10 Modern Cat Litter Boxes That Hide in Plain Sight
For Kitty's needs and your sense of home style, these beautifully designed structures are every bit as attractive as they are functional.
As much as we adore our feline family members, their litter boxes can be major eyesores in your home. "We live in a small apartment," explains Tuft + Paw founder Jackson Cunningham. "When we rescued our own cat, we realized it was pretty much impossible to find cat furniture that met the standard of things we wanted in our space."
Fortunately, with a little digging, you'll uncover an assortment of modern litter boxes on the market that were designed to fit seamlessly into your décor scheme. "Most cat owners have gotten used to the idea that an ugly litter box is a necessary evil and have accepted that it's something that needs to be tucked away in a corner or closet," Cunningham says. "We felt like any object in your home, regardless of its purpose, deserves to be designed with intention. Most people are interacting with their litter box every day, so having a thoughtful design can make a huge difference."
Of course, a thoughtfully designed litter box should be more than attractive; it should make the otherwise tough job of kitty cleanup a breeze. "The most important factor of a well-designed litter box is that it's easy to clean," Cunningham says. "Look for ones with simple, clean lines—that don't stray unnecessary bits of litter."
On the hunt for a modern cat litter box that you won't mind looking at? We rounded up some surprisingly chic options you can order online with ease. From sophisticated midcentury styles to ultramodern cat condos, read ahead for ten beautiful litter boxes that hide in plain sight.
Go for a Modern Cat Condo
Consider the Camada at Tuft + Paw the Rolls Royce of cat litter box enclosures. Designed with a top compartment—for cats to exercise and climb—and a large hidden compartment on the lower level (that opens with a drawer for easy cleanup), this modern litter box has multiple slatted openings that allow for air circulation and let in light for your cat when it's inside.
Shop Now: Camada, $459, tuftandpaw.com.
A clean-lined litter box with built-in cleaning tools simplifies cleanup without cramping up a small space. The Cove Litter Box at Tuft + Paw features an integrated scoop, dustpan, and hand brush as well as a hidden handle at the bottom that makes it easy to move around.
Shop Now: Tuft and Paw Cove Litter Box, $99, tuftandpaw.com.
Consider a Cat Cube
Don't let the good looks of the Eco Friendly Modern Cat Litter Box fool you. It's as practical as it is attractive. Inside, you'll find a hidden compartment designed to hold a litter box (complete with a cutout in the doors to improve airflow) along with an area near the opening that fits most scratch pads.
Shop Now: Eco Friendly Modern Cat Litter Box, $106, overstock.com.
Try a Modern Cat House
If you thought there was no such thing as a sophisticated cat house, then it's time to reconsider. Inspired by modern architecture, the Furrytail Glow House Cat Litter Box with Scoop at Amazon has a cool, semi-transparent privacy door and pullout drawers for storing litter, scoops, and other accessories.
Shop Now: Furrytail Glow House Cat Litter Box with Scoop, $149, furrytail.com.
Keep Things Contained
If you have a larger cat, or one that likes to dig or play in its litter, then we have the modern litter box for you. The Modkat XL at Modkat is covered with a three-fold lid to trap litter inside that doubles as a walk-off mat (for catching any stray debris).
Shop Now: Modkat XL, $140, modkat.com.
Make It Midcentury Style
Searching for a compact litter box that will blend seamlessly into a midcentury modern inspired interior? The Oak/White Gaia Litter Box Enclosure is composed of solid wood in a snazzy two-tone finish and provides just enough room to hide a litter box.
Shop Now: Tucker Murphy Pet Shop Gaia Litter Box Enclosure, in Oak/White, $98.99, wayfair.com.
Try a Litter Box Nightstand
Love the idea of a litter box that looks like a nightstand? The Zooville Cat Litter Box Cover & Night Stand boasts a ventilated inner compartment for storing a litter box and moonlights as a cute wood-veneered bedside table to boot.
Shop Now: Zooville, Cat Litter Box Cover & Night Stand, $112, petco.com.
For the Futuristic Feline
Looking for a cat litter box with an ultramodern edge? The Cat Litter Box at Alagn showcases a curvy, ultramodern plastic body designed to keep litter from falling out and is available in three pretty colorways, including mint green and pink.
Shop Now: Cat Litter Box, $109, alagn.com.
Look for a Litter Box with a Top Entrance
Dealing with a dog in the house that likes to play in your cat's litter box? The IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box with Cat Litter Scoop at Amazon features a sleek, bucket-style design with a feline-sized entrance on top that your dog won't be able to fit into.
Shop Now: IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box with Cat Litter Scoop, $33, irisusainc.com.
Find a Side Table Litter Box
The only thing better than a good-looking litter box is one that doubles as a side table. The Frisco Decorative Side Table Cat Litter Box Cove at Chewy can be used as a litter box enclosure or private kitty condo and provides shelf and tabletop for storing human essentials.
Shop Now: Frisco Decorative Side Table Cat Litter Box Cove, $82, chewy.com.