Houzz TV: Instant Style for Your Countertop

Houzz TV: Instant Style for Your Countertop

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Houzz TV: Instant Style for Your Countertop

Ever spend time digging through your kitchen utensils to find the right thing? Or wish your kitchen had a more styled look? In this episode of Houzz TV, watch as kitchen organizer Wiebke Liu, founder of Blisshaus in Oakland, California, shows how organizing your kitchen items by color or material can make finding everything easier and creates a nice visual effect in your kitchen.

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westphal95

love it-thanks

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tooky58

This is great for those with lots of countertop space and/or drawers. But, there are those of us who have neither. Myself definitely included.

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Tiger Lily

I couldn't help but read this article without the "r" in the word "crock". It reads well and gave me a well needed laugh. Thank you.

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mzloolue

The red fruit should be segregated from the green fruit?

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J K

I currently have only one drawer for cooking utensils that often get caught up in each other. With no place for whisks (which seem to get caught on EVERYTHING), I have one "cRock" on my counter with my whisks and my egg spatula, which we use daily. It is practical while looking inviting at the same time.


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Shawn Therrien

will use your ideas

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stasiyork

But I am going for FEWER things on the counter. Our freshly renovated kitchen has a deep corner on the peninsula, and I recently got out the huge turkey platter. I pile it with fruits & veggies at the beginning of the week, and the goal is to eat it all by the next shopping day.

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Kristina

I think I prefer my method of segregated by how or where something is used, rather than by color. If I want my stainless steel soup ladle, I'll find it in the same area as my large stainless steel serving spoons, which will be with my various colored nylon ladles and spoons.

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pjscdj

I have been doing this for years, and it is what works for me. and it really frees up the drawers.

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lennybarraza05
Love your video
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organizedsarah

Since hubby retired, he took over the job of doing dishes and does a lot of cooking. Having been married 48 years and having done pretty much all the cooking and dishes all those years while hubby worked outside the home, it's wonderful having a kitchen helper. HOWEVER, he is of the more is better variety and kitchen utensils seem to multiply as quickly as rabbits in our house now. He also seems to have "memory lapses" when it comes to where things are stored. We custom-built our kitchen cabinets/drawers to house things efficiently, but he "forgets" and puts plastic lids in the towel drawer and the containers in the container drawer. Therefore, it's a hunt to match lids with containers, and somehow I now have way too many spatulas and kitchen knives. Honestly, I adore this man and love having help...so, as a wise wife, I've discovered that appreciating the help I have and encouraging his taking care of me this way means I'm just going to have "extras" and will have to hunt to find things. Having everything organized and magazine ready is simply not worth making him feel bad for his eccentricities.

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Kristina

Organizedsarah, my husband is also challenged when it comes to putting some things away in the kitchen, yet any woman who comes into my kitchen seems to know instinctively. I think a man's brain just isn't wired for things like that. But he's usually available to ask, "If I were a (insert missing item here) where would I be?" Some items he has no idea where to put so even when he's the one who empties the dishwasher, I usually have a few things to put away. If he doesn't know where it goes, and knows he doesn't know, he puts it on the drainboard by the sink.

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salsadancer

I'm a guy and have the opposite problem. Have my kitchen organized and efficient; my wife can't seem to remember where anything goes once she uses it. So not a "male / female" thing - more of whether a person is "neat and organized" or not.

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Kristina

Salsadancer, you bring up a valid point. But my husband is much more neat and organized than I am. We have separate closets and separate bathroom counters and sinks so he can have his things placed just so without being bothered by my haphazard placement. His files are neatly tucked away while I have 3 somewhat neat little piles on my end table waiting to be paid or otherwise handled, or taken into the office to be filed or shredded. His tools are neatly placed in drawers and a pegboard in the garage while I've almost given up sewing for the time it takes to clear off space on my sewing table for my machine. I could go on but I'm sure you get the picture. Yet as organized as he is, he just can't keep track of where some things go in the kitchen, and has never been able to even when our kitchen was tiny. He knows where to find the most used items but not quite everything. My children, including my sons, are much better than he, probably because I insisted they all take their turns alongside me in the kitchen as they were growing up. I guess it's a familiarity thing but even he says that he's not wired for the intricacies of kitchen organization.

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Jhoki Anita
I love it
   
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Anne Duke
I use a two tiered rectangular server to hold fruit and veggies. Gives a ton of color to that corner and hardly takes any space.
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Jacaju
amazing
   
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Tammy
great ideas. thanks
   
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KCC Toronto Ltd

This is a great idea...love the video

   
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M L Radcliffe
I have my whisks & silicone spatulas together. Don't use many metal utensils anymore. The other accessories are in a drawer. Fruits & vegetables don't last long in my house so 1 bowl is sufficient.