So, here is the before picture. Behind the door was a dressing vanity with the strange vent. It is a small bathroom, but I'm thankful for it. I grew up in a house with 4 kids (3 girls) with mom and dad and only one bathroom. We made it work. So, this is more than enough.
We decided to open up the small space by bringing down the wall. I'm glad we did. It feels much larger than it is.
We had a stall shower insert previously. When we took out the insert and replaced it with tile, it added a little more elbow room, which is a bonus. I'm very pleased with the result. I really wanted a frame-less shower door. That was a "must-have" on my list. But, I went a tad bit over budget on the tile itself, so we will have to wait on the shower door. I realize that it wasn't a "must-have" after all. Most things aren't.