50 People Who Are Having A Worse Day Than You With Their Homes (New Pics)
The pandemic has turned us all into make-it-yourselfers, more or less. And while most of us have had our inspo put into practice either by trying a recipe that under normal circumstances we’d never dare to challenge, or making a nesting box, others set out on way more elaborate endeavors. As a result, there was an unprecedented boom in homeowners with days that have been ruined beyond repair.
The reasons for this curious phenomenon can be traced back to the seemingly innocent urge for renovation. After all, we all spent a shamelessly huge amount of time in the comfort of our homes that became the target of our idle hands.
Fast forward to today and we now have quite a solid collection of pics that document these home disasters. Thanks to the corner of Reddit known as “Well That Sucks” that has a whopping 2.6M members, we have a lot to learn from what not to do with our home, shelter, rented flat, Airbnb, roof, ‘cause… well, the pics speak for themselves.
Psst! Part 1 with more homeowners having a pretty bad day await right here.
Man Arrives Home To Find Bear Eating His Bucket Of KFC
The View Of My Balcony Before And After They Removed A Tree
Raccoons Climbed In My Garage Window And Ate All My Raccoon Repellant
Bored Panda spoke with Philippa Main, the professional realtor from Tampa Bay who went viral for her brilliant and insanely funny listing description about “the worst house on the street” eight months ago. Philippa was happy to share some insights into home improvement and renovation projects, as well as shared some very useful advice with our readers.
“During the pandemic, people started a lot of smaller home improvement projects they could tackle themselves that may or may not have gone according to plan. Either way, now people are turning to hiring professionals whenever they can, because post-pandemic they either realized they don’t have the time—or the skills—to do the job right themselves,” Philippa said.
Went To The Gas Station Last Night For 5 Minutes To Get Beer And Came Back To This. My Room Is The Window To The Right. I Feel Insanely Lucky Right Now. Might Go Gambling Later
My Super Kicked A Hole Through The Ceiling This Morning, Then Poked His Head Through To Apologize. I Was Naked.
Unfortunately, a lot of people who waited to have work done on their homes (either for budget reasons or for fear of having people into their homes during the pandemic) are now finding that the cost of their projects has gone up 20% - 50% and that quoted estimates are only valid for a few days before price increases take effect.”
Philippa added that this is down to reduced supplies, reduced skilled laborers to perform the work (which was happening before the pandemic), and increased demand.
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The professional realtor urges anyone who's thinking of renovating to “not cut corners just because they think it will be ok or because it’s fine for them. They should look at it as if they were selling their home and a picky buyer was coming through to look at it,” she said and added: “Because I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a client love a home, but ultimately not submit an offer on it because so many DIY projects were done so poorly that it made them question whether there would be actual major issues with the home.”
My Sunflower In The Front Of My House Finally Bloomed For The World To See
My 20 Year Old Tree Planted When I Was Born Got Uprooted In A Wind Storm Back Home Last Night
Philippa explained her thought process, which is like “if the seller cut corners on this, what else did they cut corners on?” She also shared one such case: “I recently showed a home where originally the refrigerator door couldn’t open all the way without the handle hitting the wall. Instead of buying a new refrigerator with a different style door (an easy, affordable fix), the homeowner cut open the wall into the adjoining bedroom.”
She continued: “He then built a floor-to-ceiling semi-circle-shaped alcove for the door to recess into that took away essentially a third of the usable space in the bedroom just so he could open his refrigerator.” It turns out, "it looked ridiculous, took away from the functionality of the house, and left me and my client extremely confused. So even though the rest of the home had a lot to offer, she passed on it.”