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 atrocious kitchen designs out there. Designs that will have you giggling with glee at how stupid they are. Designs that will have you cringing at how somebody could have overlooked such obvious, in-your-face flaws. Designs that would have Gordon Ramsay screaming “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 kitchens, 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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Luis Milian 1 month ago

oh hell nah!!! this is really nasty

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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 1 month 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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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

*hums Tetris theme*

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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 1 month 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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Rose the Cook 1 month ago

Somebody was undecided whether to become a chef or a musician.

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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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Toujin C'Thlu 1 month ago

An accident waiting to happen.

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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

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Brandy Grote 1 month ago

Their lease says no painting, so they are trying to hide that... color?

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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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Foxxy 1 month ago

Just because you have money doesn’t mean you can buy taste lol.

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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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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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Foxxy 1 month ago

All the features in one room. Laundry, kitchen and bathroom, what more could you want.

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#14

Interesting Cupboard Design

Interesting Cupboard Design

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Brandy Grote 1 month ago

Fish dicks - fish dicks!

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#15

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 1 month ago (edited)

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

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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

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 1 month ago

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

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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 1 month 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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Brandy Grote 1 month ago

Peekaboo!

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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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Tahani 1 month ago

SO MANY BRUISES...

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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 1 month 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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Tahani 1 month ago

Did that middle bit fall of the ceiling???

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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 1 month 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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Luis Milian 1 month ago

whats with the toilet on the kitchen design...this should be illegal lol

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#24

When Space Saving Hacks Go Too Far

When Space Saving Hacks Go Too Far

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Foxxy 1 month ago (edited)

Unfortunately these people have had to work with what they had. That’s a very tiny kitchen/laundry.

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#25

Just Added The Curtain For Privacy!

Just Added The Curtain For Privacy!

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La Petite Morte 1 month 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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Luis Milian 1 month ago

this isn't too bad, that corner window is worst than this

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#27

The Worst Kitchen Layout Ever

The Worst Kitchen Layout Ever

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La Petite Morte 1 month ago (edited)

Someone stole your wall.

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#28

Crappy Kitchen Design

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Salem Black 1 month ago

😐😑😖😒😧

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#29

Shower In The Middle Of A Kitchen

Shower In The Middle Of A Kitchen

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 1 month ago

can you imagine, might be a switch for water outside, so that they can wash all the vegetables and fruits at one go. I am still wondering about the height, how much of vegetables can buy to fill all the available space?

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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 1 month ago

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

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#31

They Must Have Been High When They Installed This Kitchen Unit

They Must Have Been High When They Installed This Kitchen Unit

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Foxxy 1 month ago

They would have been high to reach up there. Okay, I will leave now lol.

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#32

Is This For Those “Conscious Uncoupling” People?

Is This For Those “Conscious Uncoupling” People?

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I Spell TheatRE Right. 1 month ago

It's perfect for siblings!

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#33

Manhattan Apartment Kitchen $1485 Per Month

Manhattan Apartment Kitchen $1485 Per Month

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Matilda Gross 1 month ago

If you're willing to pay....

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#34

This Cupboard Is Spectacular

This Cupboard Is Spectacular

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La Petite Morte 1 month ago

Spice cabinet with baking sheet storage?

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#35

I Don't Know If I Could Focus Under These Conditions

I Don't Know If I Could Focus Under These Conditions

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Rowlie 1 month ago

Why not use toilet tank as sink and save even more space

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#36

Tons Of Seating...on The Starship Enterprise

Tons Of Seating...on The Starship Enterprise

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Foxxy 1 month ago

These chairs are so impractical. How can you sit on them comfortably especially if you aren’t a petite size.

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#37

This Office Kitchen

This Office Kitchen

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La Petite Morte 1 month ago

And THAT'S the office where all the people who asked for raises now work. Now, next on our tour...

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#38

The Place I Just Moved Into Has This Infuriating Drawer In The Kitchen

The Place I Just Moved Into Has This Infuriating Drawer In The Kitchen

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Linda Something 1 month ago

That's the drawer in which you put all stuff you collect but never use!

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#39

That Math Will Getcha Every Time

That Math Will Getcha Every Time

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Brandy Grote 1 month ago

If you have a window... why would you block it with a stove, and why do you need a stove hood?

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#40

Shower In The Middle Of A Kitchen

Shower In The Middle Of A Kitchen

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Neon Petra 1 month ago

What's with all these showers in kitchens?

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#41

Cuz It’s Custom, That’s Why

Cuz It’s Custom, That’s Why

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Bill 1 month ago

Flush mount stoves cost more and the owner doesn't live there

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#42

Missed A Solid Opportunity To Smear Some Faux Manure Finish On Those Tiles, If You Ask Me

Missed A Solid Opportunity To Smear Some Faux Manure Finish On Those Tiles, If You Ask Me

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Cordelia 1 month ago

That cow gotta super longgggg body

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#43

I Have No Answers. Only Many, Many Questions

I Have No Answers. Only Many, Many Questions

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Jo Johannsen 4 weeks ago

Seriosly, THREE ovens?!?

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#44

Crappy Oven Design

Crappy Oven Design

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Pavle Jankovic 1 month ago

No. No you won't. You won't open it!

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#45

Crappy Kitchen Design

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#46

Crappy Kitchen Design

Crappy Kitchen Design

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Keisha Washington 1 month ago

Stop touching me... I'm not touching you MOM!!

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#47

Get Out Of The Kitchen Because I Need To Use The Toilet

Get Out Of The Kitchen Because I Need To Use The Toilet

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I Spell TheatRE Right. 1 month ago

"But the pancakes are gonna bu-" "JUST GET OUT I NEED TO PEE"

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#48

For 3.3m You Can Have Your Own Knotty Pine Parthenon Kitchen. (Mini Cow Probably Excluded Though.)

For 3.3m You Can Have Your Own Knotty Pine Parthenon Kitchen. (Mini Cow Probably Excluded Though.)

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I Spell TheatRE Right. 1 month ago

But... I want the mini cow...

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#49

First Post, Be Gentle. This Drawer In My Kitchen..

First Post, Be Gentle. This Drawer In My Kitchen..

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Susan Forbes 1 month ago

I take it you have to open the oven to open the drawer?

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#50

There’s Gotta Be A Prison Like 10’ From This House Right? A Nudist Colony? A Clown Training Facility? Because What Else Could Necessitate Such A Setup?

There’s Gotta Be A Prison Like 10’ From This House Right? A Nudist Colony? A Clown Training Facility? Because What Else Could Necessitate Such A Setup?

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Pittsburgh rare 1 month ago

It has plenty of light, a nice design and distribution. And tiles are easier to clean than windows. Yup, I'd buy it

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#51

I Hate Almost Everything In Corners. But Damn If I Don’t Hate It Even More When You Add Plantation Shutters And Geranium Decals. And Yes, I Do Hate Plantation Shutters. Don’t Message Me Telling Me How Great They Are. Let Me Hate In Peace

I Hate Almost Everything In Corners. But Damn If I Don’t Hate It Even More When You Add Plantation Shutters And Geranium Decals. And Yes, I Do Hate Plantation Shutters. Don’t Message Me Telling Me How Great They Are. Let Me Hate In Peace

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Rowlie 1 month ago

The sink looks like balls

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#52

Just Like To Give This Psa: If Your Island Is Just About The Size Of Your Trash Can You Probably Need To Re-Evaluate Your Life

Just Like To Give This Psa: If Your Island Is Just About The Size Of Your Trash Can You Probably Need To Re-Evaluate Your Life

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Dippin Dot 1 month ago

This is by far the best looking kitchen thus far. Ok, a small island... maybe someone had on their bucket list "buy a tiny island" and shared it with the wrong jokester?

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#53

Breakfast In Bath

Breakfast In Bath

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Hello it Smee 1 month ago

I like to cook and make bathtub gin, don't judge me.

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#54

Starting A New Sideways Sink Trend

Starting A New Sideways Sink Trend

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Rowlie 1 month ago

What are those white door on the wall for?

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#55

The Kitchen Is Behind The Fridge

The Kitchen Is Behind The Fridge

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Michael Kooris 1 month ago

What knife? Do you mean the purple chair?

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#56

Crappy Kitchen Layout (Cabinets On Bottom Left)

Crappy Kitchen Layout (Cabinets On Bottom Left)

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Jo Morris 1 month ago

This was designed for a one-door narrow fridge/freezer which would allow access to the cupboards. Whoever is renting must want their larger two-door fridge/freezer.

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#57

Who Approves This Garbage????

Who Approves This Garbage????

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Matilda Gross 1 month ago

This is a Kosher kitchen - one sink for dairy and one for meat.

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#58

How Would Any Of This Work?

How Would Any Of This Work?

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 1 month ago

by the power of absorption. you might imagine, a mini-fan to redirect the steam where you might want, and there shall be smoke hood

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#59

I Don’t Know Just Put It At The End

I Don’t Know Just Put It At The End

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Cordelia 1 month ago

It's nice tho

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#60

This Is What Giving Up Looks Like

This Is What Giving Up Looks Like

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Jo Morris 1 month ago

Probably moved into the house thinking the fridge would fit in the space and it didn't. Would rather keep it than remodel.

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#61

Solutions Oriented For Sure

Solutions Oriented For Sure

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similarly 1 month ago

What am I missing? I don't see the problem yet ...

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