Washbasins for summer cottages can be very different, but the principle of their operation is the same – you will have to pour water into the container yourself, manually, and take care of the drain. By type, washstands can be divided into hanging ones, which can be attached to the wall inside or outside the cottage, just to a tree, a fence, and also mounted on a stand.
By the method of water supply, stand-alone washbasins are divided into those equipped with a conventional tap and with a “spout”, from which water flows only when pressed..
The simplest washstands with a capacity of 2, 2.5, 3 liters are just a plastic tank with a lid and a spout. Such variants of sinks for a summer residence cost about 50-60 rubles. Cons – they are small, wash your hands a couple of times and you will have to add water. In addition, they cannot be placed on a stand – only suspended.
A more modern and spacious option is a plastic canister for 5, 10, 15, 20 and more liters with a tap that comes with the kit. These models have both “ears” for hanging, and the bottom is flat, allowing you to install on a stand, tabletop before sink, that is, there is a choice. Such cans-washstands cost about 190-200 rubles.
There are retro models in brass or copper. This is an antique version, the price of which can exceed 4.5 thousand rubles, for lovers of antiquity. They look really beautiful, if you still have such a washstand from your grandfather – it can be used for its intended purpose, but it’s just better not to leave it on the street – a rarity after all.
Finally, homemade washstands. A free option, which is made with your own hands from a plastic bottle of any capacity, a disposable syringe (without a needle) or a bolt. Everything is simple and at the same time quite functional. Ideal for hanging from a tree next to garden beds to wash your hands after gardening.
If you need a washbasin just to wash your hands after working in the garden or garage, a cheap model with a small capacity will be enough for you. These outdoor hanging washbasins can pour water directly onto the ground. It is advisable to pour gravel or gravel under the sink for drainage, so as not to fiddle with buckets.
If the washbasin will also be used for washing dishes and other household needs, a more convenient model should be purchased. The Moidodyr washstand is still popular. This is a ready-made kit, which includes a sink, a water tank with a tap, a cabinet with a door, behind which a drain bucket will be hidden..
The cost of such ready-made models with a mirror on a water tank and two soap dishes will be about 1300-1400 rubles. Stainless steel sink, galvanized frame. You can make a similar washbasin yourself by welding a water container, taking an old sink, building a frame from a bar or metal profile, or using an old bedside table.
A high level of comfort are the washbasins with heated water. In general, such models are similar to the usual “Moidodyr”, but there is a heating element in the water tank. He heats up the water using electricity. The disadvantages are obvious – the washstand is tied to the source of electricity, additional utility costs appear. In addition, you remember that you have to fill the water tank manually. If you turn on the heating element, and there is not enough water in the tank, you forgot to top up – it will simply burn out. Plus – water at a comfortable temperature.
Washstands with heating cost from 3,500 rubles. There are models with a thermoregulation system, they automatically turn off when the water in the washstand has reached the set temperature. But such washbasins are also more expensive..
We state: a country sink can be made independently from scrap materials, and ready-made models are not so expensive. The choice is yours, because in the absence of water supply, the automatic washstand will become an indispensable attribute of country life.