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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Luis Milian
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1 year 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
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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Toujin C'Thlu
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1 year 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
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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Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Diane Walters
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Not something I would do but it isn’t terrible. It’s unique and quirky, probably something my mum would love.

TheDivineMs.M
Community Member
1 year ago

Paint it white and it might fit in better

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Nadège
Community Member
1 year ago

repurposed piano and turning it into a stove vent, interesting...

Dianna
Community Member
1 year ago

Who makes a vent out of wood? Aside from the obvious potential fire issue, it would get greasy & gross!

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Dani
Community Member
1 year ago

A cool concept... IN CONCEPT. It should never have gotten past that stage!

Marry Vaughan
Community Member
1 year ago

Hanging something made out of wood over the stove?! Not a good idea.

Adam T S
Community Member
1 year ago

My kitchen cabinets are made of wood, and it hasn't been a problem so far. The piano still looks hideous, though.

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a unique thing to do with a family heirloom that can't be repaired.... I'd be double checking the studs it was bolted to on a regular basis, though.

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

Unique is a good word. From experience, using things in such a manner that was never meant to be things can and do go wrong very quickly. What you gonna do?

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Iggy
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that what they mean by a wall of sound?

Sarah Ryan
Community Member
1 year ago

For some reason, I like this one

Oerff On Tour
Community Member
1 year ago

Provisions in Great-aunt's testament:" The piano formed the basis for the fortune you are to inherit. Therefore it should have a prominent place in your new home." Interior designer: "I got this!"

Holli Burman
Community Member
1 year ago

This is actually very cute!

Amy Budka
Community Member
1 year ago

I kind of love this.

TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

I-is that a piano?

Ideo Gram
Community Member
1 year ago

Honey, could you pass me oregano, please! — Can't seem to find it. Where is it? — It's on the G♭

Susie Eagar
Community Member
1 year ago

Somebody was thinking a little TOO far outside the box...

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

WTH?!?!? If not for the piano, the kitchen itself is nice... FAIL!!!!

Katinka Min
Community Member
1 year ago

No. Just no.

Guglielmo Marconi
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't do drugs at work

Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 year ago

Once you take out the strings and sound board, a piano doesn't weigh too much. It's pretty, but in the kitchen?

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Delusions of grandeur I've heard, but delusions of a grand piano? This is a first for me..

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
1 year ago

WHY?

Jaybird3939
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice way to keep your piano if you don't have enough room.

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That is just so ... Awkward.

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

So they need an scalator to play the piano?

Karin Gibson
Community Member
1 year ago

Shame, the rest of the kitchen is nice.

Christine Sutton
Community Member
1 year ago

They do say all the best parties happen in the kitchen, where's the stool?

Ashley Galyen
Community Member
1 year ago

Their cooking better make my tastebuds sing!

Jean-marc Doniat
Community Member
1 year ago

In France, the cooking system in a restaurant is called a piano. Is it an inspiration ?

Terissa McKinney
Community Member
3 months ago

Innovative, but crazy m. Got to think of the possibility of being able to sell the house Later on.

Rob Enderle
Community Member
5 months ago

What's a shame is that looks to be a rare Wing and Sons piano.

Jerry Lee
Community Member
5 months ago

Shakespeare: If music is the food of love, cook on

D Bailey
Community Member
5 months ago

Really pulls the room together.

Amy Hedges
Community Member
5 months ago

Hipsters....

Kat Hoth
Community Member
5 months ago

The things people let interior designers do to their houses

Jeane Cole
Community Member
8 months ago

Crazy

Mello
Community Member
9 months ago

Now that's a funny upcycle!

Paul Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

Hope that piano is gutted. It could ruin a meal or crush the cook.

Christian Bell
Community Member
1 year ago

Well maybe the owner is SUPER tall and likes to play while they cook lol

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
1 year ago

Just why ?

Heather Gay Hammond
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like the Kitchen died and nobody told it...

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, gotta admit, haven't seen this before. . . good for a laugh though.

Paige Garberding
Community Member
1 year ago

One good earthquake and someone could die...

Jackie Wacky
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s for a really tall pianist.

Judith Wilson
Community Member
1 year ago

The keyboard cover would be a great place for wine glasses. Why not?

Tiny Dancer
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, no, not at one of my parties! Ten bucks says some drunk will be up there trying to play "Melancholy Baby" or something, lol!

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
1 year ago

WTF??

Al Reilly
Community Member
1 year ago

Boy The way Bob Miller played, Song that made the Hit Parade...

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

On the opposite side is granddads coffin hanging,just above the toaster

Cindy Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

That's one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.

BrokenAngel
Community Member
1 year ago

WTAF?!?

Neil Batchelor
Community Member
1 year ago

the keys to the kitchen! 88 to be precise!!

Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
Community Member
1 year ago

Great use if it’s been in the family.

Biopithecus
Community Member
1 year ago

I've heard of bun in the oven, but a piano on the over?

Meami
Community Member
1 year ago

I know what I'll do with grandma's piano...

Dr John A Truman
Community Member
1 year ago

I would hate to see the size of the piano bench to be able to sit there

Eleanor Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

..hope it’s splatter proof..

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
1 year ago

Andre the Giant needs to practice and cook at the same time.

JustRoz
Community Member
1 year ago

Too weird for words.....

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

Must be the tallest piano player alive.

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
1 year ago

piano for VERY tall person who likes to cook. But doesn't cook much , gotta keep those flowers fresh!

Norma Williamson
Community Member
1 year ago

does a giant live there?

Sherry Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

It would take one helluva piano stool to reach that keyboard.

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
1 year ago

and the point is....?

Roger Nehring
Community Member
1 year ago

Bizarre

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

That is bilious.

Laurentiu
Community Member
1 year ago

A stupid...

papergirl2
Community Member
1 year ago

BAD accident waiting to happen😤😩🤕

Elly Clifton
Community Member
1 year ago

That piano player must be really tall

Marilyn Slater
Community Member
1 year ago

Up-cycling! Waste not want not.

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
1 year ago

I get my best inspiration while I'm cooking!

Ana M
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my!

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

Everything rotted out but the wood stayed beautiful, just needed cleaning up gutted ,refitted with a stove vent system and hung on the wall. "Yes mother we received Aunties piano , yes we are using it everyday". Now to match the other doors and drawers with another heirloom , say an old bedroom set from grandma and grandpa's house that no one wants.

Wendy Dyson
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm speechless!

Marnie
Community Member
1 year ago

The post title! :-)

Joseph O'Brien
Community Member
1 year ago

Gramma always liked that piano.

Amber Turk
Community Member
1 year ago

But why???

Amber Turk
Community Member
1 year ago

But Why??

Shannon Richards
Community Member
1 year ago

Just the front wood of the piano. No sound board, wires, etc. Probably not much heavier than wood cabinets the same size

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
1 year ago

wtf

Aaaa Bbbb
Community Member
1 year ago

Not a fail!

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

When you're crazy and have the means to back it up.

Daniel da Silva
Community Member
1 year ago

Gee, I wonder how tall must be this pianist

Stina Kolling
Community Member
1 year ago

it's the magically levitating piano!!!

Shinobi Shabby
Community Member
1 year ago

FIRE hazard!!

Soupcat
Community Member
1 year ago

old school bluetooth music.

bridget james
Community Member
1 year ago

Are we also going to ignore the flower vase on the stove??

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh! No no no! It took strength and ingenuity to do this! This is something so totally unique!

Phoenix Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

can you still play it?

Fixin'Ta
Community Member
1 year ago

Somebody who completely misunderstands what Joanna is doing when she recycles old stuff in the houses she and Chip renovate ...

KCN
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah. No.

Bear42212
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people have wooden stove/oven hoods. Besides, it's a freaking electric stove

juice
Community Member
1 year ago

i hope that's not a working piano...if it is, that's a waste of a piano

Daniel Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

The flowers tho

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

Wonder if it plays...

Granstef Ghostlapin
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe a french cook : we call the restaurent oven "the piano" !

LOttawa
Community Member
1 year ago

Well crap, I inherited my grandmother's piano a while back. Didn't know what to do with it. It's taking a lot of room but I can't get rid of it... Now I know what to do to get it out of the way LOL

Robert Sumner
Community Member
1 year ago

Exploring thermodynamic variations of old piano tunes ...

rachel Garnsey
Community Member
1 year ago

Why?

Karen Dyer
Community Member
1 year ago

When you get bored waiting for dinner to finish cooking, play the piano.

Annanana
Community Member
1 year ago

Levitate to perform your favorite song

devi L.
Community Member
1 year ago

That's how you know that persons never cooking

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

"Umm, so we have this old piano just sitting around. What do you wanna do with it?"

pebs
Community Member
1 year ago

I just can't believe it. I see it, but my mind says no.

TTorrest Author
Community Member
1 year ago

Interesting idea; poor execution.

Miranda Noble
Community Member
1 year ago

is that a piano?? tall stool to play while the food cooks! maybe it makes the food taste better?

Jus
Community Member
1 year ago

Quite interesting, but sure difficult to clean.

Theory Buchannon
Community Member
1 year ago

when you are waiting for your water to boil you can play the piano.

The Girl on Fire
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't know, I kind of like this for some reason

Cristina Sacchi
Community Member
1 year ago

But why

jo_shortland
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a piano

Mark Fergel
Community Member
1 year ago

While the roast is cooking let me play you a little Mozart.

Kat Hoth
Community Member
1 year ago

A piano over the stove? Who approved that!?!?!?

Iggy
Community Member
1 year ago

You would skull yourself off the legs every time you turned.

Evil Little Thing
Community Member
1 year ago

Why a piano though?

Unlikely
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, I don't think it's gonna look good anymore after 5 years of steam and pasta sauce all over it.. no thank you. Why.. ??

Loretta
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that a pianino?? (Is that what it's called in English? Little piano?)

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

It's an upright piano (as opposed to grand piano which is the giant one)

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boredkitten
Community Member
1 year ago

Noone mentions flowers placement

Thomas Helms
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you! I was wondering if anyone else noticed that.

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Rob Chapman
Community Member
1 year ago

I kinda like this.

Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

When that falls off someone is gonna get hurt

Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

I imagine the condensation and changing heat from cooking can't be good for the wood?

Gregory Hewitt
Community Member
1 year ago

i can't even.

Jaana Kaurisalo
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this looks wonderful.

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Interesting, but I hope it's not in a quake-prone area

ellichen
Community Member
1 year ago

When you can't afford a fireplace.

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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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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
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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Fish dicks - fish dicks!

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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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Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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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Tahani
Community Member
1 year 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
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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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Someone stole your wall.

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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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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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