Cat Litter Box Benches

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Hide that kitty litter box in a handsome piece of functional furniture, with a cat litter box bench. No longer will you have to suffer the peril of a litter box sitting in a dank corner. With a cat litter box bench, your litter box goes inside the bench. A little access port give your kitty a way to get in, do their business, and get out, in relative peace and privacy. Pretty smart idea.

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Cat littler bench with top storage

Cat littler bench with top storage

One of the most popular ways of making the most of cat litter box benches is to utilize their top surface as storage or to display your favorite decorative items.

Just be sure to choose a model in a design that complements the rest of your furniture, both when it comes to style and palette.

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Litter box bench seat
Echeverria Floor Wine Bottle Rack
Echeverria Floor Wine Bottle Rack
Echeverria Floor Wine Bottle Rack
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Mingo Litter Box Enclosure

Litter box bench seat

Archie & Oscar™

Rather than an entire top surface to display your decorative items, some cat litter box benches are actually designed for you to sit on top of them like… benches.

They’ll include a comfy cushion that can either take up the whole top or half, leaving you room for a couple of selected items on the side.

We think this would be especially useful if you’re planning on placing your new litter box bench seat in your entryway, next to your shoe rack. 

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Elevated litter box stand in an open design

Elevated litter box stand in an open design

Is your cat not a fan of small enclosed spaces? As promised, here’s a solution that you’re guaranteed to paw-to-hand high five on: a bench cat litter box with a mixture of open and closed cupboards.

The litterbox section will be covered on the top but include a wide open side, and you’ll still be able to store some cat litter (or even your own items) behind the closed storage part.

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Litter box enclosure bench with room for other cat accessories

Litter box enclosure bench with room for other cat accessories

As well as a handy top surface, quite a few cat litter boxes hide an ace up their sleeve (or, better, behind their cupboards): some extra storage room to keep a pack of litter or your cat’s favorite toys always at hand.

Obviously, to avoid an unfortunate mess, it’s separated from the actual litter box section through a safe panel.

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Litterbox bench for the bathroom

Litterbox bench for the bathroom

Not enough room in your living room or entryway? A handy space-saving solution is to place your cat litter box bench in the bathroom.

In this case, rather than wood finishes that mirror those of your traditional furniture, it’d make more sense to go for a white model that matches your fixtures (or another color from your actual bathroom palette).

The top can then be used to store towels or some personal hygiene products that you’d like to keep always at hand.

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Storage bench litter box with additional features
Mingo Litter Box Enclosure
Mingo Litter Box Enclosure
Mingo Litter Box Enclosure
Mingo Litter Box Enclosure
Mingo Litter Box Enclosure

Storage bench litter box with additional features

Tucker Murphy Pet™

Really, really low on space? While dual-use items are already one of the most creative space-saving solutions, you can do even better than that with your new cat litter box bench.

For example, some of them come with an additional open shelf or even some side storage for magazines and remote controls. Super practical!

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In an ideal world, your’ cat’s litter box would be invisible, odorless and wouldn’t need frequent upkeep. Sadly, you live in a world that’s far from ideal and have to make do with large, frumpy litter boxes that eat into precious space and wreak havoc with the decor in your home.

No matter how well it’s packaged, a cat litter box is always an eyesore. That’s precisely why someone smart came along and designed cat litter box benches.

These are multifunctional furniture pieces that neatly conceal your cat’s litter boxes and double up as side tables or simple benches. The design allows your cats to access their boxes easily and go about their businesses like cats do, in a discreet and inconspicuous fashion.

If this is your first outing shopping for cat litter box benches, then here’s some help.

Despite being a recent development, cat litter box benches have evolved in the blink of an eye. What started off as a slightly mundane way to conceal a litter box, today boasts of fancy furniture pieces that look like anything but it. You can choose from side tables, end tables, upholstered ottomans, terracotta pots, wooden wardrobes, simple benches and a lot more.

Since litter boxes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, there’s no standard sizing to refer to. Instead, you will have to measure the litter box and then select a bench that’s big enough to accommodate it.

Ideally, it should be roomy enough to allow your cat easy access, contain any litter that’s kicked up and have some extra room to spare to store your cat’s knick-knacks.

Some cats are claustrophobic and wouldn’t be dragged into a litter box bench let alone enter it by themselves. If that’s the case, then look for one with multiple windows and access doors. A bright and airy space will help soothe frayed nerves and allow your cat to get adjusted to the bench.

Some litter box benches have customizable access doors that can be placed on any side of the box. Not only does this make it easier for your pet to access the box, but it also helps in adjusting the box according to the décor.

Also, the interior compartments of the bench must be easily accessible. A hydraulic-hinged top that lifts up or a large side door allows you to remove the litter box for maintenance or scoop litter without crawling on your knees.

It’s always tricky to select the right material for multifunctional furniture pieces. You risk losing on aesthetics if you sway too much towards functionality and vice-a-versa.

Solid wood almost ticks all the right boxes. It looks great, is stable and sturdy enough to be used as an end table or as a seating surface. The only possible niggle is that it won’t be 100% waterproof no matter how well you seal it. So, if you are selecting a wooden cat litter bench, look for one that has an internal waterproof plastic lining to protect it from urine and spills.

Check the weight of the bench with the cat litter in it. You don’t want to haul a heavy furniture piece around home. Plastic and plastic composites are lightweight, durable and inexpensive. The caveat is that it wouldn’t look as good as wood does, ever.

Weigh the pros and cons of each material type before you narrow down on one.

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