The 3 Best Cat Litter Box for Small Apartment – The Cat Mama

Posted: July 6, 2018 by Anita

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Introduction

Living with a cat in a small apartment can be challenging.  Two of the most challenging aspects of apartment dwelling as a cat owner is (1) coming up with best cat litter box ideas for your small apartment and (2) where the hell you gonna put the litter box.

In this article, I discuss:

  • 3 best cat litter box for a small apartment that you and your cat will love
  • where to put the litter box in a small apartment
  • best cat litter box furniture for the bedroom, bathroom or living room

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3 Best litter box for small apartment you and your cat will love

The following litter boxes are perfect for the cat lover who’s short on living space.  What’s great about these litter boxes is that they serve two purposes; will work well for you and your cat and aren’t a total eye-sore.  Here are my choices for the 3 best litter box for small apartments:

1.Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan

Features:

  • can handle 2 cats in small apartment household
  • large enough for your cat to do a full 360 turn
  • great for cats who like to stand and pee
  • large hood lifts up for easy cleaning of litter box
  • dips in front for cats who might have a hard time climbing in and out of the litter box
  • best cat litter box for odor
  • customer ratings:  4.4 stars

2.  Good Pet Stuff Company Hidden Cat Litter Box

Features:

  • perfect cat litter box for a single cat in small apartment household
  • looks like a clay pot
  • the opening can be hidden from view
  • filtered-vented system to control dust and odors
  • customer rating: 4.4 stars

3. Kitty Twister Duo Large Covered Litter Box

Features:

  • large capacity;  can be converted into 2 litter boxes to be used for a 2 cat apartment
  • stylish
  • the opening can be hidden from view when used as one litter box
  • comes with a scoop
  • customer rating: 4.5 stars

Wanna try your hand at cat litter box DIY?  Click on this article from Adopt-a-Pet.com.

What to look for in a Small Apartment Litter Box

Before searching for cat litter box ideas for a small apartment, you need to take a long hard look at what you’re working with in terms of location (which I will discuss later) and space.  Both the amount of space and the best place for the litter box in your apartment is going to determine what litter box is going to work for you and your cat.  These are the features I look for when choosing the best litter boxes for small apartments:

  • high sided litter box
  • a cat litter box with a lid (optional)
  • deep litter box
  • easy to clean litter box
  • aesthetically pleasing or the ability to blend in with your decor

As you see, I mention “aesthetically pleasing” as one of the features you should consider when choosing the best litter box for your apartment.  I recommend a modern cat litter box with a rug-like litter box mat that will blend well with the decor of your apartment.

 

Where to Put a Litter Box in a Small Apartment

Where to put a litter box in a small apartment when living with a cat?  Most likely there’s not a whole lot of places for a litter box in a small apartment. So the better question is what location can you put a litter box that you and your cat can live with. Here are some places that might work:

  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Living room

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Litter box in bedroom

Placing the litter box in your bedroom probably will be an excellent option for your cat. The bedroom would allow privacy and quietness for your cat while he does his business.

best cat litter box for small apartment

The good news is that you don’t have to shove the litter box in a closet or have it out in the open as an eyesore.  There is some great looking modern cat litter box furniture that can keep the cat litter box hidden and is stylish enough to mix in well with your bedroom.

Ecoflex Litter Loo

Features:

  • available in 2 sizes; jumbo and standard
  • comes in espresso, white, gray, russet colors
  • resistant to moisture, warping, cracking and splitting
  • customer rating: 4.2 stars
Petsfit Odorless Night Stand Litter Box Furniture

Features:

  • multi-functional; can be used as a cat house as well
  • comes in espresso, white colors
  • waterproof
  • customer rating: 3.9 stars

Litter box in bathroom

Another location that you might consider for the litter box is the bathroom.  Makes sense right? Just like the bedroom, the bathroom is a low traffic area and for the most part is a quiet, private location for your cat to use the litter box.

Petsafe Mr. Herzher Cat Litter Pan Cover

Features:

  • available in 2 sizes; jumbo and large
  • its wicker design makes it perfect for the bathroom or enclosed back porch
  • includes a floor tray that catches stray cat litter
  • customer rating: 3.8 stars
Arf Pets Designer Enclosed Cat Litter Furniture

Features:

  • handy extra storage shelf
  • multi-functional; very attractive addition to your bathroom
  • customer rating: 3.8 stars

But what if neither the bathroom or bedroom are a good fit for a cat litter box enclosure or cat litter box cabinet?  none of these locations is a good fit?  Where else would be the best place for a litter box in a small apartment?

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Litter box in the living room: How about litter box furniture

Placing the litter box in the living room might be painful if you’re a person who loves to entertain guest.  To make it less painful, you have the option of using cat litter box furniture. Here are some reasons why using a cat box furniture is a good idea:

  • Cat litter box furniture solutions are now very modern looking and can very quickly camouflage the ugliest of cat litter boxes.
  • cat litter furniture cuts down on cat litter tracking
  • hides cat litter mess

I believe I have found the perfect litter box furniture solution.  This beauty comes from Tuft + Paws.  The Rifiuti Cat Litter Box Furniture looks like a console but SURPRISE! It’s hiding your cat’s litter box!

Features:

  • well-ventilated
  • due to its design, less cat litter ends up on the floor
  • suitable for cats under 25 pounds
  • extra row for storage
  • must purchase cat litter box (max. 19 X 15 X 7 in size)
  • very stylish

 

Merry Pet Cat Washroom Bench

Features:

  • designed to fit any size litter box including automatic litter boxes
  • removable partition, could be storage for cat litter as well
  • entrance can be placed on either side of unit to suit your living space
  • very stylish making it the perfect hidden litter box furniture for small apartments
  • comes in walnut or white
  • customer rating: 4.2 stars
Meow Town Concord Litter Box Cabinet

Features:

  • very stylish, modern cat litter box furniture making it the perfect hidden cat litter box furniture for small apartments
  • comes with a drawer, equipped with magnetic-closing doors
  • can be coupled with the refined feline catch for stray litter
  • customer rating: 3.9 stars
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My cats’ litter box tight squeeze in the utility closet inside the bathroom!

 

Video Review of the Catit Jumbo Cat Litter Pan

I decided to purchase the Catit Jumbo Cat Litter Pan for my small apartment.  It’s cute that it’s called a “litter pan” because it’s more like an extra-large cat litter box.  I love how the entry door can be folded out the way for cleaning of poopers).

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Conclusion

Finding the best cat litter box for a small apartment and where to keep the litter box can be challenging.  Those challenges can be overcome by carefully picking out the best litter box for your space and being creative with your limited space by utilizing litter box furniture.

 

Click here to read my article, “Should You Consider High-End Cat Furniture for your Space?  Absolutely!

 

 

 

For more information on other cat products and on being a first-time cat owner, you can read the following articles:

 

 

 

2 Comments

  • Tom Davies March 2, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Great article!
    It can be a struggle looking for a spot where to place the Litter box in a apartment that is small
    I really liked the litter box cabinet
    Looks really cool!

    • Anita Monson March 2, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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