The 8 Best Litter Box Enclosures of 2022

The GDLF Modern Cat Hidden Litter Box Enclosure is our top pick

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Litter box enclosures are aesthetically pleasing pieces of furniture—some are made of wood, others are made of plastic, engineered wood, or laminate—that cover up your cat’s litter box and turn it into a decor piece. Some even have extra storage or a large top surface that you can decorate or use as a bench. Since most are moisture-resistant and ventilated, you don’t have to worry about odor, as long as you keep the litter box clean

Our favorite is the GDLF Modern Cat Hidden Litter Box Enclosure for its exceptional combination of form and function. But we have other recommendations that might fit you, your cat, and your home even better.

Here are the best litter box enclosures.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: GDLF Modern Wood Pet Crate Cat Washroom Hidden Litter Box Enclosure

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GDLF Litter Box Enclosure

Amazon

What We Like
  • Three colors available

  • Scratching pad also catches litter

  • Easy access to litter pan

What We Don't Like
  • Assembly required

This attractive litter box enclosure from GDLF is our top pick thanks to its attractive design and standout features. The front doors give cat owners convenient access to the litter box when it’s time to scoop, while the cardboard scratching pad at the entrance does double-duty to stop litter from being tracked out. It's also less expensive that many of the other models on the market.

It’s available in white, grey, or black. One drawback is that the finish may be prone to chips, so this might not be the best choice for households where the enclosure is likely to get banged up by high-energy pets, kids, or passersby.

Price at time of publish: $107

Material: Engineered Wood | Outer Dimensions: 33.4 x 18.5 x 20 inches | Cat Entrance Size: 9.2 x 15.6 inches

Best Budget: PAWLAND Decorative Cat House

PAWLAND Decorative Cat House

Courtesy of Amazon

What We Like
  • Rotary catch for a more secure closure

  • Ventilation holes

  • Rustic design

What We Don't Like
  • No place to store extra litter or scoop

  • Can’t fit an oversized litter box

If you’re looking to hide your kitty’s litter box on a budget, the PAWLAND Decorative Cat House is the choice for you. Similar in style to the UniPaws Gray Indoor Cat House with Mat, but with a more rustic farmhouse-style feel, it holds a standard-size litter box while also doubling as a side table or nightstand. It’s complete with ventilated holes and, unlike magnets that can pop open when your kitty bumps into the door, the enclosure's rotary catch has a stronger hold that keeps the door firmly shut until you’re ready to go in and clean it. 

This litter box enclosure is made of engineered wood and comes in two finishes—white and espresso—with a shiplap-style detailing.

Price at time of publish: $68

Material: Wood | Outer Dimensions: 18.9 X 20.9 X 22 inches | Cat Entrance Size: 6.7 x 8.3 inches

Best Splurge: Tuft + Paw Haven Litter Box Enclosure

Tuft and paw litter box enclosure

Tuft + Paw

What We Like
  • Metal grate entry to prevent litter tracking

  • Drop-down front panel makes cleaning easy

  • Interior storage space

  • Comes with litter box

What We Don't Like
  • Not designed to contain smells

  • Expensive

The Tuft + Paw Haven Litter Box Enclosure is breathtaking, both in its clean, modern design aesthetic and its steep price. But what you get is a litter box enclosure with a number of thoughtful features, which won't look out of place wherever you choose to place it.

The Haven enclosure hides a litter box—included, or you can use your own, up to a maximum size of 21 by 17 inches—behind a drop-down panel that glides silently open on a hydraulic strut with the turn of a knob. Opening the panel lets your remove the litter box for cleaning, while also exposing a small storage area, where you can keep the included accessories: scoop, brush, and dustpan.

Your cat enters the Haven via an elevated opening on the left side of the enclosure. This entryway uses a metal grate to help keep kitty litter off your cats paws when they exit. The enclosure is also well-ventilated, with a metal grate above the litter box.

Your cat can also sit on top of the enclosure, since the wooden rim around the cabinet's top makes it easy to keep a cat bed in place.

Price at time of publish: $699

Material: Plywood with ash veneer, white semi-gloss metal, plastic litter box | Outer Dimensions: 32 x 19 x 24.5 inches | Cat Entrance Size: N/A

Best Design: Curio Modern Cat Litter Box & Litter Liner

Curio Modern Cat Litter Box

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What We Like
  • Nesting lid makes it easier to scoop

  • Made of real wood

  • Modern design with optional patterned finish

What We Don't Like
  • Can't store anything on top

  • Expensive

Unlike most of the others on this list, the Curio Modern Cat Litter Box & Litter Liner is made of real wood—premium walnut europly—that’s been pre-finished so that it resists stains and moisture, just in case your kitty misses. The real wood is also naturally moisture-wicking and comes complete with ventilation cut outs, so the inside stays fresh and dry. And rather than a front door, it has a nesting lid so you can take it off to gain full access to the litter box for easier scooping.

This litter box furniture comes in four finishes—two of which have a snazzy patterned side so you can level up your decor while simultaneously hiding your litter box.

Price at time of publish: $214

Material: Wood | Outer Dimensions: 21.75 x 15.75 x 20.25 inches | Cat Entrance Size: 7.5 x 7.5 inches

Best for Smell: New Age Pet ecoFLEX Litter Loo & End Table

New Age Pet ecoFLEX Litter Loo & End Table

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What We Like
  • Made of eco-friendly engineered wood

  • Repels moisture

  • Comes in two sizes and four colors

What We Don't Like
  • Might be a tight squeeze for larger cats

  • Can scratch easily

Without a doubt, the best way to make sure the litter box stays as fresh as possible is to scoop it every day (maybe more, if you have multiple cats), but the New Age Pet ecoFLEX Litter Loo & End Table can help too. It’s constructed of an eco-friendly engineered wood that repels—and never absorbs—moisture, so if your cat misses, it won’t soak into the litter enclosure and leave behind that characteristic litter box scent. All you have to do is wipe it away and the area is good as new. The engineered wood is also built to last and won’t split, crack, or warp.

You can store this pick out of sight or put it in next to your couch or in your bathroom, thanks to its end table-like design. Plus it comes in two sizes—standard and jumbo—and four colors, so you can find the one that best suits your space and your decor.

Price at time of publish: $113

Material: Wood | Outer Dimensions: 30 x 24 x 28.9 inches | Cat Entrance Size: 7.9 x 7.9 inches

Best for Small Spaces: Tucker Murphy White Plotkin Cat Walk and Pet House Litter Box Enclosure

White Plotkin Cat Walk and Pet House Litter Box Enclosure

Courtesy of Wayfair

What We Like
  • Vertical design is good for small spaces

  • Cute cat-shaped cut out opening

  • Has an extra storage drawer

What We Don't Like
  • Thin material that can be a little wobbly

  • Might be a tight squeeze for larger cats

If you’re short on space, but can’t stand looking at the litter box out in the open, the Tucker Murphy White Plotkin Cat Walk and Pet House Litter Box Enclosure is the perfect solution. Rather than a single open space, it’s vertical, multi-functional design also features an inside shelf and a top storage drawer. You can use the extra space to hide away the litter scoop and plastic baggies, or use it to store pet items that you have no other spot for, like nail trimmers. There’s also an option to leave the inner shelf out, if your cat is particularly tall and you want more vertical space.

The bottom shelf fits a small standard size litter box and the cat-shaped entrances on both sides allow your kitty to easily climb in and out no matter which direction he’s coming from.

Price at time of publish: $203

Material: Wood | Outer Dimensions: 20 x 18.15 x 37.7 inches | Cat Entrance Size: 8.5 x 8.5 inches

Best for Litter Tracking: Trixie 2-Story Wooden Cat Litter Box Enclosure

Trixie 2-Story Wooden Cat Litter Box Enclosure

Courtesy of Wayfair

What We Like
  • Two-story design helps reduce litter tracking

  • Resistant to moisture

  • Comes in two colors

What We Don't Like
  • Can’t use the shelf for storage

  • Magnetic closure isn’t the sturdiest

The Trixie 2-Story Wooden Cat Litter Box Enclosure is the solution for kitties who love to track litter everywhere they go. The two-story design and “second floor” opening forces your cat to come in contact with another surface before exiting the litter cabinet, reducing the amount of litter that makes it outside of the box and onto your floors (or in your bed). You can add a litter mat to the landing to reduce litter tracking even more.

Made of engineered wood, this litter enclosure is resistant to moisture and comes with additional ventilation holes that help dissipate moisture and any resulting smells. It comes in two colors—white and espresso—so you can coordinate with your decor.

Price at time of publish: $146

Material: Wood | Outer Dimensions: 20.75 x 23.5 x 35.25 inches | Cat Entrance Size: Not listed

Best Plastic: Palram CATSHIRE Enclosed Cat Litter Box Washroom

Palram CATSHIRE Enclosed Cat Litter Box

Courtesy of Amazon

What We Like
  • Made of “pee-proof” plastic

  • Resistant to moisture and acidity

  • Has no bottom panel, so litter box slides out for easy cleaning

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn’t fit large litter boxes

  • Because there’s no bottom panel, litter can collect on the floor

If you prefer plastic over wood or engineered wood, the Palram CATSHIRE Enclosed Cat Litter Box Washroom is the obvious choice. Made of Palboard, a multi-layered PVC sheet, with a laminated particle board, this litter box enclosure can stand up to anything. Labeled as “pee-proof,” it’s resistant to moisture and acidity, so if your cat accidentally (or even purposely because, you know, cats) misses the box, you can wipe it right down and there will be no harm done. 

There’s no bottom, so you can conveniently place it over any litter box and it has a magnetic swing door that makes it easy to slide the litter box out for deep cleanings. And although the material is durable and rigid, it’s lightweight and easy to move around if you need to clean around it.

Price at time of publish: $79

Material: Palboard | Outer Dimensions: 19.6 x 16.3 x 18.5 inches | Cat Entrance Size: Not listed

Final Verdict

You can’t go wrong with the GDLF Modern Cat Hidden Litter Box Enclosure, which has an attractive design and comes with a scratching mat. However, if you’re looking for the an even more affordable choice, check out the PAWLAND Decorative Cat House.

Why Trust The Spruce Pets?

Lindsay Boyers is a cat mom of three who’s been told more than once that she’s too obsessed with her cats (as if that’s even a thing). In addition to testing products for The Spruce Pets, she extensively researches all of her pet purchases before buying, and uses an enclosed litter box in her own house.