This is an image I uploaded in facebook when I was thinking about walk in shower designs and if they are actually practical. The comments and likes in facebook came in 6 hours. (reason is because of my internet marketing relationship with so many people, learn more here how I built an internet following and do stuff like this on a monday morning)

walk in shower designs for real people?

So I was doing some house hunting with the wife. After paying off my current home we decided to see what a “buyers” market really means.

We looked at a couple and this “gym” type shower is just off the wall.

  • 2 shower heads
  • all glass
  • 2 shower figures
  • full walk in (probably 12 feet deep)
  • and a granite seat (or is it some other type of stone)?

Walk In Shower Designs – Cost

What would you think this upgrade costs?

From memory this upgrade was about $8,000. A little bit crazy but if you see the rest of the house and the fact it's in Texas it makes sense.

Is it worth it, should you add a walk in shower designs into your total purchase decision?

The more I read about resell value on houses it comes down to the same things. Plus watching HGTV with house hunters, love it or list it, and property brothers:

  1. Location, Location, Location (include work distance and schools)
  2. Curb Appeal
  3. Kitchen
  4. Master Bath
  5. Master Closet
  6. Usable Space
  7. Upgrade Floors
  8. Useable Outdoor Space (depending on area)
  9. Price Relationship To Other Homes

Below is another setup with a width type walk in shower. Walk in shower designs  that accent the room vs just being stashed in the corner I think really brings out the whole “spa” feelings.

Is necessary? well, is 5,000 sq ft necessary? he he he

Sure there are more but this is a common trend I'm looking at.

So should you have consider walk in shower designs for your current and new home? I don't know…. I guess it depends if your plan to treat your home like an “asset”.

If  you think the home you live in as an asset and you want to make money on it all upgrades to bathrooms and kitchens are pretty much good to go in my book (I'm not a professional so take this with a grain of salt).

Would I do it? The cost of utilizing walk in shower designs for my new home could be used to enlarge the breakfast area or add a garage.

Increasing wet areas vs structural areas…. I'm leaning on structural.

I'm not saying money is no object but it's a simple fact the home you live it should be USED… If you have a use for 2 shower heads… go for it.

If it's just for the “bling factor” and never really used… I think it's best to use that money to throw at marble floors in the master bath (wink wink).

So that is my normal monday morning… just chilling with the wife and took the kids to see some homes. From walk in shower designs to wine cellars, it's just cool to hang out when others are fighting traffic to work.


Lawrence Tam

Funny dude who grew up in Houston, and retired from Mechanical Engineering at the age of 33. Has 3 kiddos and happily married and marketing full time since 2012. Learn how to take control of your life and health through a simple challenge to keep you healthier one day at a time - Click Here to Learn More.


travishurlock · February 15, 2014 at 2:55 am

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Charles Holmes · October 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

Nice showers man! My wife and I have a custom shower in our new house and love it. Why settle for something average when you can have something great? Thanks for sharing.


Thomas Lierzer · August 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Dude you look like a midget in both showers 🙂

Tom Coleman · August 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Hey Lawrence,
Love the pics and agree with the Location, Location, Location.
Say goodbye to working for the man.
All the best.

    Lawrence Tam · August 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

    yep… it’s nice to know it’s greener here

Alecia Stringer · July 10, 2012 at 12:17 am

Yes, that must have been fun! Always know your style.

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