11 Best Outdoor Sink Ideas That Will Add Character And Function To Your Outdoor Space

Last Updated November 15, 2021 By Bella Zinti

An outdoor sink is a great addition to any outdoor space, and they are becoming more and more common in homes. As outdoor space living becomes a part of every modern family, having easy access to a sink is desirable and practical. With more gatherings held in your backyard, having an outdoor sink is convenient for both you and your guests.

From DIY outdoor sinks to store bought options, we have rounded up the 11 best outdoor sinks you won't want to miss. Plus, we have also highlighted some of the best ones you can use for DIY.

Before we dive in, let's take a look at what you need to consider before building or purchasing an outdoor sink.

Types of Outdoor Sink

Outdoor Garden Sink

If you just need easy and quick access to water after digging in the dirt, you can build or purchase an inexpensive and lightweight sink. Nowadays, you can also find a portable plastic garden sink that is super affordable. And because it's portable, you can take in and out of your garden as you please.

Outdoor Kitchen Sink

Unlike a garden sink, an outdoor kitchen sink is much more sophisticated. It offers storage cabinets and counter space. Some even come in combination with a chopping board, grill, or refrigerator. Outdoor kitchen sinks are usually made of stainless steel and from materials that can withstand outdoor elements and easy cleanup.

Outdoor Portable Sink

Outdoor portable sinks are easy to hook up to your garden hose faucet and allow you to move around the garden. This type of sink usually is on wheels and can be stored in a cabinet or storage area. Not to mention, you may be able to take this sink with you on your next camping trip!

Outdoor Utility Sink

You need an outdoor utility sink if you are looking to wash large items in your outdoor space. Perfect for washing hands, tools, your fur baby, wet suit, or outdoor kitchen needs.

Outdoor Sink Station

An outdoor sink station is like a cross between a portable sink and a kitchen sink. This type of ink comes installed into a cart, cabinet, or workstation, so you can do more than just wash your hand. This type of sink can be used as a kitchen prep table, a bar chart, or a gardening table.

Things to Consider Before Adding An Outdoor Sink In Your Outdoor Space

  • Type of sink: Before getting an outdoor sink, it is important to think about what the sink will be mainly used for. Is it for a quick rinse after gardening or space to help you prep BBQ?
  • Installation: Some outdoor sinks are easy to install by hooking up to a garden hose. However, some types of outdoor sinks require a plumber to install so they can function just like an indoor sink.
  • Material: If you plan to build a DIY outdoor sink or purchase store bought sink, make sure the material can withstand the outdoor elements. You may be able to repurpose an old sink you already have but make sure it's suitable for outdoors.
  • Size of your space: Before installing an outdoor sink, think about where you will place it, especially if you place a fixed sink.

11 Best Outdoor Sinks For Your Outdoor Space

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Outdoor Kitchen Series Free Standing Sink

If you are looking for an outdoor kitchen for a small space or a simple option for your outdoor kitchen, then you must check out this Outdoor Kitchen Series Free Standing Sink by Veradek. Verakeh Outdoor Kitchen modules are made from a sturdy, corrosion-resistant aluminum frame and protected by a strong, scratch-powder coat. It features a stainless steel faucet, a 10 inch deep stainless steel sink that is perfect for dish rinsing and hand washing, and a durable and food-safe brushed stainless steel countertop that is easy to clean. And because it is a module, you can mix and match all Veradek Kitchen pieces to create a perfect fit for your patio or deck area.

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Best For Small Space

Outdoor Sink Cabinet

If you are looking for a small outdoor sink cabinet that is portable, then look no further. This 32-inch outdoor sink cabinet comes with a drain hose and water pipe for immediate installation. It features a storage area that can hold grilling accessories, species, cleaning products, an attached bottle opening at waist level, and a locking swivel caster that allows easy movement. It is made from durable 304 rust-resistant stainless steel.

Outsunny Portable Folding Camping Table w/ Faucet

Whether you are looking to set up a temporary sink table for a backyard BBQ, bring to a picnic, a cleaning table after a long day of fishing, or a kitchen table to take to camping, this durable table may be exactly what you need. The durable HDPE table features a quick-connect faucet hooked up to the garden hook for water drainage, two basins for better drainage, and support up to 132 lbs of load capacity. As a bonus, this foldable and easy-to-transport is pretty mighty.

Outdoor Kitchen Stainless Steel Sink and Fridge

This Outdoor Kitchen Stainless Steel Sink and Fridge is perfect for outdoor entertainment. Nothing beats being able to grab a nice cold beverage for your guest instantly. 

This outdoor sink and bridge feature a white granite countertop leveling feet, locking caster wheels, and a lockable fridge. All are made with 304 marine-grade stainless steel. You can wash your hand and grab a nice and cold beverage all at one location without needing to step into your home. If stainless steel is not your look, check out their black stainless steel option.

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Alpcour Portable Camping Sink

If you are looking for a portable sink for your outdoor entertainment guests, a quick wash after gardening, or taking it on a camping trip, then you must check out this Alpcour Portable Camping Sink. This portable hygiene station is affordable and allows you and your guests to clean their hands conveniently. Touch-free, just pump with your feet to release a perfect stream of water. The basin can hold up to 17 liters of water and allows 100 washes per fill. Plus, there is a place that allows you to hang a hand towel and dispense liquid soap! This sink is perfect for taking with you for camping, gathering, picnics, sports events, and even for barn weddings.

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Best Portable Hand Washing Station

Expel Well Portable Hand Washing Station

If you are looking for a portable hand washing station for your outdoor gathering, pool parties, or just a get-together, then you must check out Expel Well Portable Hand Washing Station. Featuring a touch-free foot water pump and can hold up to 22.5 gallons of water that can last about 1,400 pumps of water. The handwashing station also features portable washing paper and portable hand washing soap.

Transolid TFH-2522 25-in. Stainless Steel Laundry Sink with Wash Stand

Beautiful and durable laundry/utility cabinet kit for your laundry room, garage, or outdoor kitchen. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor. Great for the laundry room, near the outdoor grill, or a small bathroom. It features a stainless washstand, an attractive apron on both sides, and additional storage with a bottom shelf and towel bar.

Outdoor Kitchen 805 Deluxe Island with Grill, Sink, and Fridge

This outdoor kitchen island has everything you need for outdoor entertainment. It features an all 304 marines grade stainless steel gas grill, modern white granite side cabinet, beverage center with sink, and large storage cabinets. If you want an outdoor functional kitchen, then this set is exactly what you need for your outdoor space.

Antique Black Pedestal Sink Gaolin Wash Sink without Drain & Faucet Outdoor and Indoor

Give your outdoor space a trendy vintage feel with this kaolin clay pedestal sink. It is bold, unique, and it ensures long-lasting usage. This pedestal sink features a thick round sink, a vessel, a chubby pedestal base and is finished in corrosion and tarnish-resistant antique black. Note that this pedestal sink does not include a drain and faucet, they should be purchased separately. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Also available in limestone, antique brass, and gray.

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Best Wall Sink For DIY

Alape Bucket Sink With Black Trim

If you are looking to DIY with a wall sink, you must check out this stylish Alape Bucket Sink With Black Trim and clean lines. It may be just what you want. This sink bowl offers an industrial-chic style that you won't want to miss. It is made from glazed steel and black PVC edges. It includes wall mounting hardware and an overflow set with a plug and chain.

Also available in gray trim.

Premium Drop-In Sink with Hot and Cold Water Faucet and Cutting Board

This Premium Drop-In Sink is perfect for your DIY outdoor kitchen sink. The drop in sink is made from food-safe all 304 stainless steel 18 gauge material, includes cutting board and sink basin grid, and works with most garbage disposals. Perfect for a quick hand wash and place your dirty dishes.

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About the author

Bella has a Bachelors degree in interior design, is a master gardener. She designs nourishing outdoor & indoor spaces guided by the practice of Feng Shui.


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