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While Vaastu Shastra is based on age-old concepts it comes with practical applicability. Here are Nine practical steps to Build a Vastu-Friendly Kitchen in 2022
For all the parts of a house including the kitchen, Vastu shastra has some great arrangement rules. Vastu Kitchen design guidelines aid in building congenial living spaces by taking our mother nature, its elements and energy domains into account. This gives us insights into many aspects; the kitchen position as per Vastu, the kitchen direction as per Vastu, the colour of the kitchen as per Vastu, doors and window placements, the kitchen size as per Vastu, areas where gadgets and appliances can be placed, including the Vastu for kitchen sink and stove, where the gas cylinder, the refrigerator should be located.
Here we reveal some of the most significant Kitchen Vastu practices which can be easily incorporated into modern-day kitchens and help you build a house in accordance.
Southeast or Northwest directions are considered ideal locations to set up your home kitchen. Earlier when cooking was done on woodfired stoves, these corners were most preferred since hot winds, blowing from S-W to N-E direction, could not cause damage to the house by fire.
Note: Avoid the Northeast location for your kitchen.
If you have a raw house and it is still under construction, you get the freedom to decide where your kitchen should be built.
As per kitchen Vastu guidance, the southeast corner of your home is generally used for the kitchen. Thus, this is perfect for your kitchen. If you do not find a suitable place in that corner, then the northwest direction operates sufficiently.
It is suggested that the Kitchen stove should be set in the southeast corner of the kitchen.
Since an L-shaped layout, in general, inhabits the two adjoining walls, it is natural to place the main kitchen appliance i.e stove there, while the rest of the countertop space can be used for cooking and preparation.
All of your kitchen’s water-related equipment like sinks, washbasins, water pipes, and the kitchen drain are advised to be kept in the north or northeast direction within the kitchen.
According to Vastu, kitchen elements like sinks is best not placed anywhere near the stove or other fire-based appliances, since water and fire are opposite elements and they repel each other.
Keeping a window and exhaust fan in the kitchen is very useful. It helps to vent out any smells that get emitted. Windows also promote exposure to natural daylight during the day. Always keep them open during cooking and other times as well, if feasible. For the installation of an electric chimney, you can go for the south zone.
It is advisable to have the doors to the kitchen positioned in the north, east or northeast direction. Kitchen doors should open clockwise.
Vastu Shastra for Kitchen highly views the role of colours in determining the overall Vastu of the house. It believes that every colour justifies a specific purpose, and colours in the kitchen should be chosen intelligently and carefully.
The best Vastu colours for the kitchen are light colours. Light Pink, orange and red; though green can be considered as well. (For a South-East Kitchen). Light and pastel colours such as orange, soft pink, icy blue and green make the food appear tempting. They change the way food is sensed. These colours not only alleviate the kitchen Vastu but also evoke hunger.
Note: Avoid using dark colours like black, grey, Blue etc for the kitchen area. It affects the Kitchen Colour Vastu and might make the overall ambience/interiors gloomy.
Positioning the refrigerator in the south-east, north, south and even west direction is thought to help with overcoming challenges in life and also provides an organised, peaceful kitchen environment.
Also, remember to keep it at least a foot away from the corners.
When it comes to storage of your food supplies, utensils and crockery, it is advisable to store them in the southwest direction of the kitchen. This is thought to bring good fortune and luck.
Note: Storage above the stove should be avoided. Space above the stove is either left open or fitted with a chimney to remove odours and fumes.
According to the Vastu rules, you should keep kitchen electronic appliances such as a mixer grinder, oven, microwaves in the southeast direction.
Note: Avoid keeping the electrical Appliances in the northeast direction.
If 2021 was the year of the 'living kitchen' where process, aesthetics and technology combined to make day-to-day life a little more comfortable, what's in store for 2022 and beyond?
In a nutshell, it’s the modern kitchen design that will combine the purpose of Vastu along with the contemporary aesthetics of this generation.
Kitchen Vastu plays a crucial role in making sure that we get the best benefits of the space and we at Beautiful Homes understand it. While the science of Vaastu Shastra and Kitchen Vastu Design is based on age-old concepts it comes with practical applicability. It can be easily adapted to suit modern kitchens and homes. Kitchens at Beautiful Homes are designed keeping in mind these timeless notions and can be tailored to suit any kind of home. With the help of professional interior designers and stylists, you can customize your home décor using the latest modern designs and colour tones to suit your preference.
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