Human creativity knows no bounds, though that doesn’t mean every idea that crosses our minds is worthy of implementation. Sure, it’s hard to deny that taste is a matter of preference — what is stylish to one person may look completely threatening to another! But when it comes to homes and interiors, there are some pretty terrible design solutions out there that are not just asking to be judged, they are almost begging for it.

Well, we’re certainly not ones to pass up an opportunity to poke fun at tasteless decisions and, hopefully, learn something new along the way. So let us introduce you to the aptly titled 'You Should Have Hired An Architect' Facebook group. Members of this community set out on a mission to showcase architectural flaws that prove some people should leave building houses from the ground up to the professionals.

We have scoured the group and gathered some of the wildest and most jaw-droppingly awful examples it had to offer. So continue scrolling, upvote the ones you enjoyed laughing at most, and tell us what you think about them in the comments! After you’re done with this list, be sure to check out Part 1 of this feature right here.

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#1

This Is Not A Solid Floor: These Are Steps

This Is Not A Solid Floor: These Are Steps

www.facebook.com Report

#2

Perfect For A Hairdryer

Perfect For A Hairdryer

Virosh Siegecraft Report

Let's start with a round of applause for the 'You Should Have Hired an Architect' group that recently celebrated its first birthday! Over 41K devoted members honor the occasion by consistently sharing the weirdest design solutions they stumble upon online. We were curious to learn more about this project and its community, so we got in touch with the admin of the group, Allison Beer McKenzie, an architect and director of sustainability at SHP Leading Design in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"It's estimated that only 2% of single-family houses in the US are designed by a trained and licensed architect," she told Bored Panda. "Good design can make a really big impact on the spaces people live, work and play in. On the other hand, bad design can be detrimental to space function and enjoyment," she said. "Plus sometimes bad design is really, really funny."

Allison explained she created the group to have some fun with poor design solutions, as well as to share insight into what it means to be an architect, "because many people really have no idea about all the things that architects do (or don't!) do."

#4

The Light Seems A Bit Out Of Scale

The Light Seems A Bit Out Of Scale

Allison Beer McKenzie Report

Ki Li
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Without a banana for scale it's hard to tell.

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#5

Haha

Haha

Mitchell Matorin Report

BoredBirb
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If the windows are bad enough...LOOK AT THE DOOR!

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#6

Tiny Houses

Tiny Houses

Peter Wr Report

When asked about the members of this community, the architect told us they are a really active group of posters and commenters, "which makes the discussion a lot of fun." However, sometimes people over there get a little carried away. "Like all Facebook groups, debate can sometimes get heated. I'm fortunate to have a great group of moderators with me to help keep things fun and informative," she added.

#7

I'd Hate To Have That Seat During A Game

I'd Hate To Have That Seat During A Game

Carol Ann Welsh Report

#8

That 70s Bathroom

That 70s Bathroom

Lenore Lowen Report

#9

I'm Just Gonna Set This Right Here

I'm Just Gonna Set This Right Here

Demetrius Palmer Report

As you’re scrolling through this list, you’ll notice that there’s no shortage of material for members of the online community to poke fun at. Allison noted there have been so many flawed designs shared on the group that it's really hard to pick favorites. But she pointed out a few that have been posted in the last couple of weeks, so be sure to take a look at them here and here. "They range from technically poor design to spaces that function terribly to things that just look ridiculous," the architect explained. "We also get quite a few enjoyable posts about houses that are just over the top or very taste specific. My personal favorites are when people share [what the heck] moments from their own homes so that we can all share their pain."

#10

Expert-Level Disabled Ramp Of The Week

Expert-Level Disabled Ramp Of The Week

Kim Galle Luensmann Report

Chich
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That last bit is to wake you up in case you doze off on the trip down

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#11

I’ll Just Leave This Right Here

I’ll Just Leave This Right Here

Kiki Mills Report

#12

If Cocaine Was A Dining Room

If Cocaine Was A Dining Room

Allison Beer McKenzie Report

dee dee
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel sick just by looking at a picture, being there would be torture

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While the title of this group suggests that going without the help of a professional is simply a bad idea, Allison said that certainly, not every house or house renovation project needs an architect. However, "If you want a house that is carefully designed and tailored to your family and the way you live, an architect brings the knowledge and skillset needed to create a perfect fit."

"People often assume that architects are exorbitantly expensive, but good design really can save money in the long run as long as you find the right architect for you and your goals," she suggested. "If you're considering hiring an architect — definitely meet with a few to find the right match!"

#13

Seen On Twitter Just Now. He Said He Is Still Proud Of Himself For Installing

Seen On Twitter Just Now. He Said He Is Still Proud Of Himself For Installing

www.facebook.com Report

Vic_UA
Community Member
5 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder what his bathroom floor looks like, if you know what I mean :D Is he still proud of himself when he doesn't hit the target?

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#14

All This Bathroom Needs Is A Troupe Of Synchronized Swimmers Emerging From The Tub, En Masse, As If From A Tiny Clown Car

All This Bathroom Needs Is A Troupe Of Synchronized Swimmers Emerging From The Tub, En Masse, As If From A Tiny Clown Car

Janine Portal Report

#15

Client: I Need Daylight In This Room, But Need To Stay On Budget! Builder: Say No More

Client: I Need Daylight In This Room, But Need To Stay On Budget! Builder: Say No More

Alice Wolke Report

BoredBirb
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why is it so cute though and why do I like it o.O

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In a previous interview with Bored Panda, Allison explained the key reasons why people forgo hiring an architect. "One is definitely that they are cost-conscious or think they can’t afford an architect. The other, I believe, is they don’t know about or appreciate the value that an architect can bring to their house design." Moreover, she added that working with a professional not only ensures you’re left with a solid project but also includes things like "a house that fits seamlessly onto the site it is on and is ideally designed for the climate it’s being built on."

#16

Wtf!?!

Wtf!?!

Aaron Kalbfeld Report

Viktor
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of the public swimming pools in the 60s that were filled with concrete rather than letting black people use them as well.

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#18

You’ll Get To Know Your Neighbors!

You’ll Get To Know Your Neighbors!

John Adducci Report

When people believe they can do the work themselves while lacking knowledge on the subject, they often set themselves up for failure. After all, it takes years of study to become an expert in creating safe and enjoyable environments. According to Allison, many of the mistakes people make when designing homes themselves "stem from the fact that most people have trouble thinking in three dimensions without training in how to do so. This often leads to houses with weird proportions or awkward connections between materials and elements."

#19

Upon First Glance I Honestly Thought This Was A Bunch Of Microwaves On Someone’s Lawn. Scout’s Honor

Upon First Glance I Honestly Thought This Was A Bunch Of Microwaves On Someone’s Lawn. Scout’s Honor

Matthew Litwin Report

Daniel Duggan
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've stayed in these cottages and they are incredible, big windows looking out over the sea for views of the Northern Lights

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#20

This House Definitely Has A Mustache

This House Definitely Has A Mustache

Allison Beer McKenzie Report

#21

Logical Explanations: Go!

Logical Explanations: Go!

Van Thaxton Report

The architect wanted to remind you that "building a house is probably the biggest investment you ever make and is going to require you to make hundreds of decisions in a condensed amount of time."

"Having an architect at your side to guide you through decisions ranging from where the house sits on the lot, to room size and location, to what color grout you want for your bathroom floor can help ensure that you end up with a result you love and maintain your sanity!"

#22

Project Budgets Go About This Far These Days

Project Budgets Go About This Far These Days

Allison Beer McKenzie Report

#23

Long Live The Queen!

Long Live The Queen!

Matt Troutner Report

Issey
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

for your weekly DnD sessions. Atmosphere is everything!

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#24

DIY Tip: Get This Lovely Faux Finish Easily By Storing Dead Bodies In Your Attic

DIY Tip: Get This Lovely Faux Finish Easily By Storing Dead Bodies In Your Attic

Alice Wolke Report

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#25

When You Just Have To Have A Pool

When You Just Have To Have A Pool

Allison Beer McKenzie Report

#26

A Listing I Saw

A Listing I Saw

Stefanie Sharp Report

#27

Hmmm

Hmmm

Nick Gibietis Report

Christos Arvanitis
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My bet is that this is in a climbing gym. This is very funny...

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#28

It's Been A Looooong Time Since I've Seen A Terrible Idea This Compelling. A+ Work

It's Been A Looooong Time Since I've Seen A Terrible Idea This Compelling. A+ Work

Michael B. Klein Report

The IRS
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fire pit is moveable (it's likely a real estate photo trying to get a lot into each picture) and there's rubber mats around the edge of the trampoline for safety.

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#29

I’m Hoping This Isn’t The Finished Condition, But Unfortunately It Probably Is

I’m Hoping This Isn’t The Finished Condition, But Unfortunately It Probably Is

Allison Beer McKenzie Report

#30

Fits Like A Glove

Fits Like A Glove

Perry Landesberg Report

#31

Osb Cabinets, Or “When Someone Decides The Inside Should Be The Outside”

Osb Cabinets, Or “When Someone Decides The Inside Should Be The Outside”

Michael B. Klein Report

#32

“I Like Bricks!” “I Like Siding!” “Well I Like Windows!”

“I Like Bricks!” “I Like Siding!” “Well I Like Windows!”

Charles Benoit Report

#33

'Architect' Designed Home From 1960 Comes With This Wtf Kitchen And Just Sold For $500k In Suburban Chicago! I'd Constantly Be Worried That Dishes Would Come Crashing Out Of Those Cabinets

'Architect' Designed Home From 1960 Comes With This Wtf Kitchen And Just Sold For $500k In Suburban Chicago! I'd Constantly Be Worried That Dishes Would Come Crashing Out Of Those Cabinets

Roy Dube Report

#34

Put A Plant On It. The Default Response To Awkward Spaces

Put A Plant On It. The Default Response To Awkward Spaces

Allison Beer McKenzie Report

DuchessDegu
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get a cat. Any awkward spaces will be a cat's sleeping place

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#35

Just... Why?

Just... Why?

Katja Jalkanen Report

Robert T
Community Member
5 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is likely a staircase beyond the door and they probably decided it was safer to not have a step immediately outside the door. It is quite common in older houses in the UK to have stairs with a small landing that goes both ways at the top, and to reduce the angle of the staircase they put a couple of steps in each direction at the top. My great-aunt had a bathroom that you got to like that - down two steps, then immediately up two again - just make sure you had some form of light if you have a call of nature during the night!

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