Good Kitchen Feng Shui
Having a good Feng Shui for your kitchen is akin to having good health for you and your family. In the belief of Feng Shui, your kitchen is the heart of your home. The kitchen represents the manifestation of your family’s well-being and wealth.
Here are some basic good Feng Shui kitchen guidelines which you can apply to improve the Chi flow, the flow of positive energy, in your kitchen to bring about overall good health and wealth at home.
Avoid having your kitchen facing the front door or the back door. This is to prevent the Chi from escaping easily. In addition, it helps to avoid disrupting family harmony and business networking opportunities.
Whenever possible, do not have the kitchen facing a bedroom. The Chi energy of the kitchen is yang. It will conflict with the yin energy of the bedroom which tends to result in having family members being sick constantly.
Choose colours that blend well. Yellow is a good choice. In Feng Shui, yellow is believed to be good for your digestion.
In the event that you are unable to change the location or colours of your kitchen, here are some Feng Shui tips you can do to help boost the auspicious elements of its Chi.
Bright, Spacious & Clean
- Proper lighting should be installed in the kitchen.
- Keep the kitchen clean. Do not pile up on dirty dishes.
- Remember clutter is not welcomed, be it in the kitchen or any other part of your house. So, keep your kitchen simple. Do not overload it with too many electrical appliances. Keep away those not frequently used in your cupboard.
- Having fresh flowers in the kitchen brings about uplifting energy. You can consider placing some in the kitchen. Alternatively, you can place a bowl with fruits or a living plant on your kitchen table.
- Having an airy, clean and bright kitchen is welcoming. It improves the whole feel about the kitchen. Food prepared in a harmonious and well-organized kitchen will have a balanced flow of Chi, thus produced high and healing quality.
- Placement of the oven and stove
Feng Shui believes the placement of your oven and stove is important to create auspicious elements and positive Chi. It brings a strong presence of the Fire element. You can place it facing South or Southwest.
Avoid having them beside sinks, dishwashers or refrigerators, or in direct opposite direction to the toilet door. These are water elements while the stove and oven are “fire” elements. They are conflicting elements. This is to avoid having relationship problems and sickness in the family. For young families with the plan to expand the family, this is a no-no.
Also, avoid hanging a towel through the oven handle. It is not aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.
Your kitchen is the Feng Shui part of the home that nourishes and sustains life.
Creating good energy in your kitchen will come back to you tenfold. This is a worthwhile and wise investment in your health and well-being.