Destroy it yourself, why don't you?
Mint green anaglypta wallpaper and terracotta MDF fake wood panelling
Yup, the front room had that eye watering color combo on the walls. The terracotta MDF is still there, so is the anaglypta wallpaper, but it was firmly painted magnolia by yours truly as soon as we took possession.
Laminate flooring laid straight over the top of carpet
When we came to have the laminate flooring in the front room replaced, our flooring expert found that it had simply been laid on top of the ancient carpet that was there already.
Stair carpet laid over the top of another layer of carpet instead of underlay
No wonder the stair carpet never fit properly! It's not brilliant now, but it's better than it was.
Kitchen units built out of bits of wood rather than being actual kitchen units
Because, you know, there are no cheap kitchen furniture stockists...
A double interior plug secured to the back fence with twine and put into a plastic bag to protect it from the rain
Not even a proper outdoor plug, which would have been very useful, but your normal double plug found in every room of the house.
The water tank connected to the mains with washing machine hose
And a lovely mess that would have been to clear up when the rubber finally perished.
Tiles shoved down the side and back of the bath because the walls aren't straight in the bathroom
Wouldn't it just have been easier to have a plasterer redo the wall so it fitted snugly to the bath?
Chipboard doors with holes in, hung at crazy angles, which don't shut. Still waiting to replace those.
Those are the ones I can remember, but it gives you an idea of what this house was like when we moved in. And as that has reminded me how much this house will still cost to put right, I'm off to list some more things on eBay so I can afford some more repairs.
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/diy-do-it-yourself-repairs-617763/ by stevepb