Garden Fixture Roundup: Outdoor Utility Sinks by

Issue 10 · Mr. McGregor's Garden · March 12, 2014

Garden Fixture Roundup: Outdoor Utility Sinks

Issue 10 · Mr. McGregor's Garden · March 12, 2014

An outdoor utility sink is a luxury we could get used to. Here, we've gathered a collection of favorites. Some are supremely simple basins with drainage holes, others are the grand, built-in fixtures of a working garden. All are beautiful and handily located outdoors (or very nearby).

Modern outdoor steel trough sink with black painted wall, Gardenista

Above: A stainless steel trough sink looks sleek and modern against a black-painted wall. Photograph by Magnus Persson, courtesy of Jimmy Schönning Hem

Red outdoor sink and shower with solar-powered hot water, Gardenista

Above: Flow Environments of Ontario, Canada, designed this outdoor shower and washing station on an organic permaculture farm. Hot water is generated via a solar panel on the left. Photograph courtesy of Flow Environments.

Vintage utility sink in Brooklyn home, Gardenista

Above: An enamel basin and pitcher in the Greenpoint, Brooklyn, home of designers and brothers Evan and Oliver Haslegrave. Photograph by Jennifer Causey courtesy of Design Sponge.

Outdoor Mediterranean concrete sink with olive branches, Gardenista

Above: A stone sink full of olive branches channels a Mediterranean vibe. Photograph courtesy of Chapel Hill Magazine

Black utility sink in Maine garden house, Gardenista

Above: We've long admired this black sink set against warm wood in a Maine garden house by architect Carol Wilson. See others like it in Outdoors: Utility & Garden Sink Roundup. Photograph courtesy of Carol Wilson

Gray marble or soapstone utility sink via Better Homes and Gardens, Gardenista

Above: A gray marble or soapstone potting sink dotted with tiny topiaries. Photograph courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.

Outdoor utility sink in Netherlands, Gardenista

Above: A utility sink in the Netherlands spotted on Vosges Paris. Photograph courtesy of VT Wonen.

Galvanized steel basin as outdoor sink on Greek island, Gardenista

Above: A galvanized steel basin-as-sink at a beach house on the Greek island of Serifos. Photograph courtesy of Marie Claire Maison

Black and white beach house in Denmark with small outdoor kitchen, Gardenista

Above: A tiny black-and-white outdoor kitchen in an updated Danish seaside cottage built in 1939. Photograph courtesy of Danish site Femina.

Browse more of the useful and beautiful in our 10 Easy Pieces posts on Garden UrnsPotting Benches, and Freestanding Wood Stoves.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.