Human beings don’t always build things to last. Sometimes, they make such obvious mistakes that casual observers can’t believe they didn’t notice their design idea flaws from the get-go. Alas, we’re all flawed (much like some designs!) and most of us have a blind spot when it comes to the things we’re involved in.

Nonetheless, bad designs are a lot of fun to look at and laugh at. And there’s no place who does it better than the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit! We collected some of the best, newest, crappy design fails from the Reddit community, so scroll down and enjoy. Remember to upvote your fave product designs gone wrong, and drop us a comment telling us why you loved hating them.

We at Bored Panda love creative designs, but we also adore really bad ideas, too. When you’re done looking through our awesome list, check out our posts about epic design fails, the very worst kitchen designs, epically bad bar and restaurant designs, and structural nightmares. We’re sure you’ll love these funny fails.

#1

If Only They Realized

If Only They Realized

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

What kind of place were you shopping at to buy penis pasta.

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#2

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

They blew it big time

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#3

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

I'd go...

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There are plenty of examples of bad design out there, but we can find some excellent designs here and there. And good design involves uniting the concept you have with the physical end-result of the product.

For instance, Ikea talks about how its design is “democratic” in that the company believes “good home furnishing is for everyone.”

#4

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

"None of our pilots have any sense of direction!"

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#5

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

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Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

step 1: don't buy this book

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#6

Cousins...

Cousins...

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Eric Mac Fadden
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1 year ago

Decoration from a trailer park....

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Meanwhile, Apple values quality craftsmanship through and through. Company founder Steve Jobs said that “for you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

#7

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

it's a silent protest against anything or everything- very exsistential

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#8

At The Local Gym

At The Local Gym

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Orillion
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1 year ago

Would it have killed them to paint some pants on him?

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#9

That's How I Broke My Leg

That's How I Broke My Leg

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Tara
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1 year ago

This is how I die

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You’ve heard that “function over form” is an important aspect of design, but have you ever considered that they can be (and should) united into one seamless whole?

Postmodernist Frank Lloyd Wright, who dedicated his life to crafting organic designs, coined the phrase “form and function are one.” According to him, form and function ought to be in “a spiritual union” instead of vying for dominance over one another.  

#10

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Not enough protection! Needs more packaging!

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#11

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

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Shelli Aderman
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1 year ago

Baby shark, do do do do...

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#12

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

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Samantha Lomb
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1 year ago

curtain time

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In a previous interview with Bored Panda, the moderators of the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit said that the community changed over the years.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment. However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they said.

#13

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

Damn this one's frightening

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#14

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

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Delgada
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1 year ago (edited)

and it ain't even a rainbow!

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#15

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

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Falcon
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1 year ago

We at "Please Use Uploaded Logo inc." are ok with this. 😏

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#16

This Backroad Near My House

This Backroad Near My House

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

How is that thing still standing?!

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#17

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

these two must be fun at parties....

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#18

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

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Orillion
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1 year ago

Shake it. Don't stir.

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#19

This Plaque Near My House

This Plaque Near My House

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Delgada
Community Member
1 year ago

premonition?

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#20

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

It's definitely three kids in a trenchcoat

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#21

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

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1 year ago

It’s hiding it’s cavity.

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#22

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

I hope she at least gave him the wrong one. Ps a "diez" button?

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#23

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

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Aaron W
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1 year ago

Slender Woman!

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#24

Imagine Being Drunk

Imagine Being Drunk

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

Oh I always imagine being drunk

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#25

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

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Dan Buczynski
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1 year ago

Martians are green, duh

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#26

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

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Alan Green
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1 year ago

Encourages good posture

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#27

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

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Chuckie
Community Member
1 year ago

They are identical twins, one is an emotional eater. You dont know their life!

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#28

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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Daritania Tejin
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1 year ago

If you ever use Permanent marker on a whiteboard, just go over it in the whiteboard marker. It will come off when you wipe then.

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#29

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

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Aaron W
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1 year ago

If you're gonna die, do it safely.

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#30

This Elevator

This Elevator

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Shelli Aderman
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1 year ago

Maybe they need to go to school? 🤣

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#31

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

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M.J.
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1 year ago

It looks like a clock sneezed!

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#32

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

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Kristin West
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1 year ago

They don´t like people, do they?

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#33

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

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Human #1,232,867
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1 year ago

In China when market goes up, it's red, when it goes down, it's green... Same here

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#34

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

It is scary - what do you want :-)

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#35

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

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Eleanor Todd
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1 year ago

I LLVE YOU LOL

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#36

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

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Luna Lovegood
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1 year ago

WHY???

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#37

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

That doesn't look like a hair carpet, that is in fact an actual hair carpet.

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#38

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

I always wanted to know where they came from

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#39

This New Wall Art In My Office

This New Wall Art In My Office

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Andy Warholla Jr.
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1 year ago

It is supposed to mean "nothing is impossible - everything is possible." But jeez, it took me some time to figure it out...Who designs sometnhing like this? Who BUYS something like this?!

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#40

Washing Machine

Washing Machine

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
1 year ago

Business in the front, party in the back.

Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Business in the front, potty in the back.

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

Is the washing machine actually being held in by expanding foam? This is all sorts of weird and wrong.

Zenozenobee
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1 year ago

Maybe to deaden spin mode?

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bryguy
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1 year ago

Plot twist: 2 different apartments

Id row
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1 year ago

Someone should be arrested.

Random Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

This washer better be perfectly leveled, or its' banging around is gonna break that wall down with time.

Doc Thissen
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1 year ago

The expanding foam really ties the whole thing together.

Human #1,232,867
Community Member
1 year ago

How long before the paper roll gets on the floor?

Falcon
Community Member
1 year ago

At least cut the foam so it's even with the wall. 😩

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

I love what they've done with the spray foam insulator.

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay, that is so stupid it isn't even funny

Jane Dorothy Warner
Community Member
1 year ago

If it fits, who's complaining?

Fruzsina Sinka
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually clever space-saving. Ugly, yet clever.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Handyman special. Where's the duct tape, honey?

Miss Kitty
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is it attached to the wall? What if they need to buy a new one?

Mario Clouâtre
Community Member
1 year ago

The ultimate space saver appliance.

spirit wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

The washing machine is totally overshadowing the fact that there is some sort of bizarre carpeting on the floor of both sides.

MikeMaxis
Community Member
1 year ago

And wallpaper that is stained.

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electricskuller
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1 year ago

it could be a secret passage way

Maria Isabel Katto
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1 year ago

The only concern is the washing machine? What about the whole bathroom business?

Rench
Community Member
1 year ago

How do you repair it?

El Dee
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe box it in at the back, a faux cupboard? Tidy up the sealant and hey presto, you have a 'slimline' washing machine lol!

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
1 year ago

That's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen!

Kate Schools
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a fire just waiting to happen. Let me count the code violations

Let’s All Just Try And Be Decent
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy Crap I've seen some things but this is insane to a whole new level. So when it breaks and needs replacing you what, knock a wall down? Cool.

Orillion
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope. Just cut out the foam that's keeping it in place

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Unaffected
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9 months ago

At least it won't be jumping around the bathroom when on spin cycle!

hayden
Community Member
10 months ago

Hey , they tried to make it, luxurious

Brenda Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

It gives a new meaning to the word stupid.

Kikka io
Community Member
1 year ago

but whay?

nala simba
Community Member
1 year ago

Great grouting job!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

Ruin the wall but save on plumbing.

Linda Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

What are the white blobs on top?

gracefullikeagazelle
Community Member
1 year ago

Honey can you build me a bathroom shelf??

MidnightFury
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey, free shelf!

Gogo Akido
Community Member
1 year ago

My landlord's other rental.

Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Living in big cities where rents are insane... The struggle is real!!

Karin Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Apart from the poor execution, the idea is brilliant is you don't have any space for a washer!

Lisa Hart
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1 year ago

Vlad Horobet!! Hilarious!! Thanks for the giggle!! :-D

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago

when you have limited space

Victoria Swift
Community Member
1 year ago

Wife: "It won't for Bob" Bob: "Oh, it's gonna fit, just trust me Debbie"

Susan Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

Good God. The way people live lol

KatKaleen
Community Member
1 year ago

I wouldn't put it past my late dad to have at least considered something like this.

Ilze Darguže
Community Member
1 year ago

For someone from Eastern Europe, this looks totally normal

Christel Nellemann
Community Member
1 year ago

Saving valuable space

What's In Your Head?
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh God, WHY?

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 year ago

because there isn't enough room in the old Soviet style bath room or toilet room for a washer and the kitchens in what is likely a Khruschevka are way to small for washers too. In my apartment they ripped out the sink to put the washer in, so I brush my teeth in the bathtub

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Belinda Matson
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1 year ago

So is it in a REALLY thick wall or is it also spanning a hall Or closet?

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 year ago

thick wall. Likely a Soviet style Khruschevka

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weatherwitch
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1 year ago

In theory great if short of space, in use a Darwin Awards contestant 😮🙈😂😂

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