Kitchen Design and Feng Shui

Kitchen Design

The most important room in your house is the kitchen. For that reason, the Feng Shui perspective needs to be honoured. Preparation of food to provide nourishment and a healthy and balanced life for the occupants of the home happens in the kitchen. While mixing Moses and the Old Testament with Feng Shui may seem out of balance, follow the ten commandments of kitchen design set up to ensure you have harmonious and positive energy  flow.

Commandment 1

The Light in your Kitchen

If you have a light and airy kitchen, then people will want to linger there as they find it a happy place to be. Fact is that the longer the time spent in the kitchen, the more careful we are with how we prepare and cook the meals.

Commandment 2

Don’t make your kitchen an obstacle course

You want energy and flow in and around your modern kitchen, so make sure there are no obstacles. Kitchens usually have that square design with cupboards and sink and appliances making it a sharp room with angles that do not promote positive chi. Therefore, it’s not a good idea to create more obstacles by placing tables, island units, and block benches in the middle of the kitchen floor.

Commandment 3

Beware of Poison Arrows

Poison arrows are a bit like the furniture mentioned in the previous commandment. They are outward pointing angles of 90 degrees that hinder the flow of energy. Hide or disguise your poison arrows.

Commandment 4

Your Kitchen should not be seen from the front door

When you walk in the front door and you can see your kitchen, you are more than likely going to make a beeline for the fridge. Ideally your kitchen should be well away from your front door.

Commandment 5

Aim for a clutter free kitchen

When we talk about clutter, the whole house should be free of it, not just the kitchen. We mention the kitchen specifically because it has the greatest tendency to gather great amounts of clutter. Don’t think that clutter is rubbish – it isn’t. Clutter is just stuff you don’t need right now.

These items can be your set of scales, the juicer, can opener, the toaster, pots and pans draining next to the sink, and usually paperwork such as bank statements and checkout slips with coupons that need filing away. If these items are not in use and are not planned to be used for a while, put them away until you do need them. Why work in a kitchen where you are continually fighting for space?


Commandment 6

You can’t surprise the cook in the kitchen

If somebody is cooking and preparing a meal they don’t want feelings of insecurity by not knowing what is going on behind them. The ideal set up in the kitchen is if the cook has an uninterrupted view of the entrance.

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