Developed by Gardner Mohr Architects LLC, this 6 foot by 9 foot co-op bathroom (c. 1930) needed a make-over. Due to structural and budget limitations it could not be expanded, so the only solution was to create the illusion of expansion. By attaching off-the-rack hardwood shelves to the 10-foot high ceiling and placing a mirror at the far end of the room we changed the perception of the size and proportion of the room without moving any walls. The pebbled shower pays homage to water as the essential element in the room and the suspended shower curtain serves double duty by keeping the floor dry and providing a privacy screen for the toilet area. The old radiator doubles as a towel warmer, and six dimmable 150w light bulbs in porcelain utility fixtures provide lighting for any mood.