Food. Family. Fun. These three words perfectly describe the kitchen, which is where everybody loves to congregate. And though we might say that all people are created equal, the same can't really be said about all kitchens.

There are some truly crappy designs of kitchens out there. Interior designs that will have you giggling with glee at how stupid they are. Bad designs that will have you cringing at how somebody could have overlooked such obvious, in-your-face flaws. Epic fails designed to make Gordon Ramsay scream “Shut it down!” and Dr. Frankenstein yelling “It’s alive!”

We know you’ve had a long week at work and at school, so we here at Bored Panda have created the following list of the very best and ‘tastiest’ kitchen design fails. So grab yourself a refreshing drink, put on a restaurant ASMR soundtrack, and scroll on. After all, you deserve a break. Make sure to upvote your favorite horrible home designs, and tell us what you love to hate about them. And after you’re done, take a look through Bored Panda’s awesome articles about various design fails here, here, and here. Oh, and here. Whoops, forgot one more — here, as well.

#1

"I Have Two Of Those In My Kitchen"

"I Have Two Of Those In My Kitchen"

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2Tails
Community Member
1 year ago

For when it's the middle of the night and you need a drink or snack, but also gotta "go". It's all about groggy efficiency.

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#2

Even The Oven Is Like Why Are You Doing This To Me????

Even The Oven Is Like Why Are You Doing This To Me????

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

To stop you accidentally hitting your shins/toes/ankles/head on the corner and it hurting. Oh wait, it's not padded there...

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#3

Finally A Place For My Tetris Tupperware

Finally A Place For My Tetris Tupperware

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

This I could handle, adds a bit of character without looking ridiculous.

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There’s nothing that says bon appétit like a train-wreck of a kitchen. And boy, are there plenty of those out there. Kitchens that make you wonder whether the architects who designed them have ever eaten (or cooked) in one before. Kitchens that make you realize why not everyone who gets a degree in architecture is worth the paper their diploma is printed on. Kitchens that get bullied by other rooms in the house for looking shabby, kitschy and weird.

#4

What If They Get Divorced?

What If They Get Divorced?

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

What if they move and the house gets sold? Would people want pictures of some random couple in their kitchen?

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#5

It’s The End Of Days

It’s The End Of Days

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Sarah Ryan
Community Member
1 year ago

For some reason, I like this one

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#6

$1 Million San Francisco Loft Has Diagonal Support Beam That Cuts Through The Middle Of The Kitchen

$1 Million San Francisco Loft Has Diagonal Support Beam That Cuts Through The Middle Of The Kitchen

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

This really annoys me. (But kid me wants to see how far I can climb up it...)

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How about hanging up a piano above the stove? Sounds like a good idea! Or how about we build the kitchen behind the refrigerator? Aye-aye, skipper! Oh, and we should probably install all the appliances in such a way that makes it impossible to open up any drawers.

#7

Crappy Kitchen Design

Crappy Kitchen Design

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Flameclaw
Community Member
1 year ago

When you go on holiday and leave your herb garden unattended for 1 week.

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#8

But How Will People Know We’re Fancy Unless We Etch The Lamborghini Into The Window?

But How Will People Know We’re Fancy Unless We Etch The Lamborghini Into The Window?

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm more confused about the figures etched no the right...

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#9

This "Form Over Function" Kitchen In My Apartment...

This "Form Over Function" Kitchen In My Apartment...

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

My 5yo son could design a better kitchen. Seriously whoever did this should NOT be in the building/cabinet making industry.

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One Instagram account called pleasehatethesethings collects “absurd, ugly & just plain stupid things in home design”, including kitchen design fails. The account has over 202,000 followers and has uploaded more than 621 photos that will make you want to call the design police.

#10

Open Concept Gone Too Far

Open Concept Gone Too Far

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
1 year ago

I would totally paint that to look like the T.A.R.D.I.S.

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#11

This Entire Kitchen’s Counters And Backsplash Are Covered With This “Faux Mold” Tile

This Entire Kitchen’s Counters And Backsplash Are Covered With This “Faux Mold” Tile

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Well, now you can't see the real mould!

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#12

Crappy Kitchen Design

Crappy Kitchen Design

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe to ensure that you stick to your diet.

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But when exactly did kitchens start being a thing? Well, the first kitchens were outdoors because that’s where fires were built. According to John Desmond Limited, the smoke created by fires was a major problem indoors until the 16th century — that’s when chimneys became widespread in houses.

#13

When You Don't Know If The Kitchen Is In The Bathroom Or The Bathroom In The Kitchen

When You Don't Know If The Kitchen Is In The Bathroom Or The Bathroom In The Kitchen

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

Turn the shower 1mm too far to the left and you've got instantly boiled water to use in your kitchen.

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#14

Interesting Cupboard Design

Interesting Cupboard Design

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoever designed these is a bit of a d***, really.

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#15

If Only There Was Some Other Utensil They Could Have Put On This Kitchen Decoration...

If Only There Was Some Other Utensil They Could Have Put On This Kitchen Decoration...

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this meal as much as I'm able to eat soup with a fork.

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Wood-fired kitchen stoves appeared in the 18th century, which were later replaced by ones that burned coal. The gas stove was first patented by James Sharp in 1826 and became a widespread addition in most kitchens by the 1920s. That’s when the electric stove started competing with its gas counterpart. However, it’s not what stove you use that’s important — it’s that you place it somewhere so it doesn’t block half the kitchen’s drawers.

#16

Blanche Done Blown The Whole Island Budget On Her Chandeliers

Blanche Done Blown The Whole Island Budget On Her Chandeliers

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BiColi Erasmus
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

"How many mini chandeliers would you like to fit with the mini island in the kitchen?" Designer: "Yes."

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#17

I Wouldn't Want To Come In Here After Smoking

I Wouldn't Want To Come In Here After Smoking

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

Eat any food made there and you'll get butterflies in your stomach.

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#18

That Open Concept Will Getcha Every Time

That Open Concept Will Getcha Every Time

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

When you've nearly finished demolishing your Sim's kitchen.

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#19

Kentucky Comin In For That “Texas Kinda Crazy” Title

Kentucky Comin In For That “Texas Kinda Crazy” Title

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ellichen
Community Member
1 year ago

When the contract cuts it close under the budget

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#20

There’s Fancy. Then There’s Kitchenette In The Master Bathroom Fancy

There’s Fancy. Then There’s Kitchenette In The Master Bathroom Fancy

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 year ago

Bubble bath snack!

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#21

Did This Get Installed Upside Down?

Did This Get Installed Upside Down?

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Cordelia
Community Member
1 year ago

A place to lay your books and magazines so you can read while you eat

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#22

Opening My Fridge Turns Off The Kitchen Light

Opening My Fridge Turns Off The Kitchen Light

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Matilda Gross
Community Member
1 year ago

But you have light from the fridge, so no problem!

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#23

Crappy Kitchen Design (Literally)

Crappy Kitchen Design (Literally)

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 year ago

Another loo in the kitchen, which country allows this?

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#24

When Space Saving Hacks Go Too Far

When Space Saving Hacks Go Too Far

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Jinal P
Community Member
1 year ago

for someone as short as me this is the definition of hell

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#25

Just Added The Curtain For Privacy!

Just Added The Curtain For Privacy!

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a tub for washing dogs. This person (or the previous owners) probably runs/ran a grooming business out of their house and this was the most convenient place, plumbing wise, to put in the tub. It's designed to be easy to lift or entice even large dogs in and out of with minimal back strain, at a good height to wash while sitting on a stool, but small enough so that the dog can't move or spin around while you're washing them. My mom is figuring out how to retro fit one into her basement so she can add grooming services to her pet walking/ boarding business.

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#26

This Kitchen Appears To Be Under The Attack Of Some Giant At-At Walkers

This Kitchen Appears To Be Under The Attack Of Some Giant At-At Walkers

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Just had to google what an At-At walker was, and I agree that it does.

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#27

The Worst Kitchen Layout Ever

The Worst Kitchen Layout Ever

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

More sims!

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#28

Crappy Kitchen Design

Crappy Kitchen Design

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Salem Black
Community Member
1 year ago

😐😑😖😒😧

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#29

Shower In The Middle Of A Kitchen

Shower In The Middle Of A Kitchen

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

perhaps a Tardis?

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#30

An Abundance Of Prep Space Though, You Can’t Deny That. Just Don’t Let The Chicken Slide Off When You Go To Change Out The Load Of Darks

An Abundance Of Prep Space Though, You Can’t Deny That. Just Don’t Let The Chicken Slide Off When You Go To Change Out The Load Of Darks

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

"If the turkey's in the washing machine...oh no, the laundry!"

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