When we sat down to red-line the plans for our house years ago, we realized that while the builder had constructed hundreds of homes, this was our first. So we asked him: What would you do if this was your house? He immediately recommended a couple of changes (some of which we’d already put on our list), like moving the hot water heaters from the attic to the garage. But my absolute favorite — which I’d have never considered: Add plumbing for a sink in the garage.
Since we made the change prior to construction, my prized garage sink cost a whopping $125. ($75 for the plumbing and $25 for the plastic sink, pictured.) It’s easily the best $125 we spent on the house.
Besides the obvious ability to wash my hands in the garage before dragging whatever filth I carry into the house, I also use the garage sink to clean up the grate on my grill, fill buckets to mop the garage floor, and about a hundred other things. I’d hate to be without it, and I’d really hate to think about how difficult it’d be to add a sink later.