in Classical Feng Shui
INTERIOR FORM FENG SHUI
The kitchen is the hub of the home, often a bright, social and lively area, where gatherings and family life take place. This part will not run over the fundamentals of kitchen design or the best kitchen triangle, as this is another field. Instead I will pinpoint the most important parts of kitchen interior form to consider from a Feng Shui and good kitchen design perspective.
For the kitchen location, avoid a kitchen that sits in the middle of the home. This is known to create an unstable home, as the central Tai Chi position should be calm. In Feng Shui the function of the kitchen speeds up Chi, leading to too much activity in the centre. Avoid a kitchen that backs onto a bedroom wall, especially if the bed head is back to back with the hob and oven gas/electric supply or the plumbing supplies for the sink, dishwasher and washing machine.
It is best not to have you back to a door when working in the kitchen either at the oven/hob or the sink. This can be impractical for some kitchen layouts though, especially smaller more modern homes where space is a premium. Similar to when sitting, you’re looking to cook in the commanding position. In some layouts it’s impossible to have a hob without facing a wall, unless you have a peninsular giving you space to position the hob looking into the rest of the kitchen/diner. When you can see the both the entrance door and the window as you cook and move through the functions of your kitchen, this would be seen as more favourable.
Do not locate preparation or working zones behind the full door swing, as someone coming through the door may bash into you. These should be kept for infrequent storage. Hobs and ovens should not be too close to the door or window, away from the source of Chi to the room. Avoid an oven that faces the kitchen entrance door or the back door if this is located in the kitchen.