We are now moving on to provide some important insights and Recommendations for Vastu for Kitchen. A kitchen always goes along with the dining space, inside the house. We have seen in our earlier article, that the dining room has to be adjacent to the Kitchen – always. So which direction, according to Vastu, is ideal for a kitchen?
The ideal location for a kitchen as per Vastu
Vastu shastra recommends that the ideal location for a kitchen as per Vastu, is in the south eastern direction of the main building or the house. It is ideal for the person who cooks to face the east. The stove or gas burner should be in the south eastern corner. Place the stove a few inches away from the wall. Take care not to place the burner in front of the kitchen door.
Placement of articles inside the kitchen
Once we have fixed the stove in the right place, we should look at placing other articles rightly. A wash basin is essential in the kitchen. The wash basin should be in the north east corner as per Kitchen Vastu. If you wish to have a dining table, inside the kitchen, it can be in the north west corner or the west side of the room.
Vastu of the kitchen – placement of appliances and utensils
Kitchen appliances are to be placed in a proper order and complaint to kitchen vastu. accordingly, the mixer, grinder and oven should find their place near the south wall. Of the other things, especially, light weight articles can be kept in the east or the north. If a freezer is in the kitchen, it should be in the south-east, the south, the west or the north direction.
While we say that the sink should be in the north east, the water pitcher and utensils for drinking water should be in the north-east or the north side.
With regard to the essential commodities in the kitchen like boxes of grain, spices, pulses, etc. should be in the south or the west direction as per vastu shastra.
Other useful tips
Any windows in the kitchen should be on the east and west walls. An exhaust fan in the kitchen will be useful.
The colour of the floor and the walls of the kitchen should be yellow, orange, rose, chocolate or red. This helps in bringing the right ambience to the room. However, as far as possible avoid black or white colours in the kitchen.
The freezer should not be in the north-east direction, according to Kitchen vastu. But, if kept in the south-west direction, the freezer, should be a feet away from the corner otherwise it always gets out of order.
For Awareness – Important Pointers
As per recommendations on vastu, the second best option for placing the kitchen is the west or north west direction. But, if the kitchen is in the north-east direction, it results in higher mental tension and one may suffer great losses. If the kitchen is in the south-west direction, life at home becomes difficult because of clashes.