Sinks haves been around since the late 17th century, but it is unclear who actually invented them. Farmhouse sinks were quite popular in England in the 17th century while bathroom sinks made their debut in the 18th century.
Following the typical English fashion, washstands, which were the first bathroom sinks, consisted of small tables with deep bowls and pitchers on top of them. The sink has evolved through the years with stainless steel being a popular material for kitchen sinks because of its durability, usability and cost effectiveness. Other common materials used to make sinks include copper, granite, glass, concrete, ceramic, marble, nickel, soapstone, wood, stone and plastic.