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You know your cat has to go to the bathroom somewhere, but sometimes you really wish you could keep kitty’s litter box more hidden. We shared an article about litter box benches recently, and those appeal to you. Still, there’s got to be more options out there, right?
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Yes, but you have to get a little creative if you want your cat’s litter box out of sight. Across social media, cat owners just like you have come up with ingenious methods of hiding their kitty’s litter boxes. We combed through Instagram to bring you the cream of the crop. These 30 hidden litter boxes will hopefully inspire you to create or buy such a setup for your own feisty feline.
1. The Kitty Door
Pups have doggy doors, so why can’t your cat have a kitty door? This one would ideally lead to their own private bathroom sanctuary. Admittedly, this isn’t super hidden, but their box isn’t in plain view, either.
2. Hide It with a Crate
Sometimes hiding your cat’s litter box doesn’t mean moving it out of the room. You can just cover it like this smart Instagrammer did. They obscured the box under an apple crate. Just make sure your cat can get in and out!
3. Totally Hidden
Where’s the litter box here? We’re not entirely sure, either. That’s a sign this person did a great job on their hidden box setup.
4. A Chest for Bathroom Duty
A floor that’s constantly covered in trailed cat litter gets frustrating fast. Keep kitty’s bathroom messes under wraps with a repurposed chest like this. We especially like the cutouts and the ramp for the cat to reach their litter box.
5. Kitchen Purradise
There’s no confusing kitty’s personal space with a setup like this. The adorable cat-shaped opening in the cabinet doors marks this space as exclusively theirs. When cleaning time comes around, just open the door handles and dump the litter box. Easy-peasy!
6. A Potted Plant by Any Other Name
From a front-facing angle, this just looks like a potted plant. Step around the other side and boom! It’s a litter box. Just make sure you don’t use real plants in here, since kitty might think they’re a snack.
7. Very Well-Hidden
Finding the cat entry in this room is almost like playing a game of Where’s Waldo. It’ll take you a few seconds. Once you notice it, though, you’ll be as impressed as were.
8. Another Potted Litter Box
This potted litter box concept, although for smaller cats, works really well. The more plants you have in your home, the better the litter box looks.
9. In They Go
This cat has a ton of space and privacy for doing their business. The opening of this wooden contraption is wide enough that you can reach in and clean up without giving yourself a backache. Everyone wins.
10. Closed Doors
By putting your cat’s litter box in a cabinet, you can close the doors when your kitty isn’t going potty. That keeps unwanted smells at bay, too.
11. Distract ‘em with Art
No, we’re not just sharing this picture because of that awesome owl painting. To the left corner of the artwork, there’s actually an entrance for kitty to enter their litter box. If you have an artistic side, you must recreate this!
12. Keep It in the Bathroom
If you want to keep your cat’s waste in the same room as yours—the bathroom—then you’ll love this litter box. The opening is perfectly-cat shaped. Just make sure your feline doesn’t gain weight or this won’t work.
13. Another Kitty Potty in the Bathroom
Okay, so the opening in this white box might give away its true purpose, but you could always cover it with a curtain. Your cat might even like that.
14. The Cat Closet
We assume this kitty opening leads right to the closet and their box inside. Hey, bathrooms were once called water closets, so it works.
15. With Pretty Trim
It doesn’t matter where you put this hidden litter box. The appealing light blue trim and quaint white paintjob look so charming it works in every room.
16. Feeding Station/Bathroom
At first, the idea of combining your cat’s feeding station and bathroom nook might seem a touch unsanitary. With such a tall structure like this one, there’s no risk of the food and the potty waste ever getting near each other.
17. Underneath the Climbing Tree
Sometimes, when your cat gets exercise, they need to poop. This setup means they won’t have to go very far. That’s pretty smart if you ask us!
18. What’s Behind the Curtain?
If you didn’t move the curtain, you’d never know there was a litter box hiding underneath that dresser. For shy cats, this option will make them feel more comfortable using their litter box.
19. No Dogs Allowed
A kitty opening that’s only large enough for them to fit works perfectly in a multi-pet household. Dogs like this one will get curious about what’s behind the door. Unless they have opposable thumbs, they’ll never know.
20. A Sweet Little Box
We like the appeal of this hidden litter box. From the lattice-cut cabinet doors to the white paint job and the shelf on top, you can get a lot of use out of this.
21. In the Kitchen
If you live in an apartment or a small home, you have to take advantage of all the space you have available. This cabinet, which holds a microwave and some odds and ends, also doubles as a litter box for kitty. Just keep the cabinet doors closed most of the time for hygiene’s sake.
22. A Normal Wicker Basket?
If you look at this picture, it probably just seems like a standard household stairwell, right? Sure, but there’s a litter box somewhere. This wicker basket really wouldn’t look like much to visitor, which is just what you want.
23. The Cat Desk
This Instagrammer calls their creation a cat desk, and we like it. While you’ll have to leave a means of your cat getting into the garage, them making their waste in there keeps it far away from the house.
24. Built into a Bigger Structure
If you have an armoire or sizable entertainment center with a hollow interior, you can make it into a cat litter box. You just have to cut out a hole large enough for your cat to fit. Your efforts might even earn you an adorable, Instagrammable moment like this one. You never know!
25. Lots of Eye-Catching Décor
Worried your cat’s hidden litter box might not look hidden enough? With an eye-catching throw rug and matching décor like this Instagrammer’s, no one will notice the box. Trust us.
26. The Wall Entry
Can you spot the kitty? They’re way back in that hallway, jumping into their litter box (you can only see their fuzzy butt and tail). Building a cat entryway into their litter box a few feet off the ground like this can keep other curious pets away from their private sanctuary.
27. Gated Entrance
Another great method for keeping other pets out is creating a kitty gate. You should keep it closed so your dog can’t get through. A cat-sized opening means your feline can squeeze in and out when the need strikes.
28. A Comfy Place for Man and Cat
These darling wooden seats with cushions can become your favorite sitting nook. Your cat will also gravitate to this space when you cut an opening out of the side for them to get into during potty time. Just make sure you don’t sit around when kitty is doing their business!
29. Just a Dresser?
Any friends, family, or house visitors passing by would assume this is nothing more than a simple dresser. To the side, though, there’s a large circular opening for a cat to get into. If you open the bottom “drawer,” you’ll see it’s actually a door where you can access the box and clean up your cat’s mess.
30. Another Take on the Same Idea
If you’re into the idea of hiding your cat’s litter box in a dresser but you want more examples, here’s a second one. Again, the bottom drawer lets you access the litter box. You could even use the real upper drawers for storing kitty supplies like a brush, food, treats, toys, and spare litter.
If you wish you could hide your cat’s litter box, you’re far from alone in that feeling. It turns out, you can, at least, sorta. By upgrading your kitty to one of these hidden litter boxes, your precious feline can still do their business and you can enjoy a cleaner, nicer looking home. We hope these 30 ideas inspired you to create a more inconspicuous setup today!