The professionals started work today. First, they demo'ed. Here's what it looked like at lunch time:
At the end of the day, we were left with a tidy work area and a preliminary layout of the space. The three blue squares at the back represent the washer and dryer (under window) and sink (against long wall). The sponge represents the toilet, the small wood rectangle is the storage closet, and the larger square at the bottom of the picture is the shower stall.
Here's to auspicious beginnings!