No matter how much you love your cat, there's one element to living with felines that all owners can agree is unpleasant – the litter box.
But kitty litter is getting a makeover. Pretty litter boxes, covers and cabinets are becoming hugely popular with cat parents who want to prove it is possible to inject an element of style into even the most unglamorous elements of cat ownership.
Across the globe, crafty cat owners have come up with feline-friendly features for their cat’s bathroom that can be attractive and tastefully integrated into the home.
As well as covering up a functional and often unattractive item, concealing the litter box can also give your cat a little extra privacy and cut down on litter scatter and smells.
Ready to start thinking inside the box? We’ve rounded up some examples of creative approaches to hiding cat litter boxes. Treat them as inspiration to give the humble litter tray a touch of style and make the cat litter clean up more manageable.
If anything proves a litter box can be both elegant and functional, it's this mid-century inspired litter box cabinet from Etsy seller PinkBau. This sleek home accessory will fill even non-cat owners with envy.
Why we love it: This modern cabinet can be also used as a side table and cosy hideaway for your cat.
This stylish storage cabinet is incredibly multi-functional. The doors hide any cat litter mess and odour, while the table top serves as prime surface area to showcase feline art, photos or accessories. Take inspiration from lifestyle blog Salty Canary and convert a piece of everyday furniture to a clever cat bathroom.
Why we love it: Hiding in plain sight, this cabinet is a chic solution for smaller spaces or apartments that might not have extra space.
If you’re a crafty catparent, you can also design and build your own litter box solution just like this one. Nothing can demonstrate your love and affection for your feline than building a lovely litter box cover. If you opt for this route, let this design from A Beautiful Mess inspire you.
Why we love it: The adorable entrance shape like this marks your cat’s territory. Plus, this simple design can be easily customisable to suit your space.
Another clever DIY option is using furniture you already have. Which is exactly what Dana from House Tweaking did. By repurposing any enclosed piece of furniture like a cupboard, you’ll create a private space for your feline friend to do their business without having to compromise the aesthetic of your home.
Why we love it: This simple creative update to a cupboard is a win-win solution. It gives your cat a piece of privacy and the top shelves can be a great place to store cat bits and bobs.
If you're looking for a nifty way to conceal your litter box so it's not right out in the open, this Hidden Litter Box from Good Pet Stuff Co could be an attractive option or at the least, give you inspiration when disguising a planter of your own.
Why we love it: It’s designed to look like a house plant to cleverly become part of your décor. The plants on top look just like the real deal and gets bonus points for never needing to water them.
Once you have your new cat bathroom set up, you’ll need some quality cat litter. TIDY CATS Clumping Litter offers around-the-clock odour control, with a clumping formula that makes clean-ups a breeze.
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