In this article I will review the wide variety of cat litter box style furniture. Using furniture to disguise the ugly sight of a cat litter box is actually quite a clever solution in my opinion.
It is certainly one that manufacturers have realised, and they now provide a very interesting range of options for this very reason. These range from urns, cabinets, washroom benches, enclosures, night stands, indoor pet crates and more.
In this article I will list as many varieties as I can, as I know we will all have different tastes, and we will all have different likes and dislikes. If nothing else, it will be an interesting journey, and you will get to see what is available.
Below I have found 16 of these in different styles. I have also included choices at different price points. Hopefully that will give you some choices.
At the end of the list, I have also included some tips on how to get the most out of this style of furniture. I have also included both the advantages and disadvantages of using this type of furniture, as a cat litter cover up. If you aren’t looking to cover it up but are looking to distract from it with a cat tree there are also options available.
A lot will depend on which room in the house you prefer to keep your cat litter. Some cat owners use the bathroom, some prefer a basement and many others will use a quieter space like a spare bedroom, or a utility room.
Whichever room you choose, there will be something available to suit the room type.
Top 16 Choices for Litter Box Furniture
I have listed 15 of the best choices, and will continue to add to this list, when something new comes along. It is well worthwhile looking through all the options, as there is quite a variation in styles.
Our Number 1 Choice – Good Pet Stuff Company Hidden Cat Litter Box
This particular choice has outsold anything else on this list by three times the amount of sales. As you can see it is a cleverly disguised urn, that also doubles up as a litter box, and yet keeps it out of sight. It is a pretty clever play on furniture.
Overall online buyers have rated this product with an 88% buyer satisfaction, so rated highly and also sells really well.
You can read my detailed Hidden Cat Plant Litter Box review here.
For those of you who don’t have the time, here is a brief summary.
It looks like a real clay pot, and is made from a durable polypropolene which can be painted if you prefer a different color. The ferns can also be replaced with a plant or flowers if you want to make it that little bit unique, or styled to the decor of your own home.
It uses a filtered vent system to help control litter odors, and this is a good choice for larger cats, or for homes with multiple cats. It is 42″ high and the base is 19 x 19″ at the widest point. Without the plant it is 20″ high.
Number 2 Choice – Designer Catbox Litter Box Enclosure
This looks like an elegant piece of furniture, but as a litter box it helps reduce odors, and is very good at preventing litter getting kicked out of the box. In fact, that is one of the main reasons that people buy this piece of furniture.
Around 75% of buyers really like this one a lot, but the slightly high price point will put many people off going for this one. It is made from wood and has been painted with non-toxic, lead-free paint to give a glossy finish.
It has an hydraulic safety hinge on the lid, that makes cleaning the box a great deal easier.
You can also store litter inside the box with any litter accessories, such as a scoop. It is designed to hold a standard large-sized litter pan that is 18-1/2″ L by 15-1/4″ W by 5-1/4″ H or a high-backed litter pan that is 18.6″ L by 14.7″ W by 9.8″ H.
You can also leave out the interior panel and then it will hold a larger litter pan.
The entrance hole measures 7-1/2-inch wide by 8-inch high to fit large cats.
This is a good choice for anyone wanting to keep dogs or curious children away from the cat’s litter.
No 3 Choice – Merry Pet Cat Washroom Nightstand Pet House
This is another huge seller for many cat owners. This one sells in its thousands and I think for obvious reasons. It certainly looks the part. Like the one above around 75-78% of buyers rate this choice very highly.
It comes in three colors white, espresso and walnut so hopefully one of those will suit your home.
It looks like a night stand and can be used as a pet house, and ideal for hiding a litter box in. The front door opens and closes using a small magnet lock. It will fit a litter pan up to 16″W x 18.5″D. The external has wainscoting details and natural wood grains.
There is also a stainless steel towel rail which you can fit on either side. The shelf space is 4 1/2″ high. According to buyer this take roughly an hour to assemble. The majority of people who buy this locate in a home office, and set a printer on the top – just an idea!
Just be aware, at the lower price, this is made from particle board and not real wood.
No 4 Choice – Merry Pet Cat Washroom Bench
So if the nightstand doesn’t work for you, then what about a washroom bench. It is more expensive than the night stand above, but from the same company. The good news about this one is that it will fit almost any size of litter box.
This one is highly rated by buyers and overall they have given this one an average satisfaction rating of 87%, which is pretty impressive.
This one has a divider which can be removed, to allow more storage for litter and accessories. It has an attractive cover to hide away the litter box and confines all the litter mess inside.
The entrance can be placed on either side of the unit to suit the room it is used in. Door measures: 7″ wide by 8″ high. The measurements of the inside of the box are Inside is 20″ x 35″, and 19″ tall.
According to buyers this takes less than 1 hour to assemble. There is enough light coming into the box so it does not look like a dark hole for your cat, and that is actually very important for them so as they will use it.
No 5 Choice – PetSafe Solvit Mr. Herzher’s Cat Litter Pan Cover
If you like the wicker basket look, then this one is a good option to consider. I was in two minds about this one as to be honest, I don’t class this as furniture in the strictest sense. However other buyers do so I wanted to include it on the list. Many commented that they liked this darker wicker look.
Buyers also like this one and have rated it with a 76% buyer satisfaction rating.
It measures 18 in. x 23.5 in. x 19.5 in and is easy to assemble and to keep clean. You don’t need any tools which is convenient. The wicker material also doesn’t hold any odors, and is easy to clean with soap and water.
The front panel is quick to release and drops down for the litter box to slide forward onto the rails for easy cleaning. It also has non slip feet to lift it off the floor. As such it helps protect the floor.
Buyers describe this one as having a large space for their cats to do their business, without looking obvious to anyone else.
No 6 Choice – Refined Feline Refined Litter Box
This is a litter box piece of furniture that I really like, but it is also pretty expensive. This is an internal plastic litter liner with high walls, and the entrance can be set to the left or the right. It also has a top storage drawer.
Overall buyers rate this one with an 80% buyer satisfaction rating.
It is available in two rich colors which are espresso and mahogany. It is made from ply with a poplar veneer. It measures
- External: 27.5″” w x 28″” h x 20″” d
- Internal: 25″” w x 20″” h x 17″” d
This one will fit most Large and Jumbo size plastic litter trays. The drawer is 4″ high. Most buyers said that it took around 30 minutes to an hour to assemble, and some of them did say that it was tricky.
No 7 Choice – Trixie Pet Products Wooden Litter
This is an affordable choice and many cat owners use this as a litter box, and some use it as a pet house. Although this can be classed as a piece of furniture, for me personally I think it looks like a pet house. That said plenty of people seem to buy it.
There are ventilation holes in the rear panel which is great for air circulation. It will hold most standard size litter boxes. It measures 19.25 x 20 x 20 inches. It is made from wood with a veneer finish, and comes with a 1-year warranty.
You can get this one as a single unit, a double unit and one called a double decker. The door opens really wide which is useful when cleaning is required. The assembly instructions are not the best according to buyers, but everyone does manage to work it out.
One little tip here is to add wood glue to the joints when you are assembling it. They don’t supply this, but it is cheap to buy in many stores, and really does help tighten up wood joints.
No 8 Choice – Petsfit Espresso Double-Decker Pet House Litter Box
Of all the pieces of furniture that I have on this list, this is the one that I have, and I do love it. It took me a long time to buy it because of the price. However I am really glad to say that I did. Other buyers also love this stand and overall they have given this an average buyer satisfaction rating of 89%.
Like quite a few on the list this can be used as a litter box or as a pet house. It is ideal if you have a couple of cats or a large cat. This one works very well with cats and they really do seem to like it a lot.
The assembly instructions are useless, but don’t let that put you off, as it is a pretty basic assembly. One great tip here is to skip to Part 4 of the instructions and just build it to look like that.
With this one I use a high side litter pan, and I also use a litter mat just outside. The tracking in my home is gone now thanks to a combination of all of these.
Some people put their cat’s food on the top shelf to stop their dogs from eating it. I always keep the food and the litter away from each other. Sometimes though you just need to do what works.
No 9 Choice – Petsfit Assemble Odorless Night Stand Pet House/Litter Box Furniture
This is a cute little piece of furniture and many buyers really seem to like this a lot. This is of course another night stand, that is ideal for tucking away a litter box, and one that will look good in most homes.
Overall buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rating of 83%. That is a nice solid rating and has stayed like that over quite a long period of time.
This one measures 20″ x 24″ x 21″ and the inside measurements are 17.7″ long x 21.6″deep x 19.3″ high. The latch will hold the door open but please note the top can not be opened. This box is strong enough to easily store something on top.
No 10 Choice – Etna Cat Kitty Litter Hide Away End Table Cabinet Box
This one is certainly a little different looking. There are some buyers for this one, but it gets pretty average ratings of around 62-63% satisfaction, which when compared to the others is pretty poor.
It is classed as an end table cabinet box, and the principle behind this is that you simply set this piece of furniture over the top of your existing litter box.
No 11 Choice – Kattails Kat Kave Litter Box
This one is made in the USA, and is designed to look like the Sahara Sandstone granite style. It measures 29″L x 19″W x 20″H and is a very large very well made litter box.
There are no seams to worry about leaks on this one. Although expensive this one is highly rated with an 89% buyer satisfaction. Buyers really do seem to like this option a lot. It is also a great choice for high peeing cats.
This is heavy duty and certainly has been built to last. It is made from a heavy grade of plastic and is easy to clean as the lid can quickly pop off. As one buyer rightly puts it, this litter box is built like a tank.
Quite a few people asked if this can be used without the lid and the answer is yes it can. You can also easily remove the labels from this without leaving marks or breaking your finger nails.
This is a great solution for any home with several cats. What is really interesting is that quite a few buyers who buy one of these, seem to buy several more, either as gifts or for holiday homes. There is certainly no need to worry about leaks with this one.
No 12 Choice – Concealer Cabinet for Litter Robot
This one has been made to work with the litter robot product. It is therefore not compatible with any of the open air models of litter boxes. This cabinet is made from a solid and well made veneered plywood.
It measures 29.5 high x 25.5 wide x 20.5 deep. Buyers rate this cabinet with an average buyer satisfaction rating of 78%.
This is a concealer cabinet for the Litter Robot designed to suit your home decor. There is space above the cabinet for whatever you want to place there. You can stain or paint this to any color you like.
Please note there is no rear or bottom on this box, so that it can be easily removed from the Litter-Robot for periodic maintenance.
No 13 Choice – Crown Pet Products Cat Litter Cabinet
Another cabinet that is similar in other styles already shown on this list. This one however is from the Crown Pet Product’s brand. This one is expensive but that is because it is made from a hard wood, and available in either mahogany or espresso.
You can either have the entrance on the left or the right, and it comes with feet to help protect the floor underneath. The top can be held open with a spring loaded hinge. The inside of the cabinet is carpeted and that can be removed for easy and fast cleaning.
Choice 14 – Internet’s Best Decorative Cat House & Side Table Litter Box
Quite a number of buyers opt to buy this side table or night stand. This is a multi-functional style of cabinet that will suit many homes. This one is available in espresso or a white color.
Buyers rate this one with an average buyer satisfaction rating of 77%, and it has held that level of rating for quite a long time.
This one has a hinged door, and in the door is the entrance for the cat. The top of the table is quite wide so ideal for setting things on, or ideal to hold magazines, lamps or plants etc.
Choice 15 – Pet Hup Hup Kitty Cat Thunder Box Pet House and Litter Box
Another different style with this one and the main difference here is that it is available in white, walnut, dark brown and black. This one is pretty new to the market place.
This can be used to enshroud the cat pan and litter mess. It uses wainscot panelling and is made from medium density fiber board. It measures 20″, L x 18″, w x 25″, and weighs only 30 pounds.
It can take litter pan sizes of up to 18.5-inch width and 16-inch depth.
Choice 16 – ecoFlex Litter Loo
This is a highly popular choice and is available in four colors which are espresso, antique white, grey and russet. The main difference is that this one ensures that no leaked urine will actually soak into the product.
This is classed as furniture, as an end table, and I am not quite sure that it has that look. Now that is my opinion, but thousand of online buyers love this product and buy a lot of these. Again that is why I include this on my list.
It is very easy to clean and it will not soak into the box itself. It measures 23.6 x 22 x 21.2″ This is made from a non toxic composite material. The front flips down for very easy access. It also comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
It is very quick to assemble and can be done in under 10 minutes.
Is Cat Litter Furniture A Good Choice for Cats?
This is a very important question to ask and understand. Not every cat owner will go for one of these and they do so for a variety of reasons. The BIG question to answer is will cats like them, and will cats use them?
As you can imagine, I have read hundreds of reviews about cat litter and cat litter boxes. Almost all of them will need to be house trained, ideally when they are young kittens, and after that they will use their litter box. So in essence a litter box is a litter box.
There is a lot more to that though, and one of the key features of this type of box, is that they offer privacy to cats. Cats like to do their business in privacy, so these work very well for that.
Like any type of litter box though they may need some encouragement to start using it. That however is the same for any type of litter box, if you decide to change the type. Most of the cat furniture available on the market uses a litter tray or pan which are cheap to buy.
The main reasons cat owners buy furniture is to essentially hide the litter box. Rather than have an unsightly box sitting around, the box goes inside the furniture and is effectively out of sight and out of mind.
When you read the reviews that is what the buyers say time after time. They help cloak the litter box, and many of the buyers say they also go a long way to help controlling the odors.
Safer for other pets and children
Most of these, though not all, have a door or something similar that allow your cats in, but keep other animals or children out. That is actually a very important consideration for many cat owners. Although they love their cats, they also know that they have to look after the other children or pets in their home.
Attractive and Dual Purpose
Again almost all of these do look attractive, and they serve as a good piece of furniture, which will have some type of use. That could be anything from holding a lamp, to also being a place to store litter. They do of course hold the litter box so they act as a dual purpose item in your home.
Disadvantages of Cat Litter Furniture
Like any product there are always pros and cons. I think there are also some disadvantages with using a litter box designed to be a piece of furniture. Like any piece of furniture its quality will always depend on the quality of what it is made of, and how well it has been made.
Many of the pieces on my list are made from high quality wood. That is always a very good sign, and good quality wood will last for many years. Good quality hard wearing plastic is also a very good choice.
There are however issues with particle boards, and with MDF type of products. These don’t stand up to a great deal of abuse, and can be easily damaged. If you plan on keeping the furniture in one place, then that will help a lot to make it last.
If you plan on moving it around, then something like plastic options, or better types of wood is a much better bet.
Odor Control in Furniture
Some plastics and many woods can retain odors. That is just the nature of the material being used. This does not happen right away, but they will build up over time. Now these can be prevented by regular cleaning of the litter box on a daily basis.
In addition to cleaning the litter, the litter should also be regularly replaced. That will vary depending on the type of litter. I have done a full article on how often litter should be changed, which you can read by clicking here.
If you do this then there will not be any major problems with odors getting into the furniture. That said, it is also worth cleaning the furniture on a regular basis. Each piece of furniture will have its own individual cleaning instructions, so they should be carefully followed.
The amount that you spend needs to be considered in that you have a place to keep the litter box, but the real value is in the piece of furniture. So I think the fair way to do this is simply to compare the furniture litter box to what you would normally pay for an equivalent piece of furniture.
When you do this I think that most of these are good value for money.
Tips for Using Cat Litter Furniture
Many cat owners line the inside of the furniture with some type of lining. Many use some form of plastic sheeting to do this. That can be a great idea, as it helps protect the furniture from urine leaks, and also from litter getting kicked out of the box.
You can then replace that lining and that really helps go a long way to keeping the furniture protected.
This does depend on the type of furniture, and really only works with real wood. Some cat owners will varnish the inside of the furniture, where the litter box is located. This coat of varnish prevents any leaks getting into the wood. It also means you can quickly wipe and clean the surface.
The top tip seems to be to use a high sided pan tray as that will help keep the litter in. A lot of that of course will depend on how much your cat likes to cover up its business. Some do a lot of kicking and others do not.
The high sides will keep most of the litter in. Any that does get out is then usually contained within the piece of furniture.
Doubles as a Pet House
One thing that many of the manufacturers keep mentioning is that many of these can also act as a pet house or a cat home. I am not sure exactly what that means though. Having read through hundreds of different reviews I am still not sure.
There were a few cat owners who said that their cats had their litter in the bottom part, and then their cats slept on the top part of the furniture. I am not sure that makes it a pet house. There were a few buyers who didn’t use this as a litter area, but made it into a place for their cat to sleep.
So there you have it folks, and it is quite an extensive list. One final thing I would like to mention is about your cat using the litter box. Initially if you are changing your type of litter box, your cat may take a little time to get used to it.
That may take a little time, but they will eventually make the transition, well most of them will. It is always a very good idea to keep both litters going, and slowly entice and encourage then towards the new one.