Franztini
  • Review count
    279
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,011
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    January 10, 2020
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        279
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,011
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 10, 2020
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          75
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          KRAUS kitchen sinks are known for excellent quality and sturdy construction. The Premier Collection sinks are the perfect combination of quality, durability and convenience. Made from durable T-304 stainless steel, this undermount sink can easily stand up to constant use and handle your toughest kitchen tasks. Enjoy the advantage of high-end kitchen sinks with the best-selling Standard PRO Series. This KRAUS sink features a clean contemporary design and wear-resistant finish with a beautiful sheen that complements most kitchen appliances.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Excellent quality, amazing value
          PostedJuly 28, 2016
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          I love big single sinks. My husband and I are both avid cooks with big pots and this sink makes it a breeze to clean them (think of the All Clad 12 Qt Stainless steel pot with the pasta insert). In my previous house, I went with Blanco stainless steel sink. Blanco makes an excellent sink, but this sink beats it in quality, finish, and sound proofing at half the price! I love the square cut at top - very modern and clean - and yet having rounded corners which makes cleaning a breeze. I love this sink so much, I bought another one for my vacation home and plan on putting one in my rental when I renovate the kitchen. Even the bag that comes with the sink is nice! You will not want to throw it Read More
          I love big single sinks. My husband and I are both avid cooks with big pots and this sink makes it a breeze to clean them (think of the All Clad 12 Qt Stainless steel pot with the pasta insert). In my previous house, I went with Blanco stainless steel sink. Blanco makes an excellent sink, but this sink beats it in quality, finish, and sound proofing at half the price! I love the square cut at top - very modern and clean - and yet having rounded corners which makes cleaning a breeze. I love this sink so much, I bought another one for my vacation home and plan on putting one in my rental when I renovate the kitchen. Even the bag that comes with the sink is nice! You will not want to throw it away and it can be used for so many things, like a laundry bag. I have never had a stainless steel grid in my previous sinks and I love it ...and hate it as well. I love the fact that when you are rinsing/washing your dishes the food bits are on the sink and you can actually dry your dishes on the grid. So why do I hate it? It is another thing to clean. You have to make sure to turn the grid over and scrub each stainless steel rod since mold/gunk will grow (see picture). Also, in order to clean the sink, you need an area next to your sink to put the grid, so kitchens with limited counter space I would not recommend this sink. The only other thing that is a pain to clean is the drain. I love the stainless steel drain basket (I don't have a garbage disposal) but there is a down size to such a deep drain - hard to keep clean (see picture). I have small hands so I can get in there with some comet and sponge and clean it, but it is a tight fit. These are minor, minor issues but thought I would mention. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          The Bellwether 60 in. x 34 in. shower base features KOHLER enameled cast iron construction for unmatched durability and ease of maintenance. The left offset drain is designed for easy 60 in. x 30 in. bath replacement. Add a removable cover over the recessed drain for a finished look. Color: White.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          I will never install tile in my shower after this!
          PostedJuly 8, 2016
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          I have remodeled/built several homes. I love the look of the custom built and tiled showers, but the maintenance is a pain. As well, the shower pan is going to deteriorate, so I looked at an alternative in our latest remodel. I decided on cast iron for longevity and looked to a brand I have had great experience and purchased this shower pan. We installed it - what a pain! Nothing against Kohler, but it is HEAVY and trying to maneuver it into place and placing/attaching the drain was a pain in the butt! There were three of us and a dolly (thank god!) and we finally had it placed. I am building our next house and without a second thought I am buying this for my master bath and realized I never Read More
          I have remodeled/built several homes. I love the look of the custom built and tiled showers, but the maintenance is a pain. As well, the shower pan is going to deteriorate, so I looked at an alternative in our latest remodel. I decided on cast iron for longevity and looked to a brand I have had great experience and purchased this shower pan. We installed it - what a pain! Nothing against Kohler, but it is HEAVY and trying to maneuver it into place and placing/attaching the drain was a pain in the butt! There were three of us and a dolly (thank god!) and we finally had it placed. I am building our next house and without a second thought I am buying this for my master bath and realized I never wrote a review. I will never tile a shower floor again. This shower pan makes maintaining and cleaning your bathroom so easy. It looks fabulous with any tile/stone. It is nonslip. Though it may seem expensive, if you compare what it will cost to do a shower pan and then tile, it is a cost saver. Just wish there were more sizes. Also, I bought the drain cover - looks great, but I wouldn't recommend it. First, I have long hair, so I have to clear the drain and you can't see it with the cover. The second item is the cover hides all the dirt/mold and it is really gross when you have to clean it. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Looks Great
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          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Solid level, but...
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Heavy aluminum stock feels solid but it might be too heavy for some. I like the weight, gives it a high quality feel. Only has one off center handle with a rubber(?) gasket cushion that might eventually fall off with heavy use. High impact end caps make the actual level length only 22 ¼”. If you are leveling 2x4s on 24” centers you’ll need to get out your 3ft level. My level arrived with damage on one of the gel impact restraints. Gives me some concern about them holding up if/when it falls from various heights
          Cons: Not Durable
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          The Savage Magnetic Box Beam Level is the ultimate in accuracy and durability. The Box Beam Level is called such due to the construction of the frame. If you were to cut one in half, you would see the rectangular construction that gives these types of spirit levels the ultimate in durability.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice lightweight level but has a few shortcoming
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Pros. Level feels nice and the does not weight too much. Magnets are strong to the point it almost holds on sheet rocked walls. This must be because of the rock screws and nails in the studs. I like the three lines on either side of the bubble
          Cons: These might be picky cons but for one, the actual level is only 45 1/8" long. The gel impact ends make up the rest of the 48". I have used my previous 4ft level many times on beams and other things that were on 48" centers and the level reached. I can't do it with this one. Second, my previous level had slightly larger bubbles and the level lines almost touched the ends of the bubble. This Savage level has smaller bubbles and the lines start a Read More
          Pros. Level feels nice and the does not weight too much. Magnets are strong to the point it almost holds on sheet rocked walls. This must be because of the rock screws and nails in the studs. I like the three lines on either side of the bubble
          Cons: These might be picky cons but for one, the actual level is only 45 1/8" long. The gel impact ends make up the rest of the 48". I have used my previous 4ft level many times on beams and other things that were on 48" centers and the level reached. I can't do it with this one. Second, my previous level had slightly larger bubbles and the level lines almost touched the ends of the bubble. This Savage level has smaller bubbles and the lines start a little less than an 1/8" away from the end of the bubble. This means you are eyeballing the exact center level if you are trying for a very precise level. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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          The Ames floral tool line is the perfect size and weight for working in the garden. Ideal for raised bed gardening, this shovel will get the job done right. The tempered steel blade with power collar will dig in any soil condition.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Great quality, perfect size for raised garden beds and trenches!
          PostedJune 23, 2016
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          I don't know why I didn't think of getting this shovel sooner. I love gardening and have vegetables year round. I have always used the large shovels to turn the soil and in my raised garden beds it was really tough. Also, I am not a petite person, so at times a full shovel of wet dirt can overwhelm me. This shovel is perfect. First the head is the perfect size - large enough to turn the soil, but not too large that it is difficult to maneuver in the raised bed. The shovel blade is 8 1/4" by 6"
          I didn't know it at the time, but it is made in the USA and the quality shows! I will definitely look for other products by Ames.
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          I don't know why I didn't think of getting this shovel sooner. I love gardening and have vegetables year round. I have always used the large shovels to turn the soil and in my raised garden beds it was really tough. Also, I am not a petite person, so at times a full shovel of wet dirt can overwhelm me. This shovel is perfect. First the head is the perfect size - large enough to turn the soil, but not too large that it is difficult to maneuver in the raised bed. The shovel blade is 8 1/4" by 6"
          I didn't know it at the time, but it is made in the USA and the quality shows! I will definitely look for other products by Ames.
          Also, when my husband saw it, he said "Wow, that will be perfect for digging trenches, especially in tight places". So another use for it that I didn't think about. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Great Quality, Strong
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          Franztini's Questions
           
          The contemporary look and feel of this door will be a great addition to any home or office. With its full clear glass lite an abundance of light will enter the room to enhance its decor. The solid stile and rail construction will provide many years of worry free use. Color: White.
           

          Does this door come w/ obscure glass (pre-hung)?

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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          October 9, 2014
          Hi,
          I am looking for a pre-hung door with obscure glass that I can use in a hallway bathroom. Thanks!
           
          The Hamilton Double Vanity from Home Decorators Collection offers classic cottage charm with storage to spare. It boasts a grey granite top and dual under-mount sinks with soft-close, shutter-style doors. Deep recessed drawers give you additional room to organize bath essentials. Constructed of birch and MDF for strength, the furniture-quality piece features turned legs, a ivory finish and oil-rubbed bronze hardware.
           

          What are the width of the sink area and drawers

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          Franztini
          August 21, 2013
          I am trying to figure out what size mirrors to get and I was wondering how wide is the 2 door cabinet area that has the sink? Should I assume 24" for the sinks with a 12" drawer?
           
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          Pegasus Pegasus 48 in. W x 31 in. H Frameless Recessed or Surface-Mount Tri-View Bathroom Medicine Cabinet with Beveled Mirror
          Pegasus Pegasus 48 in. W x 31 in. H Frameless Recessed or Surface-Mount Tri-View Bathroom Medicine Cabinet with Beveled Mirror
          This mirrored cabinet features a Tri-view beveled frameless door that can be installed with hinge. Inside, three glass shelves that hold all your toiletries and bath items. Rust-free aluminum construction with mirror back ensures years of use. A side kit is included for recess or surface mount
           

          is the inside mirrored? or metal

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          bluiis
          January 20, 2020
          is the inside mirrored? or metal
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 21, 2020
          Answer: 
          yes the inside is mirrored.
           
          The SmartCode touchpad electronic deadbolt is a one-touch locking motorized deadbolt. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility. SmartCode is easy to install, program and use, and operates on 4 AA batteries. It also features SmartKey Security as the back-up keyway. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside. The Lifetime Polished Brass finish adds to the traditional look and feel of the product and makes a classic statement.
           

          I installed this in December. I installed brand new Energizer batteries in it when I put it on my...

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          Jessica
          January 18, 2020
          I installed this in December. I installed brand new Energizer batteries in it when I put it on my door. The unit is now blinking red meaning the batteries are low and need replaced. Is it normal for batteries to last only a short time in this unit?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 19, 2020
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          No. My batteries last longer than a year,. I would check to make sure that the batteries are securely seated in the battery compartment. If they are seated properly, you may have gotten old batteries or there may be an issue with the unit and I would contact Kwikset. Kwikset is has a fabulous customer service and warranty which is why I always buy there products.
           
          Upgrade any kitchen with this sleek Samsung slide-in gas range. It blends seamlessly with your cabinetry to give your kitchen a high-end look and offers flexibility for big cooking jobs, from its five-burner cooktop to its large-capacity 5.8 cu. ft. oven. It also features True Convection, for beautifully even cooking that takes less time and uses less energy. And with a reversible cast iron griddle and custom wok grate, this slide-in gas range is the perfect range for anyone who loves to cook and entertain. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Can I buy this range already converted to propane?

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          builder18620
          January 15, 2020
          Can I buy this range already converted to propane?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 15, 2020
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          No. However the range does come with a LP Propane conversion kit and instructions on how to convert it. It isn't difficult to do. If you don't want the hassle, when you purchase from Homedepot.com, you get an option to "get it up and running" for about $54, which includes a $34 installation kit - I think a screaming deal!
          Great range - when we sold our house, we bought another one for our new house.
           
          Upgrade any kitchen with this sleek Samsung slide-in gas range. It blends seamlessly with your cabinetry to give your kitchen a high-end look and offers flexibility for big cooking jobs, from its five-burner cooktop to its large-capacity 5.8 cu. ft. oven. It also features True Convection, for beautifully even cooking that takes less time and uses less energy. And with a reversible cast iron griddle and custom wok grate, this slide-in gas range is the perfect range for anyone who loves to cook and entertain. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Does the oven heat with open flames?

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          LaCar
          January 11, 2020
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 11, 2020
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          No it does not. The flames are covered.
           
          LifeProof is the latest innovation in vinyl flooring and is exclusively sold at The Home Depot. This flooring now features Scratch Protect surface coating, which is the Ultimate in scratch and stain resistance. LifeProof luxury vinyl flooring is both pet and kid friendly. This product has a pre-attached underlayment which minimizes sound and enhances warmth and comfort underfoot. LifeProof luxury vinyl flooring features a drop-and-lock installation system making it fast and easy for both Pros and DIYers to install. This flooring offers authentic color and texture for a realistic look and feel. LifeProof is both phthalate-free and formaldehyde-free to ensure product safety. Buy today, install today. 100% LifeProof, 0% worries. Color: Starry Light.
           

          The instructions say it can be installed under vanities with legs. My double vanity is 60 inches ...

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          YR
          January 7, 2020
          The instructions say it can be installed under vanities with legs. My double vanity is 60 inches and 265 lbs. Am I still okay even with these specs?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 8, 2020
          Answer: 
          Yes. I have it installed under a vanity with almost the same specs.
           
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