When it comes to home decor projects, we’ll admit that the sinks in our house are not exactly the first thing we’d think of to get creative with. Lately, however, we’ve been wondering whether we night actually update that part of our home for a bit of unexpected character! We know, however, that home alterations can be a challenge though, so we’ve had our eyes peeled for as many awesome and helpful creative sink tutorials as we can find in preparation for redoing out own.
Just in case you’re as interested in the idea of remaking or transforming the sinks in your house as we were, if not more, here are 15 of the very best tutorials, concepts, and designs we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. DIY galvanized wash tub sink
Does your home have a slightly rustic chic or farmhouse influenced aesthetic now but you’re looking to amp that up even more in simple but creative ways? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how The Prairie Homestead did precisely that by making a fantastic, vintage looking sink from a galvanized wash tub! This project is reminiscent of prairie home water pumps from days of auld.
2. How to install an apron-front sink
Perhaps you’re just looking to install the simple kind of classic apron front sink you remember seeing in countless households growing up because your kitchen already has a decor scheme and you need something new for the space but that isn’t a statement piece? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this straight forward but in depth tutorial from DIY Network.
3. DIY concrete sink
Maybe you’re looking to take on an extra challenge and make an entire sink piece from scratch? Well, particularly if you’d like you sink to have a slightly more industrial influenced aesthetic, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Mr. Fix It made this fantastic concrete sink that slopes beautifully and features an impressively stylish raw edge.
4. DIY bathroom vanity with vessel sink
Maybe you’re looking for something a little more unique and modern looking but that you can still manage to make yourself? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this downpour style vessel sink featured on Top Decor! We love the way they used a metallic silver sink to keep things contemporary but balanced things out with some natural granite top for the counter.
5. DIY standing farmhouse sink
If you’re going to work a sort of farmhouse style into your home’s decor aesthetic, would you rather create something a little more practical than the galvanized sink idea we showed you earlier, even though that was stunning? In that case, we think you’ll appreciate the way Zest It Up made a lovely rustic stand and frame for their sink but kept the basin itself to a simple apron front.
6. DIY copper bucket vessel sink
Were you almost convinced by the wash tub idea we showed you earlier on our list but you’re just not sure it’s actually the project for you because you’re looking for more of a rustic woodland aesthetic, rather than a specifically farmhouse influenced style? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Tobi Britton’s Living Green made this beautiful copper bucket vessel sink with a natural trunk countertop.
7. Very simple outdoor sink
Maybe you’ve spent a few years working on and investing in a lovely outdoor patio space that you love hosting friends and family on but, because you’ve got a home bar out there, you could really use a sink too so you don’t have to keep running inside? This great tutorial for making an easy wood and steel standing sink might just be the answer you’re looking for. Get the full details on Ana White.
8. Rustic utility sink makeover
Not every sink project you do has to be a complete overhaul from scratch! We understand that not everyone is quite ready to take on the challenge of literally hand making their own sink. That’s why we were so pleased to come across this lovely rustic inspired option that shows you how to dress up your utility sink and give its outside a lovely makeover. Find out how you can make one of your own on Timeless Creations.
9. Inexpensive DIY camping sink
Believe it or not, your home isn’t actually the only place where you might find yourself needing to make a whole new sink! In fact, the first time we ever even thought of making a sink of our own was on a camping trip a few years back. We were staying on the road for a long time and we wanted at least a few amenities, so we went ahead and made a working Rubbermaid sink just like this one outlined on Directive 21.
10. DIY stone sink
So far, we’ve talked about rustic sinks, industrial sinks, and woodland sinks, but what if your desire for a natural look is a little different and possibly more ancient looking? In that case, we’re convinced that this tutorial from DIY Network that outlines a few different ways to make different kinds of stone sinks work for your space might be a little more up your alley!
11. DIY floating sink shelf
Are you actually still scrolling through our list because you haven’t quite found that specific blend of modern and homey that you’re looking for; almost like the style of sink that you might find in a vacation spa? Then perhaps you’ll be a little more interested in this next idea! We love the way The Merry Thought made a shelf style floating sink that’s even simpler to do than it looks.
12. Simple wooden cabinet sink
Style and aesthetic are all well and good, but what if you’re just looking for the bare minimum of simplicity when it comes to your sink? Well, that doesn’t mean you can’t still challenge yourself with a great sink based DIY project! We really appreciate this tutorial from Unboxing Experience that teaches you how to make a standing wooden cabinet sink.
13. DIY toilet-top hand washing sink
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to build a DIY sink of your very own, would you rather it have some kind of element of novelty or extra uniqueness to it, just to make it feel really worth your time? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way LA Eco Village made a very cool, wonderfully space efficient, and surprisingly simple toilet-top hand washing sink. This is the perfect project for small guest bathrooms!
14. DIY wine barrel outdoor sink
Did we actually almost catch and keep your attention when we started talking about outdoor sinks but you’re just not sure the previous idea we showed you has quite enough character for you? Well, if you’re feeling open to an upcycling challenge, we’d strongly suggest taking a look at this fantastic wooden barrel concept with a treated leather finish basin. The Owner Builder Network shows you how they made it happen.
15. 5 gallon bucket and PVC pipe camp sink
Are you actually still very interested in the idea of making yourself a camp sink but you’re just not sure you want to commit to one that’s quite as large or wide as the Rubbermaid option we showed you a little bit earlier on our list? In that case, we’d definitely urge you to take a look at the way Desert Sun made this fantastic pump powered camp sink from a slightly smaller 5 gallon bucket and some PVC piping.
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