From ridiculously lazy light switches to insanely dangerous lightbulb fixtures, we count 10 of the dumbest home renovations and repairs ever. 10 – Light Switches • What might seem like common sense to you and I, is actually a challenge for others to attempt the world’s stupidest home repairs. • These light switches probably could have been solved with a standard dual-switch fitting, but no, that would be too obvious. Instead these crafty home renovators chose to just jam one switch on top of the other. • Because for some crazy reason they thought this was an outstanding idea. 9 – Sofas • These genius sofa repairs fall elegantly under the title of ‘redneck innovation’. • Who needs a chair leg when you can easily replace it with an empty bottle of bourbon? And why buy a brand new sofa when you have an endless supply of duct tape to seal up your broken one? The people who tried to repair these pieces of furniture definitely shouldn’t give up their day jobs. • It’s like the saying goes, when life gives you broken lemons, you duct tape those bad boys back together.
8 – Clocks • While some of these renovations might have been done out of necessity, these clocks make literally no sense. • Why anyone needs an old-school analogue clock on a wall in this day and age is beyond me, but why on earth did they go to such lengths to fix these broken clocks? Why didn’t they just replace them, or move them across slightly? It’s absolutely baffling. • And this one, well, I have no words for this highly inappropriate children’s time piece. 7 – Kitchen Drawers • I would’ve given anything to be in the room when somebody literally said, ‘hey, you know what’s a good idea? Drawers that can’t be opened.’ • It looks like children designed these kitchens. Actually, children probably wouldn’t have even been this stupid. Why? Why would anyone do this? Is it really that hard to install drawer handles properly? • If this is your level of renovation expertise, then maybe it’s time to hire somebody who actually knows how kitchens or even life works.
6 – Faucets • Being a plumber must be pretty hard work, but whoever installed these faucets must have skipped the class where they taught them how taps actually work. • There’s almost no attempt to make the tap water land anywhere near the basin. I wonder whether the plumber intentionally made these taps unbelievably useless or whether he went, ‘yeah I don’t see any problem with this whatsoever’. • Not to be rude, but we’ve sent human beings to the moon and you can’t even make water land into a damn drain. 5 – Windows • I’m not one to generally criticise people’s life decisions, but what in the holy hell were these building designers thinking? • The windows on these buildings are just about the most infuriating thing I’ve ever seen.
They’re out of line, asymmetrical and just downright ridiculous. Is it too much to ask to just have a building built properly without giant dick windows? • It’s okay though, I’m not mad. It’s fine. I’m just disappointed that people are trying to ruin my life with these preposterous window displays. 4 – Toilets • You’d think that installing a toilet would be pretty straight forward, but you’d be so wrong. • In this example, the person who built them must not understand what shitting actually entails.
Sometimes they’ve installed the toilet roll holder too far away and sometimes too close. This last toilet even has a pipe blasting water at your ass cheeks, so that you can’t sit down at all. • Maybe it’s just me, but I prefer not to do acrobatics or get my whole ass wet when using the bathroom. 3 – Handles • Here is a selection of doors which make absolutely zero sense. • One person figured a bicycle pedal is a perfectly fine door handle, and some other person didn’t see any problem with building a door behind an unmoveable pole. And then there’s this garage door which opens to a sheer drop. Maybe they have a sideways flying helicopter stored in there? Or just maybe they didn’t think it through at all. • -Sigh- And we call ourselves evolved beings. 2 – Stairs • There really aren’t too many rules for building a staircase, but going from one place to another seems pretty key.
• The problem with staircases is that they take you up or down into a different place, but this pesky problem was solved by a brick wall built directly in the path of this staircase. And then there’s this one that was built by someone who clearly ran out of fucks to give. • It’s pretty simple, guys: If you can’t build stairs properly, don’t build stairs! 1 – Lighting • I don’t want to be that guy or anything, but I feeeeel like there’s something sort of wrong with these lighting fixtures. • A big old lightbulb above a hot steamy shower head is surely not the best way for electricity, water and the human body to be introduced. And this lamp which has been very discreetly duct-taped to the wall is just so elegant I can’t even deal. But this dual-bulb makeshift coathanger fitting really does take the cake.
• I don’t know whether the person who created it deserves a medal or a straight up punch in the face..