In a Feng Shui kitchen, the two elements of fire and water should not stand side by side or directly opposite each other. Otherwise, the harmony in the room is easily lost and it comes to conflicts. For this reason, it is very important to find the right place for the sink (water) in relation to the stove (fire).
If it is not possible otherwise and the sink in your kitchen is next to or opposite the stove, you can defuse the conflict between the two elements fire and water with the help of a third element, namely wood. In the doctrine of the Five Elements nourishes water Wood , Wood in turn nourishes Fire and if all three elements are present, there is harmony.
But you should not confuse the element wood with the material wood. Wood as an element is represented in Feng Shui by living plants and herbs, the color green as well as objects that are higher than wide, such as columns. A green carpet between the stove and sink, which are right opposite each other, alleviates the conflict between the two elements and provides the necessary balance.
In the Feng Shui teachings sharp corners and sharp edges are to be avoided, because they disturb the life energy. This also applies to the kitchen equipment. Rounded or at least bevelled edges are recommended. The same applies to the dining table. Although a round table takes up a little more space than a rectangular one, it encourages communication and happy fellowship. Cleverly positioned green plants and gently flowing substances defuse the unfavorable effect of the already existing sharp edges.
Good Feng Shui always looks good, as well Order and Cleanliness , This is of particular importance for the undisturbed and harmonious flow of life energy in the kitchen. It is best if all small kitchen helpers are neatly stowed in closed cabinets and drawers. This is especially true for sharp objects, such as knives, because they symbolize the risk of injury. Unpleasant odors should be avoided in all rooms because they are considered to be producers of bad chi. Therefore, it should be aired regularly and the trash can rather once too much than once too little emptied.
For a kitchen floor coverings made of stone or tiles are best suited. They symbolize the element earth, which in turn forms an optimal balance to the elements fire, water, wood and metal and ensures harmony between the five elements.