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
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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

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.

Diana Morgan
Community Member
1 year ago

Who doesn't want a refrigerator that is bigger on the inside.

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Podunkus
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe it’s really an elevator to a secret underground CIA complex.

HC
Community Member
1 year ago

Or the Ministry of Magic.

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Unusual design and a waste of space.

miten sasmita
Community Member
1 year ago

With creativity it could be useful, you can put photo galleries, calendar, to do list, favorite musician poster, and if you have children just nail a whiteboard and let them draw on it.

Jeff Requier
Community Member
1 year ago

When you accidentally forget to leave space for the fridge and don't want to lose any counter space or storage, fridge closet.

Zsuzsanna Szucs
Community Member
1 year ago

Weird and interesting at the same time... would love to see more photos

TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel bad for the people who got paid to make this

pebs
Community Member
1 year ago

This is an old one.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

New to me...

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Give me a beagle any day...
Community Member
1 year ago

I kind of like it, but shouldn't it be facing into the kitchen?

Minh Le
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this the Sims 5?

Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 year ago

Hide and seek!

Samantha Pateman
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m confused at to what the thought process was behind this.

Terry Waters
Community Member
1 year ago

Have seen this pic many times and I always get stuck staring at it and trying to guess why this happened. Any reasonable theories? Just a random bad design choice?

Mare Freed
Community Member
1 year ago

I could make that work if I could affix spice racks, spoon hooks, etc to the bare sides.

La Petite Morte
Community Member
1 year ago

Or maybe paint the whole thing with chalkboard paint and use it for notes, random artwork, recipes, etc...

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Ui Neil Mah El Sandage
Community Member
1 year ago

Not understanding how they decided to do this. Nothing but respect for the placement. Hoops must be outside the door?

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

I have never seen anything like this in my life.

OdangaUsagi
Community Member
1 year ago

oh geeze, move the fridge don't build a box around it!

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Dr Who is hungry!

Iggy
Community Member
1 year ago

A shy fridge.

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd add wheels and just move it move it everyday in different place

Kaguya Karama
Community Member
3 months ago

Oof it reminds me of my childhood house with the kitchen like that even the fridge part was in the house O.o lets hope it A coincident

Rob Enderle
Community Member
7 months ago

Someone misunderstood the "is your refrigerator running" gag and figured they'd better keep it from running away.

Jeane Cole
Community Member
10 months ago

This is goofy!

Holly Burbach
Community Member
11 months ago

Um imagine being drunk at 2 am in this kitchen

Christian Bell
Community Member
1 year ago

I kinda like this one

Heather Gay Hammond
Community Member
1 year ago

Pack a Lunch to get to the Frig.

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Alright. . . a hidden Fridge! New way to diet - Great idea!

Eleanor Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

..no one would steal the fridge, that’s for sure..

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
1 year ago

Ha!!!!

George Hudacko
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe mirror the thing.

Ana M
Community Member
1 year ago

Somehow kids like it.

Wendy Dyson
Community Member
1 year ago

It's ridiculous.

Agnew Dellinger
Community Member
1 year ago

Make it a shower and add a toilet like the one above.

Marnie
Community Member
1 year ago

Open spaces were introduced to save builders money. It's terrible unless you live alone.

LeilaM Hogan60
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg me tooooo!

Mala Qiu
Community Member
1 year ago

I swear that is a kitchen in Ecuador! The do weird things with the fridge and walling it off.

Katreise Ruffin
Community Member
1 year ago

its a Dr. Who Kitchen??? open the fridge..and WHOOOSH!! lmao!

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

HAHAHA!!!! That's funny!!!!

Bonita
Community Member
1 year ago

That are mos creative!

Kyra
Community Member
1 year ago

what a chilly idea

Peter S
Community Member
1 year ago

:D :D :D :D

Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

Weird, but why not?

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah I kinda dig it.

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Something
Community Member
1 year ago

I like it, but it would be better without the fridge.

Sinkvenice
Community Member
1 year ago

That's the whole point.

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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
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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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