Details of a beach shack makeover Scenes from the condemned beach shack that became a dream house Before: The front of the cottage Pinterest After: The front of the cottage Before: Creating usable space After: Creating usable space Before: The kitchen The original kitchen was a cramped, haphazard jumble. After: The kitchen Bamboo passage Colorful outdoor shower All you need for an outdoor shower can be tucked into little shelves made from scrap wood. Seating nook Training plants Tropical lighting In keeping with the rear deck's tropical feel, Joe Rivers Altieri strung Christmas lights in bamboo covers from Target under the bamboo awning. Full story All in the family The copper water feature in the garden came from Joe's grandparents' home. "It was in their Tucson garden for 40 years," Joe says.