ISSUE 10  |  Mr. McGregor's Garden

Garden Fixture Roundup: Outdoor Utility Sinks

March 12, 2014 1:30 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

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

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: 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.

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

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.

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