18 astonishing construction and renovation fails

Whether undertaking public works or a home renovation, making sure your professional can do a good job is essential, as the following photos show.

When you renovate your home, you may decide to try some DIY, but not everyone is a natural handy person or gifted upcycler. Skill, logic, math... Any renovation or building work requires a certain level of knowledge.

You have been warned - here are 18 photos that will make you think twice!

1. How to always bump into your neighbor

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2. Who cares about privacy?

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3. Dotted all over the place

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4. A window door or a door window?

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5. Killer staircase

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6. Only if you know how to levitate

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7. A very tight squeeze

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8. Just make sure you grab some toilet paper before you sit down

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9. Would you live in this?

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10. Photographed in a hotel room...

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11. Any ideas?

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12. Water + Electricity = Big Trouble

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13. A waste of space, time and money

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14. Above ground level

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15. No, just no!

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16. Maybe they plan to plant some high bushes?

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17. Share your balcony with a street light

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18. Try hurtling down this cycle lane

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