You might be a cat lover. But you do not want to see your pet’s litter box lying just anywhere in the house. Good thing, there are lots of places in the house where you can hide unattractive pet fixtures. By creating a hidden enclosure for a litter box, you can keep it out of sight, prevent the spreading of bad odor, and there will be less mess or not mess at. Also, it provides your cats with a private place to complete the process of elimination.
Of course, we all love our cats. So this article was written to help you hide your cat’s litter box. Below are some of the ways to hide your cat’s litter box.
Few Ways To Hide Litter Box
Place It Privately
Cats do their thing privately. So it is best to place their litter box in a private place. You can place in an area with curtain, dome or cover. The best place to put the litter box is in your bathroom. Just make sure that the door is open or has a special door for your cats to enter. Most of the cat owners place the litter box next to the toilet either under the sink or between the toilet and tub.
Guest rooms are also a good spot to place the litter box. This might not apply to a small apartment. If this is the case they can place the litter box in the hallway or entryway closets that have enough space for a litter box and provide privacy. Do not forget to open the doorway so your cat can have easy access to the litter box.
You can also place the litter box in your laundry room if you have one. But, it is not a good idea if you have a very noisy washer and dryer and the area sometimes has several people around. If you want to place the box here. It is best to put it inside furniture so your call will feel secured.
Low Traffic, Calm and Quiet Place
As most cat owners know, your pet would want to do their thing privately. Placing their litter box in areas with high traffic, loud noise or other pets around could drive your cats away. It is a must that you place it somewhere where your cats feel secured. In small areas, look for a calm spot that your feline will not get interrupted while peeing or releasing its waste.
Repurposing or Reconfiguring Furniture
Repurposing or reconfiguring furniture that already occupies a space in your house is also a good way of hiding the cat litter box. Side tables and sideboards can be repurposed to accommodate litter houses and other cat supplies. Your guests will not be able to notice that there is an entryway at the side of the furniture.
Build an Enclosure for the Litter Box
The enclosure can be made of your preferred materials, but if you have an old wicker chest it is good enough. You can place the chest in the bathroom if you have a bigger one or in the bedroom. It does not require a lot of work to convert the chest as an enclosure for the litter box, thus it is best for beginners.
But, it is not recommended if you have a cat that is fun of scratching the wicker baskets. It is the same when using an artificial turf that helps clean the cat’s paws but might result in intestinal obstructions if eaten. If you do not have an old wicker chest, you can use a sturdy box, trunk, or bin where you can install a cat flap.
Build Cat House with Litter Box
You can build a cat house complete with a litter box on it. This could be made of an old crate such as wine or fruit crate. You can attach carpet or sisal rope on it as its scratching posts. Make sure that it is big enough to fit a cushion for your cats to curl on. The size of the litter box should be big enough to fit into the crate but very light when needed to be carried during scooping and cleaning.
Check How Your Cats Adjust
After hiding the litter box, you need to observe how your cat behaves. Check if your cat gets in and out of the litter box without any difficulties and if it does not interrupt any activities in the area. If you find that the place is working great. Then, you can keep it there. But, if it is the other way around then you might need to move the litter box to a safer and reliable spot.
The transfer of the litter box should be done gradually on the new location rather than instantly transferring it. You can introduce the new location to your litter box without removing the old location and allow the waste to accumulate in the old litter box so it will become less attractive for your cat. Felines are not comfortable to litter on a smelly and dirty box.
It is common knowledge that the cat’s urine and waste have a strong smell. Also, cats usually cover their wastes. If they cannot find a good place to release their waste, they will do it on your carpet at the cabinet corner and worst on the bed. So, it is important that you place the litter box on an easy to access area and it should be hidden to provide privacy for them.
Saundra J. Graves is a housewife. I love to keep my cats happy always. Also, I want to make sure another person takes caring their cats and kittens. Stay with my personal blog to know caring tips and reviews of cat & dog food, other products also.