter box enclosures that can totally change your feelings towards kitty litter!
Damask Cat Litter Box Furniture
You now how you had that rad 2 story pad to live in and there was room for kitty boxes everywhere? Then you had to downsize to a cute apartment and there was nowhere to hide the cat box?
Well Lenna at Off Beat Home did because that's what happened to her. She got creative with a trunk she found at a thrift store and make this awesome litter box enclosure.
Utilizing black paint that was kid (and kitty) friendly, some wall paper, and a little elbow grease, she made this bench stylish and functional.
One thing she noted was she had trouble with her cats shredding any mats she used to keep them from tracking litter everywhere. She found a rubber bar service mat from Amazon that was thick enough to prevent kitty shredding an also super easy to clean. (Note to self: get bar mat!)
The Happy Litter Box
Cats Crossing Sanctuary is an incredible retirement home for at risk cats in Virginia. Artist Darcy Swope created these triple decker cat houses that hold a litter box in the "basement" to make the sanctuary more attractive and to house the 12+ litter boxes they keep. The artwork on these houses really makes for unique litter box furniture!
The End Table Kitty Box
While I'm not sure I'd have a litter box in the living room, if there were no other place, this is a cute hack to let your cat have a little privacy when he's in the loo.
Making this is as simple as stapling some cute "curtains" on the underside of an end table. Easy Peasy!
Cat Box In A Planter
Would your cat like a tropical vibe when he goes poo? This hidden litter box planter will look great on your patio or anywhere that needs some sprucing up.
In addition to holding some nice green foliage, it has a filtered vented system that controls dust and odor from the box. Add a litter mat to stop the kitty sand from tracking all over the house and you're set!
Along with housing a nice fake plant, it will also hold your plus size kitty (Maine Coons I'm looking at you!) with no problems.
Converted Cabinet Litter Box
Rachael Ranney at Buildapedia got creative with some reclaimed furniture in the form of an outdated cabinet she sourced. With just a few tools and some spray paint, she transformed it from 80's drab to kitty fab! To see her step by step, you can check the article out here. I noticed some of the photos at the bottom of the page weren't rendering, but if you click on one, the slideshow still pulls up the photos, so don't despair!
DIY Cat Condo With Build In Litter Box
The link for the DIY to this no longer exists, but it's a pretty straightforward design. The only thing I'd change is needing to lift the entire crate to scoop the litter.
This could be easily made from an upcycled pallet or spare wood. A couple of scratching pads are fixed to the side, and the footlocker stenciling is a nice touch! Of course, all your cat will care about is a tall place to lay down and plan his next ambush of the dog. 😉
This can be made from pretty much any type of wood if you don't want to fiddle with a pallet, though that will give it a nice aged look. For an inexpensive wood, consider pine with a small piece of plywood for the "roof".
Fancy Upcycled Pallet Box
If you'd like a more upscale look, here's another kitty box cover made from pallets. Please note: I do NOT recommend you feed your cat in the exact same spot as their litter. The extra space is nice for litter storage, though.
IKEA Toy Box Hack Makes Kitty Box Enclosure
Alewood Furniture Company decided they were tired of having their cat box just sitting out looking all ugly. So they decided to make a great looking cat box enclosure by modifying an IKEA toy box. The nice thing about this hack is all of the pieces are pre-cut. You just need to assemble, cut the door, then paint your preferred color. Alewood provides a nice tutorial if you'd like to do this yourself!
Whether you'd like to build something completely from scratch or take an existing piece of furniture like a file cabinet, trunk, or bench - you don't have to settle for an exposed cat box. In one day, you can have a really nice piece of cat litter box furniture that will fit your decor and give your cat some privacy.