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
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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

Crappy Kitchen Design

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months ago

Maybe to ensure that you stick to your diet.

Daria B
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Dry snacks need no fridge. Also, the freezer is still available, so ICE-CREAM! ♥

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Miranda Noble
Community Member
10 months ago

this has to be a joke.

LRevello
Community Member
10 months ago

Only $3k a month for this spacious studio in the Bronx!

Tristan Craig
Community Member
10 months ago

NO, you will not use da fridge!!!!!

Dianna
Community Member
10 months ago

My Barbie Doll's Kitchen was better designed. And her kitchen was small!

Agnew Dellinger
Community Member
10 months ago

Safe to assume that the unit is still available.

Hillary Briggs
Community Member
3 weeks ago

👌

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Darlene Michuk
Community Member
10 months ago

Actually looking at this the oven and the fridge are in switched up places. Just think... if after the switch one could throw all the s*** they want to right on to the stove without even moving!! But noooo....that stove hood fan says this is where the stove should be! Ohhhh..... the hairs on my neck are burning for stubborn people.

Regina De Vries-Doyen
Community Member
10 months ago

Darling, I did it!Told you I could do it myself.

Ashley Galyen
Community Member
10 months ago

You need clean behind your stove to eat.

Heather Gay Hammond
Community Member
8 months ago

'Misson Impossible' comes to Mind...

Slune
Community Member
10 months ago

It's the stove! The stove did it.

Paul Chang
Community Member
10 months ago

Now that is downright stupid

Nanci Mason
Community Member
8 months ago

That is exactly what I said to myself!

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Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
10 months ago

Crappy, yes. Design, no.

Mare Freed
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh FFS...

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
10 months ago

wtfx2

Kyra
Community Member
10 months ago

Mind your feet, this may get cramped

Give me a beagle any day...
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh come on. You know this is staged. Just push that stove further back.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
10 months ago

It looks like it’s as far back as it goes.

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Jeane Cole
Community Member
4 months ago

I will never complain about my kitchen again! smh

Victoria Fuller
Community Member
4 months ago

Hot food hot. Cold food frozen. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Steven Burr
Community Member
4 months ago

WTF!

Trisha Lynn
Community Member
8 months ago

Hungry? Sorry, you'll have to order in. lol

Christian Bell
Community Member
8 months ago

This has to be fake, it makes the fridge 100% unusable. So what would be the point to even put a fridge or stove there. I think someone did it just for a photo

Cameron Sibbald
Community Member
8 months ago

This actually gives me anxiety.

Ted Leung
Community Member
8 months ago

Just another micro apartment trying to cram everything in

Shannon Grant
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like a cheap landlord

Paige Garberding
Community Member
10 months ago

NO, NO, NO! This can't be real!

Judith Wilson
Community Member
10 months ago

Probably one reason nobody lives there - or ever will.

Ann McNeil
Community Member
10 months ago

So I guess ALL their food is frozen ....

katboxjanitor
Community Member
10 months ago

No one said the remodeled kitchen had to be USABLE!!!

Craymoss
Community Member
10 months ago

Hey. At least it all matches......

Eleanor Jansen
Community Member
10 months ago

Doesn’t look like anyone lives here..

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
10 months ago

when you only eat frozen dinners who needs a refrigerator!!

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
10 months ago

I DONT GET IT, HOW DID THEY GET THE APPLIANCE IN THERE--WITH A CRANE!! this must be a joke!

c Fuller
Community Member
10 months ago

Designed by a man.

Laurentiu
Community Member
10 months ago

I can not belive...

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
10 months ago

Guess you don't need to eat..

Cj Rolphe
Community Member
10 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

Elly Clifton
Community Member
10 months ago

What's your priority, hot or cold food? Cause you can't have both

Jaybird3939
Community Member
10 months ago

Really hits home the "always buy fresh, and just what you need" motto

Ana M
Community Member
10 months ago

Are you kidding me?

Wendy Dyson
Community Member
10 months ago

This can't be for real!

Blue Cicada
Community Member
10 months ago

When the homeowner insists that everything will fit.

Danielle Nyssen
Community Member
10 months ago

😵 it's fine !!! I'm not hungry anyway !!

Amber Turk
Community Member
10 months ago

Now I know why the place was only going for $400 a month.

Pavlina G
Community Member
10 months ago

Must be a rental.

Id row
Community Member
10 months ago

No. I can't even believe that would pass inspection.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
10 months ago

I want my rent money back, NOW!!!!!

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
10 months ago

How the heck do you get your cold beverages out of the fridge? Perhaps they need one of those mega expensive ones with a door in the door.

Jennifer Crompton
Community Member
10 months ago

It's not the design that's crappy, it's the size/shape of the stove that's the problem. You can see by the space that the original stove was wider and shallower.

KCN
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh, brother.

Robert Sumner
Community Member
10 months ago

"Never use the fridge until you get the oven ready. "

Lululoohoo
Community Member
10 months ago

This has to be Photoshop. It's completely unusable?!

Jillian Player
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh come on!

Birchy Cat
Community Member
10 months ago

The worst

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
10 months ago

Just HAD to have those two extra burners, didn’t you?

Cristina Sacchi
Community Member
10 months ago

Whaaaaaaaaaat

Linda Something
Community Member
10 months ago

That's where the family that starved to death used to live.

Rowlie
Community Member
10 months ago

So I just have to move the stove or lift the fridge to use them?- that will not be a problem

Theory Buchannon
Community Member
10 months ago

White (hums) Oh they want you to not spill ANYTHING

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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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
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10 months 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
10 months ago

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

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