Then I turned to the Handymen in the yellow pages. They do it ALL ... plumbing, electrical, home improvements, etc. So I found Mark. I showed him where we wanted the washer/dryer combo to go. He looks at me and says, "You are going to HATE that. You do NOT want your washer/dryer in your bathroom." So I show him the hallway closet where it could go after a little modification. He said "you will like it here much better." The next guy came in. I showed him the bathroom then I showed him the closet. He looks at me and says, I swear he said this, "That is TOO much work." (regarding the closet area). He then proceeds to quote for the bathroom and leaves. I knew right then I would NOT be hiring him. Mark it is!!! He started on Thursday. Here are some pictures showing what all he did over the course of 4 days.
Before picture of the closet. There is a storage space just above the closet. You can barely see it in the picture. It was pretty much useless to me because I couldn't reach nor see up there. Mark knocked all that out and made it one open space.
Another view of the closet in progress.