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
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
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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

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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

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

These are number 1 only toilets. Very popular in kitchens - said no one ever

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Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
1 year ago

We have e-coli stew for lunch.

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Some people seriously put toilets in the strangest places. Why would a kitchen even be considered an appropriate place for a toilet?

Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 year ago

Another loo in the kitchen, which country allows this?

Gregory Hewitt
Community Member
1 year ago

the loo-py ones of course.

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

This looks like a v-e-r-y small basement apartment - they' just crammed everything into the space. I'd hate to see the bathtub.

LRevello
Community Member
1 year ago

"I don't mean to be rude, but your food tastes like crap!" "Funny you should say that..."

Gregory Hewitt
Community Member
1 year ago

that looks shitty. <--- i'm sorry, i'm sorry, i couldn't stop myself

Aunt Messy
Community Member
1 year ago

This is an illegal basement suite. It's probably only two rooms and this is the wet wall.

KJena
Community Member
1 year ago

Best way to enjoy your morning coffee..

Agnew Dellinger
Community Member
1 year ago

Seventh floor walkup, new appliances, East River view, BARGAIN at only $2,500 month!

Kath Leen
Community Member
1 year ago

imma just poop while you cook

Daniela-Iulia Balaciu
Community Member
1 year ago

are they using it for the original purpose, or for dumping the spoiled food? if the latest one, they could use an not so suggestive design...

Cordelia
Community Member
1 year ago

Unsanitary

Deirdre Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

For those who don't like cooking because every meal tastes like shit!

Deirdre Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

A little ecoli with every meal!

Rita Pace
Community Member
1 year ago

That's definitely not hygienic a toilet should never be in a kitchen that would turn me off eating that's for sure

Meami
Community Member
1 year ago

Why are there so many kitchens with toilets in them? Who would ever think this is a good idea??????????????

Eleanor Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

..someone forgot to include the toilet in the design and just put it there..😏

PanditoBandito
Community Member
1 year ago

At least the dungeon master allows you to make your own meals.

Stan Chung
Community Member
1 year ago

maybe its for flushing leftovers. lol

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Where the heck is this???? In a basement?!?!?!?

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm fixated on the phone on the hotplate.

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

Right by the only ray of sunshine. Got too feel so bad for these people they seem to be trying really hard, not stupid. Maybe that is all they could do .we are so lucky not to be there. Amen

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Iggy
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess they just wanted everything within reach.

Rob Chapman
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm guessing another "in-law".

Terissa McKinney
Community Member
3 months ago

No comment, leaves me shaking my head, it’s unbelievable!

Kat Hoth
Community Member
5 months ago

Look at New York City apartments.

Bob Russick
Community Member
11 months ago

I can see putting in a Bidet, but not a toilet! Do they think you're going to bathe your child or something?

Trisha Lynn
Community Member
1 year ago

What is wrong with people???!!! LOL

Christian Bell
Community Member
1 year ago

Mmm I love my food with an extra side of poop particles

Shannon Grant
Community Member
1 year ago

The kitchen for those who need to “eat and run”.

Margaret McCracken
Community Member
1 year ago

Go & stir at same time!

May Day
Community Member
1 year ago

WHAT

Paige Garberding
Community Member
1 year ago

It's billed as a "maximum efficiency unit".

Paul Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

No excuse for burnt meals

Neil Batchelor
Community Member
1 year ago

If you're not happy with the meal....

Gilbert Disloquez
Community Member
1 year ago

"In one end and out the other Room"

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
1 year ago

When your spouse is such a bad cook and you need to vomit!

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey! Who cut the cheese?

moeless
Community Member
1 year ago

Distance matters when the food "sets you free..."

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

Nothing says hazardous like a toilet near food prep

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
1 year ago

I doubt that passed inspection..

Ana M
Community Member
1 year ago

Another one.

Wendy Dyson
Community Member
1 year ago

Awful.

Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 year ago

The TOILET has been PROVEN to be CLEANER than your KITCHEN SINK.

Pamela Callahan
Community Member
1 year ago

Dont s#%t where you eat.😣

Amber Turk
Community Member
1 year ago

Billy Bob's got the stomach flu, but don't mind him. Come sit down and have some stew.

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
1 year ago

oh crap

78thStitch
Community Member
1 year ago

Again, illegal in the UK - and for good reason!

Ui Neil Mah El Sandage
Community Member
1 year ago

fish bowl, humour. ~ white fish. what is it? what is this white meat. Meat is meat, even if child daycare white veal. They call the white fish crappy. they call the white fish shark. they call the white flounder. they call the whitefish polluck. they call the whitefish imitation crab. the usually just call it whitefish. and it is the AshAnalKeNazi delight.

Ashley Say Whaat?!?
Community Member
1 year ago

Lovely center piece you have in your kitchen.

Simba
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm having a shit and cooking pancakes at the the same time 🤣😂

Kim Bush
Community Member
1 year ago

Why?........Just..... Why?

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

Wrong in so many ways---but at least they have a fire extinguisher!

Wing Hong Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

And the toilet's FRAMED by the board!

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
1 year ago

Fecal matter all over the place

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Not if you put the lid down when you flush—that’s why it’s there.

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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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