Interior Designer Lisa Schmitz discusses the evolution of the bathroom sink.Really, the bathroom has few functions, all of them personal. In the case of the bathroom sink, it’s used for washing your face and hands and brushing your teeth.

The bathroom has gone through many transitions, some caused by cultural changes. Through history, some societies valued cleanliness, while others feared that water carried illness, and therefore they would rather be dirty than diseased.

Technological advances inspired other changes. Indoor plumbing didn’t come into common use until the end of the 19th century. During the prehistoric era, water basins were made of rocks eroded into concave shapes by rain. Since then we have hauled water from streams to troughs and pumped from outdoor wells and the sink…

Read Lisa’s entire article bout the evolution of the bathroom sink from The Kansas City Star.
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