Energy near the front door offers a warm welcoming as a first impression. But, the kitchen can be just as good…
Feng Shui deals with the flow of energy through a space. One of the ways to estimate this flow is to determine how much energy goes through the house and if there are place where it is blocked or slowed, or maybe moving too fast. One of the ways to do this is to determine where it goes, when it first enters the space.
The kitchen should be placed in the back of the house. Kitchen energy is strong and active because of heat and kitchen appliances. Having the kitchen near the front door, according to Feng Shui principles, is a major problem because of three things:
- If it is by the front door, the nutritive value of the food goes through the front door, which can lead to potential digestion problems.
- It can lead to obesity. There is a need to eat something automatically, since it is the first room you see when you enter your house.
- Finally, the kitchen next to the entrance can approve of the eat and go attitude, which can be bad for mental health.
If it is possible, use light curtains to separate this space from the entrance. You can use tall plants, works of art, fountains… Any of these suggestions will attract attention and pull energy away from the kitchen to a different room, like the living room. The location of the kitchen in the house is a key factor for the well being of the people who live in it.
Feng Shui ideas
Here are some other Feng Shui ideas for your kitchen:
The kitchen should not be in the bedroom and a person should not be sleeping where kitchen elements are, because they can be prone to depression. This situation will also occur if the bedroom is on the lower level, below the kitchen.
Make sure the kitchen is well lit. Control the amount of light in it using blinds and curtains. Badly lit kitchens can be problematic because when preparing food you can injure yourself if you don’t see what you are doing well.
Limit the number of magnets, messages and memorabilia that are on the outside of the fridge, because all extra elements create a mess in Feng Shui.
Keep sharp knives in drawers. Eat at a round table for support and harmony, and round tables also incite conversation. Keep your kitchen clean and neat, so there is space for the food to be prepared, as well as leaving an open feeling.
As you can see, the kitchen is a room in your home that affects health the most. It is a place where food is stored, prepared and often eaten, and most commonly your friends gather in this space. Make sure your kitchen symbolically sends out health and nutritious messages that will make sure that the residents and the people who visit your home can use positive Feng Shui messages.
Milan Budimkic is a creative freelance writer for industries that include but are not limited to the travel, sport, entertainment, internet marketing, and much more. When not blogging, Milan likes to travel and read a lot.