Kathleen
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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5
  • First Review:
    May 22, 2014
  • Last Review:
    August 31, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        324
      • Helpfulness votes
        570
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 22, 2014
      • Last Review:
        August 31, 2019
       
      • Question count
        1
         
        • Answer count
          140
           
           
           
           
          Kathleen's Reviews
           
          ClosetMaid Style+ is a stylish, yet affordable organization solution. The clean, versatile design creates shelving storage in closets and throughout the home. The shelving tower can be used alone or in combination with other Style+ items, creating a personalized solution.
           
          from North Bend, WA
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          ­Easy to assemble, easy to install and gives any closet a facelift! I've installed closet organiz...
          PostedAugust 31, 2019
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          ­Easy to assemble, easy to install and gives any closet a facelift!
          I've installed closet organizers from Closetmaid and other brands before, and this Closetmaid Style+ did not really seem any different from others. This is a floor mount system, which means you won't be spending an hour trying to line up racks and rails on the walls.
          Assembly was quick and painless. Each 'unit' is comprised of two sides, top and bottom and are held together with camlocks. There is a momentary awkward part of assembly when you have just the two sides together with the bottom: there is definitely a risk of product failure if you are not paying attention. But, once you get the top on, everything goes much
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          ­Easy to assemble, easy to install and gives any closet a facelift!
          I've installed closet organizers from Closetmaid and other brands before, and this Closetmaid Style+ did not really seem any different from others. This is a floor mount system, which means you won't be spending an hour trying to line up racks and rails on the walls.
          Assembly was quick and painless. Each 'unit' is comprised of two sides, top and bottom and are held together with camlocks. There is a momentary awkward part of assembly when you have just the two sides together with the bottom: there is definitely a risk of product failure if you are not paying attention. But, once you get the top on, everything goes much easier. Tack on a few corner pieces to give the whole thing rigidity and you're on to installing.
          To install, there are only four screws that secure it to a wall. You'll be drilling all the holes yourself, so there is no need to worry about super exact alignment with factory drilled holes. The thing goes up pretty quickly. I did have a minor annoyance with the rods though. Getting them lined up just right is next to impossible by yourself, so be sure to have a second person handy if you want them all to be straight.
          This kit says it works in spaces from 5' to 10', which I think is not exactly correct. I guess Closetmaid thinks that you'll be centering the tower structure in your closet. If you have bi-fold doors, this works just fine. I have sliding doors, and centering the tower looked very bad to me. So, I opted to install the tower just off center, but this meant that space for the rod on one side of the tower was about twelve inches.
          Thankfully, I have a hacksaw. I cut the rod down to size, drilled a hole for the thing to mount properly and everything else went great.
          It is made of particle board, so it is not the most durable closet organizer out there. Mine came with a few blemishes at the corners, which I think is pretty much expected of particle board.
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          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Sturdy, Stylish
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          AMMEX Gloveworks HD Royal Blue Nitrile Powder Free Industrial Gloves are made for serious professionals who aren’t afraid to take on the toughest jobs. Their raised diamond texture delivers the most grip you can get in a disposable glove. Those diamonds channel away liquids, so even when the gloves are wet you can hold on tight. At 6 Mil, they’re durable and resistant to punctures, tears, and rips, and provide excellent barrier protection. Latex-free, sold 100 per box, 10 boxes per case, in M-XXL. These versatile gloves are a great fit in food processing, automotive, and countless other industrial applications.
           
          from North Bend, WA
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          An excellent pair of 'heavy duty' gloves for the kitchen, the garage or the shop. Whether you are...
          PostedAugust 30, 2019
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          An excellent pair of 'heavy duty' gloves for the kitchen, the garage or the shop. Whether you are prepping the world hottest peppers, rebuilding a transmission, or applying a coat of stain to some live-edge oak.. these gloves are great. They are nearly twice as thick as your standard nitrile glove, which is something in the 3-4 mil range. These gloves are 6 mils thick, and while certainly nothing like a yellow kitchen glove, they are much better than other gloves that I have used. Working on the car was easy and even when I hit some sharp edges, these didn't tear.
          They also have excellent gripping power, thanks to the diamond texture on fingers and palm. They advertise that this texture
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          An excellent pair of 'heavy duty' gloves for the kitchen, the garage or the shop. Whether you are prepping the world hottest peppers, rebuilding a transmission, or applying a coat of stain to some live-edge oak.. these gloves are great. They are nearly twice as thick as your standard nitrile glove, which is something in the 3-4 mil range. These gloves are 6 mils thick, and while certainly nothing like a yellow kitchen glove, they are much better than other gloves that I have used. Working on the car was easy and even when I hit some sharp edges, these didn't tear.
          They also have excellent gripping power, thanks to the diamond texture on fingers and palm. They advertise that this texture will help 'channel away' liquids. This of course really depends on the viscosity of the liquid. It's not going to channel away cold motor oil like it will channel away water. However, I did find that I had pretty good grip strength in comparison to other non-texture gloves, so these gloves definitely do something right.
          Fit wise, I think they may run a little on the larger side. I have large hands, and a medium fit me absolutely perfectly.
          All in all, a great pair of gloves that I will certainly be using all the time.
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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          This modern 3-seater sofa is a wonderful addition to any room in your home. Featuring wood sides and rounded legs, it boasts a true mid-century look and feel. It also has a plush cushioning for comfort and a button tufted seat and back for extra style, so you can never go wrong with this sofa.
           
          from North Bend, WA
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Looks great and has a wonderful mid-century look. This couch ships flat-packed, but assembly was ...
          PostedAugust 25, 2019
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          Looks great and has a wonderful mid-century look.
          This couch ships flat-packed, but assembly was very easy. The sides, back, bottom and legs are all seperate pieces. The sides attach with bolts that use an allen-key and the back attaches with headless bolts that need a wing-nut. Assembly was very easy, however there a small amount of effort required to get the back attached to the bottom. Because of the angle it was a little tricky to line things up and get enough clearance to get the headless bolt threaded and a wing nut on. I solved this issue by loosening the sides a little bit and then tightening them again when the back was on.
          Unless you're under five foot six, this isn't a sleeper
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          Looks great and has a wonderful mid-century look.
          This couch ships flat-packed, but assembly was very easy. The sides, back, bottom and legs are all seperate pieces. The sides attach with bolts that use an allen-key and the back attaches with headless bolts that need a wing-nut. Assembly was very easy, however there a small amount of effort required to get the back attached to the bottom. Because of the angle it was a little tricky to line things up and get enough clearance to get the headless bolt threaded and a wing nut on. I solved this issue by loosening the sides a little bit and then tightening them again when the back was on.
          Unless you're under five foot six, this isn't a sleeper couch. Aside from length, it is not that soft, so would only make a good mattress for a short nap if you fit. It is fairly comfortable to sit on for short periods of time, but I wouldn't recommend sitting all the way through a movie on it unless you get up a couple times. It does have a very good height though and matches well to two different coffee tables I tried it with.
          It does have a great mid-century look though, and that's what really counts here, in my opinion. From the polished wood sides to the gold-capped feet, this couch is great to look at and will surely start a few conversations.
          I do find it a little odd that the couch is named 'Light Chocolate Brown' when a majority of the color is very clearly a dark gray. The side panels are brown, but I don't think they are very chocolately at all!
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Nice Design, Rich Looking
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          Cozy up with our softest collection yet. Equally soft in color and texture, our Davos Shag rugs are inspired by the quaint and charming villages tucked away in the Alps. Plus they are stain resistant, easy to clean and wont shed - so your space will keep looking as fresh as that first winter snowfall.
           
          from Longmont, CO
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This dusty blush pink colored rug is the perfect size for putting at the foot of a toddler bed. ...
          PostedAugust 25, 2019
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          This dusty blush pink colored rug is the perfect size for putting at the foot of a toddler bed.
          The rug is shaggy and long enough to run your fingers and toes through. It is not as soft as I'd hoped it would be, but that's okay. It is not super fluffy, so it would probably be appropriate for use in a bathroom or sink area too.
          I got this for my daughter's room (who loves pink) and it goes nicely with her pink and gray decor in the room. It is more of a dull, blush pink so it goes quite nicely with most decor (rather than being that bright, neon pink that most toddler products seem to be!).
          Pros: Comfortable, Easy to Clean, Looks Great
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          Add cozy warmth and functional fashion to your floors with the Life proof Villa Shag Area Rug in Gray, size 6 ft. x 8 ft. Densely tufted with premium polyester yarn, this durable design is highly resistant to crushing, matting and every day wear-and-tear, so it will stay newer looking longer. Sumptuously soft to the touch, this style is ideal for high traffic areas with its superior stain resistant qualities. Clean up is a breeze so you can live worry free. Simply spot clean spills with a mild solution of detergent and water and vacuum as needed.
           
          from Longmont, CO
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Such a wonderfully soft rug! This is a VERY soft rug. Think: microfiber, but even softer? It is ...
          PostedAugust 25, 2019
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          Such a wonderfully soft rug!
          This is a VERY soft rug. Think: microfiber, but even softer? It is a bit shaggy, so you can run your fingers or toes through it. There is about an inch of plush, so set your vacuum to a high setting.
          I got this for my office where I have a sit-stand desk, and it's so nice to stand on while I'm working.
          The rug doesn't have a lot of "plush" built into it, so I'll want to eventually get a rug pad to go underneath it.
          A note on robotic vacuums: I'll need to "teach" my robotic vacuum how to navigate this, but that is to be expected for any change in "terrain."
          Pros: Comfortable, Looks Great, very soft!
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          Kathleen's Questions
           
          The Hampton Bay Flush-Fit End Panel is designed to help cover the end of your cabinet. This end panel comes pre-finished for convenient use. With Hampton Bay accessories you can personalize your space. Add designer touches, create custom storage solutions and personalize your space with affordable custom elements that only look expensive.
           

          How many panels come in the box?

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          Kathleen
          North Bend, WA
          June 28, 2015
          How many panels come in the box? 2 are in the boxes at the store for 35" panels. 2 in this box as well?
           
          Kathleen's Answers
           
          Miri’s captivating, faceted body-to-handle transition creates a subtle, timeless elegance. Touting a tall arcing spout and a high positioned handle, Miri is the showpiece for any contemporary kitchen. The Spot Defense finish defends against fingerprints and water spots.
           

          Can this be installed without base plate as a single hole?

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          Mike
          September 14, 2019
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          Kathleen
          North Bend, WA
          September 16, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes it can be!
           
          Add some drama to your Halloween displays with the 400-Watt Fog Machine. Easy to set up and works instantly to create the most dramatic spooky effects. Uses standard fog liquid.
           

          Is the remote wireless?

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          Nolan
          August 13, 2019
          Is the remote wireless?
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          Kathleen
          Longmont, CO
          August 19, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, it is a wireless remote.
           
          Pre-Mixed Grout is the no-mix, no mess alternative to traditional grout. This shrink and crack resistant formula is also highly resistant to most common household stains. Ideal for grout restoration.
           

          I just finished glass tile backsplash installed with ​"​SimpleGrout #381 Bright White​"​ ​to my k...

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          dodobird
          August 5, 2019
          I just finished glass tile backsplash installed with ​"​SimpleGrout #381 Bright White​"​ ​to my kitchen this weekend​.​
          The grout looks so porous and I worry about the stains particularly around stove area. I checked Q & A and found some​ answers recommended sealer and some ​said unnecessary​. Which is correct? ​If the sealer will protect the porous grout from cooking stain, then which product is the best?​
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          Kathleen
          Longmont, CO
          August 6, 2019
          Answer: 
          I always put grout sealer on it. The standard stuff is fine. (I have gotten more expensive stuff for shower floors)
           
          Playtime becomes more fun when your kids can easily take out their toys, books and games and then quickly clean up afterwards. The space-saving Tot Tutors Super Sized Toy Storage Organizer with 16 Storage Bins stows your children's toys in easy-to-see, easy-to-access BPA and phthalate free plastic storage bins. Ideal for organizing your child’s nursery/bedroom, playroom, closet, living room the options are endless. The 12 standard and 4 large colorful storage containers are easy to remove, replace and reposition along the 4 tiered organizer shelves. Storage bins are sized just right within the toy organizer for toddler and preschool aged children. Sturdy engineered wood construction frame with stabilizing braces and steel shelving rods, 35 pound weight capacity per level. Some assembly is required. A great toy storage box alternative; helping keep your little one’s room clean and organized while at the same time teaching color identification, sorting and cognitive skills.
           

          what are the dimensions?

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          Leen
          January 12, 2019
          what are the dimensions?
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          Kathleen
          Longmont, CO
          July 20, 2019
          Answer: 
          15.75 deep (legs front-to-back)
          41.5 wide.
           
          Playtime becomes more fun when your kids can easily take out their toys, books and games and then quickly clean up afterwards. The space-saving Tot Tutors Super Sized Toy Storage Organizer with 16 Storage Bins stows your children's toys in easy-to-see, easy-to-access BPA and phthalate free plastic storage bins. Ideal for organizing your child’s nursery/bedroom, playroom, closet, living room the options are endless. The 12 standard and 4 large colorful storage containers are easy to remove, replace and reposition along the 4 tiered organizer shelves. Storage bins are sized just right within the toy organizer for toddler and preschool aged children. Sturdy engineered wood construction frame with stabilizing braces and steel shelving rods, 35 pound weight capacity per level. Some assembly is required. A great toy storage box alternative; helping keep your little one’s room clean and organized while at the same time teaching color identification, sorting and cognitive skills.
           

          what is the length - don't care about the bolting, nor the baskets, the length as in how long is...

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          justcurious
          April 28, 2019
          what is the length - don't care about the bolting, nor the baskets,
          the length as in how long is it from one white panel to the other??
          Asked by
          Kathleen
          Longmont, CO
          July 20, 2019
          Answer: 
          15.75 deep (legs front-to-back)
          41.5 wide.
           
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