5 ways to achieve a feng shui kitchen
During the process of designing your new kitchen space, you may have become aware of a concept called feng shui. This is a Chinese practice which explains the relationship between spatial arrangement and energy (chi). It is believed that chi can affect the way someone feels and functions within a room. Taking feng shui into account during the design of your kitchen should help you curate a space that has the best possible layout. Here are some of the best ways you can do this.
Oven and stove placement
Your oven and stove are perhaps the most important appliances in your kitchen. Therefore, it makes sense for them to be pride of place in the centre of your space. There is a theory of the triangle in feng shui, which allows you to move easily between your three most used appliances: the sink, the fridge, and the stove. Obstructions between any of these appliances can make your kitchen difficult to navigate, slowing your cooking process!
Incorporate metal elements
Studies in feng shui show that the incorporation of metal elements promotes clear thinking and a peaceful environment. This can increase your productivity in the kitchen and can be achieved in a number of ways. You can include metal into your kitchen subtly with some chrome handles or you can make it a feature with a stainless-steel backsplash. Metal is sturdy and easy to clean, making it the ideal choice for a kitchen.
Feng shui kitchen colours
Colours are so important when it comes to designing a room, especially a kitchen. In a room where it can be easy to become flustered, it’s better to stay away from fiery colours like red and orange. Having neutral colours such as creams, whites and greys in a kitchen can help to promote a calm environment. This also creates a blank canvas for you to accessorise with other colours easily. Consider doing this in the form of a colourful vase or appliances.
Take the cupboards to the ceiling
The dead space above your high-level cupboards could be causing something called dead chi. This is space that isn’t put to effective use in your kitchen that can disrupt the flow within the room. Taking cupboards all the way to the ceiling won’t only increase the amount of storage you benefit from, but it could also help the feng shui within your home. This can help you enhance your kitchen environment, making it more practical and enjoyable to use.
Lighting is very important in any space, but it’s especially critical in a kitchen. As well as providing an aesthetic benefit, the lighting must be efficient enough to allow the cook to see what they’re doing for safety reasons! Feng shui suggests that three modes of lighting will be best in a kitchen. These are: task lighting, mood lighting, and feature lighting. Between these options you’ll have sufficient lighting for everything you need to do in the space, as well as opportunities to add style.
If you’re trying to incorporate feng shui into your kitchen space, and you’re looking for the experts to help you, get in touch with our team at Jeff Allen Designer Kitchens. We design bespoke kitchens for homes of all shapes and sizes, allowing us to tailor your kitchen to your lifestyle. Call us today for our excellent services on 020 8224 7173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.