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).
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.
Above: A stone sink full of olive branches channels a Mediterranean vibe. Photograph courtesy of Chapel Hill Magazine.
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.
Above: A gray marble or soapstone potting sink dotted with tiny topiaries. Photograph courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.
Above: A galvanized steel basin-as-sink at a beach house on the Greek island of Serifos. Photograph courtesy of Marie Claire Maison.
Above: A tiny black-and-white outdoor kitchen in an updated Danish seaside cottage built in 1939. Photograph courtesy of Danish site Femina.