That section up there is called a loft, and they’re really popular in places like Sweden and Denmark, which is one of several countries in which we bet we’d find this little domicile. There’s nothing terrible about this picture, but the stairs leading up to the loft give us a little bit of pause. Anybody except for a child will have to crouch down pretty low in order to not crack their skull open.
If you aren’t paying attention while you’re going up there, you could very easily end up on the floor below with a bad bruise. It’s just supposed to be a little relaxation nook, but we honestly feel like it would work better if there was a ladder leading up to it. Those floating stairs look a little wobbly, too.
The Fine Art of Fencing
Yes, obviously, this is stupid, but think about all the decisions that the people making the fence had to go through in order to come to this result. The people who made the path put it there, and the people who made the fence put it there. That left the fence people, who could make the fence too far back, or they’d have to maneuver around the tree – not impossible, but a lot of hard work and destined to look terrible.
Or they’d have to create a little fence alcove for the bench, which would be the same additional work and cost. Or, they could do what they eventually went with, which was to put the fence between the bench and the path, no matter how many issues that causes.
Where the Parents Store the Cookies
There are a couple more images that went along with this one, and they show that even a grown man (height unknown) can barely reach into this ceiling-high drawer. And not only do you need to pull it out and reach inside, but you also have to pull the little cabinet door open first, just to open the drawer!
We understand if the kitchen had a little bit of space left to use, but why the extra layer of security for something that people will hardly be able to get into anyway? This is a great place for the parents to store their treats since even if they remember they’re in this hidden compartment, it will probably be too much work to get them out.
Required by Law
Yes, it’s a good thing that there is a railing there since there are some people who need a little bit of support going up even two steps, but it’s so tiny it’s hard not to laugh at it a little bit. It’s also painted a bright orange, which makes it stand out a little more and draws plenty of undue attention to it.
All evidence points to this railing being a requirement by building code law, but we feel like they could have done something a little different. Honestly, a railing that small might not even be all that safe – if you’re falling and grab for the railing, you might just miss it. Maybe they did the bare minimum as a sort of protest to needing a railing at all.
The Handyman’s Least-Favorite Ladder
Yes, this building is incredibly narrow, and leaves us with a lot of questions, like...why? Are people supposed to live in there? Is it just a front for a bunch of shorter buildings, and the city wanted to make things look better? But leaving all of those questions aside, how about that ladder on the side, huh? That thing must be quite the struggle to climb if you aren’t used to it.
There are far worse ladders in the world, such as the kinds that are attached to radio towers that have no backs and go up a tenth of a mile or something like that, but this one still stands out due to being in a city. Maybe the guy who climbs it gets a little extra in his check for that shift.