What Can I Do With An Old Belfast Sink?

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What Can I Do With An Old Belfast Sink
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So, what can I do with an old Belfast sink?

Let’s find out…

Well, from my past experience and the knowledge that I’ve gathered over two decades, all I can say is NOT ALL OLD SINKS should be disposed of as waste.

In fact, most of them including the Belfast sink can be reused and recycled.

Furthermore, an old Belfast sink can also be refurbished into a new look with minimal effort.

For your information, we’ve been suggesting to our clientele to use the old Belfast sink in different outdoor activities.

However, if you’ve ALREADY made up your mind to dispose of your Belfast sink then the best thing that you can do is to sell it to reuse industries or even you can donate it to needy people.

Correct me, if I’m wrong.

What Can I Do With An Old Belfast Sink?

So, here I’m with a list of things that you can do with your old Belfast sink in order to make the best use of it.

All the things that we’re gonna discuss in a while are newbie-friendly tasks and can be expedited without any hassle.

So, without any further ado, let’s begin…


Convert into washbasin

Frankly speaking, you can easily use your old Belfast sink for either washing hands or gardening vegetables without any hassle, in fact, even with the disconnected.

You might be wondering what needs to be done for catching the wastewater, right?

All you need to do is to place a bucket beneath the sink in order to catch the wastewater when you pull the drain stopper post finishing using the sink.

Not to forget, you can use the sink vanity for storing vegetable scrubbers, bars of biodegradable soaps, etc.

The good thing about a Belfast stainless steel sink is that it can survive the tear and wear of the outside environment for a longer duration even if it is left out open, interesting, isn’t it?

Convert into a garden sink

Yes, you heard it, right.

An old Belfast sink can be converted into a garden sink with some effort.

Don’t worry, I’ll NOT ask you to contact a plumber to expedite this activity, it’s very well in your reach and you can expedite it on your own without any hassle.

In fact, you can fit your Belfast stainless steel sink into a wooden island that can easily be made on your own.

This will make it possible for you to wash vegetables and fruits directly from your garden.

In simple words, such garden sinks serve the purpose of cleaning fruits before eating them in the garden itself, and you don’t have to wait anymore for them to reach your home and then get cleaned.

I always suggest my clientele, design the wooden island in such a way that it has ample space for soaps, vegetables, and fruits.

For filling your garden Belfast sink with water you can take the help of a horse barrel.

Of course, rain can be considered a natural and easy way of filling a garden sink.

Laundry room sink

I don’t think there is anything wrong with using your old Belfast sink as a laundry room sink.

Since a laundry room is used quite less as compared to a kitchen so I think it could be a great place for the installation of an old Belfast sink.

Without any doubt, it will increase the life expectancy and functionality of your old Belfast sink.

Well, if you’re not able to digest my thoughts then the best thing that you can do is to TAKE ACTION.

By installing a Belfast sink, you would be able to use the space of your laundry room in a better way.

Use it on a patio

Definitely, you can plumb your old Belfast sink on the patio.

Moreover, build your patio in such a way that it will accommodate your Belfast sink.

Using a Belfast sink on your patio will make things easier for you during outdoor dinners.

Not only can you wash your hands, face, but utensils as well before bringing them back to your home.

And, if you’ve got kids then why bother them coming with dirty hands in the home after playing rather than cleaning them in the patio Belfast sink would be a good idea, isn’t it?

Creating play areas

Isn’t it a good idea to use an old Belfast sink for creating a play area?

Let me know your view in the comment section.

It goes without saying that an old Belfast sink can be used for building your water table.

Make sure to make a self wherein your kids can place their toys and other similar kinds of stuff.

Why not paint your table with a color that is attractive for your kids?

In simple words, create a playing area for your kids that is both functional and funny.

Use it as a planter

The interesting thing about an old Belfast sink is that it can be designed as a planter.

In order to convert your sink into a planter, you would be needing big stones.

Big stones will make the drainage easy as they would be too big to go down the hole.

Even a sink strainer would do the trick for you.

The next thing that you need to do is to add soil inside your Belfast sink and plant things of your choice.

Make sure the seeds that you’re planning to plant in your planter should be of plants with small leaves and small roots.

Needless to say, such plants have better chance of surviving in containers because they are drought tolerant.

And, the best thing is, you can choose to place the planter indoors and plant flowers for decoration.

Make sure to place a bucket beneath the drain to catch the draining water in case, you’re using the planter indoors.

The water can be reused on the plants or disposed of.

A planer can be used for multiple purposes including as a seed nursery wherein you can later relocate the seedlings to your vegetable and flower gardens.

Make it an animal station

The size of the Belfast sink makes it suitable for conversion into animal station.

The most important task that you need to perform is to cement the drain hole to close it and use the sink as a feeder for animals.

A Belfast sink is known for its robustness, durability, and longevity making it perfect for animal use.

Just because a Belfast sink is heavy and bulky so animals can’t kick it down easily.

During the raining season, it’s highly advisable to place the sink feeder underneath trees or roofed places to prevent rain from spoiling the contents in the feeder.

This prevents animal feeds wastage.

Of course, the Belfast sink can also serve as a water point for animals.

You can even use it to create a birdbath for birds such as ducks.

Sell your Belfast sink to the reuse stores

Last but not least, you can sell your Belfast sink to the reuse stores in the aforementioned uses aren’t working out for you.

But, before opting for selling to the reuse store, make sure your Belfast sink is clean, disinfected, and in good shape.

Remove all the features attached to your sink.

Most of the reuse store will only take the sinks that are in good shape so you need to make sure that your Belfast sink is in good shape and size before approaching a reuse store.

Furthermore, call the reuse store and explain them the current condition of your sink, and only when they agree to ACCEPT your sink, you deliver it.

Wrapping Up

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