One of the comments we receive the most often about cat trees is how they look like…well, cat trees. Good Life aimed to design something that was functional for pets, but esthetically pleasing for their humans to look at. The modern wood look and feel of this structure feels more like mid-century retro furniture than an imposing climbing thing for cats.
Composed of modern, medium-density fiberboard wood, this tree looks smooth and sleek. Its surface is easy to wipe clean, and because it’s not covered in low-pile carpet, there’s no shredding or tufts of fluff to clean up. There are removable pads that are machine washable and prevent slipping and sliding. A furry teaser toy dangles from the top perch to encourage playtime and burning off excess energy.
The varied levels, paired with a kitty condo and multiple scratching surfaces make the Modern Deluxe Cat Tree a great activity centre for nearly every finicky feline. Perfect for small to medium-sized cat breeds, the elevated condo provides a safe haven for cat-nappers and hide-and-seekers alike, and the sisal-covered support posts help encourage positive scratching habits and good nail health.
Our only point of concern lies with the top perch, which is the same width as the condo below it. This might discourage jumping to or otherwise accessing the top of the tree, however agile kitties will be able to leap from the mid-level platform to the top with no issue.
Overall, the simple design and unimposing profile make the Good Life Modern Deluxe Cat Tree a good choice for pet owners with adequate floor space and a love of all things modern.
For more cat trees with a modern look, check out our list of favorite modern cat trees here.
- Easy to assemble
- Wipes clean to remove fur and accidents
- Blends well with furniture and existing decor
- Some reviewers felt the uncovered levels were too slick for their pets
- The top tier is difficult to access