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In or Out? Deciding the Ideal Cat Litter Box Placement

In or Out? Deciding the Ideal Cat Litter Box Placement

Attention all cat lovers and feline parents! We know that choosing the perfect litter box for your fur-baby can be a daunting task. From features to size, there are many things to consider. But have you ever stopped and thought about one crucial factor in ensuring your kitty's litter box happiness? That's right, we're talking about location, location, location! As funny as it sounds, deciding where to place your cat's bathroom area is a serious decision that could lead to purrfect or catastrophic consequences. So let's grab our detective hats (or should we say cat ears?) and explore this topic further. After all, keeping our furry companions happy includes providing them with an ideal litter box placement - whether they prefer going in or out of their box.

The Struggle Is Real

Do you ever feel like you're in a constant game of cat and mouse trying to find the purrfect spot for your furry friend's litter box?

One minute, they seem content with the location, and the next, they're giving you the stink eye because it's just not up to their high standards. It's like trying to navigate a minefield, except instead of bombs, you're dodging piles of, well, you get the picture.

But fear not, fellow cat parents, because once you finally find that elusive sweet spot, you'll feel like you won the cat lottery. Just don't be surprised if your feline friend still finds something to complain about.

After all, they're the bosses. We're just the humans who happen to provide them with cushy living arrangements.

Placing Your Litter Box Outside vs. Inside

One of the first decisions to make when it comes to litter box placement is whether you want to keep it inside or place it outside. Both options have their pros and cons, so let's take a closer look at each.

Keeping the Litter Box Inside

There are many benefits to keeping your cat's litter box inside your home, such as:

  • Controlled Environment¬†: When the litter box is indoors, you're the maestro conducting the orchestra of cleanliness. You control the temperature, cleanliness, and, most importantly, you're not sharing the bathroom with any uninvited critters. Trust us, Monsieur Whiskers does not appreciate a raccoon gatecrashing his private time.
  • Safety¬†: Having the litter box inside keeps your cat safe from the elements and potential predators. It's a cruel world out there, and Monsieur Whiskers would much rather take care of business in the comfort of his own ch√Ęteau.
  • Convenience¬†: Let's be honest, when it's snowing cats and dogs outside, you'll be thanking your lucky √©toiles that you don't have to shovel a path to a frozen litter box.

Remember, while an indoor litter box might mean a bit more clean-up for you, the trade-off is a safe, comfortable, and convenient bathroom for your kitty. And for Monsieur Whiskers, that's the crème de la crème.

Placing the Litter Box Outside

On the other hand, some cat owners prefer placing their litter boxes outside for various reasons:

  • Less Smell¬†: This is probably the most significant benefit of keeping your litter box outside. We love our feline friends, but let's face it‚Äďthey can be stinky creatures. Keeping the litter box outside eliminates any lingering odors inside your home.
  • More Space¬†: If you live in a small apartment, keeping the litter box outside can free up valuable space indoors. It also allows for better airflow, which can help reduce any lingering smells and keep the litter box area fresh.
  • Less Cleaning¬†: With an outdoor litter box, you don't have to worry about constantly scooping and cleaning up after your cat. However, this does not mean that it should be neglected entirely. It's still important to regularly clean and maintain the litter box to prevent any health issues for your cat.

Are you considering placing your cat's litter box outside?

You can't leave your little furball exposed to the elements, so you need to ensure that the outdoor litter box is well-protected and suitable for your cat's needs.

Meet Poop Nest

poop nest - litter box enclosure

Say "Bonjour" to Poop Nest, your cat's new ch√Ęteau de toilette! This isn't your ordinary outdoor litter box - it's a palatial poop palace designed for the most discerning of derri√®res.

This litter box enclosure is ideal for placing your litter box in it, in case you insist on keeping the litter box outside.

If, for instance, you wish to place your cat's litter box on your balcony, Poop Nest is the perfect solution.

Not only is Poop Nest functional, but it's also easy to clean and maintain. You just need to open the front door of your cat's new hideaway, and voila! You have access to the litter box inside.

Grab your Poop Nest today and give your cat the royal treatment they deserve!

Placing the Litter Box in Socially Significant Spaces

When you elect to elevate your cat's commode to a socially significant spot, say, next to your prized legume cookbook collection or beneath your grand oil painting of Aunt Berta, you're sending Mr. Whiskerstein a message loud and clear: "You're family, and your aromatic contributions are welcome amongst ours!"

How tender, indeed!

Cats absolutely revel in intertwining their scents with ours, basking in the shared olfactory tapestry that is family life.

What socially significant spaces might your cat's poop palace add an extra je ne sais quoi to? The possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Home office: Your feline assistant will appreciate having their own designated restroom while keeping you company during long work hours.
  • Living room: Your cat can now join in on family movie nights without interrupting the show with their litter box needs.
  • Bedroom: Your cat will feel like a true member of the family when their litter box is right next to your bedside.

Overall, placing your cat's litter box in a socially significant space not only adds convenience for both you and your feline friend, but also strengthens the bond between you.


With Great Love Comes Great Responsibility - and Perhaps, a Great Scoop!

By placing the litter box in a prominent spot, you're also making it more visible to guests. This means that you must be diligent in keeping the litter box clean and odor-free.

Daily (or twice daily for the enthusiastic feline), you must embark on a quest to keep that box tidier than a five-star hotel room. This may seem like a daunting task, but it's well worth the effort to maintain a harmonious coexistence with your furry family members.

In addition to regular scooping, make sure to deep clean the litter box at least once a week.

This involves emptying out all of the old litter, washing the box with hot water and soap, and adding in fresh litter. This not only keeps the litter box smelling fresh, but it also helps prevent any potential health issues for your cat.

So while adding a litter box to a socially significant space may require some extra effort on your part, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Your cat will feel more included in the family and you'll have peace of mind knowing that their needs are being met.

After all, a happy cat makes for a happy home.

Placing Your Litter Box Outside

When it comes to placing your litter box outside, you need to decide the best location for your cat's needs. Let's explore some of the top places to put your cat litter box enclosure.

The Backyard Boudoir

The "Backyard Boudoir" is the ultimate outdoor latrine for your fancy feline. This spot is all about location, location, location! Nestle your cat's litter box in a quiet, secluded corner of your yard. Think of it as the exclusive penthouse suite of the kitty litter world, offering privacy with a dash of fresh air.

Make sure it's easily accessible, though. Wouldn't want Monsieur Whiskers embarking on a kitty-sized epic journey every time nature calls. The "Backyard Boudoir" is an elite membership club for one (or however many cats you own, party on), ensuring your cat can answer nature's call with dignity and seclusion, just the way they like it.

Your cat will thank you with fewer "gifts" left on your favorite rug.

The Garage Getaway

If you don't have a backyard or prefer to keep the litter box out of sight, consider converting your garage into a "Garage Getaway" for your cat's bathroom needs.

This option is especially useful for those in colder climates where outdoor litter boxes may not be practical during the winter months.

You can section off a small area of your garage, add some insulation and ventilation, and voila! Your cat has their own private restroom without having to brave the elements.

Just make sure it's well-ventilated to avoid any unpleasant odors building up.

The Balcony Bliss

For those living it up in skyscraping condos or apartments, behold the "Balcony Bliss", the cat litter box solution that will have your feline friend feeling like the king or queen of their concrete jungle. Turn a portion of your balcony into a luxury kitty restroom, complete with a stellar view (though we're not sure if cats appreciate city skylines as much as we do).

Ensure the litter box is tucked in a corner to prevent any accidents from raining down on unsuspecting pedestrians below - nobody wants a surprise from the skies!

A little litter box enclosure would be purr-fect to shield your kitty (and the litter box) from the elements, and voila! You have the "Balcony Bliss".

Now, your cat can enjoy the call of nature with a breeze and a view - talk about a penthouse potty! Just remember, we're not responsible for any increase in your cat's ego due to their high-rise restroom.

Though cats are known to be low-maintenance pets, they still deserve a comfortable and pleasant place for their bathroom needs.

So, when you place your kitty litter box outside, make sure it's under a shaded area to protect your furry friend from the hot sun and the rainy days.

Are you ready to place your litter box outside?

Don't forget to get your own Poop Nest to properly dispose of your cat's waste without causing a mess or an unpleasant smell.

With these creative solutions, you can now provide your cat with an ideal and practical litter box set-up, whether you have limited indoor space or want to give them some outdoor freedom.

Indoor Places to Consider for Your Litter Box

When it comes to finding the ideal location for your cat's litter box, there are a few key places you should take into consideration. These include:

The Kitchen Conundrum

Ah, the classic kitchen conundrum- where to put the litter box. Sure, it seems like a convenient spot- plenty of counter space for litter scooping and kitchen cabinets to hide the smell.

But let's be real here. Do you really want to prepare your meals where your furry friend does their business?

It's not exactly appetizing to have your cat giving you a play-by-play of their litter routine while you're whipping up some dinner. Plus, if there's one thing everyone knows about cats, it's that they love to rearrange things.

Can you imagine finding litter crumbs on your cutting board?

No thank you!

Bedroom Blues

Do you ever feel like there's a party going on while you're trying to get some shut-eye? That might just be your furry friend using their litter box in your bedroom.

Sure, it's convenient having their potty nearby, but have you considered the dangers of sharing your sleeping space with their waste?

Not only can it lead to unpleasant smells, but it can also increase the likelihood of allergy or asthma symptoms.


If you want your cat to feel more loved and safe, consider placing their litter box in your bedroom. This is especially helpful if you have a timid or anxious cat who may feel more comfortable doing their business near you.

Just make sure to clean it regularly and keep the area well-ventilated to avoid any unwanted smells or health issues.

Bathroom Beauty

Let's face it, the bathroom is a sanctuary. It's the one place in the house where you can enjoy a private moment without interruptions- well, most of the time. But unfortunately, our feline friends also see this as a prime location to do their business.

Now, if you have no problem sharing your bathroom with your cat, that's great. But for those who prefer to have a bit more privacy and cleanliness in the bathroom, it's best to keep the litter box out of this space.

If you want to share a bathroom with your cat...

Make sure to keep their litter box clean and regularly sanitized to maintain a stress-free environment for both you and your feline friend. It's also important to have proper ventilation in the bathroom to prevent any unwanted odors from lingering.

Living Room Liveliness

Ah, the living room - a place for lounging, entertaining, and... a litter box? Before you go placing your feline friend's restroom in this common area, there are a few things to consider.

First of all, think about the smell. No one wants their guests to walk into a room and be hit with the aroma of cat pee.

Next, there's the issue of privacy. Cats may not care if they're relieving themselves in front of an audience, but your guests might feel differently.

And let's not forget about aesthetics - a litter box is not exactly a piece of decor that screams sophistication.

But, wait...

This might come as a surprise, but with the right approach, placing the litter box in the living room could indeed be the best choice!

The key to this setup is a stylish and practical invention: a litter box enclosure. This ingenious device can disguise your cat's litter box, transforming it into an elegant piece of furniture that seamlessly integrates with your living room decor.

Note: Some cats prefer to have a full view of their surroundings while using the litter box, so make sure to choose an enclosure that has a clear entryway or opening.

Without further ado...

Meet the Poop Lounge!

poop lounge - litter box enclosure

Enter Shichic Poop Lounge, the cr√®me de la cr√®me of litter box enclosures! This charming¬†ch√Ęteau de chat¬†offers a VIP (Very Important Pussycat) experience for your feline companion while adding a dash of luxury to your living room.

Beyond its stylish exterior, this enclosure also serves a practical purpose. It contains any litter tracking, reduces the smell, and provides privacy for your cat. Plus, it's easy to clean and maintain.

And the best part?

Noone will know it's a litter box unless you reveal its secret!

C'est magnifique!

So, go ahead and invite your guests over without worrying about any unwanted smells or awkward moments.

Get your own Poop Lounge today and make your cat's bathroom experience truly royal!

Closet Chaos

Closets are kind of like black holes; they have the ability to suck everything into their depths of emptiness. And let's be real, when it comes to our closets, most of us could use a little more space.

But when your closet becomes so chaotic that you start using it as a litter box for your furry friend, well, things have officially gone off the rails.

We're talking about desperate times, people. Sure, it might seem like a genius idea at the time, but trust us, the consequences are not worth it.

Your clothes will smell worse than a frat house on a Sunday morning, and good luck explaining that to your boss when you show up for work. So if you're thinking about turning your closet into a DIY kitty bathroom, just don't!

Bottom line: Should You Place a Litter Box Outside or Inside?

The choice between an indoor or outdoor covered litter box for your kitty is¬†un dilemme d√©licat. In one corner, we have the great outdoors ‚ÄĒ a vast, open-air litter box where your cat can do its business while enjoying Mother Nature's offerings. But,¬†oh l√† l√†, the risks of outdoor bathroom escapades are far from¬†petit. From raccoons thinking it's their new buffet to the wrath of Mother Nature herself, it's not always a¬†jardin de roses.

On the other hand, an indoor cat litter box could be seen as a sanctuaire pour chat. It provides privacy, safety, and convenience for both you and your furry companion. Plus, with the right cat litter box furniture like the Poop Lounge, it can also add style to your home and elevate your cat's bathroom experience. But, mon Dieu, the smell and maintenance can be quite a challenge.

So, what's the verdict?  

Ultimately, the decision depends on you and your cat's needs, your home's size and your family's lifestyle.  

If you live in an area with a lot of wildlife and your cat has a high prey drive, an indoor litter box may be the safest option. But if you have a large home with multiple cats or your feline friend is more independent and loves being outside, then an outdoor litter box could be the ideal solution. 

Either way, what's important is that you prioritize your cat's comfort and safety.

So, make sure to provide your feline friend with the best cat furniture and cat litter possible!

At Shichic, we offer stylish and functional cat litter boxes and furniture that will cater to your cat's needs.

Ready to upgrade your cat's bathroom experience? Check out our collection now!

We guarantee that your cat will love it!