Sometimes, you identify the absolute most perfect spot to keep a litter box, and it just so happens to be kind of an awkward place to have one, which can make finding the perfect litter box for that spot a little bit of a concern.
I feel like room corners, or strange crevices that are sort of like corners count as some of these awkward-yet-ideal spaces. To be honest, while you may have assumed you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to finding the perfect litter box for peculiar little spots like these, I’m happy to inform you – these days, there’s a lot more choice than you’d think.
You can grab litter boxes ideal for room corners in a slew of different shapes and sizes. The most common ones, those typically referred to as “corner cat litter boxes” are triangular in shape, but some round or even rectangular pans and covered boxes make for excellent corner kitty loos as well. There are varieties from small to medium to large – even extra large options exist.
There are varieties from pans that are completely uncovered to high side pans, and of course there are also options out there that are covered with hooded lids – some with entrance flaps and some without. Sifting corner cat litter boxes even exist, and in my opinion, a lot of top entry or hidden litter box varieties make ideal candidates for corners you’re trying to fill in living rooms or bedrooms, basically places you don’t want all too much mess or ugliness.
Right now, I have a gorgeous and sleek, black Modkat top entry litter box sitting in one of those odd spaces that’s not-quite-a-corner-but-pretty-much-is in my main floor hallway. It’s the second Modkat litter box I’ve bought – the first one being the pretty white one I grabbed back when Thomas (my husband), Avery (our first cat), and I lived in our white-and-light-wood themed studio flat. Bought it initially because of how stunning I thought it would look alongside my human furniture and loved it so stinkin’ much I bought a second once we picked up and moved to a house.
I’m glad I did, since it came in handy when we took in our second cat, Bjorn, after he showed up in our backyard and wouldn’t leave for months. Though top entry litter boxes in general seemed to me like the kind of thing he’d struggle to use (especially since he’d been a stray/feral cat with no indoor “experience” before), he actually didn’t need any training, picking up on how to use the box on his own real quick. He’s happily used the two boxes for ages since.
Anyway, back to corner litter boxes in general. I’ve covered as many varieties as I could think up in this article, explaining what I think are the benefits and the downsides of each type. As a heads up, if you’ve got kind of a slim spot you’d like to fill, say you’ve got a weirdly shaped corner type crevice like me, but want to make sure the litter box you choose doesn’t jut out, you may want to take a look at my round up of the best narrow cat litter boxes as well.
Looking for the ideal cat litter mat for a particularly small corner? You may want to take a peek at the Drymate Cat Litter Mat & the Petmate Flex Pet Rubber Cat Litter Mat Trap. I used to use the Petmate Half Circle Litter Catcher when I had a Petmate Booda, a dome litter box, placed in a room corner before we made our move to the UK, but I think I’d try the Flex if I were to have a corner litter box that wasn’t a top entry litter box the next time around.
Now let’s go through the slew of corner litter box varieties so you can begin to narrow the options down to find the best one for your particular corner.
Corner Kitty Litter Boxes: From Pans to Covered, Small to Large
I think the Pioneer Pet SmartCat corner litter box is the standard when it comes to triangular shaped litter pans that fit perfectly in any room corner. Absolutely cannot go wrong with this thing. Well designed, easy to clean, reasonably deep, and suprisingly roomy considering how small of a footprint it leaves in a room. It’s easy to see why so many pet parents love this thing.
This covered cat litter box is a lot more up my alley in terms of practicality, though for cat owners who like flaps as entryways, please note this model doesn’t have the option to add one. I know plenty of pet parents don’t like flaps or don’t bother with them because their cats prefer the boxes when they don’t have them on, however, and in those cases, I think this is probably the best covered corner litter box you can grab. There are a few options that are aesthetically a bit nicer, but they’re not even close to as cheap as this product.
An alternative that’s just a smidgen cheaper? The AmazonBasics Hooded Lid Corner Triangle Cat Litter Box.
If you dislike the look of regular litter boxes, and would prefer to, in a sense “hide” them from being noticed at first glance, you may want to try a hidden cat litter box, of which there are many types. My favourite for corners? This made-to-look-like-a-house-plant litter box with your cat going in to the loo in the bottom, “pot” portion of the house plant. I think it’s ever so adorable, and makes for a great conversation starter, and if you’d like to go so far as to angle the entrance away from where it’s easily visible in the room, you can definitely do that nicely with this litter box as well.
A hidden cat litter box that looks more like human furniture – say an end table – more up your alley? Try the New Age Pet ecoFlex Litter Loo, Litter Box Cover/End Table.
The standard triangular corner cat litter pan – uncovered – but with a gorgeous modern look in a stunning navy blue. I love this corner litter box aesthetically, and though I could never use a litter box without a cover or without it being of the top-entry variety (due to Avery’s aggressive digging), I believe this is an amazing, if not the perfect option, for those whose cats go easy on the litter, and prefer not to have hoods on their boxes.
The litter box I currently have placed in my almost-a-corner-crevice in my main floor hallway. I have it in black, and thinking about it, actually have my white one in a sort of corner spot in the upstairs bathroom I call “the cat’s bathroom” as well. I love this thing to bits and would absolutely buy a couple more of these to stick in the corners of the living room, but right now that room isn’t freely open to the cats since I still need to watch Bjorn to make sure he isn’t chewing wires!
One excellent alternative to the Modkat I’ve had my eye on to buy (not easily available in Europe yet, though!) – the IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box. Though honestly, if you’re thinking of going this route, check out what I think are all the best top entry litter boxes here.
The litter box I used to have back in Canada that I stuck in a corner in the bathroom, then moved to a corner of a room later. Avery used to make such a mess with this thing, thinking back, considering how gosh darn much he digs. Maybe I should’ve got the Clean Step Litter Box version – but I didn’t know it existed, and I had zero experience with cats before I bought this thing (besides house sitting for the rascal cat who actually helped lure Avery into our lives in the first place). Anyway, I’m happy with the top entry types now, and so are both cats, so no need to look for alternate litter mess reduction alternatives.
If you’re going for sleek and pretty, and you’re happy with a beige/neutral toned covered litter box with a hood – I honestly think this strikes all the right chords. So much prettier than the Amazon Basics one, which honestly makes a difference to a person like me. One alternative to this particular box? The Van Ness Corner Enclosed Cat Pan.
Pretty. For a covered triangular litter box that comes with a hood flap, I think this is one of the finest. I think I just like contrast, so there’s something about it that strikes me as more aesthetically pleasing than the neutral toned designs. Oh, and I’ve been off more nude/neutral tones lately, so maybe that’s part of it. Again, if you’re looking for an alternative, be sure to check out the So Phresh Corner Privacy Hood & Cat Litter Pan.
I really did not think sifting corner cat litter boxes existed. Not at all experienced with sifting litter boxes myself. Not yet at least; I’ve been meaning to try them, but alas, my crazy digger of a cat, Avery, makes it difficult for me to want to take the leap, unless I grab a hidden litter box to cover the sifting box in, to contain all the mess he’ll indubitably create. Let me know if you’ve tried sifter litter boxes and what you thought of them in terms of ease of cleaning.
If you need an uncovered litter box because your cat just won’t go in a litter box that’s got a hooded lid, you may find high-sided litter boxes like this one by IRIS incredibly useful. They’re not too shabby looking these days either. Want to browse through a couple alternatives to make sure you get exactly what you need? Check out the IRIS Open Top Square Cat Litter Box & the AmazonBasics Hooded Cat Litter Box as well.
Your Thoughts on Corner Litter Boxes?
Ever bought a box specifically made for a corner before? Do you find litter boxes that are triangular and made to fit corners are nicer for those spaces, or do you like the “alternative” options better?
Would you ever buy a triangular shaped corner kitty litter box? Do you prefer other shapes for corners? Squares, rectangles, domes?
Do you have a litter box in the corner right now; which litter box is it?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts down below in the comments!