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18 Bathroom Design Fails That’ll Make You Do a Double Take

While creative, these DIY bathroom projects are hysterically horrible.

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Ceiling tub spout


The bare-all window isn’t even the strangest part of this bathroom arrangement. Yup. The whirlpool tub fills from the upstairs toilet! Genius! 

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Backward toilet tank

How in the world can a tank get put on backward? Maybe consult a plumber next time you’re fixing your toilet—you’ll want to know these secrets your plumber isn’t telling you first!  

toilet paper holder in cabinetCourtesy Structure Tech

Innovation out of necessity

Or this homeowner could’ve just mounted the toilet paper holder on the wall. Here are some really amazing bathroom updates that don’t cost a fortune.

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Showerhead tub faucet

Not sure this style of tub faucet will increase a home’s resale value. Also, looks like they’ll need to know how to recognize toxic molds that could be lurking on your bathroom wall. 

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There’s enough room for a sink…really

Genius! With this setup, you can wash your hands and your feet at the same time! A small bathroom requires a certain amount of planning—here’s how to decorate one.

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No words…

OK, maybe “eeeeeeeeeeew.”

Cool-shower with all angle shower heads shower car washCourtesy Structure Tech

Waterpark shower

We don’t think this shower would meet the new low-flow requirements. But it sure would be a good place to practice your pull-ups. 

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Bath fan faux pas

Proof that you should always measure twice, cut once. But really, it would’ve saved this homeowner tons of time.

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Replacement toilet tank lid

Expecting the toilet to grow sideways, Tom planned ahead. We doubt that this weird mistake is one of the toilet problems you’re ignoring. 

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That shower might be a little low…

After mom and dad moved out, the toddlers decided to make the bathroom more user-friendly. But when they grow up they’re gonna have to learn the right way to shower. 

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A porcelain throne for the uninhibited

So much for the one place a guy can be left alone! Delores wanted to make sure that she could give Ron additions to his to-do list at all times. Time to plan out some bathroom walls!

Corner-Toilet wall cutout fixCourtesy Structure Tech

Which problem-solver would you choose?

There are always options when it comes to buying a toilet—some better than others. But you can always rely on this store for good deals on toilet paper (they’re kind of obsessed with it.) 

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Duct Tape and tile combination

It isn’t what most interior designers would recommend, but… This tile was undoubtedly installed over greenboard drywall instead of cement board and is completely falling apart. Regrouting isn’t an option, and it’s not one of the stupidest things people have done to their homes. 

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Bath fan in shower stall

Well, let’s hope this bath fan is efficient. It’s certainly going to get its fair share of steam. 

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Stick shift toilet

So, I sit backward, project my video game on the tank, and use the flusher as a joystick. Might be time to replace this old beauty with a new model.

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Toilet paper door stop

Just keep the toilet paper stocked and this homeowner has a double-duty fixture!

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Outlet placement that’s a little less than ideal

And you’ll see a very conveniently located outlet right where it’s needed. What’s stranger than this setup? When nature calls at 33,000 feet altitude. Here’s what happens when you flush an airplane toilet

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Tub inside shower

You never know when you’ll walk to take a shower after your soak. Next, check out 7 miraculous organization makeovers that might inspire you to redo your bathroom.

Originally Published on The Family Handyman