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15 Home Repairs Gone Hilariously Wrong

Of all the things homeowners fear most, home repairs top the list. As notoriously expensive, frustrating, and time-consuming as they are, home repairs often reach far beyond our skill level and household budget.

According to LendingTree.com, homeowners should expect to spend anywhere between 1 to 3 percent of their home’s value on maintenance and repair costs annually. Gulp. As a cost-saving measure, most homeowners attempt to make these repairs themselves, but what happens when one’s repair abilities are…how do I say this…severely lacking? You’re about to find out.

 

  • There, I fixed it. 1 of 16
    Bad home repair pictures

    Our friends at Cheezburger's There I Fixed It know a thing or two about crappy home repairs; take a look at 15 repairs gone horribly, horribly wrong.

  • Scotch tape: the universal adhesive 2 of 16
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    Broken microwave handle? Scotch tape to the rescue! Don't cha just love that this microwave owner didn't even spring for a stronger hold with duct tape? Here's to very temporary fixes!

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

  • Romantic firsts 3 of 16
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    Aww, DUST + RRY's first home repair. You guys, isn't it romantic? The couple that duct tapes together stays together.

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

     

  • Real buzzkill 4 of 16
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    These folks better have some damn good homeowner's insurance in the event that a houseguest accidentally electrocutes themselves.

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

  • Pendant lighting 5 of 16
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    I've got a similar dated-looking florescent lighting situation in my kitchen too, but c'mon, flashlights as pendant lighting? Tacky.

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

     

  • Mix, not match 6 of 16
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    One of these is not like the other...AT ALL. Total square peg in an hexagonal hole.

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

  • An important part of a balanced home decor 7 of 16
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    Eat up, kids! Cereal box shades are the next big thing!

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

     

  • Have a…seat 8 of 16
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    Please, make yourself comfortable-ish.

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

  • Safety first 9 of 16
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    That's one way to fix a broken deadbolt. It's the wrong way, but still.

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

  • Don’t drop the soap 10 of 16
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    You'll never have to worry about dropping the soap again with this handy dandy soap holder securely mounted to the wall for your bathing convenience.

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

  • A ladder matter 11 of 16
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    When painting, would you rather use secured scaffolding or wind up with a broken neck? This person chose the latter. Get it? Ladder? Ba-dum-bum.

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

  • The premises is secure 12 of 16
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    Because you never can be too careful.

     

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  • Stick a pad on it 13 of 16
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    Boo, the pad is upside down preventing superior leak protection. I guess if I want something done right I have to do it myself...

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

     

     

  • Fireproof 14 of 16
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    Swift thinking on that lint trap repair, just imagine the potential fire danger otherwise! ::wipes sweat from brow::

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

     

  • Freeze! 15 of 16
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    Mmkay, but how does one open the freezer?

     

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  • Office supplies to the rescue 16 of 16
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    I'm not gonna lie, it's good to know that anything I might need for a home repair is sitting on my desk right now.

     

    Image credit: Cheezburger.com

     

 

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