Good design is all about putting the user first. If the customer can’t make sense of the design and if their every single move is impeded by the bad decisions that the designers and builders made—we’ve got a serious problem. Sometimes these problems all come down to bad craftsmanship, shoddy design, and unaesthetic, hurried, and impractical shortcuts that builders take without a care in the world.

The ‘Typical Rykozhop’ Instagram page documents how some homeowners have to live with utterly ugly, just plain bad, and downright dangerous interior design decisions. Scroll down to see the best of the worst, upvote the pics you wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole, and let us know in the comments if there’s anything similar in your own homes, dear Pandas.

Bored Panda reached out to Tim Antoniuk, an Associate Professor of Design Studies at the University of Alberta, to hear his take about where most of the responsibility falls, whether on the designer in charge of the vision or the builders who turn it into reality. Antoniuk explained that it's up to the designer to ensure that their project (which means their client's project) turns out well. The focus should be on the clarity of the designs so that the intent is communicated without any 'fuzziness.' "Certainly, this is frustrating and it puts extra pressure on the designer, but everything, in my view, rests in the designer's hand. This is why some of the most outstanding designers in the world have such a deep knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, of the problems that can happen during installation."

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Raine Soo
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7 months ago

The toilet, having an existential crisis.

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Andrew Gibb
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7 months ago

the smell of mothballs isn't the worst smell coming out of that wardrobe

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7 months ago

Living on the edge

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Antoniuk said that it's the designer who has to provide clarity and foresee at least some of the possible issues when it comes to the actual building and the interior design: "It's hard, but that's why the best designers get paid so well for their outstanding work. They do great design/aesthetic work, but they also create efficiencies and they foresee and spot (some) problems from happening." 

The Associate Professor highlighted that some things will go wrong, no matter how much we plan for them. What's more, the builders have to be on the designer's side, too, but the latter still shoulders most of the burden. "Many jobs can not just stop because a designer is not onsite or is not able to be reached. That said, builders need to honor the designer's vision, but again, if there is 'fuzziness' in the drawings or plans, decisions will be made by people that we may not want to make them."

On a very practical level, ensuring that builders follow through with the designer's vision comes down to communication, doing "great drawings and visuals," and becoming "exceptionally well educated" in the field of construction. "We exist in a field that is ever-changing with the introduction of new materials, new construction requirements, and restrictions," Antoniuk said.

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7 months ago (edited)

I'm deeply sorry for the person who had to live in a house like this. it must have not been their choice but desperation is painful.

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Man with nice beard
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7 months ago

I can hear my toe sreaming

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7 months ago

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He also stressed the importance of creating honest relationships based on mutual respect. "It is simple to say, but communication and having an outstanding relationship with the builder is critically important. At 'Architure,' we constantly visit and hang-out with the Trades. We like to talk with the people that have 'boots-on-the-ground.' These are the people that are literally building our products and spaces. If you piss these guys off, treat them poorly, or don't communicate well, they can ruin a project. It may sound flippant, but we see these people as our partners."

In a previous interview with Bored Panda, Antoniuk also spoke about the differences between good and bad design. He said that there are, objectively, such things as good and bad interior and furniture design decisions—it’s not just about our subjective tastes.

However, our tastes are important, too, as they can create gray and blurry areas between what’s considered to be quality and, well, not. Though, I think, hardly anyone would mix up anything shown in this list with something that’s tasteful.

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Slinkman
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7 months ago

Nothing wrong here, the guy is just too long.

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Jumilicious
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7 months ago

Don't be fooled people! This is just one of those hyperrealistic cakes looking like a washing machine.

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7 months ago

After taking a relaxing dump you can dive head first into your bubble bath whilst simultaneously cooking dinner for your loved ones. I see no downsides here.

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In Antoniuk’s opinion, we can all intuitively sense what good design is and isn’t. "Quite often, this relates to ergonomics and the usability or functionality of the products and services and systems. Having said that, I think far too many people expect poor design that doesn’t really work well," he said.

It’s not all just doom and gloom, however. Antoniuk highlighted that creating high-quality design that is objectively good is a skill that can be learned; just like people can learn the wrong skills and make bad design decisions. Naturally, this suggests that we have to unlearn bad skills before learning the right ones.

For Antoniuk, good design is “intuitive, [...] deeply sympathetic and empathetic to the user at all levels, and at some level, it is emotional,” just like Dieter Rams laid out in his principles of good design. “It is a catalyst for giving us feelings,” Antoniuk said about design.

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Meghan Marie
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7 months ago

What even is going on here!! 🙁

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7 months ago

the washmachine looks like its cheating on its relationship

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7 months ago

Typical game glitch

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Olivier Caissy
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7 months ago

It would have been better with a hole in the doorframe.

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Moo Moo
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7 months ago

I mean.....wtf is that

Vic
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7 months ago

It's an art installation, title: 'State of the world today'

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Sum Guy
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7 months ago

Trying to get those 3 hours of english sun per day

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago

Has the roof collapsed? I can’t make out what the f**k it’s supposed to be except a disaster.

Steve Wall
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7 months ago

I thought the same, zoomed in on the picture and the roof is intact. It's just a really really bad install 😲

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Johnnee
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7 months ago

Solar power art installation gone wrong

IlovemydogShilo
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7 months ago

Looks like a satellite fell from space and landed on someone's house

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
7 months ago

I thought something crashed into the roof.

Natalia
Community Member
7 months ago

There was an attempt.

MAL
Community Member
7 months ago

This is a mad scientist's lair and you can't prove otherwise.

LENNON GRAF
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7 months ago

Chapter two: the animatronic house

Jim From IT
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7 months ago

Brain hurty

Aaron Kara
Community Member
7 months ago

They said I couldn't build my own solar paneled roof. And they were right.

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
7 months ago

is that up to code?

Chocolate Lasanga
Community Member
7 months ago

why does it look like a space ship crashed into thier house?

PrinXe Nightmare
Community Member
7 months ago

yeah I can self install the solar panels

Man with nice beard
Community Member
7 months ago

New Transformer?

DangaTank
Community Member
5 months ago

woot

cookie
Community Member
6 months ago

oh, so THIS is how u fly. oki lemmi just get some wings and some solar panels....

Crystal Withem
Community Member
7 months ago

They are not going to pay the electric company no matter what they have to do. LOL

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
7 months ago

A solar panel array after it collapsed?

Jonathan English
Community Member
6 months ago

Is that Dexter's Laboratory??

Donna Johansen
Community Member
6 months ago

i thought a bi-plane had crashed on the roof

Pokémonlover
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6 months ago

Robo house

Markus Holstein
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks like a still from a Transformers movie in mid-transforation. That house is about to turn into a giant robot

Faith Nicole
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7 months ago

I dont even know what I'm looking at so I'm gonna keep on scrolling now.....

Picture Queen
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks like something the Three Stooges built lol

Max Wolfe
Community Member
7 months ago

Sensing some Portal 2 vibes here

Kimberly Reetz
Community Member
7 months ago

“Plane crashed into my house. Couldn’t afford to remove it.”

madmickx
Community Member
7 months ago

I would love to see a cost/benefit analysis of this project.

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
7 months ago

Up on the roof.

Warren Hall
Community Member
7 months ago

Ecologically sound, but????

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
7 months ago

At first I thought a spacecraft (or satellite) had crashed into the house.

Anja Schmidt
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7 months ago

higher stage of photovoltaic would be one huge rectangle adjusting automatically the angle towards the sun ... looks like a private concert zone XD

Gloria J Williams
Community Member
7 months ago

I just got a headache.

Sun Shine
Community Member
7 months ago

welp that was a huge waste

Vicki Perizzolo
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7 months ago

looks like a makeshift solar set up between roofs

Troy Currie
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7 months ago

Using every solar panel you can find no matter the size, using every direction possible...for maximum capacity.

Eric Herrera
Community Member
7 months ago

Did a satellite crashed on that roof?

Flavia Slag
Community Member
7 months ago

We are in contact ....

Mollie Mills
Community Member
7 months ago

That makes me nervous!

Robert Bois le Duc
Community Member
7 months ago

With his new antenna installed, Dennis suddenly had over 220 new TV channels, plus solar power

CV
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7 months ago

Things you do for solar energy (free ofcourse)

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
7 months ago

Solar powered concert stage for one??

meh
Community Member
7 months ago

It's like the sun just crapped solar panels on this roof!

Ranya Garcia
Community Member
7 months ago

I’ll show you where the sun don’t shine

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
7 months ago

Solar panels on a tiny roof? One of the panels will work at some point in the day.

Stephanie Spinner-König
Community Member
7 months ago

Deconstruction at its finest!

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
7 months ago

After all that, I hope they have a lower electric bill.

Lara Bird
Community Member
7 months ago

????? It's because it's solar power, right?! lmao!!

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
7 months ago

What happens when DIY solar panels come without instructions.

Paul Davies
Community Member
7 months ago

I would hazard a guess it's designed to get the Solar Panels pointed in the correct direction toward the Sun. Maybe!

Rachel Arteiro
Community Member
7 months ago

Transformers HQ

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
7 months ago

Can't wrap my head around this!! I have no clue what I'm looking at!!!

Jan Hutcheson
Community Member
7 months ago

Solar by Hieronymous Bosch!

Edie Hart
Community Member
7 months ago

What time did the tornado hit?

Carmen Flores
Community Member
7 months ago

??????????? & !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Lois Klayman
Community Member
7 months ago

A little more solar, please.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
7 months ago

This is so terrible, it's almost ART.

Jaybird3939
Community Member
7 months ago

dedication to solar?

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

they were trying to create leonardo da vinci's flying machine on their roof

Steven Meyer
Community Member
7 months ago

And this folks, is why they have a TV tax in England.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
7 months ago

pick up sticks? ?

Beau Chevassus
Community Member
7 months ago

This is a fantastic visual metaphor for what happens to my life when I don’t say “No” to people who ask me to do things.

James Phillips
Community Member
7 months ago

Is this in Sedona?

GalaxyZo
Community Member
7 months ago

wtf.....WTF

Kim
Community Member
7 months ago

They just gave up.

Furry_Danger
Community Member
7 months ago

This kind of reminded me of something from "Hello neighbor"...

Paityn Krummrich
Community Member
7 months ago

yeah i dont even know whats happening here..

Fixin'Ta
Community Member
7 months ago

Tornado go through ...?

Siddharthkrishna Kodathala
Community Member
7 months ago

It's hurting my brain

Raven
Community Member
7 months ago

Renewable light source...non refundable house.

Glynna Bowood
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

How can I get rid of all this extra pipe...

Tugg Ster
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm thinking - holy s**t-- all those are connected INSIDE the house somewhere too..

coo coo cachoo
Community Member
7 months ago

kinda looks like hello neighbor house remix

Papa Bonez
Community Member
7 months ago

Is this house catching sunrays or getting ready to take off??

A
Community Member
7 months ago

The poor neighbours!

Julie Harden
Community Member
7 months ago

That is happening?

Smoo Thie
Community Member
7 months ago

Well..... hum....

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
7 months ago

Megatron! :O

Melanie King
Community Member
7 months ago

I think they wanted solar panels but the way their house was facing would mean they wouldnt be as useful so they tried to turn them so they'd get more sun?

Mz Phit
Community Member
7 months ago

This has to be an art installation... Starn Twins?

Tyler L
Community Member
7 months ago

he is getting all the channels

Robert Bailey
Community Member
7 months ago

SUN! I must have more Sun!

Violet Grey
Community Member
7 months ago

whoops

Marilyn Holt
Community Member
7 months ago

um........?

Memere
Community Member
7 months ago

"Honey, I got the solar panels set up so we'll get the sunlight on them every single moment of the day!"

Gary French
Community Member
7 months ago

It looks like a Zeppelin crashed into it.

Porto DaMartinica
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Optimus Prime waking up on someone's roof after a night of alcohol and psychedelics abuse

(っ◔◡◔)っ im a domestic weeb
Community Member
7 months ago

looks like hello neighbors house

Yvonne Blau
Community Member
7 months ago

Built by Tim Taylor?

Romeo Wells
Community Member
7 months ago

wtf

Lara Verne
Community Member
7 months ago

Transformer!

I Liquored On
Community Member
7 months ago

When you own a scaffolding company but can't afford your electricity bill

Pascale Pierloot
Community Member
7 months ago

Wat a con-stallation.

ComfyPanda
Community Member
7 months ago

What in the actual f**k am I looking at?!

Karen Grace
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks like they tried to build a radar tracking system. They want to be the first to know when aliens arrive.

ebbaoruhaikekeluhe
Community Member
7 months ago

one solar panel is enough...

Pazuzu
Community Member
7 months ago

a weird place to put a futuristic deck chair

Piper McLean
Community Member
7 months ago

Umm I don’t know what to think of this...

ingolf kircher
Community Member
7 months ago

i don't want to see the wirering!

Linda van der Pal
Community Member
7 months ago

Mikado with solar panels?

Spork420
Community Member
7 months ago

DIY radio telescope

Tanya Palik
Community Member
7 months ago

The power of over thinking

Ava Lasley
Community Member
7 months ago

ermahgerd

Marette
Community Member
7 months ago

It looks like something out of a Tim Burton movie.

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
7 months ago

According to my calculations this set up is the most efficient for your solar panels.

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
7 months ago

Transformers, the Solar Edition.

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
7 months ago

sunny days :))))

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
7 months ago

I second the below comment!

James T
Community Member
7 months ago

eNerGY

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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7 months ago

Yeah, sure, I'll just cut off my left shoulder.

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Raine Soo
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7 months ago

Well, that defeats the purpose of a drain. Someone did the same thing to my neighbourhood supermarket parking lot. The water runs right by the drain and onto the sidewalk.

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Jumilicious
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7 months ago

Somehow I thought I was looking at nougat for a sec...

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Tomas Holicka
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7 months ago

So the monster in the closet can turn on the light whenever it feels scared?

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Raven Sheridan
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7 months ago

When your electrician and builder don't get along.

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Eliška Hůlková
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7 months ago

That looks haunted.

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ME
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7 months ago

um..........thats not how it works

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Raine Soo
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7 months ago

Let's make it a flat-screen tv!

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Sian Edwards
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7 months ago

This apartment comes with its own abstract art installation!

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boredpanDaman
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7 months ago

oh dear Lord!

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M.A.D.
Community Member
7 months ago

Remember when Indiana Jones had to pick the Holy Grail among many fake ones?

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Dr Nostromo
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7 months ago

There are times when my brain feels like that.

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Hooked
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7 months ago

"Fixed the roof boss !"

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Bron
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7 months ago

Someone wants to teach him to sit to pee I guess

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Purr·maid
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7 months ago

Get a room.

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7 months ago

kill this...

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Raine Soo
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7 months ago

I thought that the days of hanging tapestry on the wall were over.

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Julia Atkinson
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7 months ago

Ivan: "Boris, clear a pathway to the steps. " *half a bottle of vodka later* Boris: "Finished!"

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7 months ago

Multifunctional.

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7 months ago

Just seen what you've done today mate....don't come in tomorrow

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Jitka Svobodová
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7 months ago

To sit in the shower and weep

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boredpanDaman
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7 months ago

oh gross!

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7 months ago (edited)

How do we sleep when the beds are burning 🎼🎵🎶

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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7 months ago

That's russian for "high five for stupid solutions".

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Asep Sofian
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7 months ago

An attempt was made.

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Olivier Caissy
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7 months ago

At least it’s not elevated.

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