Good design is about finding the delicate yet pleasing balance between form and function. Though a lot depends on what you want to get done, a good rule of thumb is to keep your designs simple, so that they’re easily understood, practical, and aesthetic. But some people throw the rulebook out the window into the dumpster. And then they wing it.

Even though bad home interior designs are something you should practice social distancing from, you can’t deny that they can be hilarious… as long as it’s not your home we’re talking about! Bored Panda wanted to make you laugh and feel better about having to stay in your lovely home during the lockdown, so we’re bringing you the funniest, most facepalm-worthy interior design fails that prove common sense is actually quite rare.

Are you in the mood for some more horrendous examples of design? Well, once you’re done scrolling through this list and upvoting your fave horrible design pics, we invite you to check out earlier posts about design fails here, here, and here.

#1

Steps That You Can't See

Steps That You Can't See

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

person - i want something that aways keeps me on my toes . interior designer-i got you

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#2

Up The Drain It Goes

Up The Drain It Goes

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Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

And the door right next to it, too...

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#3

My Uncle's House Got A Bathroom Without A Door, Literally The First Thing You See When You Enter The House

My Uncle's House Got A Bathroom Without A Door, Literally The First Thing You See When You Enter The House

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Hermione
Community Member
1 month ago

welcome to our humble commode...I meant abode

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Designer Dieter Rams is one of the world’s brightest experts when it comes to design that’s done well. Back in the 1970s, he said that the world was full of “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colors, and noises” and then went on to create his 10 principles for good design. In our opinion, he expressed timeless rules that are as important now as they were back then.

For Rams, good design has to be innovative but also useful. It can’t sacrifice form or function for one or the other: it has to be a blend of both. If a product is self-explanatory, even better! That goes for designs everywhere—if something is over-designed, it can create confusion.

#4

My Friend's Under-The-Stairs "Bathroom" Where The Toilet Is Diagonal And Partially Installed Into The Carpeted Wall

My Friend's Under-The-Stairs "Bathroom" Where The Toilet Is Diagonal And Partially Installed Into The Carpeted Wall

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J. Cole
Community Member
1 month ago

This is beyond weird

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#5

Can't Stop Thinking About This Sink

Can't Stop Thinking About This Sink

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

Why???? Even the microwave is shocked

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#6

Kitchen Made By A Sofa Maker

Kitchen Made By A Sofa Maker

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Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

Even the oven disapproves....

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Similarly, Rams argues that good design is honest, long-lasting, friendly to the environment, has a shelf life longer than current trends, and does away with non-essentials. In short, aim for purity. Show the essence of the design. Do away with what’s unnecessary. More is less.

However, we’re not the only ones who think that bad designs can be a lot of fun (and not just a warning about what to avoid doing). The founders of the Ugly Design Instagram page, Jonas Nyffenegger and Sébastien Mathys, told Bored Panda in an earlier interview that bad designs jump out at people from the screen and grab their attention.

#7

At Least You Don't Have To Reach For It

At Least You Don't Have To Reach For It

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rgr8
Community Member
1 month ago

I will admit I burst out in laughter.

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#8

The Almighty Toilet Throne

The Almighty Toilet Throne

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

Compensating for something?

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#9

All It Needs Is A Jukebox And A Soda Fountain

All It Needs Is A Jukebox And A Soda Fountain

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Isabel Betancourt
Community Member
1 month ago

Your bath time: Hosted by D**k Clark and Casey Kasem.

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What’s more, atrocious designs also keep on surprising people. Just when you think you’ve reached the bottom of the (Un)Aesthetic Abyss, you realize that it was just the tip of the Iceberg of Bad Taste. What’s more, the founders pointed out that the world would be a very boring place if everything looked tasteful and nice.

#10

Imagine Having To Scrub Or Clean It

Imagine Having To Scrub Or Clean It

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

that doesn't seem comfortable to sit on

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#11

I Almost Fell Down And Rolled My Ankle On This

I Almost Fell Down And Rolled My Ankle On This

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

There are so many wrong things in this picture I can't even

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#12

New Kitchen Style

New Kitchen Style

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I hate this, but not as much as I hate how much I like this.

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#13

Why Is There Wood Separating The Hallway In Half

Why Is There Wood Separating The Hallway In Half

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Slinkman
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Something was not thought through here. Guess they thought they could ditch the bearing beam.

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#14

Yup, The Fridge Fit Boss

Yup, The Fridge Fit Boss

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Meike H
Community Member
1 month ago

It was this or randomly in the middle of the room I guess

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#15

My Parents Have A Bathroom With Carpet That Goes Up The Bathtub Walls. Bonus Points For The Terrible Wallpaper

My Parents Have A Bathroom With Carpet That Goes Up The Bathtub Walls. Bonus Points For The Terrible Wallpaper

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Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

Mold for the win!

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#16

Who Says Crown Molding Is Overdone?

Who Says Crown Molding Is Overdone?

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like one of those Windows stacking errors.

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#17

I Think My Stairs Fit Here

I Think My Stairs Fit Here

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Koala Kitty
Community Member
1 month ago

Is this at Hogwarts?

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#18

Middle Class Fridge. Lower Class Aesthetic

Middle Class Fridge. Lower Class Aesthetic

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

A wild fridge appears

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#19

It's Not A Mirror, It's A Doorway

It's Not A Mirror, It's A Doorway

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Petra Christovová
Community Member
1 month ago

It must be fun to try to get through this door while drunk.

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#20

A Shower Designed To Be As Hard To Stand In As Possible

A Shower Designed To Be As Hard To Stand In As Possible

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Kisses4Katie
Community Member
1 month ago

Lemme just cling to this rock like a derpmaid while water runs over my body

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#21

This Bathroom Covered In Carpet

This Bathroom Covered In Carpet

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Chris B
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not plain ugly. Somehow it's appealing in a very strange 70s softcore adult movie master bedroom druglord nightmare.

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#22

This Single Square Inch Of Raised Carpet Complete With Lining

This Single Square Inch Of Raised Carpet Complete With Lining

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Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
1 month ago

A tiny stage for Jerry

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#23

I Can Just Imagine The Whole House Shaking Like Crazy

I Can Just Imagine The Whole House Shaking Like Crazy

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Slinkman
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, the air refreshner and toilet paper where placed there with a lot of optimism.

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#24

Wash Your Hands You Animals

Wash Your Hands You Animals

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Petra Christovová
Community Member
1 month ago

most creepy thing ever

_
Community Member
1 month ago

My immediate response was "not any F'n way!"

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BananaJo
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my god, that's wrong

AlmightyOne
Community Member
1 month ago

Agreed

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

Someone had a sick sense of humor.

GC
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks like a gas station bathroom but I’ve not seen a sink like that. I’d hate to turn on a black light in there.😷

Z Alexi
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, it's dirty like a gas-station restrm. Is flr tile a design or just filthy & unmopped since last presidential election?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Tacky.

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
1 month ago

Os this in a strip club or a sex shop ?

Theodore Theodora
Community Member
1 month ago

Ugh, rape culture + toxic masculinity

Baxi Tabaxi
Community Member
1 month ago

OK then whatever. Im a man and im looking at this like "what WAT THE ACTUAL F**K" but go off femmnist.

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Roos Dillema
Community Member
1 month ago

What sick f**k tought this was a good idea?

AlmightyOne
Community Member
1 month ago

Thanks, I hate it

Brittany
Community Member
1 month ago

Interesting relationship this person has with their sink.

Eva Schmutz
Community Member
1 month ago

oh my gosh that is so creepy

Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

That's...unexpected.

boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 month ago

ooh dear

d bradley
Community Member
1 month ago

it doesn't even seem clever, or artistic, butt rather just in the way

Dayton Alder Ernest
Community Member
1 month ago

Blarg. Why???

Lorelei Douty
Community Member
1 month ago

excuse me, i have to wash my brain out

PANDAS
Community Member
1 month ago

w..why?

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
1 month ago

I bet no-one's ever had fun and games with that!

Z Alexi
Community Member
1 month ago

Do u have ''fun 'n' games'' in yr bathrm? How yuuge is it?

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Something
Community Member
1 month ago

Art isn't supposed to be comfortable.

LJ Robinson
Community Member
1 month ago

Then they hit a bullseye here!

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Kitten claws
Community Member
1 month ago

This would be weirdly fitting in a gas station bathroom

Ravenclaw Banana
Community Member
1 month ago

What? I just- what?

Sandy Watts
Community Member
1 month ago

🤢🤮

Beth Douthit
Community Member
1 month ago

Where do people even find stuff like this?

Sue Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

I'll resist temptation. Thanks anyway.

TimesNewLogan
Community Member
1 month ago

"Oh yeah, I know you love it when I wash my hands, you dirty thing you!"

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Is there a soap dispenser nozzle somewhere?

Autumn
Community Member
1 month ago

Ummmm.... I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS \:0

Simping_for_anime
Community Member
1 month ago

And f*ck me while your at it

Louchebert
Community Member
1 month ago

WHY?????

TomiSmith
Community Member
1 month ago

Nothing like a warped sense of human.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Obviously made for specific expectations

katboxjanitor
Community Member
1 month ago

Wrong on SO many levels.

Barb
Community Member
1 month ago

Did he drop the soap, hope it's not in a cell

Denise Mclean
Community Member
1 month ago

Peverted

Toto's Servant
Community Member
1 month ago

Aarrghh!!!

MAKtheknife
Community Member
1 month ago

Just wrong on all accounts!

DanieLegz
Community Member
1 month ago

Imagine bending over to rinse your mouth in the sink •_•

Debbie Lavender
Community Member
1 month ago

i’m thinking at least purgatory for this offense

Jonathan Labelle
Community Member
1 month ago

Like they said to the contractor ``made akward and uncomfortable for our guest as possible``

Whitney Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

no just no

DC
Community Member
1 month ago

AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, no, this cannot be true!

Kelly Todd
Community Member
1 month ago

Hut hut HIKE!

Alex Hamilton
Community Member
1 month ago

When one is as frustrated as I am .......

Kristina Mitchell
Community Member
1 month ago

Why!!!!????!!!! 😱

YoChicken
Community Member
1 month ago

my mind went..places immediately. pls tell me im not alone

Bunzilla
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

and the award for creepiest thing of the year goes to. . .this bathroom!

Sabrina Vess
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Just WHY WHY THE HECK

Aasha Rooks [STUDENT]
Community Member
1 month ago

I think that was used with a real person for the legs

Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
1 month ago

Cute butt!

Karen Van Scoyk
Community Member
1 month ago

I can't even begin to say...WHAT?????

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Insulting.

Romeo Wells
Community Member
1 month ago

im not using that sink any time soon

TexasWoman
Community Member
1 month ago

Is it for a guy to hump?

Kate Pappas
Community Member
1 month ago

LMAO

sebastian nye
Community Member
1 month ago

whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Dawn K
Community Member
1 month ago

looks photoshopped to me.

Pascale Pierloot
Community Member
1 month ago

That floor???

Jim Spell
Community Member
1 month ago

And guys, while you wash your hands you can commit sodomy on the sink.

Brent Kaufman
Community Member
1 month ago

This can't be real. Has to be an art exhibit of some kind.

M E
Community Member
1 month ago

MEN'S room ( lol )

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
1 month ago

People are weird

Z Alexi
Community Member
1 month ago

How many assholes d'ya hafta see in your bathrm every time you enter? Elders whose bladders are str-et–ch―ed go to pee 5-to-10 times a nite [365 days] would sleepily bump into it...one of the assholes will become injured or cracked. Dumb, not artistic.

Brie Sansotta
Community Member
1 month ago

What must he be doing while shaving?

Daniele Ribolla
Community Member
1 month ago

a bit "porny", to be honest... <:-O

Lisa Farr
Community Member
1 month ago

haha theres a missed opportunity with that out pipe

Bonny Saxon
Community Member
1 month ago

Didn't someone mention the '70s softcore porn drug lord nightmare somewhere else? I think the title was misplaced?

Eric Forster
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sorry Sink, you're not my type.

Steven Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

Question is, is a doll anatomically correct?

c Fuller
Community Member
1 month ago

gotta be the mens room in a bar

Lou Herout
Community Member
1 month ago

If the sink were a urinal, at least it'd be hilarious...

23AClark
Community Member
1 month ago

Sort of reminds me of that damn chair in Vamp with Grace Jones. Ugh.

Amy Jo Buchanan
Community Member
1 month ago

Just wrong, man.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 month ago

Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope. Aaaaaand NOPE.

BananaAnna
Community Member
1 month ago

Adults only water closet? Where would one find such a monstrosity? What is the box under the sink (miniature water heater?). The low down used razor blade cut out?

Izsabelle Norby
Community Member
1 month ago

baby grind on meeee-

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok, lemme just put on my safety goggles and safety gloves, and now wait for me to find that DAMN ANGULAR GRINDER WHERE THE HELL IS IT?

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Natalia
Community Member
1 month ago

What? Who? Why?

Losferatu
Community Member
1 month ago

No need to masturbate! Get off while you shave!

Jane Petersen
Community Member
1 month ago

That's one way to encourage men to wash their hands.

The Other Jake
Community Member
1 month ago

"Can I use your bathroom?" "NO. Hands off, man."

Karen Lyon
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, I think I'll hold it until I go home, thank you.

June Dominguez
Community Member
1 month ago

Uh, what the hey? I laughed so hard I peed my pants!

Fred Bigox
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that in a gay persons house lol

Jane W.
Community Member
1 month ago

Someone specifically chose that sink. It was probably not a designer.

Pili
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahaha

ME R
Community Member
1 month ago

yes, my mind went there!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 month ago

I can't help noticing how FLAT FOOTED the sink is.

ภัทรกร ชัยฤทธิพงศ์
1 month ago

It's so cheeky.

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
1 month ago

And hump the sink

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

The fate of the Kitchen Sink Elves.

Sergio Serg
Community Member
1 month ago

You realize this is a wackoff sink, right?

Andy ReRe
Community Member
1 month ago

epic missed opportunity for the Ptrap...

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
1 month ago

Jesus H Christ! This thread would be perfect for crime-show-writers... So many ideas!

Octavia Hansen
Community Member
1 month ago

It is a private room. Maybe guys would wash their hands after each time.

Maria Castellanos
Community Member
1 month ago

My husband would rather piss on his hands then to approach that sink. He so homophobe that he must be half gay

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#25

Imagine Trying To Piss While Drunk

Imagine Trying To Piss While Drunk

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Carole Reid
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like the bathroom in "Parasite".

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#26

These Stairs Leading To A Bedroom Loft

These Stairs Leading To A Bedroom Loft

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 month ago

Designing your own death. That's bold.

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#27

My Friend Just Finished A Kitchen Remodel

My Friend Just Finished A Kitchen Remodel

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Anne
Community Member
1 month ago

they made do with the existing cabinets, so.. it was like this before

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#28

Prayers For The Contractor Who Had To Call These Homeowners And Explain They Needed A Second Set Of Front Doors Because. Math

Prayers For The Contractor Who Had To Call These Homeowners And Explain They Needed A Second Set Of Front Doors Because. Math

F. C. Tucker Company Report

Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

how many time someone tried entering the fake doors

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#29

Today My Mom Hit Her Toe With This And Was Bleeding. I Hate This Kitchen So Much

Today My Mom Hit Her Toe With This And Was Bleeding. I Hate This Kitchen So Much

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Anne
Community Member
1 month ago

soooo.. red duc tape maybe?

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#30

Why Is The Big Face Bleeding, Why The Monkey, Just Why

Why Is The Big Face Bleeding, Why The Monkey, Just Why

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John Augsburger
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not blood it's Diwali, and why the hell not?

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#31

This Shower Has Blinds Instead Of Curtains

This Shower Has Blinds Instead Of Curtains

TrixoftheTrade Report

Luuta
Community Member
1 month ago

Psycho would have been a completely different movie with these in place.

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#32

This "Form Over Function" Kitchen In My Apartment

This "Form Over Function" Kitchen In My Apartment

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like the "Lowest Bidder" design.

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#33

Social Distancing Looking A Lot Like Being Married For 10+ Years

Social Distancing Looking A Lot Like Being Married For 10+ Years

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In Vino Veritas
Community Member
1 month ago

I kinda like that

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#34

Toilet Room Design

Toilet Room Design

OrisLanius Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

Frilly shark, do do do do, frilly shark!

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#35

8000 Magic Cards Covering 39m²

8000 Magic Cards Covering 39m²

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Dr Nostromo
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok, now that one is cool!

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#36

This Staircase Bathroom

This Staircase Bathroom

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

"Seriously, Doctor, I fell down the stairs while shaving!"

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#37

Why: 1. They Put In A Sliding Door To A Bedroom. 2. They Placed Curtains On The Outside Of It. 3. They Also Placed The Lock On The Outside

Why: 1. They Put In A Sliding Door To A Bedroom. 2. They Placed Curtains On The Outside Of It. 3. They Also Placed The Lock On The Outside

Eeve3_Lord Report

Susanna Parri
Community Member
1 month ago

For kidnapping and monitoring your kidnappee?

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#38

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

iheartcatsandcoffee Report

Dr Nostromo
Community Member
1 month ago

Drop some blue cheese on there and you'd never find it again.

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#39

Imagine Being A Firefighter And Entering A Dark Smoke-Filled House From The Outside Through This Window

Imagine Being A Firefighter And Entering A Dark Smoke-Filled House From The Outside Through This Window

thenewyorkgod Report

Isabel Betancourt
Community Member
1 month ago

Somebody call somebody!

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#40

Is It Possible To Change This?

Is It Possible To Change This?

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John Augsburger
Community Member
1 month ago

Illegal in the uk

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#41

This Throne Room

This Throne Room

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

the tile work like how long did these take

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#42

Neck Pain And A Head Injury Anyone?

Neck Pain And A Head Injury Anyone?

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Sargundeep Singh
Community Member
1 month ago

This is making me mad and giving me amnesia.

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#43

My Grandma’s Bathroom

My Grandma’s Bathroom

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

I bought a used mobile home with the garden tub carpeted exactly like this. They attached the carpet with a staple gun and 49,000 staples. Took me forever to get them all out and toss the nasty carpet.

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#44

The Bathroom Door Of The New Place My Girlfriend And I Just Moved Into. I Was Sat At The Dining Table When I Took This

The Bathroom Door Of The New Place My Girlfriend And I Just Moved Into. I Was Sat At The Dining Table When I Took This

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

That's clearly an exterior door on that bathroom, it even has a deadbolt lock!

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#45

The Queen’s Seat

The Queen’s Seat

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Suz
Community Member
1 month ago

At least flush, before taking a photo...

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#46

Clean Entrance

Clean Entrance

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 month ago

This looks practical for farmhouses and the like for a back door, walk in, wash off all the mud, keep moving. It is like next level mud room.

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#47

The Raised Cutout Of This Ceiling Doesn’t Allow The Fan To Suck In Any Air

The Raised Cutout Of This Ceiling Doesn’t Allow The Fan To Suck In Any Air

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Purr·maid
Community Member
1 month ago

Well that sucks. Or not.

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#48

These Tiles That Are Designed Pre-Worn And Dirty

These Tiles That Are Designed Pre-Worn And Dirty

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MrsPossum
Community Member
1 month ago

Ugh, they don't even look like they've been put in properly straight. Why do this, when the rest of the kitchen looks clean and lovely?! 😟

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#49

How Would Any Of This Work

How Would Any Of This Work