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

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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

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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

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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

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
1 month ago

My husband hated really hot water and I love it, so this would have been perfect for us.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

This would be perfect if hubby and I even liked baths. He likes his water hotter than I do.

Evil Little Thing
Community Member
1 month ago

Imagine how the woman gets out.

CHRISTIE WAGNER
Community Member
1 month ago

She steps on the man's dingdong if he hasn't already gotten out.

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 month ago

Pink and blue lighting so you know which is for your gender.

Something
Community Member
1 month ago

The photo makes it look very gendered, but the actual tub can have the lights set to different color configurations.

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Something
Community Member
1 month ago

The lights make it weird, but different water temperatures are nice.

Whitney Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

the light are the best part

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Kitten claws
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually looks cool! Imagine having a friend over and just chilling

Sadia Timmermans
Community Member
1 month ago

Costs 55 000$. My husband got exited for a minute and looked up the price. :-)

CHRISTIE WAGNER
Community Member
1 month ago

That's overpriced by only $53,000.00 A bargain.

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

At least you both only have to sit in your OWN fart water.

Zona Garcia
Community Member
1 month ago

"Homemade bubble bath" according to my BF... LOL

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Robert Robi Z
Community Member
1 month ago

This is nice actually, being together in the bath, with personal space

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
1 month ago

He isnt even naked

Gregory Hewitt
Community Member
1 month ago

now i feel ripped off.

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Gaya K
Community Member
1 month ago

Not much room for bathtub shenanigans though.

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
1 month ago

This is actually kinda cool really...

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
1 month ago

This is kinda interesting.

TexasWoman
Community Member
1 month ago

Not a bad idea, actually.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

This is fun

Denise Mclean
Community Member
1 month ago

So True, what an amazing tub !

Nadine
Community Member
1 month ago

Who are we kidding. This is genius.

Marissa Taylor
Community Member
1 month ago

i think this would be great for kids at bath time ya know?

Ildri Gregory
Community Member
1 month ago

i like dat

Bonny Saxon
Community Member
1 month ago

Two peas in a pod

Jack Urquhart
Community Member
1 month ago

Love to see her get out in a hurry. The guy is probably right to hold his hand there.

Mickie Shea
Community Member
1 month ago

Bet they have duel sinks and toilets . . .

23AClark
Community Member
1 month ago

Um, I'm not sure how I feel about this.

DanieLegz
Community Member
1 month ago

More hygienic than sharing the same water tho

Pangolin Pal
Community Member
1 month ago

This way, if you like rose-scented bubble bath and your partner prefers lavender, you can bathe together and still get your favorite fragrance!

Peter Ledoux
Community Member
1 month ago

Well that just ruins it

Lauren Betcher
Community Member
1 month ago

This reminds me of the "Love Toilet" from Saturday Night Live skits.

Whitney Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

that is actually cool tbh

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
1 month ago

What are the white cut out pieces, that look as if they can be removed, for? I feel like I need to know what function they have!

ภัทรกร ชัยฤทธิพงศ์
1 month ago

I'm fascinated.

Lorelei Douty
Community Member
1 month ago

hmm not to bad

Gregory Hewitt
Community Member
1 month ago

pink for girls, blue for boys.

Cat
Community Member
1 month ago

I think they're wearing swimsuits actually

ethan simpson
Community Member
1 month ago

i want this tub

Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
1 month ago

This doesn’t seem too bad. But I’ve been married for 10+ years, so that’s probably why.😉

Karen Van Scoyk
Community Member
1 month ago

I kinda like this too...YING / YANG

deathmetalpegasus12
Community Member
1 month ago

This one's pretty nice tbh

May Day
Community Member
1 month ago

Nice! Bathing together but having all the space to yourself! Hm... do they make twin showers too?

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 month ago

okay except you'd have to crawl over the front tub to exit the rear tub. . .

Debi Nikita
Community Member
1 month ago

I actually like this a lot..

Christine Zanfino
Community Member
1 month ago

It's kinda cool - not too sure about the lights though

Brent Kaufman
Community Member
1 month ago

Just stop it, or I'll disable comments everywhere on the worldwide web.

Gayle Owens
Community Member
1 month ago

Time of the month bath water. I don't blame him. He even has swimmers on

Z Alexi
Community Member
1 month ago

An island, necessary for each to enter~~3 [4?] sides to scrub? Cramped...No room to move...When washing, your elbows hit sides. Not deep enough~~waste too much water filling it to cover body. Why wood covering to forever scrub w/toothbrush?~~when 1-pc porcelain is much easier to clean. Even at this wee size, this would never fit in any apt bathrm in any big U.S. city. Why put chemical dye into tubs? Pic bursts some1's fantasy balloon. Don't 99% of adults take showers, anyway?

The Other Jake
Community Member
1 month ago

This gender reveal stuff has gone too far.

Jim Shott
Community Member
1 month ago

So she has to climb over him to get in and out? I'd bet that either she steps on his, uh, gonads, or she gets goosed a good one, or probably both!

June Dominguez
Community Member
1 month ago

I bet this tub has an insert to take out when you’re by yourself! How cool!

June Dominguez
Community Member
1 month ago

I LOVE THIS!

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
1 month ago

How do you get in the far side tub?

Mosheh Wolf
Community Member
1 month ago

Gendered lights in the bathtubs, and the couple are not only in separate tubs, but are wearing bathing suits. In the bathtub(s). In their private bathroom. Who are these designed for, Pence and "Mother"?

Khrystja
Community Member
1 month ago

In case one of them farts or pees??

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 month ago

Nice way to have a relaxing conversation, but why the sexist color scheme?

c Fuller
Community Member
1 month ago

naaah. I want his body touching mine, nested like spoons

Whitney Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

wait i just realized that the boy is wearing underwear. Like i get it so everyone doesn't see his jack and Jill but the camera could have just gone down lower

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 month ago

Good for couples. Awkward for homies.

Horror Hero13
Community Member
1 month ago

I want it though,

Sarah
Community Member
1 month ago

Chivalry is dead. Make the woman climb over to the second tub. Kind of like how women's restrooms are always farther away.

Damon Tripodi
Community Member
1 month ago

https://youtu.be/avb1XbO0EIs

Kathy Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

Great for if you like different water temperatures.

Hugh Crawford
Community Member
1 month ago

cause two tubs with no room are better than one tub with room for two

BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
1 month ago

If you think that has no room, you should see my tub!

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Vanta Black
Community Member
1 month ago

"This isn't what I had in mind when I asked if you wanted to 69 in the bath."

Phil Seiden
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm getting a Yin-Yang sorta vibe.

Hollysmom
Community Member
1 month ago

Would be s lot better if it were one giant tub

Brittany
Community Member
1 month ago

Me: I like this... Him: No, I want you be with you Me: I can have bubbles, you can set your water at any temp Him: No, I want to be with you Me: We can have our own dirt Him: Okay Lol!

SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean it works if you and your partner like different water temps?

BananaAnna
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, there are advantages to ... no.

Michaela
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I’m jealous because they both fit completely in. I’d take that over the smaller tubs any day.

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
1 month ago

Trying to enter the in board tub gracefully. While naked.

Joe Reaves
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, if you're going with this design it needs to be in the middle of a large bathroom not against the wall. That's just asking for trouble (and trips to A&E)

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Zinia Sundahl
Community Member
1 month ago

When you are forced to be near others

Ana
Community Member
1 month ago

That could actually kinda be useful tho

Delboy
Community Member
1 month ago

Why would you want to be split apart from your partner? surely this eliminates the advantage of a large tub????

unicorn spinach
Community Member
1 month ago

what i need

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#34

Toilet Room Design

Toilet Room Design

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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

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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

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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

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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

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a horrible design, but it will work. steam doesn't care if something is perpendicular or what

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#50

Creativity

Creativity

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The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
Community Member
1 month ago

Why is the toilet diagonal? Have fun sitting there with that corner digging into your leg.

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