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Prosperity in a frying pan

india Updated: Jan 22, 2010 21:02 IST
raman datta

KitchenThe kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house and is associated with the nourishment and health of the family. If the kitchen is located in an inappropriate position then illness and loss of livelihood can effect the occupants. The kitchen is also associated with fire, which is an activating force for abundance.

The kitchen is also the place where the two opposing elements water and fire interacts, and feng shui and vaastu in the kitchen involves the correct balancing of these two elements. What is good or bad interaction is determined by the position of the gas stove in relation to the position of the sink.

General Rules:

The best placement for the kitchen is in the southeastern sector of the home. To cook food properly we need abundance of Fire element, which is found primarily in the southeast which is an ideal kitchen location, northwest could be an alternative site. Avoid kitchen in the southwest.

To balance water and fire in the kitchen, do not position the gas stove, microwaves, and ovens directly opposite the sink or refrigerator.

In an ideal kitchen, gas stoves, hobs, microwaves, ovens - anything that radiates heat should be positioned in southern part of the kitchen, Appliances that use water - washing machine and water purifier should be placed in the east, northeast or southwest. The sink should be against the northern or eastern wall. The refrigerator can be placed in the southwest as a barrier against negative forces, even north or west are good position.

The fridge should not open facing the kitchen door. Fridge is Yin and clashes with people walking in because people are Yang.

Green and yellows are very good colors in the kitchen and any kind of real wood or laminates wood effect can be very beneficial.

Keep well-stocked refrigerator at all times to ensure prosperity.

If the kitchen is the first room to be seen from the entrance, it is not good as the first impression becomes food, which could promote overeating & overweight.

Raman Datta
Vaastu & Feng Shui Consultant