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With the design and construction drawings of their new home substantially complete, some recent clients of mine still wanted to explore further design options for the bathroom and laundry off their dual master suite. Looking ahead to a time when wheelchair access might be a necessity, they wanted the design to accommodate unhindered access from the outset. Improving Access While the original plan for the approximately 13- by 14-foot bathroom was attractive and reasonably functional, we agreed that the approach to the shower was somewhat restrictive in width and required an irksome turn to negotiate. The adjacent rooms were satisfactory as designed (with the exception of the tightly configured powder room), and the location of the whirlpool tub had to remain