Our readers enjoy Before & After house photos. Usually the After photos look better than the Before photos. Maybe not so much in this example.
Here we see the After shower of a remodeled Phoenix home. A modern design was used to create this curvy Flintstone shower. Let’s look at the practicality of it. First, the shower seat will receive 40% of the water and looks like it will hold soapy water without draining. Phoenix water is loaded with minerals and will leave hard watermarks when it evaporates. Second, where do you put your shampoo, soap, and loofah sponge? Third, there’s no light inside. You’d have to face outward to see things at night (we’ll get to that at the end of this post). Fourth, will the water splash out into the bathroom? There’s no lip. If you’re then forced to add a shower curtain, it will further reduce visibility. Fifth, thanks to one of our readers for pointing it out, you’ll likely get wet when pre-heating the water due to the control handle’s location.
Let’s check out the front of the house now. This is the Before in 2004 when it sold for $127,000.
It was listed for sale in 2007 for $349,000 (didn’t sell) and here it is again in 2008 (didn’t sell) with lattice and a gravel yard.
The view behind the lattice. Worth $222,000 more?
How it looked in January 2010 as a foreclosure home (no surprise); it sold for $56,000. They removed $293,000 worth of lattice?
And then the new owner remodeled the home and listed it this summer at $195,000. What do you think of the new modern design?
Here’s another angle so you can appreciate the cut metal facade.
Here’s how the house looked inside in 2008. Note the beautiful wood floor. And use the middle wall with the mirror as a reference point.
By January 2010, the wood floors were ruined. How did that happen in 2 years?
And here’s the After photo from summer 2010. They removed the wood floors and the archway. If that’s their idea of modern lighting…
This was the kitchen in 2008. Hardly worth $349,000 but better than summer 2010?
The kitchen in summer 2010. When you cook, you get to look at a blank wall.
No other storage space seen. No cabinets over the sink.
The hall bathroom from January 2010.
The bathroom from summer 2010. Attention deficit disorder tile pattern? Check out the showerhead!!! Why is it so far over from the right? Shouldn’t it line up with the tub?
The previous owners added on the house.
This is the master suite in summer 2010. They polished the concrete floor. Please note how you can see the shower from the bedroom. Remember, with no lighting in the shower, the person will have to face out to see. Be sure to wave to everyone.
Here’s that modern shower again. There is a drain. But does splashed water spill out into the bedroom?