Do-it-yourself washbasin: an overview of the best designs and examples of homemade products
Do you like to spend time outside the city, but do not want to give up the benefits of civilization? Agree that comfortable outdoor recreation is one hundred times more pleasant than the “wild” one. Have you decided to surround yourself with basic amenities and want to build a wash basin for your own home? However, you do not know where to start?
We will help you figure it out - the article discusses the main options for washstands and the step-by-step stages of their construction, arrangement and connection to communications. The material is accompanied by detailed instructions, step-by-step photos and video recommendations for the construction of the washbasin.
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Varieties of country wash basins
There can be many design options for organizing the wash zone - it all depends on the size of the country estate / cottage, the available communications and the purpose of this plumbing fixture.
So, if the cottage is very small and even the house, as such, is not available, then it is quite possible to get by with a modest and simple option - a hinged mini-tank. Which, by the way, can be made independently or bought a ready-made container in a hardware store at more than an affordable price.
If you want to not only rinse your hands and refresh your face, but also wash the dishes after the household, then it is advisable to consider the option heated washbasin - to make it easier and more convenient to wash greasy dishes after pilaf or kebabs
If you have a fully equipped estate and you dream of making your own washbasin, which will be located outdoors, with your own hands, you will have to show your imagination and devote a day or two of free time.
According to the purpose, washstands in the country can be divided into the following categories:
- for washing hands and face;
- for washing fruits / vegetables outdoors;
- for dish washing;
- for all of the above + a separate stylish addition to the interior.
If the purpose of a country wash basin is a quick washing of hands and face, and there is absolutely no time, then a simple wash basin with a rod will be appropriate here.
It is also easy to craft from improvised materials. True, his view is completely unpresentable.
If a washbasin is required not only for quick rinsing of hands after gardening, but also for washing dishes, then it is advisable to take care of hot water.
The latter will help provide a heating TEN, which will timely heat a whole tank of water and supply it in the right amount.
If you approach the issue of creating a washbasin creatively, apply imagination, starting from the decorative features of your dacha, you can create something original and unique.
Below are non-standard solutions to the problem of manufacturing a country wash basin. Which can be not only useful, but also incredibly stylish.
Also, it is immediately worth considering the regime of water disposal - into the nearby ditch, directly under the feet or into the sewer. The latter option is possible if there are amenities in the country.
If we are talking about the withdrawal “right under the feet”, then we’ll be fine here to pour crushed stone so that small splashes do not fall on the shoes and legs.
With ten leading in the market options for country wash basins next article, in which design options are analyzed and technical specifications are given.
Detailed manufacturing instructions
The location and purpose of the washbasin largely determines its appearance. Also important is the presence of skills in assembling various useful home-made products for the home, the availability of free time, improvised materials, tools, available means for realizing your idea.
Consider the simplest methods for the independent manufacture of a washbasin, which practically do not require investments.
Option # 1 - the simplest home-wash basin
Most often, for giving, you need to collect something simple and do it quickly. And so that the finished product perfectly copes with its tasks. In such situations, use the purchased design of the washbasin - a capacity of 3-4.5 liters, where a metered supply of water through the rod is realized. You have to press it to wash your hands.
Such a device costs about 130 rubles, when it comes to plastic, and from 600 rubles, when the capacity is made of metal. The latter option is preferable, because it will last longer. But this seemingly banal water tank has its advantages. Let's consider the main ones in the gallery.
Despite the low cost and a number of advantages, summer residents do not always buy a cheap washbasin with a stock. Everyone has their own reasons: some do not like its appearance, some people think that its capacity is insufficient, and the design is too flimsy.And a good-quality metal copy for 1200-1500 rubles, not everyone will decide to buy at the cottage - after all, people who are simply dishonest can simply drag it away while the owners are absent.
Moreover, sometimes you can completely accidentally be left without a washbasin - they drop something heavy and sharp, or an old plastic washbasin accidentally falls over and bursts. Do not stay in this situation without a washstand? Therefore, the best solution is to independently assemble the washbasin using improvised materials. For example, as a basis, you can take a plastic bottle.
Consider a step-by-step instruction for the manufacture of such a homemade product.
If you figured out how to make a simple plastic washbasin, then such a homemade product will not cost you a single ruble, because you will definitely find the syringe in the medicine cabinet. And the product will serve more than one day.
Moreover, if the plastic ceases to suit you, you can make a new container at any time - since there is no shortage of plastic containers.
Option # 2 - washbasin without tank
Such a washbasin model can be made in a matter of minutes, especially if you still have plastic after repair. You don’t need a crane and tank - you can use them instead watering hose with a gunequipped with several spray modes.
Also for homemade work the following materials will be required:
- plastic trim or polypropylene pipe;
- screwdriver and small screws;
- ready-made sink bowl or home-made;
- corrugation with a siphon for drainage into the nearest ditch;
- thick wire or other device from which you can bend an improvised stand for attaching the watering gun to the sink.
Making a simple home-made sink from a plastic or metal salad bowl will take up to 10 minutes. It will be necessary to make a hole that will be equal to the diameter of the siphon, then install a real siphon with corrugation into it, like in an ordinary sink, tightly tightening the fasteners.
Now let's start assembling the washbasin - “temporary shelter”.
Such a sink is going to quickly, but regularly performs its task - you can immediately wash the collected vegetables or fruits, or wash your hands after transplanting plants / flowers, etc. And she is not afraid of rain.
Option # 3 - washbasin from a canister
More capital construction - washbasin with tap. It can be assembled from improvised materials, provided that you have tools, a canister and a crane. The latter is better to take metal - it is more reliable and will last much longer. But plastic is much cheaper.
You can also fit any clean metal container under the tank - a bucket, a small barrel, etc. It is important that no hazardous liquids, pesticides and other compounds harmful to human health and life are poured into it.
We will consider the procedure for manufacturing the washbasin further:
When the overclock is installed, it remains the case for the crane. Its installation will not be difficult - a pipe with an external thread is easily connected to the coupling installed before.
Having completed the manufacture of the tank, it remains to place it in the right place - putting it on a stand, hanging it on the wall or in another way.
Weight mounting options - you can choose the most suitable for a specific situation.
By analogy with a plastic canister, you can build a wash basin of metal - from an old pot, kettle, scoop, bucket or other utensils.And if you paint it and decorate it, then the washstand as a result will be simply amazing.
Conclusions and useful video on the topic
Making a homemade washbasin made of plastic in the following video:
Simple and quick assembly of the washbasin for temporary use:
Option for a spacious washbasin from a canister:
If you arrived at the cottage on a holiday, but you didn’t have a washbasin at hand, you don’t need to be sad. You can build a device for carrying out hygiene procedures yourself, using improvised materials.
And it can be an elementary bottle made of plastic or a commonplace canister - as a result of simple manipulations you will get a working wash basin.
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