Best Modern Litter Boxes 2012

A cat can be a small space dweller's best friend … but a cat's litter box can be a small space dweller's worst nightmare. Tired of ugly litter boxes sitting out in the middle of the room, we decided to get the scoop on stylish, modern litter boxes and enclosures to bring some class to your kitty's dirty business.

We've rounded up two kinds of stylish pieces for your kitty's private business — litter box enclosures, which are furniture-based pieces designed to disguise the box, and litter boxes so stylish they need no disguising.

LITTER BOX ENCLOSURES
• The Circa50 from Modernist Cat takes a Paul McCobb approach to disguising the litter box. There are holes on both sides of the box for easy kitty entry as well as a hinged door for convenient human (scooping) access. $449 - $615

• The Designer Catbox from All Modern takes a more traditional approach to the litter box enclosure. It features side access for the felines and a hinged top lid for human access. $140

• Meow Manor from Kippy's Krystal Kreations is a dollhouse inspired litter box enclosure. The house is made with painted wood and then coated with urethane for easy clean up. The roof is hinged for quick access to scoop the litter. $100

• The Kattbank, which is handcrafted in Portland, Oregon out of hardwood plywood, is a combination modern design bench and litter box enclosure. Openings on both ends of the Kattbank allow for kitty's easy access to the box and an integrated plastic grid inside helps keep litter tracking to a minimum. $1750 - $2000

• From Modern Cat Designs, this simple litter box hider is constructed with a high pressure laminate finish and is available in 3 finishes. $197

• It might take a sizable bathroom but with its white wooden cabinet and wainscoting paneling details the Cat Washroom from Petco is styled to appear as traditional furniture. $98

STYLISH LITTER BOXES
Mungo & Maud's Cat Litter Box is a stylish and minimal way to contain your cat's waste. It features a rectangular acrylic frame with an easy to remove stainless steel insert. £650

• The Kitty a Go Go is a fashionable litter box available in 6 styles — polka dot, black, leopard, wood grain, flower print and metallic. $130

Molitli makes this felt cover that fits over a standard plastic litter box with lid. €159

• The Mox Litter Tower, also from Modern Cat Designs, is a top-entry litter box stylish enough to keep people guessing about its true purpose. The top entry will help keep nosy dogs out and the grated top helps keep the cat's paws clean of excess litter. $129

• The Deluxe Litter Pod from My Cat's Heaven is made of molded plastic covered in a faux bois finish. The top lifts off to reveal an enclosed litter pan. $98

• Another top entry litter box, the ModKat is offered in 5 colors and includes an ergonomic scoop with incorporated brush that stows neatly on the side. $180

The Pet Loo is the closest thing to giving your kitty access to the great outdoors. Made from a specifically sourced material, The Pet Loo "is resistant to the acidity of urine and the accompanying smell which ensures a long-lasting and hygienic product." $99

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