The 8 Best Litter Box Enclosures of 2021

Set up a stylish home for your cat's litter box

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Stylish and functional, this enclosure doubles as a side or end table, and features several ventilation holes and a magnetic door.
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With a rustic farmhouse-style feel, this enclosure also doubles as a side table and has a rotary catch that keeps the door shut.
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Made of real wood, this enclosure is pre-finished to resist stains and moisture and has ventilation to keep the inside fresh.
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Made of engineered wood, this litter box enclosure is built to last, repels moisture, and is easy to wipe clean.
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With a vertical, multi-functional design, this enclosure features an inside shelf and drawer, and two cat shaped entrances.
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This roomy, farmhouse style enclosure has space inside to store litter box accessories and well as room for the litter pan and mat.
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Best for Litter Tracking:
Trixie Cat Litter Box Enclosure at Chewy
The second floor opening means cats have another surface to walk on after they leave the pan, reducing litter on your floor.
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Durable and lightweight, it goes over your existing litter box, and is made of material that is resistant to moisture and acidity.
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If you have cats, you already know they rule the roost. And while you likely wouldn’t have it any other way, it would be nice if you didn’t have to stare at an ugly litter box. Fortunately, there’s a solution: litter box enclosures, also sometimes referred to as litter box furniture.

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. And since most are moisture-resistant and ventilated, you don’t have to worry about odor, as long as you keep the litter box clean

Here are the best litter box enclosures for your cat (and your home).

Best Overall: UniPaws Gray Indoor Cat House with Mat

UniPaws Gray Indoor Cat House with Mat

Material: Wood | Outer Dimensions: 19 x 21 x 20 inches | Cat Entrance Size: 7.5 x 8.5 inches

What We Like
  • Modern design

  • Ventilation holes

  • Comes with litter mat

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

  • Can’t fit an oversized litter box

A good fit for most kitties, the UniPaws Gray Indoor Cat House with Mat is functional, compact, and kind of elegant, too. The modern design looks like an end or side table with enough space on top to put a lamp or rest a stack of books, but it perfectly hides a standard litter box. It has a magnetic door with a cat-sized cutout for easy access and several ventilation holes in the back that allow dust and odor to escape, ensuring your kitty’s environment is as comfortable as possible while they do their business. 

The enclosure even comes with a litter-catching mat that you can place at the entrance, so when your cat is exiting, they can continue to roam around the house with clean paws.

Best Budget: PAWLAND Decorative Cat House

PAWLAND Decorative Cat House

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

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.

Best Splurge: Curio Modern Cat Litter Box & Litter Liner

Curio Modern Cat Litter Box

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

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

The Curio Modern Cat Litter Box & Litter Liner may be a splurge, but consider it an investment in a quality piece of furniture, rather than a litter box enclosure. Unlike most of the others on this list, the Curio 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.

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

New Age Pet ecoFLEX Litter Loo & End Table

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

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.

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

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

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.

Best Design: Longshore Tides Anouk Litter Box Enclosure

Anouk Litter Box Enclosure

Material: Wood | Outer Dimensions: 43 x 20 x 21 inches | Cat Entrance Size: Not listed

What We Like
  • High-end design

  • Has two compartments for extra storage

  • Comes in two rustic finishes

What We Don't Like
  • Bench only holds 50 pounds, so you can’t sit on it

  • Expensive

At first glance, you would never know this pick is a litter enclosure. In fact, thanks to the farmhouse-inspired bench, sliding barn door, and bronze metal accented corners, you may not ever realize it without opening it and taking a peek inside. Designed to mimic a high-end entryway or mudroom bench, the Longshore Tides Anouk Litter Box Enclosure is made of warp-resistant MDF wood with a laminate finish. 

The litter box stores behind the sliding barn door, while the other side has a shelf that allows you to store litter box accessories, like a scoop or extra litter, or you can use it for shoes or anything else you want to stow away. There’s a large cutout on the side that allows for an easy entrance and exit for your cat and the extra roomy inside has some space for a litter mat too.

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

Trixie 2-Story Wooden Cat Litter Box Enclosure

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

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.

Best Plastic: Palram CATSHIRE Enclosed Cat Litter Box Washroom

Palram CATSHIRE Enclosed Cat Litter Box

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

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.

Final Verdict

You can’t go wrong with the UniPaws Gray Indoor Cat House with Mat (view at Petco), which has a modern design, ventilated holes, and comes with a litter mat. However, if you’re looking for the best looking litter box enclosure, the Longshore Tides Anouk Litter Box Enclosure (view at Wayfair) is the obvious choice.

Why Trust The Spruce?

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 has a UniPaws Gray Indoor Cat House with Mat (view at Petco) in her own house.

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