Hilarious And Bizarre Construction Fails
1 Garage Gap
The good thing about having a garage is that you can put your car in it to protect it from the weather. But it seems to us that with this garage, only a monster truck could be able to clear that enormous drop.
Whoever designed this garage didn’t really think things through. That’s quite a gap between the garage and the driveway. Even if the person is using the garage to store something other than a car, he or she has definitely missed the step a few times.
2 Handrail Fail
A railing is absolutely necessary when there are steps in a public area. After all, it’s a safety issue, and we don’t mess around with that! This railing, however, is not quite what one would call a really optimal one.
On the contrary, this railing placed in front of a door is quite a design flaw. Hopefully, no one ever needs to exit from behind that door quickly. Or, in fact, exit from there at all. We hope they fired whoever installed that handrail.
3 No Reworking The Plans
It takes a certain amount of problem-solving skills to fix obstacles that pop up during construction. After all, construction contingencies are extremely common. For example, let’s say that a window blocks the placement of a pole.
What’s a builder to do in that situation? It would probably be better to rework the plans, don’t you think? But why bothering with all that since it would be a lot of additional work? Just shove the pole through the window. Problem solved.
4 The Worst Playground
This has got to be the most dangerous playground in the history of all playgrounds. Here, child safety was clearly not a priority. Nothing like sliding directly into a tree trunk to ruin a perfectly fun day at the park.
That see-saw doesn’t look any safer to us. Between hitting the ground hard, gliding or hitting a tree, the risks seem very numerous. Nobody is having fun at this playground. Please don’t bring your children to play there, find a safer park.
5 Don’t Have A Seat
What could be better than taking a walk along the water’s edge, then taking a short break to admire the landscape and recharge your batteries? To do this, however, being able to sit on a bench is always appreciated.
Whoever built this railing directly across this bench should be fired immediately. Don’t even think about taking a seat to enjoy the view at this beach. We’re not sure why this bench is being punished, but it appears to be in “time out”.
6 A Room With A View
Rare are the people who enjoy going to the bathroom in full view of everyone. For some, it’s barely possible for their partner to be in the room if they are on the throne, so imagine strangers. If privacy is your thing, then don’t use this bathroom.
The poorly placed window on that bathroom door offers a clear and direct view of people doing their business. How does something like this even happen, and does anyone actually use that toilet? That is pretty weird.
7 The Electric Toilet
An electrical outlet in the bathroom is always convenient. Many personal hygiene appliances run on electricity, after all! But whatever genius placed an electrical outlet on the back of this toilet seat needs to rethink their life choices.
There is absolutely no way this electric outlet is safe. Anyone who uses this outlet could be in for a real shock. Or maybe it’s just a prank to scare people? After all, one wonders how electricity could possibly get into the toilet lid. It’s all very strange.
8 Goofy Gate
When installing a fence, it is normal to want to cover absolutely the entire width of the space you want to fence, it is logical. But sometimes the situation complicates the plans a bit. Whoever installed this gate didn’t have the best decision-making skills.
Clearly, a choice was made when they realized the hill was in the way, and it was obviously not to give up installing the third panel of the fence. It doesn’t take a genius to see that they went in the wrong direction.
9 Escalator To Nowhere
Nothing like unsuspectingly taking a ride on an escalator only to smack right into a wall at the top. How did this monstrosity even end up being built? Would this be a trap for kids who keep going up and down the escalators for the sheer fun of it?
In any case, you better stretch out before you step on this escalator because you’ll be jumping over that railing at the top. Or, practice your cardio because you’ll have to walk down them against the current by going faster than the steps!
10 Tree Mishap
Trees are necessary for the survival of our ecosystem, and besides, a tree is beautiful! If possible, we would never want to have to cut them down. Even if the tree in question is in a very inconvenient place.
Anyway, the perfect place for a tree is right in the middle of the driveway, isn’t it? It won’t get in the way at all, we promise you. Hopefully, though, this home-owner doesn’t need access to their garage with their car.
11 Kitchen Potty
Have you ever been cooking dinner when you suddenly had to go to the bathroom, but you can’t leave your food unattended for a second? This house has the perfect solution by putting the restroom right in the kitchen.
Now you can continue to stir your sauce, which may stick at any time, even if you really need to go to the bathroom. Isn’t that the best of all worlds? But no kidding, is this even legal? It doesn’t seem sanitary to us at all.
12 That’s One Way To Fix It
Accidentally installed the toilet too close to the door? The most logical step would be to move the toilet so that the door can properly close. Whose idea was it to just cut out the shape of the bowl from the door?
That person is simply crazy. How many times do we have to say that it’s important to take measurements before installing anything? Cutting a hole in a door to “fix” a mistake is never the right solution. Come on!
13 Pole Position
The city planner who approved the placement of this pole must have been drunk or something. And the construction workers who placed it there must have been drunk or something, too. We feel slightly drunk just looking at it!
Frankly, we have rarely seen anything so dangerous. Imagine passing through there for the first time? Watch out for the road, because you might just hit it head on! And even someone who is used to this road, the right lane is completely unusable at this point!
14 Wacky Window
You don’t need to know much about construction to know that in such a building, all the windows are generally equal and well aligned. Right? So, we can’t help but wonder how this slanted window came about.
Was it poor craftsmanship or did they really mean to do this? Either way, we would never stay in that hotel. Anyone suffering from any kind of OCD can’t look at that window without feeling an immense sense of unease.
15 No Parking
The individual who designed this parking lot had to work around a few trees. We get that it’s good to preserve nature; we love trees too! But this doesn’t seem like the best solution to their problem, here.
There must have been a stand-off, and clearly, the trees won. It’s their parking lot now, not ours. Again, nature takes back its rights, and we can’t blame her. After all, cars contribute to the poor health of our planet.
16 Nailed It
This staircase that leads absolutely nowhere raises many questions. Who installed this thing? Who approve of the placement? Is it supposed to be an emergency exit? We may never know the answers to these burning questions.
It seems to us, however, that the basic thing to do is to install a spiral staircase so that each landing reaches the height of the doors of the building. Construction 101, isn’t it? Clearly, this is not safe. Someone is in trouble for sure.
17 Too Close For Comfort
The award for the worst bathroom design goes to whoever planned this questionable setup. Why would anyone want to do their business with another person so close to them in the bathroom? This is not how we prefer to make new friends.
We wouldn’t even want to relieve ourselves there with our significant other, it’s one step too intimate for us. So imagine with a complete stranger! Someone has completely forgotten to think here. Or put up some walls, at least.
18 Confused Door
We wonder how many people actually try to pull this door open, desperately looking for the handle, when it actually needs to be pushed. It seems like an IQ test or something. Sorry guys, but only really smart people can enter this building.
Seriously, all this seems very confusing to us. Is it just as confusing from the inside of the building, where you have to pull the door, but the sign says to push? If so, imagine how many people hit their face in the door thinking they had to push it open to get out!
19 Worst Seat In The House
Nothing like spending a fun day at the ballpark, don’t you agree? This is a great way to have a good time with family and friends. However, for a few people, the experience doesn’t seem quite the same for all spectators at this stadium.
Despite the special seat reserved for him, Jimmy looks really happy to be there. The large metal pillar blocking his view doesn’t seem to spoil his moment at all. Watching the game is so overrated, anyway. Jimmy can have fun in all situations.
20 Lazy Line
This next one on the list is the epitome of lazy workmanship. You know, the kind of person who really doesn’t want to work and doesn’t hide it at all? Well, the person who painted that stripe had to decide how to handle a tree branch that blocked the road.
Obviously, the logical thing to do here—and the only acceptable one, let’s be honest—would have been to scoot that tree branch out of the way to be able to make a nice straight line, but hey, I guess this solution works too.
21 Bad Bike-Lane
Several cities all around the world offer bike lanes for for those who wish to travel by bicycle in a safe manner, and this city tried really hard to accommodate them. Something just doesn’t seem right about the signage on this one, though.
If bikers follow the path laid out before them, then they will totally crash into that pole. This is not a safe bike path at all, in our opinion! At this point, it would be almost less dangerous to ride directly on the street with cars.
22 Odd Electrical Outlet
Someone posted this pic on social media of an electrical outlet they discovered in their hotel room. It is perfectly normal to find electrical outlets in a hotel room. It is even basic, nowadays, but something tells us this one isn’t up to code.
Who came up with this bright idea? Where does this wire come from? What does it connect? Is it connected to at least one item in this same room, or is it, for example, the visitors’ TV in the next room that is connected there? What a mystery!
23 Another Useless Door
Is installing a door that leads to a dangerous drop-off a thing? In a restaurant, moreover, in order to be sure that there are spectators in the event that something bad happens? In any case, this restaurant doesn’t seem too concerned with anyone falling out of that door.
We would not want to be seated at the table beneath it, though. And honestly, potentially at any table in this restaurant at all! Not only do we not want to get anything or anyone on our heads, but we also don’t want to witness such an event happening to another person!
24 Notice No Fence
A fence is a safety feature on many occasions, which is why, as a general rule, when there is a fence, it is best to keep the gate closed at all times. This entire scene, though, seems to us like an exercise in futility.
This poor gate serves no purpose since there is no fence surrounding it. Perhaps even more worthless is the notice demanding that people keep the gate “closed and locked”. One wonders what this gate can be used for, except to confuse the passers-by.
25 No Privacy
This is absolutely not the apartment complex for you if you prefer not to have people staring directly into your home, and also if you like a little privacy when you enjoy the nice weather on your balcony. Why did they even bother installing balconies?
It is useless to think that you will enjoy the sun by going on your balcony, because they are so close to the balconies of the building next door that absolutely no rays can reach you. This is, with no doubt, a massive design fail!
26 Stay Off The Path
It doesn’t take a brainiac to see that someone installed this fence all wrong. That seems pretty obvious to us. Wouldn’t you say the same? Unless, of course, they want people to stay off the cement path and stomp through the grass instead.
If that’s the case, they did an excellent job. But then, other questions would come to mind. If they want people to stay off the cement path and walk on the grass to get through the fence, why did they build a cement path in the first place?
27 Design Flaw
We really hope those railroad tracks are no longer in use and that no one would ever want to put them back in operation or the owner of this house is in for a big surprise. Only an avid railroad enthusiast would want to live there.
Or maybe they’re not too attached to that balcony. In any case, we would make sure at least 10 times that no train passes on this track anymore before settling on our balcony, and even then, we would still have a small fear.
28 Staircase Bathroom
It can be a challenge to find space for a bathroom in a tiny apartment. We understand that completely. Unfortunately, a toilet is an essential element that you cannot do without. So all it takes is a bit of ingenuity to get the job done.
Of course, the landing of a staircase is the perfect place to put a restroom. There is no need to ask, there is absolutely nothing strange about this at all. Don’t you agree? No? Would you be uncomfortable using this toilet? Oh, well…
29 Mind Your Head
This has got to be one of the most dangerous playground on earth. We can only guess how many poor children smacked their heads hard against the wall while playing on this twirly, unsafe piece of equipment. Ouch!
Someone really needs to put a caution sign on that particular game, or better yet, remove it completely and move it to a safer location. After all, kids could have fun with this game if there wasn’t a cement wall in the way!
30 Uneven Doors
This staircase is clearly a descent into madness, and those doors probably lead to hell. The devil himself must have performed the construction of that part of the building. No one who is psychologically healthy would voluntarily do something like that.
Really, we see no other logical explanation for something like this to happen. Doors placed in such a crooked way at the bottom of the stairs is enough to frighten absolutely anyone in his right mind. Perfectionists, beware!
31 Pointless Balcony
There’s nothing like a balcony to bring up the value of a building. After all, everyone likes to be able to go out and enjoy the weather in the comfort of their own home, on a balcony! That is, of course, when the balcony has a door or any way to access it.
Then it’s just an advertisement of how stupid the landlord is, and we are not sure that this is a positive point to live in this building. In fact, it would be quite the opposite! What else was poorly constructed in there? What bad surprises await us?
32 No Sitting
Someone posted this pic on social media of the sitting area of a hotel they stayed at. We would totally ask the front desk for a ladder to get up there. This place actually looks quite pleasant, and you can be sure not to be disturbed!
But we still hope that this hotel has another more accessible sitting area, because despite everything, this sitting area seems a bit ridiculous to us. Seriously, what was the owner of this hotel thinking when he put those chairs up there?
33 Toilet Building
The architect who designed this building really should have asked for a second opinion. Weren’t any of their co-workers brave enough to tell them that the building really looked like a huge toilet? There is no chance of not realizing this.
They should at least have flushed the blueprints! This strange building is in fact the North China of Water Conservancy and Electric Power and it is situated in the city of Henan. The strangest thing is that this building could be built despite the Chinese law according to which it is forbidden to build “weird buildings”!
34 Handicap Rails
It is a matter of inclusion and respect to make a building accessible to those in a wheelchair, and we are even more aware of this today. However, someone didn’t get the memo when it came time to build that ramp.
Who are we kidding, right? This seems like a totally safe option for people in wheelchairs. It doesn’t look terrifying at all, don’t you agree? Going down the stairs is definitively an extreme sport for handicapped people in this town.
35 Door To Nowhere
While the lack of a step on the second floor door can be dangerous if forgotten, imagine that of the second floor door! Talk about a safety hazard. That second-story door leading to nothing is only an accident just waiting to happen.
That first step is a doozy! We hope very much that this door is completely barricaded from the inside, inaccessible, and that it is pretty clear that nobody should ever, under any circumstances, open it. Seriously, where is the balcony that should go with this door?
36 Ceiling Fan Fail
This is an example of a constructor fail that has us scratching our heads. How could anyone install that ceiling fan and not notice the huge pillar next to it? It’s a good thing they have another fan on the wall because this one is useless.
What was the purpose of this fan when they first decided to install it? Clearly not to ventilate, because for that it would have to be able to turn, which it is not. So this fan is just a decorative accessory? Really? That is so strange.
The placement of this clock is highly perplexing, and we have a few questions to ask about it. Which was there first, the clock or the wall? Is it perpetually 4:00 since the hands can’t move? We’ve heard of cutting time in half, but this is ridiculous.
Or does the clock work, and it is a strange concept to make people understand that they can only be outside for a specific period of time? “When you can’t see the minutes hand anymore, it’s time to go inside!” It doesn’t seem like the easiest method to us.
38 One Job
The person who painted this stop sign on the concrete literally had one job. and it was to spell correctly a simple word of four letters, and then reproduce it on the ground. So, how does a mistake like this even happen?
They must have been drunk. Seriously, we see no other possible explanation for this error. That, or this person is more than tired of his job and doesn’t care anymore. It’s just too bad they didn’t “STPO” to double-check their work or to find another job before that happened.
39 Obstructed Window
Looking for a new apartment? This might just be the place for you. Especially if you prefer obstructed views and horrible lighting. But anyway, who wants that much light in their apartment? The light is so overrated, these days.
This is yet another example of shoddy construction. Whoever built this building needs to have their eyes checked. How can you have diplomas and building permits when you can’t even realize that building a wall in front of a window is not something you should do?
40 Entry Shower
Nothing like walking into a room to discover a bathroom in the entryway. We can’t decide if this is some sort of official cleanroom or someone is very concerned about germs. We understand that germs can be harmful at some point, but still.
Either way, this is just a bizarre place to put a shower and toilet combo. It saves on space, we suppose. And surely, it can save time to wash ourselves while being on the toilet. Or does the shower serve as a homemade bidet? We’re onto something!
41 Top Drawer
When it comes to storage in this bathroom, the top drawer is a doozy. Whoever installed this cabinet system is totally incompetent. Everyone likes to have several cabinets and drawers to store their things, but you still have to be able to use them.
In this particular case, there is absolutely no way to make use of that drawer unless you’re a giant with tiny hands. Maybe we are wrong, but we strongly suspect that this drawer is not used by the people who live there.
42 Out Of Reach
Pay phones are becoming rare nowadays, due to the multiplication of portable means of communication, including cell phones, but sometimes it is still possible to need to use a pay phone. But here we have a public payphone designed with tall people in mind.
Sorry shorties, but this pay phone isn’t meant for you to use. All this lady has to do to make a phone call is toss that bag on the ground and use it to boost herself up. But honestly, even with the help of the bag, it is doubtful that she can make it to the phone.
43 Crazy Stairs
There is so much to unpack in this photograph. Are these stairs or an obstacle course? Why is there a concrete slide in the middle of the whole thing? One look at these stairs makes us feel like we’re taking crazy pills.
Maybe it’s a modern urban artwork? Or maybe the person who built these steps was feeling funny that day and thought his construction would be a good talking point. If so, he was right, because after all, we are talking about it right here!
44 Bathtub Fail
We’ve heard of a room with a view, but generally, the view in question is not of stairs that anyone in the house can use at any time. This is simply ridiculous. We hope the owners don’t care about privacy while they take a bath.
Whoever wanted to build this bathroom really need to fire the person who designed the layout of this house because it’s just wrong on so many levels. Who wants to take a bath in full view of everyone? A bath is meant to be enjoyed alone, in private, period!
45 Close Enough
Perhaps the person who constructed this path forgot to wear their glasses that day? What other explanation could there be for such a massive failure? We can’t imagine that someone would design a sidewalk like this on purpose.
The only other explanation we would have is that two people started the construction of this path at each end, but unfortunately, neither of them thought to check if a pole was blocking the path in the middle. But hey, that’s close enough, isn’t it?
46 Split Decision
We’ve heard of a split air conditioning system, but something tells us this wasn’t exactly what they had in mind when they asked for one. We would love to know the thought process behind this, because the person who installed this air conditioner definitely had some explaining to do.
It seems like an absurd solution to the problem. We understand the desire to air condition two different rooms, but we are not at all convinced that this is a good solution. At least the initial goal seems to have been achieved. We might as well look on the bright side!
47 You Had One Job
Somewhere along the way, things went very wrong during the building of this brick pillar. It’s important to have good problem-solving skills when performing construction, and it probably would have served well here.
Unfortunately, the brick-layer lacked so many skills. One or more steps seem to have been forgotten before starting the construction of this brick wall. For example, some calculations that would have made this pillar straight.
48 Mixed Messages
This has got to be one of the most confusing intersection we ever seen. Do we have to turn left or right at the end of this road? Not only does the writing on the ground contradict itself because the wrong direction has not been erased, but the signs also contradict each other.
The two signs on either side of the road say to turn left while another sign just across the road seems to indicate that, on the contrary, you should not turn left. Fortunately, a car on the perpendicular road seems to confirm that you should indeed go left, but let’s hope this car hadn’t been fooled by another intersection as confusing as this one!
49 The Perfect Fit
When doing some construction or renovation, it’s really important to consider every possible detail, because sometimes, the minor details sometimes go noticed. Like if the door to the meter room will actually close.
A door that doesn’t close is not very practical, but exposing your meters in broad daylight is not very pretty. So, the crew made a creative decision when faced with the problem and simply cut holes in the door. Measuring your work is so overrated.
50 My Humble Abode
Who really needs some kind of privacy? It all depends on the situation, perhaps. But when in the bathroom, it’s definitely optional. What’s better than doing your business in front of every guest in your house? Absolutely nothing!
Clearly, everyone wants to hear (and smell) what’s going on in there. After all, there’s nothing more natural, so why hide and pretend it doesn’t exist? This way, there’s nothing left to the imagination, and everyone learns to live in peace with their body.
51 Easy Access
What could be more uncomfortable than going to the bathroom to realize that we have to contort ourselves and turn our trunk 180° to reach the famous toilet paper roll? It’s not pleasant for anyone, especially for those who have the flexibility of a 2×4.
This design is definitely the perfect solution for anyone who is tired of trying to reach for toilet paper. It really is an exhausting task that we don’t need in our lives. With this toilet, you can easily access the toilet paper with no effort at all.
52 What’s Behind The Wall
Looking for a new house? You might be concerned with finding a layout that suits your style. After all, a home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, and it’s likely that your goal is to stay there for many years. So it’s essential that you like your home!
Well, this home certainly has a unique style of its own, which may not necessarily be suitable for everyone. If you’re tired of your refrigerator actually being in the kitchen, though, this home is for you! Your refrigerator will finally have its own little quiet corner.
53 Do Your Business
Who doesn’t love some convenience? You’d be a fool to say that you don’t. Everyone likes to be able to avoid headaches, and thus, make life easier. And let’s be honest, the convenience factor of this bathroom is through the roof.
You can do your business and wash your hands simultaneously! So if you accidentally put your hand in something unwanted, for example, you can wash up right away! This saves you time, discomfort, and effort at the same time!
54 Asking For It
The person who proudly shared this image on social media wrote in the caption, “Slowly remodeling…not gonna lie, I’m in LOVE with this sink!” Are you in love with this sink? Are you really? For one obvious reason, we doubt it very much.
We don’t think that this person has taken the time to actually think this through. The setup of this sink isn’t exactly “safe” and most likely isn’t up to any code standards. Maybe they should rethink this and change some things.
55 Business With Friends
We know it’s an unspoken rule that men should never use the urinal right next to someone else. It’s just a matter of principle. Everyone likes a minimum of privacy, and it’s strange that someone would want to relieve oneself next to you when other urinals are available.
However, with these urinals, you never have to worry about accidentally standing next to someone else… Because you literally have no choice! Forget about your privacy, because not only will you be next to each other, but parts of your bodies may be touching while you are doing what you’re there to do!
56 The Door To Nowhere
Seriously, you don’t need that door. Is there some kind of invisible balcony that the door leads to? Or does the person who decided to put it there just love doors that much that they think it’s a beautiful and original decoration?
This person definitely needs to have the ambulance on speed dial, because you never know what could happen. We just hope someone thought to block access to this door from the inside, because it makes us pretty nervous!
57 Don’t Mind Me
We’ve all had that overwhelming urge to use the bathroom, but the toilet is just too far away. This feeling is so scary and panic-inducing! Si much that those extra steps to reach the bathroom are detrimental, you need the toilet now!
Judging by the numerous stains on the carpet, this person had an accident one too many times, and they finally had enough. They decided to place a toilet exactly where they always take a turn for the worse. No more little accident!
58 Just Fill It In
I know you said you wanted this specific tile placed as the backsplash, but we ran out. So, we just made do with what we had. We filled in the space with the same color tile! We know it’s not the same shape, but it’s close enough. Right?
You can hardly tell the difference! Frankly… someone here doesn’t like their job, or is just plain lazy. There has been a flagrant lack of rigor here! In the end, it would have been better to leave the space around the electrical outlet empty rather than trying to camouflage it with small ceramic squares.
59 Don’t Block The Blade
Ceiling fans are vital in keeping your home cool on hot days. It’s efficient and costs less than an air conditioner! But to get all the benefits, it is important to make sure nothing gets in the way of the blades! If they can’t turn, your goal won’t be achieved.
And that is even if you do have a support beam in the middle of the room. If you absolutely cannot put your ceiling fan in another location, then just cut a chunk of the support beam out, what’s the worst that could happen?
60 Tight Squeeze
Some strange people like to have space to wash their hands after they use the bathroom. But oh no, not this person. This person thinks they are weirdos. This person obviously dislikes comfort and considers it a luxury that is absolutely not essential.
Space for them is just as useless as hand soap, because when you look at this picture, you can see they obviously have neither. On the bright side, however, the space in this bathroom is definitely optimized. All the space is used!
61 You Don’t Need That Door
Whatever contractor told this person that they needed two French doors for their front entrance definitely scammed them. The front looks great and all, but what happens when you open those doors? You have nowhere to go!
We understand the importance of symmetry in the visual appeal of a property, but there are limits to building a door for nothing! You have to make a choice: the second door or the staircase directly in the vestibule? You can’t have both.
62 Close Enough
We can never have enough storage in a room, so the more cabinets and drawers, the happier we are. It’s important to measure the space when installing office equipment, though. If not, you could be in for some nasty surprises.
Someone threw caution to the wind and just went for it in this case, surely without thinking. Good luck getting those drawers to open. One really wonders what went through the mind of the person who installed this piece of furniture.