The project took a well-worn postage-stamp-sized bathroom (about 8 ft x 4 ft plus a 3 ft x 3 ft shower) and created a 16 ft x 8 ft bath, by building out a wall into the adjacent laundry / utility room. The results look like a page out of Architecture Digest, as the photo below substantiates. The bathroom includes features for universal access, including grab bars everywhere, a toilet with a higher-than-normal seat, a shower with no floor lip (allowing wheelchair access), a sink on a pedestal (again, room for a wheelchair to slide beneath), a mirror that extends low enough for viewing from a seated position, and door and faucet lever handles (rather than knobs). We began the work in consultation with an interior designer secured by Cardea. As a result, the colors of the wall, fixtures, shower, and grab bars look striking together. As for our patio project with Cardea reported elsewhere in angieslist.com, one construction supervisor served as the craftsman who constructed the result. Floor, lights, and walls were removed; a gently-sloping shower floor was designed with a no-sill, wheelchair-friendly entrance, and the walls of the new 5 ft x 3 ft shower were individual stone tiles, punctuated by a matching “racing stripe” at eye level with a raised paisley pattern, adding character. Beautiful brushed nickel lighting fixtures, over the vanity and throughout the laundry area, give wonderful floods of light and a bit of a high-tech look. All along the way, work was friendly, accommodating, and at times, innovative. When it was found that an additional grab bar would help in stepping out of the shower, it was added at no cost. When it was found that the 1” tile floor in the shower, where the grouted interstices should provide traction, was instead slippery, the problem was diagnosed to a sealer that had been placed on the tiles, and which was then removed. When it was found that the washer and dryer as originally repositioned would have the doors opening into each other, the necessary plumbing and vent changes were made to allow switching their positions. When the construction supervisor observed that the repositioned laundry sink was close to its walls, he suggested and put in a small counter around it and a water resistant splash shield all around. When he observed that a plug outlet had inadvertently been covered by the wallboard specialist that had been brought in, he pointed it out on his own and opened it up (we would have never found it).