Upgrading your home is a great way to increase its value. Sometimes, though, something is lost in the translation from design to implementation. Whether you or the contractor is trying to cut corners or didn’t measure correctly, these mix-ups can cause real problems down the road.

While some of these fails are not that big of a deal, such as a door being put on the wrong way or a light fixture placed in the wrong location, others have more far-reaching implications. Examples include putting the kitchen or bathroom sink in the wrong location, stairways ending in the wrong place, and trees blocking off doors.

These hilarious home design fails show why it is important to learn what you are doing before modifying anything in your home. It also shows the importance of hiring a professional if you do not know what you are doing.