34 home design fails that’ll make your jaw drop

Pat J. Fraley

When home design goes horrendously wrong… These unbelievable design fails will have you doing a double-take. Whether down to bad planning or terrible execution, these unfortunate houses have been struck down by shoddy fittings, poor choices and inexplicable additions to rooms. So brace yourself and take a deep […]


These unbelievable design fails will have you doing a double-take. Whether down to bad planning or terrible execution, these unfortunate houses have been struck down by shoddy fittings, poor choices and inexplicable additions to rooms. So brace yourself and take a deep breath before you look at our roundup of the world’s worst home design fails. Click or scroll on for more…




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Bedtime is supposed to be the ideal opportunity to relax, unwind and leave the stresses of the day behind you – not so with this precariously balanced mattress. Hovering over a stairwell, one wrong turn in the night could send you tumbling down into the void, truly the stuff of nightmares.




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Some renovations require working around difficult dimensions and this residence is a rather extreme example. Designed around what looks like a staircase, the oddly shaped space has led to a rather unusual design choice – the toilet is regally positioned at the top of a flight of stairs. Now that’s what we call a throne!




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Sometimes you just have to accept you got the dimensions wrong. Not so with this compact box room – rather than admitting defeat, the homeowner has seemingly persisted and squeezed in a single bed. We have a feeling it won’t be budging anytime soon…




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Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




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This isn’t the usual bathroom setup, but we guess it could come in handy in an emergency. At least the colour of the phone matches the décor.




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