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Author: Rick Worst
Rick Worst acts as owner, author, and manager for our editorial team, and web designer for Worst Room and is the founder of the company. He authors most of our interior and exterior design content though branches out wherever he is needed.
- Over 5 years of professional experience operating the home design consultation side of Worst Room, which, while a fledgling, has grown to many dozens of satisfied clients thus far.
- A lifelong enthusiasm for interior design and home decor in general. He's consumed more books, magazines, articles, and television programs on the topic than should be humanly possible.
- With over 15 years of professional experience as a web designer, he's built dozens of custom "from scratch" websites for restaurants, governmental contractors, video game companies, magazines, and countless others.
As mentioned, Rick has been obsessed with interior design and all of the tangentially related disciplines such as real estate since high school thanks to TV channels, programs, and websites such as HGTV, This Old House, and all of the countless others we all know and love.
Besides founding Worst Room as a website, it has also spawned a new branch where Rick acts as a home design consultant in Knoxville, TN and the surrounding areas.
Rick refuses to hire out any task around the house (much to Jen's displeasure, as if we don't have enough going on) without trying it himself first and typically succeeding. Who needs outside help when you have friends like Omar and Chris to get advice and help from?
His earliest passion was electronics and hardware, which naturally led to software when his family purchased their first dial-up modem and internet subscription in 1996. His coding, web design, and user experience background naturally helped lead to the creation of this very website.
Most Memorable Home & Garden Moment
This may not be a particularly captivating story with some intense excitement going on. It's one of those "you had to be there" kind of memories. I once had the chance to help build a set of six outdoor urinals under a pavilion in the wilderness at a series of cabins.
From installing a frame, building the urinals and PVC drainage system, to laying a concrete patio around it all it all and standing up a pavilion anchored over it all, it was really an eye-opener into project management. This was all built by hand by myself and two other gentlemen, with one being the wise and older leader teaching us how it's done.
The real fun was using the heavy equipment to then dig a gigantic hole with a backhoe, run more PVC into it, and then fill it back in with gravel to allow it all to percolate down to the ground table. We then smoothed the soil back over and planted grass. Within a few months you'd never know we were there giant machinery. It was really quite something to be a part of as someone who focuses more on interior design.
Rick Worst's Articles
When it comes to doors, many components work together to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing entryway. One such part that plays a role in a door's appearance […]
Creating a stunning and functional kitchen requires attention to detail, especially when it comes to the often-overlooked finishing touches like backsplash installation on open walls. But how to […]
In today's space-savvy world, tandem garages are quickly becoming an efficient and popular choice for homeowners seeking to optimize their parking. But what is a tandem garage, exactly? […]
Are you looking to elevate your bathroom experience with a luxurious and modern touch? A wet room bathroom might be just what you need! With an open layout, […]
The kitchen is a special place in most people’s homes since it’s where we cook for our family and spend quite a bit of time every day. When […]
A kitchen sink sprayer is a handy tool that makes everyday cleaning tasks easier and more efficient. However, not all sink sprayers are created equal - they come […]
Arched windows can instantly elevate the sophistication of any room, but knowing hanging curtains on them can be a bit daunting. Finding the right hardware and exploring different […]
Have you ever wondered how many gallons in a bathtub there are? This seemingly simple question has a more complex answer than you’d think, as bathtubs come in […]
Have you ever wondered why most ceilings are 9 feet high these days? It wasn't always like that. Back in the day, 8 feet was the standard ceiling […]
Are you considering purchasing a new home and curious about the different types of properties available? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Let's explore and answer […]
Lofts have become increasingly popular in recent years, transforming how homeowners and renters utilize their living spaces. But what is a loft in a house, and why has […]
Have you ever wondered about the tucked-away room in your house called a den? You're in luck! In this article, we'll explore the captivating world of dens as […]
Have you ever wondered about those overhanging edges on a house's roof and their purpose? They're eaves, but what are eaves on a house? These architectural features, known […]
Are you in the process of buying a new home? While it's natural to feel excited about this milestone, it's important to be mindful of the challenges that […]
Did you visit a friend, and they told you to wait in the foyer while they got their things together? What is a foyer in a house? Typically […]
Do you want to increase your property value and add more living space to your home? Consider adding a finished basement. What is a finished basement? A finished […]
Are you struggling to find the perfect spot for your TV in a room filled with windows? While it may seem convenient, this placement can lead to various […]
When it comes to installing a toilet, one of the most important factors to consider is the distance from the wall. The toilet distance from wall is not […]
Is there anything more satisfying than hanging a new set of curtains in the living room or bedroom? Curtains are functional, but they also serve a decorative purpose. […]
Are you looking for a way to enhance the look of the hallway, bedroom, or lounge renovation? Baseboards are a great addition to any room, giving an air […]
Are you struggling with deciding on what color to paint ceiling beams in various rooms? You'll have to live with your decision for years, so you better get […]
Has your neighbor accused you of blocking their driveway? Are they just acting like a jerk, or do they have a point? What is considered blocking a driveway […]
Are you trying to figure out where to hang your new bedroom mirror? You can't just put it anywhere you want. Well, you could, but that wouldn't be […]
Toilets are home essentials. While not the most glamorous fixture in the house, the toilet provides the necessary service. Because toilets are obligatory instead of optional, we settle […]
Washer and dryer dimensions tell you the size of the appliance, usually measured in inches. When choosing a unit, you need to know the specifications to see if […]
Are you thinking about sewing some placements for your next haberdashery project? Custom, homemade placemats are a great addition to dining decor at your next dinner party. But […]