9 Feng Shui Tips for a Calmer Kitchen
Everybody wants a little more health and prosperity in their lives.
Kitchen feng shui is one of the ways to do it and it isn’t as difficult as you might think.
In feng shui, the kitchen symbolizes wealth and prosperity. As the place where your food is prepared, it also symbolizes nourishing and sustaining life.
Try incorporating these 9 kitchen feng shui tips into your home. With good Chi energy flowing, things just might take a turn for the better.
1. Location :
If your house is already built, you can’t do much about the location of your kitchen. But if you’re building a new home or planning to remodel, keep these location-related kitchen feng shui tips in mind. If you’re remodeling in anticipation of a sale, read this blog for more ideas.
The best location for the kitchen is not the same in every home. Feng shui principles consider the age of the home and the direction (on the compass) that the house is facing. They even consider astrological elements at the time of the home’s construction.
Because of this complexity, choosing the right location can be very difficult. It is best to ask for the recommendation of a reputable feng shui practitioner.
2. Colors :
Feng shui has something to say about the color scheme that you choose for your kitchen. You want your kitchen to have a warm, inviting feel and good energy to it. An easy way to accomplish that is to pick the right colors.
Yellow is an excellent kitchen feng shui color as it is thought to be good for digestion. Choose a shade anywhere from soft butter to vibrant squash.
Many people like the freshness of a white kitchen. You can do it, but make sure you balance it with something warm, like warm wood tones.
Earth tones make great, soothing kitchen colors as well. For an energetic pop, try combining earth tones with a gentle sky blue. It’s easy to overdo the blue, though so take care.
In an existing kitchen, it’s easy to repaint the walls. And something as simple as adding your own tile splashback (in the right color, of course) can really change how the room looks.
3. Balance the Elements :
The materials that you use when building your kitchen are important. In most kitchens, 4 of the 5 Chinese elements will appear naturally. These are:
The stove brings fire and granite or tile countertops bring the earth. Many appliances are made of metal and there’s water running from the sink.
If you have real wood cabinets, you’ve got all 5. If you don’t, it’s as simple as bringing in a potted plant to balance them all.
4. Keep Things Working :
The golden rule of feng shui is to ensure that Chi energy is flowing well. This is the universal life force and it is the power behind feng shui.
In order to keep the energy flowing well in your kitchen, keep things working. If you have a leaky faucet, fix it. Check to make sure cabinet doors swing open properly.
You should even take it so far as to throw out chipped bowls or cracked dishes. Plus, make sure your knives are sharpened. Taking care of your things helps good energy flow and helps you take care of yourself.
5. Keep it Clean :
Along the same vein, you should keep your kitchen clean. There are several important tasks you should do every day.
Keep the counters cleared off and clean. Only store appliances you use every day on the counter.
We’ll talk more about this in a minute, but your stove is important in feng shui, so keep it spotless. Wash the sink often and keep the fridge clean.
On occasion, you’ll need to do a deep clean. Pull everything out of your cabinets and clean out the back corners. You may even want to put down new shelf liners if necessary.
6. Keep it Orderly and Organized :
As you put everything back, organize it. Put similar things together. For example, put sweet spices together on one side of the cupboard and savory on the other.
Adjust the shelves to make the most of your storage space. Put taller items together in a tall space and fill a short space with little items.
If you don’t already have them, add some space savers. Lazy susans, stacking shelves and tray racks are all helpful items.
Toss out items that you don’t use any more. What is the point of cluttering up your cupboards with unnecessary stuff?
7. Fill It Up with Healthy Food :
Promote health and wellness by filling your kitchen with healthy food. Organic, fresh fruits and vegetables are excellent choices.
Not only is the nutrition good for you, but also they bring healthy healing vibrations from the earth. This type of energy is very good for your body.
8. Add Some Life :
Bring life into your kitchen by setting out something living. This helps to bring positive energy into the mix. A petite potted plant, a vase of fresh blooms, or a bowl of fruit all work nicely.
9. Use a Mirror Over the Stove :
In feng shui, the stove is a very strong symbol. Not only does it represent fire, but is a very powerful symbol of wealth. Treat your stove with respect by keeping it clean. Promote the flow of Chi energy by using all of your burners.
To further magnify the effect, hang a mirror over your stove. This is a great way to effectively “double” your store’s presence in the kitchen.
Proper Kitchen Feng Shui :
Proper kitchen feng shui is an important element in feng shui for your home as a whole.
Thankfully, just following these simple tips will help Chi energy to flow more freely, enriching your home and your life.
Try a few and let us know how it works out in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!
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