Dec
28

Feng Shui for your Kitchen, the heart of your home

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Feng Shui principles associate kitchens with prosperity, nourishment and health as it is the heart of the
home.
Have rounded corners in the kitchen.
• The cook should be “in the control” position when at the stove and should be facing the door to be able
to relax and concentrate.
• Placing the stove in a central island allows the cook to see the entire room, including the doorway. The
wider your view, the more you’ll be able to comfortably talk with dinner guests or keep an eye on the
kids as you prepare the meal.
• A shiny metal surface or mirror behind the stove doubles the energy. Symbolizes doubling of your
income.
• An unused stove implies untapped resources or ignored opportunities.
• The stove should be in good operating order; it’s a reflection of what is going on in your life. A stove
that is not in good working order implies a problem with financial resources. If any part of the stove
(burners, oven light, fan, etc.) does not work, get it fixed as soon as possible.
• Place a mirror on the fridge to deter you from entering after certain hours and look yourself in the face
and say, “Do I really need this food, am I really hungry?”
• Place fresh flowers or a bowl of fruit in the kitchen or on a windowsill (health and abundance).
• Utensils should be neatly organized and easy to find.
• It’s better if you don’t see the kitchen immediately upon entering the house, as this can lead to
digestive, nutritional, and eating problems.
• Having the kitchen at the entry point can also mean that guests will come over and eat and then leave
immediately, and such a placement can also encourage the inhabitants to eat all the time.
• The remedy is to hang sheers or beaded curtains over the kitchen door or create another focal point to
draw the eye to another area.
• Avoid red, pink, or purple walls; these are fire colors. Fire colors can be agitating and create over
eating. The kitchen ideally should be white, blue, green or soft earth tones.
• Fire and water fight each other, so the placement of the stove and sink is important. If they are directly
opposite each other, this can lead to arguments and conflict within the family. Fix this by placing
something green between them, such as a green rug on the floor or a living plant on the counter.

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