Enhance Your Kitchen with Vaastu!
The kitchen plays a vital part in the health of your family. According to Vaastu, it should be placed in the 'agni' corner of your house or restaurant. The 'agni' corner means the southeast direction, which is considered the best for kitchens as the element of fire governs in this direction. Therefore, it is the best option for your kitchen. If this placement is not possible, another great option is the northwest corner of the house.
Is your refrigerator, sink, stove and counter jammed into one wall? Your crammed kitchen could extinguish the joy associated with cooking. Vaastu states that kitchen appliances are also linked to different elements and each appliance belongs to a location that is governed by its element. The stove is almost as essential as the placement of the kitchen. Hence, it too should be in the south-east direction. It is also advised that the person cooking shouldn't face the south.
Sinks and taps in the kitchen represent the flow of water. They should be placed in the north-east direction and away from the cooking stove since fire and water are opposite elements that repel each other.
If the kitchen has a refrigerator, then it should be placed in the south-west direction. Avoid keeping it close to the corner and avoid placing it in the north-east direction.
Windows are important for the kitchen. Imagine standing in the kitchen with no view, simply staring at a dead space! An exhaust should be placed in the east. Windows, be it large or small, should be in the east. If there are ventilators, it should be placed in the south.
The modern kitchen is incomplete without electronic appliances such as microwaves, ovens and heaters. These should be placed in the south or the south-east direction of the kitchen. Remember never to place them in the north-east direction. Storage cupboards should be kept in the southern or western walls of the kitchen. It is best to avoid the north and east side walls while placing storage units. Drinking water vessels like earthen pots, filters, RO and pitchers should be placed in the north-east side.
Bear in mind these tips for a Vaastu-friendly kitchen that brings positive vibes!