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"]

Cupola Installation

Cupola Installation

When the homeowner was looking for the final finishing touch for their  beautiful estate overlooking Lake Erie in Bay village, Michael Kline and Company was able to work with them to create the Cupola pictured. Mike consulted with the homeowners to design the cupola and then provided full scale mock ups and drawings. The plan was to prefabricate it at our shop and boom it up on their roof with a crane. Instead of spending more labor building in place on the roof itself. Details: With the location of the cupola being a couple of stories up and on the cliff of Lake Erie, high winds and strong storms were a concern for Mike. We needed the cupola to vent/breathe but we weren’t excited about wind driven rain entering the vents, nor did we want this thing to be a huge nest for bugs. So we came up with soffit vents incorporated within the trim and created a baffle system to allow air in and out but no water in. Mike was also concerned about keeping this thing on the roof and not in the lake after a strong storm. We ended up bolting a saddle to the roof with 4” lag bolts into the rafters. This saddle system allowed the roofers to flash the shingles, before the cupola was even onsite! We also used Lexan glass instead of plate glass so debris or birds wouldn’t break the glass (or kids with rocks) Install: The crane boomed the cupola (w/o its roof installed) up to the roof, we had a carpenter jump inside the cupola once it was set into place. We fastened it down with 4” lag bolts from the outside (which were covered with trim at a later time) while the carpenter on the inside secured a safety cable that tethered the cupola to the ridge board of the roof. Once it was fastened down, the copper roof structure was boomed up and set in place. We secured the roof with 4” lag bolts which we covered with trim pieces. There were other carpenters working on the exterior of this house, who quite frankly, did not feel comfortable working on the cupola. This is where Michael Kline & Company shine, we look forward to challenges and making custom projects work and work right for many years to come. [slickr-flickr id="98007055@N07" api_key="d76533ddbb8153f4cc5a9d6f26d35644" search="sets" set="72157634761274809" thumbnail_size="small"] [slickr-flickr id="98007055@N07" api_key="d76533ddbb8153f4cc5a9d6f26d35644" search="sets" set="72157634761274809" type="gallery"]

Bowers Basement Remodel

Bowers Basement Remodel

The Bowers came to Mike Kline and his crew looking to have their basement finished. Mike was able to sit down with them and speak about their goals and vision of their dream basement. From there he was able to draft a plan, and began the process of handcrafting a beautiful renovated basement....Read More