The old saying is usually true that a great kitchen will sell a house. If you think about this for a moment, it actually makes a lot of sense. At its most basic function, it is the room in which we prepare food. Looking deeper into it, it’s the room that prepares the meals which nourish us as well as the social gathering spot where many of us spend time with friends and family.
From a Feng Shui perspective the kitchen represents your prosperity, and its condition reveals a great amount about your financial situation. A clean kitchen suggests you are comfortable with your money, handle finances well, and do not have financial woes. On the other hand, a cluttered, dirty, or disorganized kitchen indicates confusion, difficulties, or conflicts regarding money.
The stove is considered the focal point and is of great importance as it represents our money. This is where we prepare our meals which in turn support our bodies and health. A stove with four functioning burners is good but a larger stove with six burners is more auspicious. Placing a reflective item behind the stove such as a mirror or glass tile backsplash doubles the energy of the stove. A simple more affordable remedy is also putting a stainless-steel teapot on the stove works just as effective. Many cooks become accustomed to using one burner as a favorite side to cook but it is advisable to utilize all the burners as it aids financially. Do not store items inside the oven such as baking pans or pots as this will remove the flow of positive energy to the stove. Keep the surface of your stove clean at all times as well and make sure it is working properly.
Cluttered countertops are also taboo in the kitchen and they should remain free of items such as unused gadgets, can openers, and blenders. Visible knives in the kitchen are a very literal representation of accidents. Having too many items visible may affect your health and also create stagnation in career opportunities.
While it may seem counter-intuitive, the best color for a kitchen is white as it lifts the chi and brings more vibrancy to ourselves. Lighting is important in the kitchen as to not oppress the energy, track lighting under the cabinets and overhead lighting are ideal as well as a kitchen window.
Surfaces such as wood or stone keep the chi flowing. Wood is yin and softer, therefore more relaxing while stone is yang with a more pristine atmosphere.
If you have a kitchen window sill set three objects to symbolize wealth. Placing them in a triangle further helps to enhance this. If money tends to burn a hole in your pocket, place four items inside of a pottery bowl on the kitchen countertop as the number four represents stability. You can also use your food for Feng Shui and decorative purposes by displaying eight oranges in a bowl on the counter.