Accessible Bathroom Remodel

Miccosukee Greenway, Tallahassee
  • New Walk-In, Barrier Free Shower
  • Added Storage and Counterspace
  • Aging in Place Features

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Project Overview

As most people reach retirement they begin thinking about how long they can stay in the home they love. One way to ensure your home work for you and people of all ages and abilities is to remodel it with aging in place features, like a barrier free shower, in mind.

In this project we removed a large spa tub that was rarely used and changed the layout of the whole bathroom to add storage and countertops space, a more open fee and a barrier free, walk in shower with a fold down bench and grab bars a that look as good as they function.

Before and After

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Before and After Floor Plan

Here are the before and after floor plans side by side so you can see the changes we made. 


Before Plan with Tub

Before with large corner tub & small corner shower

After plan with barrier free shower

After with barrier free shower and extra storage

Our Favorite Things

Adding universal design or ‘aging in place’ features to a bathroom is great way to future proof the design and make sure it will be functional for years to come. 

Having worked in the construction industry for over forty years, I was very hesitant to start a remodeling project as most of them end with horror stories.

I researched for months, and ultimately decided to proceed with McManus Kitchen and Bath. I couldn’t have been happier with the results and my decision.

From the very first meeting, through the design process, to the completed bathroom, they were professional, informative, and transparent. There were no ‘hidden’ costs and add ons, you knew exactly what it was going to cost.

They started the project exactly when they said they would, and finished same within less than a week than they predicted. The project manager was on site every single day making sure everything was being done to our satisfaction. He caught a couple of issues that might have made us less than happy with the end result, and corrected them before they became an issue. (What a refreshing surprise, knowing how remodels usually go).

Every single sub contractor they used, treated our home with respect, and they were ALL incredible. All small business men, all artists in their own right. I would not hesitate to use any of them again.

One of the most impressive things was the fact that from the demo to the finished project, there was progress being made every single day~THAT is worth its weight in gold as far as I’m concerned. Thank you; Paul, Kristi, Parker, Jim and all your subs for making this process an incredible experience. Would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone! ????

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Our Favorite Things

Adding universal design or ‘aging in place’ features to a bathroom is great way to future proof the design and make sure it will be functional for years to come. 

Barrier Free, Walk-In Shower

Removing the large spa tub left the perfect amount of space to add a barrier free shower. The large spacious shower looks great but also has some key aging in place features like decorative grab bars, zero barrier entry and a fold down teak bench. 

Dual-Sink Vanity

While two sinks in a vanity can limit storage space it is a popular feature that many consider essential in a primary bath. In large vanities like this one it works really well and looks great with the metal framed mirrors and sconce lighting.

Motion Activated Toekick Lighting

This was a first for us. While we often add toe kick lights to a bath (it makes a great night light) we have never been asked to make it motion sensitive. Now when the homeowner walks into the bath late at night the toe kick light automatically turns on. 

Large Linen Cabinet

Since we moved the shower to where the old spa tub was is left us room to add storage using two large linen cabinet with drawers on the bottom and adjustable shelves up top. 

New Flooring

The new tile in this bathroom is a rich creamy 24″ x 24″ tile with very minimal grout lines. This is a far departure to the original tile that was in this space. Further, the shower floor tile is the exact same tile, but arranged in a 2″ x 2″ mosaic to create both a sense of separation and continuity. 

Before Photos

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Design Concepts

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After Photos

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Scope of Work

Creating a barrier free shower was an important element of this bathroom as was adding storage. So we removed the spa tub and small linen closet and reconfigured the layout of the bathroom. Linen closets waste a lot of space when compared to linen cabinets so even though we removed the closet we are able to get back even more storage with two large linen cabinets where the old shower used to be.

Timeline, Challenges and Solutions

Project Start

June 13th, 2022

Estimated Completion

August 12th, 2022

Actual Completion

August 23rd, 2022

This project ran right on schedule with minimal issues. The countertops did take a few days longer than expected as did the framing part of the project due to some difficulty framing for the new pocket door. Unfortunately, the manufacturing difficulties that have affected multiple industries in the last few years have greatly affected countertop manufacturers. These issues are slowly getting better, but in the meantime, we always offer to install temporary countertops and sinks for clients that need them. 

The project finished just 5 working days after the original projected completion date.

Cost Details

  • Installation Labor 54% 54%
  • Fixtures and Materials 20% 20%
  • Design and Project Management 11% 11%
  • Overhead and Profit 11% 11%
  • Shipping and Sales Tax 4% 4%



These homeowners went with the Index door style from Bellmont’s 1600 line. They chose alder wood and the Bourbon finish.

The cabinet hardware is Richelieu’s Contemporary Steel Pull in Brushed Nickel finish.


The counters for the vanity are Silestone’s Ethereal Glow – Polished


The tile floor in this bathroom is Bedrosians’ Metro 2.0 24″ x 24″ tile in Shenandoah

The shower floor tile is Bedrosians’ Metro 2.0 in Shenandoah but in a 2″ x 2″ mosaic.

The shower wall tile is Dal Tile’s Florentine Cararra 12″ x 24″ tile.


The vanity lights are Tracie Classic Sconce from Shades of Light.


The mirrors are Elias Mirrors with Gold trim from Shades of Light.

Trade Partners

We’ve been developing relationships with quality trade partners for years. We tend to use the same subcontractors because we trust their work and have developed a great working relationship with them. This helps make projects run smoother.

Demo: Great Southern Demolition

Plumbing: Capital Plumbing Contractors

Electric: Truevolt

Carpetry: CTR Custom Cabinet Built-Ins and Trim

Drywall: Hawkins Drywall

Painting: A Different Stroke By Kenneth

HVAC: Watts Cooling Heating and Plumbing

Tile: Keys Tile

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