There’s no need to limit your sink to what’s on store shelves. Repurposing any number of vessels into a sink — whether new or vintage — will show off your personal style with little effort. From old metal buckets to massive shells to rain barrels — if it can hold water, it can be your next sink. Still doubtful? Check out these innovative ideas to get inspired for your next home design project.
Washstand – A classic washstand can elevate a plain sink into something more interesting while adding a sense of space. In this smart powder room, it works perfectly with the vintage-style faucets, checkerboard floor tile and subway wall tile. A hexagonal mirror and armed wall lamps with shades also add a traditional touch.
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These undermount sinks are quite deep, which helps avoid splashing as they’re used. Undermount sinks fit below the countertop. As you see here, the edges of the countertop are exposed, so they have to be finished and watertight. Many undermount sinks are used with solid surface countertops like the one shown here. They also work well with stone countertops.
Cast concrete – Green thumbs can make their gardening projects a little easier with a rustic outdoor cast concrete sink that blends into landscaping. Rough stone like this is best left for outdoor use. The material is extremely porous and hard to clean.
Shower ring – A curved metal shower rail not only is practical for when you want to shower over your free-standing tub, but it also adds a lovely traditional vibe. This classically styled bathroom manages to make even a bidet look chic, while the geometric floor tiles somehow pull off timeless, of-the-moment and traditional at the same time.