Feng Shui Kitchen Tips That Everyone Should Follow

Using these Feng Shui tips you can create a kitchen that will attract harmony and prosperity.
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How important is the kitchen? We would say it is the most important part of your home. As author Louis Parrish once said, "If you can organise your kitchen, you can organise your life." We store and cook our food in the kitchen. And as such an important space, the energy in the kitchen should always be in balance. And that's where Feng Shui plays such an important role.
So how does one maximise the benefits of Feng Shui in the design of the kitchen? According to S.BS.Surendran, Accredited Feng Shui Master and Traditional Vaastu Practitioner, the kitchen plays a vital role in nourishing the occupants of the home and focussing on proper design, layout, décor and positioning of kitchen, especially stove, sink and appliances. He says, "Kitchens are among the remains of the very early civilisations, some dating back well over 5,000 years. A cook normally requires the basic elements of the earth, fire, water and metal. It is also the source of everything that is grown and cooked. The holding properties of the soil are used to make earth ware vessels and utensils. Everything that is bought into the kitchen is changed in some way and this process of change is a part of a far larger cycle of energy — a cycle that includes not only the preparation and cooking of food, but the entire process of life itself."
Kitchen Decor
Install bright lights and calm colours in your kitchen. Picture Credit: Canva
So what is the most important thing to be kept in mind for a kitchen, according to Feng Shui? "The layout, location and design is important. For example, It’s not ideal to have kitchen stove sharing toilet wall or facing toilet door. The location of the stove and placement of appliances within the kitchen is important. Most importantly the sink and stove in the kitchen should have at least 1 metre spacing and not be adjacent or facing each other to avoid elemental clash. Similarly the Kitchen stove, water sink and refrigerator placement should not form a equilateral triangle as it amounts to clash of elements,' says S.BS.Surendran.
The position of the stove depends upon the Feng Shui of the house analysed. "Hence we use the luck of each segment to decide on the position, although normally Northwest sector is not much preferred for kitchen and more so placement of stove at Northwest corner. Similarly placing Stove in North sector or kitchen placement is considered a taboo as the stove which is Fire element and it clashes with the element assigned to North which is water, advises S.BS.Surendran.
He also recommends that kitchen can be at East and Southeast. "Even for that matter south or west as per Feng Shui as it either aids or controls the elemental cycle but not destroy it. Primarily ensure kitchen is not located at the “T junction” of a house in the interior layout, not the first thing visible when main door is opened and not sharing Toilet WC. Avoid Kitchen at the centre sector of the home and also close to main door entry," he adds.
The balance of Yin and Yang is an important aspect of Feng Shui. According to Feng Shui, Light is Yang energy and darkness is Yin energy And if one wants to create the right balance of yin and yang, they can do it with light, colour, layout, decor and more. S.BS.Surendran gives a few tips :
  • Install bright lights to give you a spacious feeling.
  • Keep the kitchen door close as far as possible.
  • For healthy energy and vitality, display malachite crystals stone or craved malachite green dragon in view.
  • If your kitchen is in the front of the house, get creative and try hanging sheer or beaded curtains over the kitchen door to shield the kitchen and the stove.
We have all read about clutter blocking the flow of energy in our living spaces and this stands true for the kitchen as well. A kitchen that is organised, tidy and clean just gives that vibrant energy. Who wouldn't want to work in such a kitchen? Since kitchen is also a place of prosperity, every bit of decluttering will add a prosperous energy to your life.
Quick Tips For Beginners
  • Play with colour to balance the energy of the kitchen. Choose whites and creams because they give that Zen vibe. Earthy colours and green elements can also be considered as they have a soothing effect.
  • Whatever kind of art works for you, put them in your kitchen. Treat it like your personal space that you would love to spend time inside.
  • It's important to remove broken and chipped plates, cups and other utensils from your kitchen. These can have a negative impact on Feng Shui of the kitchen as it represents broken energy.
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