In this Philadelphia home, the owner wrapped a wardrobe post with rope for a design-minded alternative to the carpet scratching post.
Denberg suggests taking over a little-used closet or unused portion of a room for litter box placement. Ideally, you want nearby shelves to be kept off the ground by about three feet. Don't store linens or coats in the closet. Only store things in plastic bins with lids. Then, install a berber carpet that will catch litter so it doesn’t get tracked out. If possible, cut a pet hole in the bottom part of the door or wall.
Make sure you have a spot for food that the cat can access easily, and make sure you're OK with seeing the food every time you walk by. Built-in nooks like this can help keep food and water bowls tucked away.