Bad Apartment Design

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Some apartments in Davis have "features" that make you wonder what the designers were thinking. If you have a notable bad design feature in your apartment, list it here, along with the complex where that feature can be found. Some examples of bad design:

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2008-09-23 20:31:41   The narrow kitchen cabinets are usually next to the oven and are useful for storing cookie sheets and wire racks vertically. —StephanieStudebaker


2008-09-23 21:26:29   I've recently come across cabinets that were completely filled by a roll of aluminum foil. In fact, I am looking at some cabinets that are either so narrow that nothing useful will fit in them (these are narrow AND have shelves in them, so cookie sheets and wire racks won't fit either). There are some cabinets that are wide enough to actually put something in, but they are about 7-8' off the floor or higher. (Really, these are only useful for storage for things you DON'T want to access very frequently!) Again, totally useless, since most people can't reach them. But there are no accessible cabinets that are large enough to contain reasonably sized dishes without bending over, standing on a stool, or leaving the kitchen completely. Note to the architect: People actually need a place to put things, and most people are not either 8' tall or 6" tall. —IDoNotExist

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