We love our cats! This fact is proven by our willingness to deal with their rather unappealing litter box every day. Did you know that up until a little more than 70 years ago, people used sand, ashes, paper, or dirt in boxes for their cats?
Perhaps you’re living in a small place, and finding a spot to place your cat’s litter box has proven difficult. Where do you put the box and its rather unsightly mess? Luckily, finding an enclosure for the litter box can not only hide it from sight but will give your cat some extra privacy.
We’ve written reviews for the 10 best cat litter box furniture enclosures to help you find the perfect one for you and your cat.
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
The 10 Best Cat Litter Box Furniture Enclosures – Reviews & Top Picks 2021
1. Sweet Barks Wooden Washroom Bench – Best Overall
|Size:||37” x 21” x 22”|
The best overall cat litter enclosure is the Sweet Barks Bench. It comes in black or white and can not only hide your cat’s litter box but can double as a coffee table, end table, nightstand, and more. It’s made of solid wood and is an attractive piece of furniture that could really help in homes and condos where space is at a premium. The enclosure has an entrance (measures 9” x 9”) on either side of which will give your cat easy access, and it’s large enough to hold more than just the litter box.
The main disadvantages of this enclosure are that it is a little pricey.
2. PetFusion Modest Cat Litter Box Privacy Screen – Best Value
|Material:||Bamboo and plastic|
|Color:||Brown frame and semi-transparent white|
|Size:||48” x 36” x 0.6”|
The best cat litter enclosure for the money is the PetFusion Modest Privacy Screen. It’s a great price and a unique alternative compared to other enclosures on this list. In fact, it’s not really an enclosure at all, but a privacy screen! It’s made with a bamboo frame and semi-transparent plastic panels that are scratchproof and are easy to wash. It can also help with reducing litter scatter. It’s 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide and can hide your cat’s litter box without your cat feeling trapped if she has an issue with that. Additionally, the hinges can bend both ways for multiple setup options.
On the downside, it’s quite sturdy but can be knocked over and is less stable the wider you stretch it out.
3. The Refined Feline Deluxe – Premium Choice
|Color:||Dark brown, brown, light gray, white|
|Size:||Large (27.5” x 20” x 26.75”) or X-Large (33.5” x 23” x 27.75”)|
For our premium choice, we’ve picked the Refined Feline Deluxe. It’s pricey but is convenient and will hide your cat’s litter box quite nicely. This enclosure comes in two sizes—large and extra-large. It comes in 4 colors—espresso, mahogany, smoke, and white. It is made from wood veneer that is waterproof and features two vents on the back that can be fitted with carbon filters as well as a drawer for extra storage. It also has a drilled hole at the back to accommodate electrical cords for automated litter boxes.
The obvious downside is the price, and it does need to be assembled. It could also be said that, for the price, having a solid wood piece of furniture over wood veneer would have been a better choice.
4. Merry Products Cat Washroom Bench
|Size:||26” x 37.4” x 22.64”|
The Merry Products Bench is a little pricey as well, but it does a great job covering your cat’s litter box and providing you with extra storage and an accent table. It can fit regular-sized litter boxes as well as large automatic pans, and it comes in white and walnut. It has stylish wood grain, wainscoting, and magnetically fastened doors for easy access for cleaning. It even features a divider that can be added or removed for extra storage and drilled holes for electric cords.
While it calls itself a bench, it can only hold 80 pounds or it will collapse. Plus, as already mentioned, it is on the expensive side. We also found that in many cases, the doors didn’t line up correctly, giving it a crooked appearance.
5. Trixie 2-Story Wooden Enclosure
|Size:||75” x 23.5” x 35.25”|
The Trixie 2-Story Enclosure is precisely that—two stories! It’s a cabinet style with magnetic-close doors for easy cleaning and features ventilation holes on both sides (more for your cat’s comfort than your own). The litter box goes on the bottom level, and the entrance is a short jump up to the second level. This second-floor platform has the additional advantage of reducing litter scatter. It’s another stylish piece of furniture that comes in dark brown and white.
The disadvantage for the Trixie is that we found the back of the cabinet to be not made with the same sturdy material as the rest. It’s also only suitable for smaller and younger cats. It’s recommended for cats up to 12 pounds, and the second-floor entranceway won’t work for any cats with mobility issues.
6. Pet Gear Pro Pawty Space Saver
|Size:||26” x 19” x 26”|
The Pet Gear Pro Pawty enclosure is the only one on our list made from a softer material, giving it a unique appearance. Like the Trixie in the number 4 spot, it has a 2-story setup with the entrance on the second level. It features a mesh floor on the second level, which effectively catches and traps the litter stuck to your cat’s paws and can be folded up for storage. It has a zipper on the front for easy access for cleaning the litter box, comes in gray and brown, and is reasonably priced.
The downside is that the fabric isn’t quite as easy to clean up as the wooden enclosures in case of accidents, but it is recommended to hose it down. The material on the outside, however, is not water repellent and might soak up liquid. And like the Trixie, it won’t work for heavier or mobility-challenged cats.
7. New Age Pet ecoFLEX Litter Loo and End Table
|Color:||Dark brown, brown, off-white, gray|
|Size:||Standard (23.6” x 18.5” x 22”) or Jumbo (30” x 24” x 28.9”)|
The New Age ecoFLEX Litter enclosure hides the litter box and can act as a stylish end table. It comes in large and jumbo and in 4 colors – espresso, russet, antique white, and gray. It is also easy to clean up any messes as liquid will not soak in. It has a unique and attractive design with a front entranceway and ventilation spots on both sides. The front flips down so you can access the litter box for cleaning.
It is relatively expensive, and we found that some of these enclosures arrived scratched up. One of the biggest problems, however, was if you have a cat that tends to miss the litter box, urine was prone to seep into the cracks along the bottom and sides of the enclosure and is very difficult to clean up.
8. Merry Products Washroom Nightstand
|Color:||White, dark brown, brown|
|Size:||5” x 19.09” x 25.04”|
The Merry Products Nightstand Cover can act as the titled nightstand or a bathroom accent table. It features wainscoting, wood grain, and stainless-steel hardware and is available in white, espresso, and walnut. It has a magnetized closure for the door, so you can access the litter box.
It needs to be assembled and requires a Phillips Screwdriver, which is not included, so be sure you have one available when you order this furniture. We also found this was not very sturdy, and it tended to wobble when the cat jumped on top. Lastly, the material itself was flimsy and prone to breaking, particularly during assembly.
9. Frisco Decorative Side Table
|Size:||19” x 21.25” x 25.25”|
The Frisco Decorative Side Table comes in white and espresso and has an extra shelf for storage in addition to the tabletop. It’s reasonably priced and has a front door with hinges for easy access, and makes for a decorative end table for your home.
Like the Merry Nightstand in the number eight spot, you need your own screwdriver for assembling. Plus, we found the door didn’t always line up correctly and fell off at times. In fact, when the door worked, it wasn’t able to open all of the way, which made removing the litter box more of a challenge.
10. Designer Pet Products Catbox Enclosure
|Color:||Black, brown, white|
|Size:||Standard (29” x 20.6” x 20.8”) or Jumbo (29.9” x 22.8” x 24.6”)|
The Designer Pet Products Catbox Enclosure is an attractive option for hiding your cat’s litter box. It comes in large and jumbo and in 3 colors—white, black, and espresso. It resembles a side table with paneling and features stylish legs. It also has a hinged lid so you can easily clean the enclosure itself and the litter box.
However, it is rather expensive, and we found the engineered wood that it is made from was easily split during assembly. We also found the standard size didn’t fit many litter boxes and would recommend the jumbo size—which is unfortunately even more expensive.
Before you make your first purchase, you need to look into certain aspects of each enclosure, particularly since most of them are relatively expensive. We’ll look at the size and design as well as your cat’s needs to help you make a more informed decision.
This is probably one of the most important factors when you’re shopping for litter box enclosures. It needs to be big enough for your cat’s litter pan and for your cat to be able to use the litter and turn around comfortably. Always double-check the measurements and make sure the measurements you’re looking at on the product page are for the inside of the enclosure.
Not every cat will appreciate their litter box being put inside a small and dark container. You know your cat best, so make a judgment call as to whether or not your cat will take to the new furniture.
If your cat is on the large and heavier side or is a senior, you might want to forgo an enclosure. You don’t want to risk your cat getting stuck or just not being able to access her litter box. Consider something like the screen option found in the number two spot in these cases.
Lastly, keep it clean! It’s essential to keep your cat’s litter box clean by scooping every day with a standard box, but inside an enclosure, the smell will be much more concentrated for your sensitive cat. If you’re going to hide the litter box, you need to commit to keeping it clean.
Always check how much weight the enclosure can bear. If you want it to double as a bench, you need to be sure if it can hold your weight. You also need to be sure it can hold your cat’s weight, as the last thing you want is to have it collapse when your cat decides to investigate (and more than likely sleep on) the top.
This part is all about your individual taste. These enclosures come in various styles, colors, and materials, so pick something that you think looks attractive and will fit in with your décor. Also, keep in mind that the colors on your laptop/computer/notebook/smartphone screen will probably be different than how it looks in person.
Think about where in your place you want to put the new furniture. Although it does afford your cat some extra privacy, the same rules for where you place your cat’s litter box still apply. You won’t want it in a high traffic area or next to any loud appliances. Unless your cat really doesn’t care about any of that.
Perhaps if you’ve paid for a new enclosure and it just didn’t work out (cats are not known to be open to change), you could use it as a play or sleep area.
The Sweet Barks Bench was the best overall litter box enclosure for being the only one made with natural wood and its double entranceway. The PetFusion Modest Privacy Screen was our pick for best value for its price and its simple but attractive design as a screen. Premium choice went to The Refined Feline Deluxe as, beyond the expense, it comes in 2 sizes and 4 colors and was one of the only enclosures that allows you to use carbon filters for odor control.
So, there you have it! We hope our reviews of the 10 best enclosures for cat litter boxes have proved very helpful, and you’ll find one that makes your place look amazing and your cat happy.
Featured Image Credit: Chewy
Kathryn was a librarian in a previous lifetime and is currently a writer about all things pets. When she was a child, she hoped to work in zoos or with wildlife in some way, thanks to her all-consuming love for animals. Unfortunately, she’s not strong in the sciences, so she fills her days with researching and writing about all kinds of animals and spends time playing with her adorable but terribly naughty tabby cat, Bella. Kathryn is hoping to add to her family in the near future – maybe another cat and a dog.