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...

anotherboredpanda
Community Member
1 year ago

That was also my first thought

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Ferra Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like crackers

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

That oven really is appalled.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

You can tell by its expression

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StinkyMonkey
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to work as a cleaner in those prostitute window rooms in Amsterdam, and this kitchen really reminds me of that aesthetic. Just a bit less red.

My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

My first thought

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet all the furniture has plastic slipcovers.

spirit wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

Oohh I hope that's true, I hope Yetta Rosenberg lives there.

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Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Padded cell.

Kristy P
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks... comfy?

Susan Forbes
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet this was expensive when it was done though. Made by an auto upholsterer

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 year ago

This could be a do-it-yourself. Unlike traditional upholstery, the vinyl can simply be stapled to the back of the cabinet doors, and the tufting is relatively easy to achieve with the solid foundation of the wooden door. I don't see any piping or sewing at all, just decorative tacks. You can achieve the smooth-stretched look by heating the vinyl before pulling the tufts.

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Pavle Jankovic
Community Member
1 year ago

This kitchen is not meant to be used.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s kitchen.

Wendy Dyson
Community Member
1 year ago

That is extraordinary bad taste!

Michele Clarke
Community Member
1 year ago

Did Liberace live there?

Doodlebug
Community Member
1 year ago

Um....practical question. Wouldn't the oven melt the vinyl?

Ellen Felder geb Treml
Community Member
1 year ago

haha, that's for people who like to throw dishes at the cupboards

Norma Williamson
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a fire hazard!

Christina Eneroth (Eneroth3)
Community Member
1 year ago

Even the oven is sad

George Hudacko
Community Member
1 year ago

Is Elvis in the house?

Quant
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Where is Donald?

Daniel Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

The one above the cooker looks like a custard cream

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That design should stay with bed heads and chesterfield lounges.

Terissa McKinney
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s not going to help on re-selling the house.

Liz Socha
Community Member
7 months ago

The marshmallow man needs puffy everywhere

David-Michael Hewens
Community Member
7 months ago

Most padded rooms generally are not kitchens.

Michael Breuer
Community Member
7 months ago

Liberace designed kitchens too?

D Bailey
Community Member
7 months ago

How do you hide this when you have company ?

Purvi Shah
Community Member
7 months ago

Wowwww beautiful!!

Purvi Shah
Community Member
7 months ago

Beautifullllll!!!

Id row
Community Member
7 months ago

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Unaffected
Community Member
7 months ago

At least it's soundproof now :)

Unaffected
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7 months ago

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Scott Graham
Community Member
7 months ago

Why am I suddenly hungry for saltines?

Kat Hoth
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm trying to figure out who would even approve this design...

Jeane Cole
Community Member
10 months ago

Yuck!!

Samantha Pateman
Community Member
1 year ago

These people have terrible taste, I shudder at the thought of the rest of the house if this is what they did to the kitchen.

Christian Bell
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe they have metal issues and need to put padding all over their house so they wont slam their heads anywhere lol

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this a gypsy kitchen?

Jeff Heinemann
Community Member
1 year ago

Even the stove is shocked!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

When you're a bored, out-of-work upholsterer . . .

Paige Garberding
Community Member
1 year ago

The person who decided this was a good idea NEEDS a padded room.

Jackie Wacky
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe this padded kitchen is for Gordon Ramsay when he’s in a really bad mood.

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
1 year ago

Lols

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

Rubber cell in a nuthouse

Biopithecus
Community Member
1 year ago

Presenting our sofa range of modular kitchens.

Drew Fordham
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks tuffed to clean...

Eleanor Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

..imagine trying to take the grease splatter off that..😲

Donna Baker
Community Member
1 year ago

you have got to be crazy.

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
1 year ago

i think i like it!!!!

Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

wow, thats weird

JustRoz
Community Member
1 year ago

NO just NO !!!!!

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 year ago

Just added to the time it takes to clean, UGLY

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
1 year ago

absolutely dreadful!! if given the choice, i'd rather hve the toilet in #2--

Margaret Fitzgerald
Community Member
1 year ago

hahahahahaahahahahhahahahahaha

c Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

This person never cooks.

Robin Ellison
Community Member
1 year ago

oh my God! This is horrible!

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

Nuvo riche?

Mark CM
Community Member
1 year ago

Gotta be the idea of a Mediterranean.

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a kitchen for a deranged and aggressive cook!

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
1 year ago

HOW DO YOU KEEP THAT CLEAN?

Jaybird3939
Community Member
1 year ago

The canisters are pure joy!

Ana M
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe, but maybe...

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

"Juan you have told me time and time again that we don't have the money for new kitchen cabinets but you tell me you are going to get your car seats tuck and rolled while I am with my mother for the next two weeks . Yes I'm yelling at you. You don't love me do you. ?"

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

"So this is what he did. He thinks it's pretty, I think he loves me."

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Vyvyan Tan
Community Member
1 year ago

Why....oh why.....

Agnew Dellinger
Community Member
1 year ago

Diamond in the back, sunroof top, diggin' the scene with a gangster lean, gangster kitchen...

Mia Hamsa
Community Member
1 year ago

Elvis called, asked for his Vegas costume back.

JID RN
Community Member
1 year ago

Why?!

Just Nanci
Community Member
1 year ago

Tacky

Rua Uílliam (Brithem)
Community Member
1 year ago

No... Just, no.

Amber Turk
Community Member
1 year ago

If the devil had a front office in hell...

Artur Niedzielski
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty sure it's Russia... :)

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like someone disassembled a plastic covered couch to make that. That is horrid!

Moezarella
Community Member
1 year ago

at least it looks like biscuits

A message
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine spilling something like coffee...

Melanin Mo
Community Member
1 year ago

omg thats ugly

SH Kaiser
Community Member
1 year ago

When your kitchen is a padded cell.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Liberace’s kitchen?

Johnny Farnen
Community Member
1 year ago

PornHub Presents: The Lusty Chef

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Makes me think of a padded room... How hard is this going to be to clean?!?! Oh, YUCK!!!

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

First thought Den of Sez owned by a Auto Upholesterer......er

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

edit DEN of SEX

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Kodwo Amigo
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a five star coffin design

Glynis Lailann
Community Member
1 year ago

Can you imagine having to clean grease that has splattered from out of all those grooves?

Dimas Pinto
Community Member
1 year ago

Uma cozinha da hora,muito linda.

Darlene Turner
Community Member
1 year ago

Elvis is in the house!

Leah Dickerson
Community Member
1 year ago

Ewww it looks like it feels gross in there

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah yes, The love of tuck and roll.

Dianne Steitz
Community Member
1 year ago

Two words: Tuff-Ted

SweetCee
Community Member
1 year ago

WHAT is happening?!

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

They had a sale on leftover vintage Elvis interiors and could not resist it!

RitaGG
Community Member
1 year ago

Resale value = $0.00

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Liberace’s maybe?

Jillian Player
Community Member
1 year ago

Even the stove is in shock lol

TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

I am confusion

Nami Tantrum
Community Member
1 year ago

what if it's not padded.. but just looks like it

Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 year ago

The kitchen fire would be epic with all of that plastic and padding.

Susan Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone, somewhere thinks it's the cat's meow

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

'70s bordello.

Ashley Galyen
Community Member
1 year ago

All that money for custom cabinets, but here we still are, sink next to stove top and a corner, ugh.

Peter S
Community Member
1 year ago

my eyeees

KJena
Community Member
1 year ago

A toddler friendly kitchen

Natasha Forchione
Community Member
1 year ago

WHY????

Cristina Sacchi
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks highly flammable 🤔

Jessica A
Community Member
1 year ago

I would not be able to cook with that oven.

Lola
Community Member
1 year ago

This has to be custom made. Please don’t tell me this is a real model.

Teresa Cline
Community Member
1 year ago

Sry, Hef called! Rotten auto correct.

Teresa Cline
Community Member
1 year ago

Her called and wants his 70's , baby shit green, porn kitchen back.

nycRed714
Community Member
1 year ago

Very Liberace!

Kat Hoth
Community Member
1 year ago

Elvis?

Speckledlillie
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like skin. Skin kitchen. Ew.

Iggy
Community Member
1 year ago

Now I know why the owner referred to their home as their pad!

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

That oven looks like terrified pareidolia.

Salem Black
Community Member
1 year ago

Like can you just not be really really stupid? Sorry, but it needs to be padded on THE CORNERS! If you should pad it at all (you shouldent).

Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

When you REALLY hate your cleaning lady..

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like the whole kitchen needs to go in that oven.

nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

it's worse that the color is flesh-toned.

Desiré Yen
Community Member
1 year ago

This must be a handcrafted padded kitchen for an asylum🤔

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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
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.

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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
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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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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