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Kitchen Feng Shui – 7 Kitchen Design Tips To Create A Positive Effect On Your Life & Cooking

14 December 2022 | BY

Since 2022 is coming to a end soon, we could all use some prosperity this new year. Here are 7 ways to up your kitchen Feng Shui game.

Kitchen Feng Shui

Feng Shui – whether or not you believe in it, you can’t deny that it doesn’t hurt to put your best foot forward. Experts say that little things, from the colours you surround yourself with to the placement and orientation of objects in your home, can have a massive effect on your luck and fortune. 

Here are 7 ways to design your kitchen, If you’re looking to get the most out of your kitchen, positive juju and all.  

Remove chipped items

If you’re someone who tends to hold on to broken dishes because “they still work”, you might want to retire this practice. Broken items symbolise broken energy in Feng Shui and are therefore thought to invite bad luck. 

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If you insist on keeping the item for its sentimental value, repair it – for some extra style points, you can even try out the Japanese art of kintsugi, by mending the cracks with powdered gold, silver or other metal. The addition of metal makes the item even stronger than it was before, and therefore less susceptible to breaking.

Paint your kitchen white

Colour is a huge part of Feng Shui – just as dark colours like black are avoided for representing darkness and bad luck, light colours, in particular white are recommended. White represents purity, visually, it also brightens and opens up the space while creating a clean and calm environment which welcomes good energy.

If white isn’t your thing, you can consider other colours that correspond with the elements of Feng Shui, such as earthy colours for grounding, bright and fiery colours for passion, and colours that resemble water like blue and navy to invite social success.

Clean the kitchen with salt

This next tip should be familiar to anyone well-read on spirits and the supernatural. In Feng Shui, salt is a natural way to balance qi in the home as it is said to absorb negative energy. 

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More than that, It’s also a natural antioxidant and a great cleanser as it is effective in killing bacteria, which makes it perfect for use in the kitchen. To do this, just dissolve good quality salt in warm water and use the solution to wipe down your surfaces.

Create a focal point

You might think that focal points are more in interior design territory, but they actually have roots in Feng Shui. Traditional Feng Shui emphasises balance; a focal point helps create a sense of balance by introducing a central point in any space on which to centre your attention.

In the case of kitchens, a common focal point is the stovetop. Alternatively, an island is an equally great option if you have the space for it. 

Hang plants around the kitchen

Plants are a welcome addition to any space as they are a natural way to liven up the area. In Feng Shui, they are also thought to introduce good energy, as they improve air quality, and in doing so suck up bad energy.

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Hanging them up can also help to save on counter space – just adhere a hook to any sturdy cabinet and you’re good to go. The Eastern zone is said to be the most powerful area of the kitchen, to figure out where that might be in yours, whip out the compass app on your phone.  

Incorporate plenty of natural materials 

Just like plants introduce life to drab spaces, natural materials can go far in making a space more grounded. Materials like wood, stone, and ceramic can help to create a warm and inviting environment.

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If you want to skip a dramatic kitchen overhaul, you can always start small with a couple of wooden bowls, and ceramic crockery. Otherwise, go all out with a marble countertop and wooden cabinets.

Hang mirrors in the kitchen

Mirrors may be unwelcome in the bedroom, but in the kitchen, they reflect light, brightening the space and multiply luck. Because of their reflective effect, adding a mirror or two can be a great and inexpensive way to create the visual illusion of a larger kitchen. 

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In tiny Singapore, where most of us have kitchens only large enough for one, this can be a game-changer. As for the best place to hang it, Feng Shui masters recommend having it close to the area that holds the most energy – this would be the focal point of your kitchen.  

Kitchen Feng Shui tips

And there you have it – 7 ways to zhuzh up your kitchen to create the most favourable environment for welcoming good luck. Whether you’re prepared to undertake more extensive renovation with repainting the space, or just want to make non-invasive changes with a couple hanging plants, chances are there’s something you’ll be able to work with.

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