20 Home Design Trends That People Found Terrible, As Shared In This Online Group

Published 3 years ago

The idea of customizing or designing a new home seems exciting and fun. People try to get inspiration from all over the internet to include the latest home-designing trends in their new space. However, not all new and fancy trends are appreciated by everyone.

Reddit user u/wazzel2u asked on r/AskReddit, “What is a terrible trend found in new home design?”, and many people replied with interesting answers. Some of them don’t like the open concept kitchens or bathrooms, while others find the idea of carpeted bathrooms quite annoying. Scroll below to see what design trends people find terrible when it comes to building modern homes and why they don’t like them.

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“Those dumb fake balconies.”


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“Open-concept bathrooms. I don’t need to see you taking a dump from my bed.”


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“Floor-to-ceiling, clear glass showers. They look great when they are spotlessly clean, which means it looks terrible most of the time in most homes.”


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“I may die on this hill alone, but I HATE open concept kitchens. Not the ones with a nice bar separating the space, not the ones with a window. I’m talking wide open, no barrier to determine where the kitchen ends. It’s hideous.”


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“All white, white carpet, white furniture, white shiplap.”


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“Removing stair banisters for a crisp look. Like your drunk friend Brooks is going to fall of the side and die one day. There are building codes for reasons.”


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“The obsession with space. So many people won’t even consider anything under 2,000sqft. People don’t even think about what it would cost to heat and cool. They just gotta have a McMansion.”


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“Kitchens that they cram into a narrow rectangle. A lot of apartments and town houses come with these. They are so narrow that if you open the fridge door, nobody can walk past you. A kitchen should be open, not walled in all sides and shaped like a narrow rectangle. It drives me crazy when I see these.”


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“Fake shutters. They dont even look like they would cover the windows on most houses and they just look like garbage. If you love shutters so much, install real ones.”


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“Total lack of solar panels/windmills. I think its criminal that new builds don’t have any form of energy generator built in.”


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“I hate the design of homes that have a massive garage in the front; ‘welcome to my garage, the home is in the back.'”


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“Carpeted bathrooms. I’ve seen way too many of them.”


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“Might be an unpopular opinion but I don’t need my home to be smart…I just need things to happen when they are supposed to happen and not completely shut off when some douche thought it was a good idea to play who can touch the powerline.”


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“Hollow interior doors that don’t keep sound out from within the house and hallways – especially hollow bedroom doors when you’re trying to sleep.”


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“The cold and sterile look. White, black (high polish please so you see every single fingerprint)… why?”


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“No broom closets. Where the hell do people put their mops and vacuum cleaners? Or do the people who buy those McMansions just not do any of their own cleaning?”


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“I really don’t like the fireplace design where you are intended to put your TV over it. A TV is way too high when over the fireplace.”


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“I don’t know if it’s new new, but it drives me crazy when people replace cabinetry with open shelves. Don’t people understand dust? Bugs ring a bell? Pet hair? Speaking of pets, how do you keep your cats from messing around with that setup?”


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“The lack of secret bookshelf doors. I mean, who designs their custom home and does not include a bookshelf secret door? People design houses for a reason, and that reason should be secret doors.”


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“Small laundry rooms, small pantries, no linen closets, but here’s a 20×20 media room to watch TV. My next house will either be laid out by me or made in the 70s/80s when they designed homes to be lived in.”

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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