The Kitchen is an extremely important part of the house, wherefood is prepared for family. It is essential that the Kitchen be a compact, efficient, safe and easy place to work in. Here are some of The Hindu Facts Vastu tips for designing a Kitchen.
LOCATION OF A KITCHEN:
- First Preference: South-East corner.
- Second Preference: An alternative choice is the North-West corner.
- Avoid: North-East is not preferred in most parts in India.
Preference: In the North, East or in the North-East corner of the Kitchen.
The door should open in a clockwise direction.
- The ventilators and larger Kitchen windows should be in the East direction.
- The smaller windows can be in the South.
- There should be adequate provision for cross ventilation.
- The cooking stove is best placed in the South East.
- One should cook facing East as much as possible.
- The stove should not be visible from the outside.
- The ideal position for the location of the Kitchen sink is in the North East.
- The cooking gas and the washing sink should be kept away from each other.
- Water taps should not be in the corner.
- There should be no leaking taps in the kitchen.
WATER FILTER LOCATION:
- The water filter and drinking water should be stored in the North East corner.
- The Refrigerator can be placed in the North-West or the South-West.
- Electrical appliances like microwave can be put in the South-East corner.
- Exhaust fans in the eastern walls in the South-East corner.
- No overhead storage cupboards, or shelves above the the cooking stove.
- It is useful to have overhead storage in the rest of the areas.
- According to The hindu Facts Vastu, the Kitchen is the best place to have the daily meals.
- If there is a dining table in the kitchen, it can be in the North West corner.
- Avoid a dining table in the centre of the room.
- It is good to have a lot of green colour in the kitchen. For example green granite for flooring or green pictures, as this helps improve the appetite of the family members.
- Other suitable colours are soft pink and orange.
POSITION OF THE KITCHEN:
DIRECTION – POINTS
- SOUTH-EAST 10
- NORTH-WEST 9
- EAST 8
- WEST 7
- SOUTH 6
- NORTH 5
- NORTH-EAST 4
- SOUTH-WEST 3