Custom Design

Project Overview
Custom Design Offers Style and Accessibility

Larisa McShane and Associates transforms cramped bathroom into an elegant ergonomic space for disabled client.

Villanova, PA (March 7, 2008) – Larisa McShane and her team had a considerable task redesigning a small, inaccessible bathroom into a functional, spacious area for a client suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The original bathroom was extremely confining, with limited storage that could not be easily reached. The shower was also restrictive, preventing the client from being assisted in the shower. To create more space, an existing closet was removed and the space incorporated into a larger shower area. Dual showerheads and a beautifully crafted folding wooden bench made showering easier for the client and allowed her husband to help her. A frameless glass wall and bi-directional glass door were installed to make infinitely more practical and efficient use of the space.

Custom counter-to-ceiling cabinetry was added to compensate for the lost closet. Everything from the cabinetry to the vanity design, to the handles on the cabinets was deliberate in both design and functionality to make toiletries reachable at hand, and with minimum maintenance in mind.

Custom lighting highlights the stunning cherry cabinetry, shelves, and the striking Avonite countertop.

“Larisa McShane and Associates’ vision for a better functioning bathroom far exceeded my expectations. I can’t believe my small old bathroom was transformed into a much more spacious and practical room just likes the ones you see on HGTV!” testifies the satisfied client.

Ms. McShane has been in the design industry for over 20 years and has earned several awards, including the “Award for Excellence” from the American Society of Interior Designers as well as the “Engineering Illuminating Society Lighting Award”. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers as well as the International Furnishings and Design Association.

Based in Villanova, PA, Larisa McShane & Associates specializes in luxurious and refined, yet inviting and comfortable interiors that express the client’s unique style and personality. Whether you need assistance choosing a color scheme, designing custom window treatments or overseeing an extensive renovation, Larisa McShane & Associates has the experience, resources and expertise to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

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