Please check out this interesting article by my friend Carolyn Thomas http://fengshuiarqitect.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/optimal-kitchen-feng-shui-the-chi-of-the-hearth/ . It is so true. Whatever you want to call it. It is important that we love our space and that it makes us feel good. You can buy under the cabinet lighting at any home goods store and they can be plugged into any outlet. You will be amazed what this one little change can do for your attitude. It is also a simple add for dimmer switches. You won’t be sorry.
While there’s not much you can do to change a kitchen location or its interior layout in an already built home, great Feng Shui always aims for the optimal and then makes recommendations to achieve the best case scenario for your specific situation. So, here are some tips for optimum kitchen Feng Shui:
- The Kitchen as the Hearth of the Home – The word hearth is synonymous with home and according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary it’s “a vital or creative center”. The kitchen is where you cook nourishing meals for yourself and your family and it’s the center of activity for the home. The optimal location for a kitchen is in the central area of the home’s floor plan. This creates a balance in the central Health Quadrant of the home and is equidistant to all the other areas. Good Feng Shui = Good Floor Plan Design.
- The Triangle as Optimum Function – The shortest distance between two objects is a straight line. Placing the sink, stove and refrigerator in a triangle configuration not only creates the most functional use of kitchen space, it also separates in Feng Shui terms the Fire and Water Elements represented by these important functions. Water is a destructive Element for Fire and placing the stove next to the sink or the refrigerator will diminish the positive energy needed for cooking nourishing food. Also, in purely functional terms, the cooling capacity of a refrigerator will also be affected by the heat radiated from a stove in close proximity. Good Feng Shui = Good Energy Conservation. For the rest visit her site http://fengshuiarqitect.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/optimal-kitchen-feng-shui-the-chi-of-the-hearth/ . I particularly like the next paragraph A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place . If you need any help with this one, I bet I know a good website with some kitchen items LOL.