Should You Consider High-End Cat Furniture For Your Space? Absolutely!

Posted: September 5, 2019 by Anita

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The struggle

I’ve written a few articles about the struggle of integrating cat furniture and accessories into a cat owner’s living space (see “Three Best Cat Litter Box for Small Apartment,” “Contemporary Cat Furniture for Small Apartment“).

I was contacted recently by Tuft + Paw, a high-end cat furniture shop for cat owners who asked if I would take a look at their cat stuff on their website.

My first thought was WOW! My eyes greedily took in the beautiful modern design cat furniture on their website and couldn’t get enough as I scroll from page to page.

My second thought was WOW! The prices were also breath-taking.

I know you’re tempted to run at this point but hear me out.  It got me thinking.

  • Is there a market for this?
  • Who would benefit from shopping at a high-end cat furniture shop?
  • Would I buy it if I had the means (money, honey) to do so?
  • Is high-end cat furniture something you would be interested in?

(Please note: I didn’t receive anything from Tuft + Paw other than an email asking to check out their website. I did, however, make a small purchase and joined their affiliate program after falling in love with their story).

*No small cats were harmed in the writing of this article*

high end cat furniture

Space compromised or shared living space.

As cat owners, we have to compromise our living space to share it with our cat.  It’s a huge sacrifice.  And it’s not easy, especially if you’re living in a small apartment.

Compromise usually means trying to make ugly, hideous cat furniture mix in aesthetically with your furniture.  If you live in a large house with extra space, you can banish the nasty stuff to a room or enclosed porch somewhere.

But what if you don’t have the luxury of space?  Should you consider high-end cat furniture as a solution to dealing with grossly eye-sore cat furniture in your shared space?

Cat ownership is a mindset, right?  Sometimes you might wonder; who owns who?  It is a lifetime commitment. So, if this small helpless cute furball is part of my life is it crazy to buy furniture and accessories that we both will like and that will complement and beautify our (cat + human) space?

What is high-end cat furniture?

What is high-end cat furniture?  It is high-end (meaning expensive but well made) modern furniture for cats and their owners.  High-end cat furniture is an investment just like any well made modern human furniture.

It’s a way to co-exist as a cat lover, cat owner happily, and still, hold on to some semblance of order and beauty in you and your cat’s space.

high end cat furniture

Take A Look at Tuft + Paw

Their tagline is “Modern Cat Furniture that Both Cat and Humans will Love.”  Tuft + Paw grew from the age-old question that many cat owners have stressed about; “Where the hell do I put the cat litter box?”

And if you think about it, the answer is brilliant.  If you’re trying to share limited space with a cat, then your furniture (or at least your cat’s furniture) should serve dual purposes.

Cat litter box furniture

So instead of trying to cram a cat litter box and a console into a limited living space, maybe you get a console that has a hidden cat litter box.

The Rifiuti Litterbox furniture is so modern looking that no one is going to know there’s a litter box hidden inside this beautiful piece.  And it doesn’t just look good..it keeps the litter tracking to a minimal.  Read this review from their Tuft + Paw’s website:

  • latches open for easy cleaning
  • extra storage is included
  • Does not include a litter box
  • for cats under 15 pounds

Click here more information.

Cat Tree for Large Cats

It isn’t easy to find a sturdy, well-built cat tree for large cats.  (Hello? Maine Coons?) The Milo Cat Tower is a jungle gym for your cat and light conversation piece over cocktails for you.

This looks like fun. Doesn’t it?  It is made of birch plywood (not particle board) and is built to last.

  • suitable for cats of all shapes and sizes
  • Dimensions: 62″ X 53″ X 15″

For more information, click here.

Cat beds

The Nido Cat Bed is sooo cute. It’s made of oversized yarn!  And what cat can resist yarn?  The Nido Cat Bed would go perfect next to the blankets on your couch or your wooden floors.  Click here for more information.

Modern Cat Furniture for the Large Cat

What if you can’t fit a cat tree anywhere? There’s just no space for a cat tree.  Or you’re the creative type and you want your space and your cat’s space to have a modern vibe.  Or both reasons work for you. I mean let’s face it.  Cat furniture can be an eyesore.  Never fear!  There are a lot of cute cat furniture alternatives and modern cat trees for large cats solutions that would make perfect additions to your living space.

cat trees for large cats
  • The Kitty Cot World’s Best Cat Perch from Amazon is a great alternative for those of us who don’t have a lot of space.  I purchased one for my cats and they love it for 2 reasons: (1) Their nosy behinds get to look out my windows and (2) it still allows them to perch high enough to survey the world.
  • The Vesper Cat Tree is an elegant and yet practical cat tree that will satisfy your cat’s instinctual needs and the creative aesthetic needs of the cat lover.  Click here for more information.
  • Get your big furball a huge comfy Cat Bed by Best Friends.  It comes in multiple color, covered in sherpa and is waterproof.

Cozy, warm and comfortable!  Your cat will love it! And it’s stylish enough to blend well with your furniture.  Perfect for cats up to 35 pounds.  The sides of the cat bed are high enveloping your cat in warmth and comfort.

Your cat is going to love this multi-level cat tree and you will love it too!  It has fully carpeted shelves and folds flat for compact storage. The perfect balance between modern art and feline functionality.

Oh my goodness, the Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower will be a cool conversation piece for visitor of your home. But what’s more important is that this cat tower is beautiful and sturdy enough for a large cat.  Click here for more information.

What to look for when shopping for cat furniture for large cats

Furniture for large cats, whether it’s a cat tree, cat tower or cat condo, should have the following features:

  • Sturdy – Every aspect of large cat furniture; each level should be able to handle your cat’s weight without tipping over.  All platforms on the cat trees for big cats and towers should be made of a solid wood foundation and large enough in width and length.
  • High-quality material – make sure the cat tree’s sisal rope, faux fur, and scratching posts can take a beating (and a scratching).
  • Height – a tall cat tree for cats who like looking down on their world.  If your cat is overweight or older, make sure that you find a cat tree that won’t be difficult for them to climb.

Not all cat trees are created equal.  Don’t be taken in by cheap cat trees that are on sale.  Buying a cheap cat tree made with cheap materials will wear out, eventually causing you to have to look for another one or could be a hazard for you, your cat, and your family.

How to Make a Cat Tree

Maybe you want to try your hand at a DIY Cat Tree.  Why not make your homemade cat tree?  The blog “The Spruce Pets”  article “9 DIY Cat Tree Plans You Can Get For Free” will walk you through how to build a cat tree and has cat tree plans for nine different cat tree designs.  Check here for more information.

cat trees for large cats

Conclusion

Is there a market for high-end cat furniture and accessories? Yes!  According to a market research report, consumer demand for “innovative and fashionable pet accessories is rising significantly.”

The need for dual-purpose furniture for pet and owner has increased as well –  “…some products can serve both the pet and owner at the same time.  These [sic] furniture combine pet beds and owner’s furniture, including coffee tables, bedside table, and chair in a single product.”

And for cat owners who live in small spaces, they…” are boosting the demand for such (multi-functional) furniture product form.” (Pet Furniture Market Size & Share, Industry Growth Rate 2019-2025)

An investment in high-end cat furniture means a wise choice for the pet owner who realizes that their cat is an essential member of the family who will be around for years and years.  Therefore, he should be sharing the living space like any other family member.

The cat furniture at Tuft + Paw is an excellent example of how cat furniture can be multi-functional and be aesthetically pleasing, as well.  Tuft + Paw has  “modern cat furniture that both cat and human will love.”

I will be the first to agree that high-end cat furniture is costly and is not for every cat owner.  But if you do have the means and you’re tired of asking yourself where am I going to put that damn cat litter box?  You could possibly find the answer at Tuft + Paw.

Looking for more articles on cat furniture?  Read “The nine best cat trees for large cats and cat furniture you and your cat will love.”