5 Great Ways to Hide Litter Boxes

One great thing about cats is the fact that they are very clean. Your feline friend will do her business discretely in her own private bathroom, and even bury her waste. While litter boxes are absolutely necessary for good cat care, they aren’t exactly great decorative objects. Many companies now make furniture and other products, such as plant holders, specifically to hide litter boxes. There are also several options for things you can do yourself to hide your kitty’s lavatory. Below, an Isle of Palms, SC vet offers five great ways to hide litter boxes.

Repurpose Furniture

Upcycling an end table with doors is a great DIY option for hiding your feline friend’s restroom. All you need to do is cut a hole in one side. If you aren’t handy with tools, ask a friend, or hire a local carpenter. The doors will make it easy for you to access the litterbox for cleaning.

End Table

Get an end table with four legs, and place the box underneath it. Next, simply drape a pretty fabric over it. Choose a color that matches or accentuates your décor. If needed, tie or sew the fabric on one side to leave a little ‘door’ for your cat to go through.

Wicker Hamper

Another option is to get an attractive wicker hamper and cut a kitty-sized hole in one side. You can use colored duct tape or contact paper to cover any jagged edges. Voila!

Plastic Storage Tote

Get a large plastic storage bin with a lid, and – you guessed it! – make a hole in one side. You can make the tote look nicer by adding contact paper; decorating it with paint or stencils; or covering it with fabric. This is a good option because a plastic bin is easy to replace when it gets worn.

Folding Screen

An attractive folding screen is another easy way to hide a litter box from view. This may work best if it’s placed kitty-corner.

Placement Tips

Of course, with all of these options, placement is crucial. Ideally, you’ll want to position it so that the opening isn’t in plain sight, but is easily accessible to your cat.

Do you have questions about caring for your kitty? Contact us, your local Isle of Palms, SC vet clinic, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs. We are always here to help!