One of the biggest challenges we have as we decorate our new apartment is how to fit the cats in. Our kitties Mojo Jojo and Mittens are the best, but I’ve never wanted our apartment to feel like a ‘cat apartment’. So I’ve always tried to strategically incorporate the cat things into the decor, as much as possible.
We knew when we moved in to our new place that we wanted to find a creative way to hide the litter box. Who wants their beautiful new apartment decor to be messed up by a smelly litter box?
I did a lot of research and thought about so many ideas, but we ultimately decided to cheat a little and ordered an AMAZING custom litter box trunk for the hallway. If you live in Germany, you should definitely check out Arborala. Paula patiently worked with me to create a super sweet design for the front, even including a one-eyed cat!
If you have the money and are feeling lazy, then I highly recommend this route as it is quite easy. But if you are looking to save a few bucks, or need something different, I thought I’d share some of the options I found in my search.
One of the easiest solutions that I seriously considered was this amazing hack from Salty Canary. If you’re looking to avoid using a jig saw, this is a great option!
If you’re up for taking on a slightly more involved project, this one from Ikea Hackers looks so nice! In theory you could do this with so many pieces of furniture – like this dresser from Unusually Lovely.
Other Easy Hacks
These two hacks are super easy! First, there’s this option with a rustic litter box using two wine crates.
There’s also the curtain option, which you can find great examples of all over the internet. It basically involves using some sort of open shelf furniture and covering it partially with a curtain to hide the litter box. This one from Towne and Main is super cute!
Ready to Use Furniture
There are, of course, hundreds of ready to use furniture options to hide your litter box – many of which are quite affordable.
I searched Wayfair and Amazon, but unfortunately the pieces I typically liked weren’t available in Germany, which is why I ended up going with a custom piece. There are also so many unique pieces on Etsy, so I highly recommend looking there as well.
Here’s an idea of what you can find there!
I hope someone out there benefits from all the time I spent hunting down our perfect litter box solution!