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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2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Give me a beagle any day...
Community Member
2 years ago

A counter to prepare food on, hahahah! :-D

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a tiny New York Apartment and you can rent it for $2000 a month, lol

78thStitch
Community Member
2 years ago

Where's the bed/sofa? Wait, the photographer must be standing on it

Klaudiia Sherbatzky
Community Member
2 years ago

makes me sad :( looks like the people had to live like that and not like they wanted it

Sybil Holiday
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like some of the new "studios" in San Francisco

KJena
Community Member
2 years ago

It's what you say compact design

Neon Petra
Community Member
2 years ago

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

Layla Corman
Community Member
1 year ago

NYC- Basement floor appartment Rent- only $3200/mo!

Mare Freed
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, hello New York or San Francisco.

Larry Walser
Community Member
2 years ago

A bed foxxy, a bed is what more you could want. And ice cream

Jaybird3939
Community Member
2 years ago

and avocado green. My dream home come true!

louis porter
Community Member
2 years ago

Wash vegetables while you shower...prepare dinner and get ready to go out at the same time.

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
2 years ago

This has to be in Europe. Sure does save space, but that PUKEY GREEN has got to go!

Wendy
Community Member
2 years ago

Where are they hiding the toilet?

Susan Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

Better than homeless living on the streets. That's about it though :(

Ken Bontempo
Community Member
1 year ago

... can they add a Murphy Bed to complete the look?

Dani Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

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Claas Coors
Community Member
1 year ago

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurter_Bad This is actually a somewhat common "solution" in German houses built around the early 20th century to reduce required water outlets and drains... Guess if you want to live in a house that can last 100+ years, this is a drawback ;-)

Claas Coors
Community Member
1 year ago

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurter_Bad This is actually a somewhat common solution in German houses built in the early 20th century to reduce the required water outlets and drains...

Kat Hoth
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, no.

Jeane Cole
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this a camper? Even so...crazy!

Ricky Moore
Community Member
1 year ago

That's the office.

Trisha Lynn
Community Member
1 year ago

WUT???!!! 🤣😂🤣

DrGirlfriend
Community Member
1 year ago

Cooking near shower... No cross contamination seems legit

Samantha Pateman
Community Member
1 year ago

Well at least you can easily use everything, it could be worse, see above.

Christian Bell
Community Member
1 year ago

That is a serious multitasker, cooking, bathing and doing laundry all at once.

Heather Gay Hammond
Community Member
1 year ago

Made for a Skinny or Small Person which is a Pixie...Clean, Green and Fed

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that the headboard to the bed on the left? Great studio apartment. . .

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 years ago

The ultimate conservative plumbing at its best.

Paige Garberding
Community Member
2 years ago

What, do they pee and poop in the shower?

Ellen Felder geb Treml
Community Member
2 years ago

think this to be ok for very small flats

Miguel Rosas
Community Member
2 years ago

A homeless guy would be the only one to appreciate this lol

Cindy Johnston
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh good god!

Paul Chang
Community Member
2 years ago

A toilet

Biopithecus
Community Member
2 years ago

Is it a kitchroom or a bathren?

Eleanor Jansen
Community Member
2 years ago

..when you’re short of space..

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
2 years ago

A $3500/ month one bedroom in NYC!!!!!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s like living in a pumpkin patch

Andthenithitme
Community Member
2 years ago

Great opportunity to install Kramer’s shower garbage disposal.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
2 years ago

Think of all the things one can do at once

c Fuller
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't forget the laundry! It's there too!

Margaret Fitzgerald
Community Member
2 years ago

Help!

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
2 years ago

Taking the tiny house concept too far.

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
2 years ago

Lemme take a shower before I cook..

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
2 years ago

Converted basement.

Ana M
Community Member
2 years ago

Some lofts are like that.

Wendy Dyson
Community Member
2 years ago

That has BAD vibes.

Tård Øksnes
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, when I was a student, the bathroom in our flat was a showerstall hidden in the pantry in the kitchen.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

Where was that?

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Katherine Freeman
Community Member
2 years ago

new meaning to the concept of a tiny home

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
2 years ago

I would only accept this if it was a trailer or RV.

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

This might be the most absurd one yet.

Karina Andersen
Community Member
2 years ago

bed sit

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 years ago

For optimal convenience!!!!

Ashley Say Whaat?!?
Community Member
2 years ago

Think of all the multitasking you will get done! Cooking while showering. Laundry while pooping. This room is a real time saver!

Michiel nospam
Community Member
2 years ago

I would call this the “Bitchenroom”

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
2 years ago

I like it.

Jennifer Crompton
Community Member
2 years ago

That's the tiniest washing machine I've ever seen

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm guessing the dining room/living room/bedroom is one room too. Studio apartment living.

Robert Sumner
Community Member
2 years ago

Retrofitted dishwasher?

Kathleen Cochran
Community Member
2 years ago

What country is this in?

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
2 years ago

Am thinking again Poland or the Ukraine. My in-laws are from what used to be called Prussia. Very limited space space and plumbing, thus had to share or make do the best they can. Still today?

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Bill
Community Member
2 years ago

I wanna cook while I poop

Ui Neil Mah El Sandage
Community Member
2 years ago

Serial Killers and Funny Senses of Decor. think i am annoyed with the burner in the corner. Clean Living on the Rite. And #SellingSoap, #SoapHouse as a method of murder. until their "wash out", then the man of the office burns them, maybe crematory.

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#14

Interesting Cupboard Design

Interesting Cupboard Design

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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SH Kaiser
Community Member
2 years ago

Energy saving fridge.

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#23

Crappy Kitchen Design (Literally)

Crappy Kitchen Design (Literally)

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

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