Cats make wonderful pets. Whether they are affectionate or aloof, they bring joy and humor to any home. As a member of the family, you love them. As the cleaner of their litter box, life could be better. It’s an eyesore, and we tend to try and hide it away in a small room to keep it out of sight. Fortunately, there are many options for you and your furry friend! Whether you want to purchase something, are ready to get creative, or a mix of both – there’s bound to be a perfect way for you to hide the litter box.
If you’re looking for a cheap-ish option for hiding your litter box and are willing to do a little work to get it
done, modifying an Ikea cabinet is one way to go. Plus, you can put fresh plants or a candle on top to mitigate the smell. Simply cut a square into the side of the cabinet, install a cat door (or don’t!), and you’re good to go.
The Wicker Basket
Baskets like these are relatively inexpensive and are more breathable than the cabinet option above meaning smells won’t linger as long. Plus, baskets with framing like the one in this project are perfect for a little DIY. Cutting out one side of the wicket doesn’t hinder the integrity or sturdiness at all.
The Corner Bench
While this project isn’t made for hiding a litter box, it can be easily fixed to change that. Simply use the method in the Ikea Hack to cut out a rectangle on the side. A bench like this one can be left with a plain wooden top or can be padded to add extra seating in your entryway or kitchen.
Under the Stairs
Have empty space under your stairs? You can use it to hide your cat’s litter box! Use the instructions on this project to craft doors and a small room for your cat. This keeps your litter box hidden away as well as out of the way, keeping you from having to add extra furniture to your home.
This adorable planter can be purchased at Wayfair (plant not included!). Plants and litter boxes work so well together because plants naturally freshen the air around them. A planter like this could be created with a little time and elbow grease, but if you’re looking for something that’s ready to go now, this one is the way to go.
In a Drawer
This project is similar to the first on the list, but instead of a regular cabinet, install a pull-out drawer instead. This will give you easy access to clean the litter box without having to put your head under a cabinet.
There are dozens of ways to hide a litter box in your home, and the internet is full of tutorials or purchasable options. Hopefully this list gave you some ideas of what to do in your own home. Remember, a litter box is only well-hidden if it’s also well-cleaned. Unscented or odor-absorbing litter (versus ones with heavy scents), daily cleaning, and an air freshener will go far to keep litter boxes hidden even from the most sensitive noses. When you home is on the market, you definitely want to keep the box clean and utilize one of the suggestions above, if possible, to remove it from being out in the open for potential buyers to see….and smell.