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?

Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a plastic panel stuck to the wall. I imagine they would take it off.

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pebs
Community Member
1 year ago

Argh how tacky!

TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Then you have a reason to set fire to the kitchen

Mayra Elkhattabi
Community Member
1 year ago

yes because every woman's dream is to look at wedding photos while SHE is washing dishes. I'm feeling resentful already and that inst even my kitchen

Miranda Noble
Community Member
1 year ago

that is really u-g-l-y!

SBW71
Community Member
1 year ago

That is tacky as hell!

The Frog
Community Member
1 year ago

Tacky af

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Cooking will not be fun after a fight

Stan Chung
Community Member
1 year ago

sooo fugly

Joseph O'Brien
Community Member
1 year ago

Nothing a little grease fire won't cure.

Abigail Ortega
Community Member
1 year ago

How could two people agree on THIS?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, I guess that it means they do indeed belong together.

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Kat Hoth
Community Member
1 year ago

No, just no.

Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

This is creepy

Community Member
1 year ago

If they get divorced then the person that still lives their can use the other ones head in the picture as a knife holder 😂

Dianna
Community Member
1 year ago

They need mustaches.

Ana M
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my God!

Dianna
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would you want a picture of yourself staring at you everyday? All day. Every time you walked into the kitchen.

Wendy Dyson
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people must think with their big toe...

Nathan Root
Community Member
1 year ago

I can see doing that as a prank if you're housesitting for friends...

Amber Turk
Community Member
1 year ago

Give the marriage 3 months max...

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Ugh, that reminds me of the time I saw a gorgeous black sports car with an airbrushed picture of Pedro and Consuela that covered the entire hood of it. Never in my life saw anything that tacky - until now.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Who are Pedro and Consuela?

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Aurelia Grey
Community Member
1 year ago

For some crazy reason I could see this kitchen in a David Lynch film.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

NAILED IT!

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Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha!!!! Get me the bucket of paint!!!!

KCN
Community Member
1 year ago

The thing is: this was deliberately done, it wasn't a mistake. Someone had to take these photos to this manufacturer and say make a plastic back-splash with these photos. And the guy didn't say 'are you nuts?' and refuse to do it, just went ahead, took their money and got it done. Argh.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

TBH, it’s not really the manufacturer’s job to pass judgment on somebody’s desire to be complete trailer trash.

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

This seems so Eastern European.

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
1 year ago

Eastern Retarded!

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Oerff On Tour
Community Member
1 year ago

Every time she is put in her stereotypical place, she can see exactly where she made the mistake of her life.

Oerff On Tour
Community Member
1 year ago

Also, the interior designer who agreed to this, should be institutionalised for life

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, they'll really regret going with the granite countertop/stainless steel appliances package. That look is soooooo 90's....

Terissa McKinney
Community Member
5 months ago

I see a kitchen renovation in the future!

Carla Finley
Community Member
7 months ago

Ugly!

D Bailey
Community Member
7 months ago

Why do people do things like this when they can just buy a Velvet painting of Elvis.

Stephen Edwards
Community Member
7 months ago

gaudy af

Id row
Community Member
7 months ago

Level 99 tacky.

Brian Birch
Community Member
7 months ago

They paint over it

Jeane Cole
Community Member
10 months ago

How stupid is that?

Samantha Pateman
Community Member
1 year ago

Just paint over it with some floor paint.

Ernestas Žaldokas
Community Member
1 year ago

My eye's are burning..

Ian Jackson
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a reason to divorce right there

Christian Bell
Community Member
1 year ago

The idea itself is not too bad but the mess they made is.

Jessica Luo
Community Member
1 year ago

Whatever this is adorable!

DoubleHomicide
Community Member
1 year ago

Throw the whole house away. It's useless to us mow

Jeff Heinemann
Community Member
1 year ago

What do you mean, what IF! It's a matter of when!

BrokenAngel
Community Member
1 year ago

That's just WRONG...on SO MANY levels!!

Neil Batchelor
Community Member
1 year ago

what if she had to wash up, and the matching lights and handles are possibly off the wedding cake!

Eleanor Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

..the forever kitchen..💏

Lisa Whipp Myhre
Community Member
1 year ago

And what's up with the dark cabinets on the bottom and light ones on the top? And the hardware? I want to see the rest of this nightmare.

Marina
Community Member
1 year ago

What if they don't

Clinton Yew
Community Member
1 year ago

If you always ask yourself "what if we divorced" then I guess you weren't marrying the correct person?

Mike Friedman
Community Member
1 year ago

They got divorced before this was completed.

Anna Repp
Community Member
1 year ago

Black sharpie'll fix it.

Norma Williamson
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like she has had more than one husband :D

Sherry Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

Now we know where the queen and king of tacky live.

Roger Nehring
Community Member
1 year ago

UGLY AF!

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

So cheesy. #notaste

c Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

who needs that many reminders that they're married?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

The monumentally insecure?

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Suebee70
Community Member
1 year ago

One word: sledgehammer.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Great, now I have Peter Gabriel stuck in my head...

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Robin Ellison
Community Member
1 year ago

And of course, blue lighting!

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
1 year ago

This is rather self indulgent, and yes, would need to be removed to be able to sell..

Elly Clifton
Community Member
1 year ago

If they get divorced it will be great for target practise

Byoohul
Community Member
1 year ago

That's so creepy

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
1 year ago

Ralph! Hurl! Barf!

Pili Toro
Community Member
1 year ago

😱😱

K Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

or moved?

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

Is the Groom really pointing at the sink?

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

What is the electric can opener for? You mean you can't cook? Oh well honey here this will do.

Darlene Michuk
Community Member
1 year ago

I really love it. Er....him too.

Vickie Browning
Community Member
1 year ago

Wuv....twue wuv.....

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
1 year ago

eewww

Aditya Rendy
Community Member
1 year ago

what it the picture can move?

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

A little spray paint and you've got yourself an abstract.

Shelley Barrows
Community Member
1 year ago

I do not want to see how many selfies this couple has on their phones/facebook/twitter and instagram accounts. Meanwhile the RE agent that has to sell this place is already cringing.... years in advance.

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Blech!

Cindy Snow
Community Member
1 year ago

Ego much?

Annanana
Community Member
1 year ago

What if they don't? In this case, it's even worse. They are doomed to live inside this endless beauty

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

Awful

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a terrible decision for a few reasons. 1. It’s ugly 2. The couple could seperate and 3. They might want to sell the house in the future. I don’t think a lot of thought went into this.

Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

It's just a simple panel, I'm sure it's super easy to remove :)

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Sarah Ryan
Community Member
1 year ago

Typical "new money" tacky

Lucky Lola
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so American, it’s painful 😖

Minnie-me
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope the couple does get divorced for this monstrosity

JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

100% her idea

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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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