All good suggestions, and photos. Visuals really help! Thank you Ron and Pat, for all you you posted and explained.
Now I will know what to ask ETI to do as far as the grab bars... What's safe versus not, and practical. Ditto for the hooks.
Yes, Ron, DH and I have been quite handy. But now that we're older, and DH is still working full-time, of course comes the time benefit versus cost factor
I made quite a few beautiful bookshelves with routing in my day... Along with frames etc.
So yes, if need be, we can make all sorts of shelves and flip downs. Seeing yours gave us some wonderful ideas, so thank you!