7 'Purrfect' DIY Solutions to Hide the Litter Box

Clever homemade ways to disguise the cat box as home decor.

kitten in front of a litter box
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If you have a cat, you have a litter box. Changing the kitty litter frequently may keep odors at bay, but finding a suitable place to keep the box itself is another problem entirely, especially if you live in a home with little square footage.

However, with a little creativity and ingenuity, you can easily conceal your cat's litter box, or even transform it into a stylish part of your home. There's a range of furniture on the market that serves the same purpose, but if you're handy or crafty, you can recycle something you already have instead of buying something new.

Ahead, you'll find some clever DIY approaches to disguising the cat box.

Hideaway kitty litter box

litter box hidden behind curtain
A quick curtain can change a table into an excellent litter box hiding spot. theblissfulbee.com

Blogger Amy Walton, a self-proclaimed "crazy cat lady," shares her home with three cats, but her furry friends' presence doesn't detract from her home's decor. Using only a table, a curtain panel and a spring curtain rod, she created an adorable way to hide the litter box.

Creative cat center

DIY creative cat center
Now you don't see a litter box... ChaoticallyCreative.com

Lesley Clavijo built this cat center from old porch boards, and it not only serves as an attractive way to conceal the litter box, but it also keeps all of the cats' items organized. And of course, it provides them with a place to escape from the dog.

Here's a peek at the inside:

DIY creative cat center
... And now you do!. ChaoticallyCreative.com

Litter box bench

litter box inside bench
No one may even know they're sitting on a top of a litter box with this clever design. frainteso/flickr

Function and design combine in this clever DIY project. The bench provides extra seating in a small apartment, and as long as the litter box is clean, guests may not even realize it's there.

Under-stairs hideout

litter box under the stairs
Everyone likes a little privacy when using the bathroom, including kitties. OwlHaven.net

When blogger Mary Ostyn found herself raising both kittens and toddlers simultaneously, she needed a place to store the litter box away from grabby hands. So her husband cut a hole in the wall under the stairs that led into the under-stairs closet, and her kittens had a safe place to do their business — and hide from the children.

IKEA hack litter box

IKEA hack litter box
Is there anything Ikea can't do?. NocturnalKnits.com

You don't need to be handy with a saw to make this style of cat box enclosure yourself. A Byholma chest from Ikea (or any similar large basket with a lid) can be transformed into a litter box concealer with just some wire cutters and a glue gun.

IKEA hack litter box
Presto! Ikea cover for the cat in your life!. NocturnalKnits.com

Pallet litter box with scoop holster

pallet litter box
This practical cover for a litter box offers a rustic DIY aesthetic. 99pallets.com

Made from pallets, this upcycled design can be customized to fit around any litter box and with a nifty holster to hold the litter scoop, it's also quite practical.

Upcycled furniture litter box

litter box hidden in dresser
Don't toss out old furniture. There's plenty of ways to reuse it, including turning it into a secret cat box structure. UnusuallyLovely.com

Many old pieces of furniture can given new life by transforming them into creative litter box concealers. This one was crafted by removing the drawers from an old dressers and combining them to make a door.

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