Not everyone is born with the magic touch for remodeling. This, of course, is why a whole range of specialists exist: architects, designers, contractors, the guy who makes the cabinets and the guy who installs them (nope, his name isn’t Dad). As with most industries, though, some skilled professionals are less skilled than others. Take any one of the masterminds behind the following home improvement snafus, which range from head-scratching and unsightly to downright dangerous. The optimists among us might describe these creations as “complex,” perhaps “experimental.” But what exactly was the hypothesis? That no one would notice the flagpole in the middle of the driveway? That a toilet in the dining room might be the future of home convenience?
Agreed: It takes real effort to fail this badly. But tape measures and levels were invented for a reason. Today, we salute them.