Great Garden Design – Outdoor Sinks

The benefit of touring private gardens is you get to see the functional elements they add to the garden you don’t get to see in display gardens. As the complexity of outdoor kitchens expand, so do the frequency of seeing outdoor sinks. Not necessary like a grill and many times a hose can fulfill the need of a sink to wash or rinse. However, the following sinks prove a beautiful sink can be designed into a garden and not feel like a repeat of indoor kitchen.

Great Garden Design - Outdoor Sinks. well designed outdoor sinks using natural soap stone, concrete or stainless. Thinkingoutsidetheboxwood.com

This grill and soapstone sink laid on a natural stone base blend naturally into the garden. The soapstone is a great stone that holds up outdoors. 

 

Great Garden Design - Outdoor Sinks. well designed outdoor sinks using natural soap stone, concrete or stainless. Thinkingoutsidetheboxwood.com

This sink is made of strips of granite feels natural in the garden with the stone pedestal base.   

 

A soapstone greenhouse sink seen on the APLD Boston Trip. From ThinkingOutsidetheBoxwood.com

Another soapstone slab sink found in a greenhouse not at an outdoor kitchen is another great sink design that is very practical with the arched faucet for filling watering cans or watering plants. The secondary hose hookup also makes the area useful for using the single water source for the most functions possible.  

 

In storage we have a single bay concrete sink we saved out of a basement laundry room that we plan on using in our (far) future outdoor kitchen and greenhouse combo area. We will not have it plumbed, but instead use a nearby hose and a bucket to reuse waste water for watering plants. It will be a space to wash dirty hands and veggies from the garden.

 

2 thoughts on “Great Garden Design – Outdoor Sinks

  1. Speaking of entertaining, a double-basin outdoor sink makes a great place to ice down your beverages in one side while you prep meat and veggies for the grill on the other. If your outdoor space includes a garden, wouldn’t it be nice to have a kitchen sink to wash your harvest and your hands before you go in for the day? Finding the right sink for your outdoor kitchen is easy because many indoor sinks can also be used outdoors. Whether you prefer soapstone or stainless steel, you won’t have to look very far to find a sink to fit your needs.

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