Specialty Rooms

Specialty Rooms

Specialty rooms are unique custom spaces that are tailored around a clients’ preferences for their hobby, sport, collections or entertainment. The design process of a specialty room spares no detail. Mike meets one-on-one with his clients, and discusses everything. He talks about the client’s needs and discusses her or his work process, what size items are going to be displayed/stored. Open shelves, glass cabinets, cabinets with doors, drawer storage etc? Mike then measures any machines, tools, supplies the client uses, and start sketching up a rough design. Mike uses this information to create a workspace that is custom-tailored to fit both the client’s needs and body like a glove. The sewing room pictured above is a perfect example of how this design process works. This client had a specific chair that she wanted to use and specific locations for the sewing machines and various tools. With the client sitting in her chair Mike measured the distance of her elbows to the floor to establish a comfortable bench height. Next he watched her sew some fabric and he moved the machine forward and back until she determined a comfortable machine position. This was very important information since the sewing machine was to be recessed into the bench top. Mike watched closely as she ran through her sewing routine, noting where she put her scissors and other tools. It became apparent that a tray for her hand tools would be convenient on the right hand side of the machine at the same time keeping them off of the work surface. This is what custom work is all about, Mike and his team have built a few sewing rooms… But none of them have dimensions that match… Every client has different needs/preferences and physical dimensions. We can literally build your dream specialty room around YOU. [slickr-flickr id="98007055@N07" api_key="d76533ddbb8153f4cc5a9d6f26d35644" search="sets" set="72157634764247651" thumbnail_size="small"] [slickr-flickr id="98007055@N07" api_key="d76533ddbb8153f4cc5a9d6f26d35644" search="sets" set="72157634764247651" type="gallery"] The acupuncture room pictured below is an interesting testament to Michael Kline and Company's attention to detail in every step of the construction process. The homeowner wanted a room that followed the principles of good Feng Shui. Mike spoke with the client, listened to his needs and learned what would help meet the clients' needs - no 90 degree corners or sharp edges. Along with the design of the shape of the room itself and the drywall work, Michael Kline and Company installed the indirect lighting hidden in a soffit long the edge of the ceiling. This gives the room a calming feel, with very soft diffused light. An electric heater was also built in to provide a warm atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing and comfortable acupuncture session.

Master Bath Remodel

Master Bath Remodel

This master bath remodel is featured in the home of repeat Michael Kline and Company clients. Mike and the homeowners have developed a rapport throughout their meetings and time spent working together on several other home renovation projects at their home. When approached with the bathroom remodel the clients kept it short and simple. • Specific Locations for the built-in hamper, trashcan and storage drawers. • A “funky sink” • Wood countertop • And most importantly a medicine chest above the sink, as opposed to a mirror above the sink. • Rework the walk in closet to allow a 6’x4’ ceramic steam shower Michael Kline & Company designed and built the vanity cabinet, medicine chest, tub front and countertop in their shop in the Merrimam Valley in Akron, Ohio. Vanity details: • Custom height and depth • Recessed shaker style doors and drawer fronts • Pull out hamper drawer unit on the right • Pull out trash drawer unit on the left • All doors and drawers feature “soft close” glides/hinges • Drawer and drawer boxes are custom sized to ensure specific items to be stored would fit were the clients wanted them • GFI outlet under sink for rechargeable items • Custom color Lacquer finish Medicine Chest detail: • Same design as vanity • Total depth of cabinet is 9” but only 5” hang over the sink (we recessed the bulk of the cabinet into the wall) • Under cabinet light under the medicine chest which shines down on the vessel sink • Adjustable shelving • Custom color Lacquer finish Wood Countertop • Mike hand selected Quarter Sawn Douglass Fir from a local mill shop • Custom stain blend to achieve desired patina and grain flash • Several coats of semi gloss Lacquer Tub Front: • Same design as the medicine chest and vanity • Each “panel” is a hidden door • Mike came up with a special tool to open these hidden doors a few years ago so there are no cabinet pulls, which wouldn’t look right on a tub front. So he made this tool again for these clients, you simply slide the tool in between the door panel and frame and pull the tool towards you and the door opens! There are a ton of other details throughout this remodel that proves that Mike and his team try to think of all the finest details. For example the steam shower ceiling is out of level on purpose… Steam creates lots of moisture bubbles on the ceiling, which is no biggie, until it drips. These drips are colder than your skin temperature, therefore making the steam experience annoying. With the shower ceiling pitched toward the back wall the water bubbles simply roll back towards the back wall and down, instead of dripping on you. With our roots in finish carpentry we tend to be a little obsessed with small details like this and hundreds of others throughout each project we work on, large or small. [slickr-flickr id="98007055@N07" api_key="d76533ddbb8153f4cc5a9d6f26d35644" search="sets" set="72157634766465170" thumbnail_size="small"] [slickr-flickr id="98007055@N07" api_key="d76533ddbb8153f4cc5a9d6f26d35644" search="sets" set="72157634766465170" type="gallery"]

Interior Work

Interior Work

Michael Kline and Company got its start as a finish carpentry outfit,  working for some of the highest quality builders in the area for over 20 years. All though we’ve expanded the scope of our services, interior finish work is still our passion. Interiors are one of the most economical ways to make a dramatic change to the “feel” or style of a room. Adding a couple of moldings and changing some colors can change a room in a hurry. Here are a few interior ideas: • Wainscoting • Coffered ceilings • Chair rail • Crown mould • Change window/door casing • Change baseboard [slickr-flickr id="98007055@N07" api_key="d76533ddbb8153f4cc5a9d6f26d35644" search="sets" set="72157634763926369" thumbnail_size="small"] [slickr-flickr id="98007055@N07" api_key="d76533ddbb8153f4cc5a9d6f26d35644" search="sets" set="72157634763926369" type="gallery"]

Floating Bar

Floating Bar

The floating bar installation presented the Michael Kline and Company Crew with an ability to showcase their skills. The project had a few unique features - namely it needed to be contained in a 10'x10' area, so space was at a premium. There is a great deal of detail packed into such a compact space. Michael Kline and Company sourced 3 cherry columns from a local supplier - and then mounted the granite counter top on them to give the appearance of a "floating" bar. The client elected to use high quality fixtures and appliances - these along with the custom tile work, recessed lighting, and custom cabinetry leads Mike and Troy were responsible for the installation of the "floating" granite counter top, the entirely custom cabinetry, the built in appliances, and the tile back splash. What it lacks in size, this bar makes up for in refinement. Perfect for entertaining guests. The photos speak for themselves, as high-end luxury home remodeling comes as second nature to Mike and crew....Read More

Tile Work

Tile Work

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