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Khristine Holterman

Khristine Holterman

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Member Since April 2014

Reviews: 114

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By: Khristine Holterman Date: 12-07-2017

These lights are simple, but so chic and beautiful they can't help but make a statement. This brand is pricey but they are crafted in the USA making them a worthwhile investment on many levels. I hung a trio over my kitchen island but this particular style can be hung in clusters, staggered, etc. The frame is metal and the cord is a thick white.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 8-18-2016

Brand: loewen Model: bay-bow

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 8-18-2016

Brand: viking Model: RVDOE330SS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 8-17-2016

Brand: ge Model: ZET2RMSS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 8-17-2016

Oven and Convection Microwave Brand: thermador Model: PODM301J

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 8-17-2016

Brand: thermador Model: MED302JP

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 8-17-2016

Oven and Convection Microwave Brand: thermador Model: MEDMC301JS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 8-17-2016

Oven and Convection Microwave Brand: thermador Model: MEDMC301JP  

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 8-15-2016

Chrome Finish Brand: restoration-hardware Model: 23530029  

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 6-08-2016

The depth of color in this line is unmatched by any of the competitors. The colors are rich and unusual- not something you'd find with the larger paint manufacturers. The paint goes on smoothly with only one or two coats. It holds up extremely well over many years. It is not inexpensive, but it is worth the cost.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 3-31-2016

Chagny 1800

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 3-29-2016

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 3-29-2016

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 3-06-2016

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 3-04-2016

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 3-04-2016

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-25-2016

This line of outdoor furnishings has changed the way I look at my garden and poolside spaces. Everything they design is made to impeccable standards and is simply gorgeous to look at. Their materials, finishes and style cannot be matched. Pricey, very pricey but it will stand the test of time. Only available through designers.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-24-2016

This is a solid (and heavy) set of chairs and table. Obviously built to last and to not move once  in place! The chairs are very difficult to pull out/push back in and you can break a toe if you happen to hit a chair leg.  I do not like how difficult it is to move the chairs around. The finish of the table is susceptible to water and oil damage- it would be great if RH would  provide care and repair instructions for their products. The style is nice, simple lines and blends well with many styles of outdoor architecture.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-24-2016

From their excellent delivery teams, to the great customer service and of course their high quality outdoor furniture-RH is the best. They aren't the most expensive, nor is this collection cheap- it is however one of those purchases  you will not regret because the furniture will last.  I love the style of the Kingston collection- the large chairs are comfortable and the lines are gorgeous. My one complaint is that they don't provide detailed care instructions for their wood. The finish on the Kingston collection will start to peel if you don't cover it all winter and take care to treat it with some wood protectant at some point. In terms of outdoor fabrics- I'm not a huge fan of Perennials though it's the go-to brand for many designers now. It really isn't as durable and stain-resistant as advertised even when stored properly and cared for well.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-16-2016

Brand: gaggenau Model: RB 472

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 12-07-2015

The Regal line is a primer and paint in one. As with all Benjamin Moore paints- it comes in a wonderful array of colors. Pricey, as with all their paints, but this formulation makes painting more convenient  in a water-based, low VOC formulation.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 12-07-2015

This low-VOC line of paints has stood up to a great deal of use, though the color has faded faster than I would like. Benjamin-Moore of course has a full line of colors and the cost of re-painting isn't crazy compared to the environmental benefits of using a higher VOC line. All in all the ben line is a good alternative if you are looking for a low-VOC option.  

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 12-07-2015

I use Benjamin Moore paints for all my products, they have a good color selection, their colors go on smoothly and stay true for years. In Satin finish the surfaces are easy to clean. Aura paints are their higher end line. I cannot tell the difference between Aura and ben, their lower priced formulation.   Due to California law they can no longer sell oil-based finishes. Their water-based trim paint chips and nicks like crazy. Next time I will drive to Nevada and buy some oil-based paints!

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-20-2015

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 9-25-2015

Brand: miele Model: CVA 2662

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 6-01-2015

Brand: viking Model: VESC5304BSS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 3-23-2015

Brand: scarabeo Model: 8033

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-09-2015

Brand: viking Model: VESO1302SS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-09-2015

Brand: viking Model: VEDO5302SS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-09-2015

Brand: viking Model: VEDO5272SS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-09-2015

Brand: viking Model: VEDO1302SS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-09-2015

Brand: viking Model: VMOR205SS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-09-2015

Brand: viking Model: VGSU1044BSS www.vikingrange.com

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 2-09-2015

Brand: viking Model: RVGC3305BSS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-25-2015

Brand: viking Model: VMOC206SS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-25-2015

Brand: viking Model: VMOD241SS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 12-30-2014

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf Model: WWD30O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: WWD30

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: gaggenau Model: WS 221/WS 261

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: PWC362418

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf Model: PW302418

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: PL341912

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: PI363418

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: DD30(R)

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: DD30(I)

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: CTWH30

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: CTEWH30(I)

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: IC-27FI

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-48SID/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-48SID/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-48SD/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-48SD/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-48S/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-48S/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-42SD/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-42SD/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-42S/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-42S/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-36UG/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-36UG/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-36UFD/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-36UFD/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero Model: BI-36U/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero Model: BI-36U/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-36S/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-36S/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-36RG/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-36R/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-36R/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-30UG/S

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: BI-30UG/O

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: 736TR

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: 736TCI

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: 700TFI

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: 700TCI

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: 700BFI

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: 700BF

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: 700BCI

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: 700BC

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: sub-zero
Model: 648PROG

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf Model: SRT366

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf Model: SRT364C

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: SRT304

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: viking
Model: VGRT5488BSS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: viking
Model: VGRT5304BSS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: thermador
Model: PCG486GD

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: thermador
Model: PCG366G

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: thermador
Model: PCG304G

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: ge
Model: ZGU484NGPSS

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: GR606CG

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: GR488

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf
Model: GR486C

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf Model: GR364C

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf Model: GR304

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf Model: DF486C

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: wolf Model: DF484DG

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: thermador Model: PRG366JG

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: gaggenau
Model: BS484/BS485

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 11-30-2014

Brand: gaggenau
Model: BS 260/BS 261

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

These are solid windows. They provide excellent insulation and sound proofing. The hardware, standard with Loewen and supposedly of high quality, is less than I expected. Several sashes locks broke within two years of use. In addition, the weather sealant strips started to come off within a year of installation. I was not expecting any problems given the price point and the quality of the actual window, but instead I've had to have them serviced multiple times over the short time I've owned my home.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

This Electrolux Induction Range was installed in a guest house. It was used once to warm food in the oven. Beyond that it has never been used because our guests find it impossible to operate and understand without reading a manual! Who has time to read a user manual when you are a house guest (and presumably on holiday!) After the warranty expired, guess what? It started beeping constantly with an "E 15" fault notification which cannot be fixed by the homeowner. My research has shown that the entire system may need to be replaced as this is a common electrical wiring error inherent in this model. More time and money will be wasted to stop that incessant beeping and hopefully make it functional again! But I will never purchase from Electrolux ever again.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

Wolf continues to deliver with high performance gas grilling.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

The burners on this range seem to have two heats: super hot and too low. They are not responsive to adjustment and therefore it has been a challenge when I need a medium flame. The oven is fine, it is a workhorse and seems to heat evenly and accurately. The range surface grates are difficult/awkward to clean (and of course heavy as they all are).

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

Expensive, gorgeous but you must take the time to learn how to cook on a La Cornue. It runs hot and it's not as intuitive as a standard range.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

The early version of this microwave literally blew up and had to be replaced three times! It would randomly catch fire. Thankfully Dacor was willing to replace it, yet I learned that I was not the only one with this issue and they had some problems with this product. Hopefully they’ve re-engineered it.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

In theory Caesarstone sounds like a great product: no sealing, hard surface, easy to find and easy to maintain. I do indeed love the product especially when my kids write on it with permanent marker and I can scrub it off with cleanser. I also love that I do not have to maintain it other than keeping it clean. However- and this is a big issue for me-this product is very, very susceptible to nicks. The good news is they can be repaired by the installer with a foul-smelling epoxy. The bad news is I think I will have to have these nicks repaired on a twice yearly basis- especially around the sink and stove where pots and pans are more likely to hit the edges. Also, it is susceptible to water stains if the finish is honed (which I knew). I miss the hardness of granite, but don\'t miss the yearly sealing and I love that it\'s not absorbing all the berry and wine stains like marble does.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

This is one of those toilets you can put in any bathroom and it will blend with the decor, function as promised and have minimal problems. I've used it in multiple homes.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

I love the look of this faucet and have installed it in two homes. However the side sprayer in all three units I've owned have had issues. The good news is Rohl is extremely responsive and they have replaced the sprayer head free of charge, provided excellent customer service and have stood behind the product. They are easy to reach via phone and email.The faucet itself is of good quality and functions well. With some finishes (like polished nickel) be sure to follow the care instructions so the finish does not tarnish or wear.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

I love the look of Watermark Faucets, but their handles tend to loosen quickly. This required repair by their local rep who was very responsive. Take care with the finish also as it can wear quickly.

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

I\'ve had this oven for almost two years. For the first year it heated evenly, and seemed to perform well. After the first year I used the self cleaning option, three days later when I pre-heated it and went to open the door- the entire door unit fell apart! The glass separated from the metal frame and the door coils were completely separated from this frame! It took almost four weeks to have a replacement ordered and replaced. Thermador was able to replace it as a warranty item- but this occurred in November- it was fixed literally two days before Thanksgiving- cutting it close! One more thing: the timer turns off after about 5 chimes. So if you leave the room and do not hear it- you may forget all about whatever you have in the oven. I find this problematic, the timer should not turn off until the user has turned it off!

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

I had this product for 10 years and never felt it lived up to the hype. It heated unevenly and the temperature was constantly off. I always had to use an oven thermometer to ensure I was cooking at the proper temperature as it always ran \"hot.\"

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

I had the early version of this and regretted it after less than a year of use! It had leaks, then puddled inside, did not clean well and in the end I spent more time having it repaired than actually using it to clean. I pulled it out after 5 years of frustration and replaced it with a different brand!

By: Khristine Holterman Date: 1-01-1970

This Thermador Sapphire Series DWHD650JFM dishwasher is great at cleaning, with minimal noise. It is reliable and provides consistent results. I love the red ”on” floor light so there is never any question as to whether or not the unit is running. The reason it only gets three stars: the interior divider parts constantly fall off and are difficult to re-assemble (there are small connector pieces that separate from the main basket and when they do the plate dividers to flop around).. It also has a strange blue ”disco” light that illuminates the top of the unit when the door is open- I have yet to figure out what its purpose is but I find it annoying. This line was built by Bosch, which is why I purchased them. If the interior parts were as well made as the Bosch were, I would give it 4 stars.