Popular uses for antique washstands include repurposing as bathroom vanities and decorative landscape items. The designs of many bathroom vanities take their inspiration from antique washstands, and many washstands are easy to convert by with the addition of plumbing and drains.
Many antique hardware, faucets and sinks are designed to resemble antique basins that sit atop the washstand.
HometownAntiquesWB.com features an antique washstand used for laundering clothes as a stand-alone lawn decoration that can easily double as a decorative planter. When this type of washstand is positioned near an old-fashioned clothesline, climbing flowering vines such as passionflower, clematis, mandevilla or wisteria offer colorful and creative possibilities.