by Meredith Boone
If your cat needs a place to relax and play, a cat tree is the perfect choice. Cats love to climb up to high places; it makes them feel safe, comfortable, and in charge of their surroundings. With a cat tree, you can give your kitty a place to lounge, climb, scratch, and hide. If you have a cat tree or are looking to purchase one but don't know where to put in your home, keep reading to get some good ideas. If you have multiple cats, you may want to put cat trees in more than one of these spots.
Bedroom: If you have a spacious bedroom, why not share it with your feline companion? A corner of your bedroom is the perfect place for a cat tree. You'll increase the chances of your cat spending the night asleep in your room rather than pawing at your door or getting cat hair all over your bed.
Laundry room: Give your cat a place to hide away from high-traffic areas by placing a cat tree in your laundry room. Laundry rooms don't see a lot of visitors, so if your cat enjoys her privacy, she will love having her cat tree there. Also, the dryer makes the room comfortably warm, which is something kitties love when they're taking a nap.
Garage: Outdoor cats need a safe, warm, and clean place to rest when they're done roaming the wilderness for the day. If you have room in your garage, it can be an excellent place for a cat tree. Just make sure to place it in an area of the garage where it's safe from cars, bikes, and handiwork. Then, install a cat door to let your cat come into the garage from outside, and she'll have a private place to visit as she pleases.
Living room: If you have a social cat, he may enjoy having his cat tree placed in the living room. A benefit of having a cat tree in your living room is that you can keep an eye on your cat during daytime hours, when he could be getting into mischief elsewhere. You can also relax on the couch and watch him play, which can be very entertaining for a cat lover.
Bathroom: Cat trees can fit well in bathrooms, especially if that's where you keep your cat's litter box. By placing a cat tree near the litter box, you'll create a personal apartment for your cat. Make sure your kitty will have a good view from the spot; if the bathroom doesn't have any windows, this may not be the best place.