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Thursday, April 2, 2009

VAASTU SHASTRA | KITCHEN

The Kitchen is an extremely important part of the house, where healthy food for the family is prepared. It is essential that the Kitchen be a compact, efficient, safe and easy place to work in. Here are some of the Vaastu Guidelines to be considered, while designing a Kitchen.
LOCATION OF A KITCHEN:
  • First Preference: South-East corner.
  • Second Preference: An alternative choice is the North-West corner.
  • Avoid: North-East is not preferred in most parts in India.
DOOR POSITION TO THE KITCHEN:
  • Preference: In the North, East or in the North-East corner of the Kitchen.
  • The door should open in a clockwise direction.
WINDOW LOCATION IN A KITCHEN:
  • The ventilators and larger Kitchen windows should be in the East direction.
  • The smaller windows can be in the South.
  • There should be adequate provision for cross ventilation.

COOKING STOVE POSITION:
  • The cooking stove is best placed in the South East.
  • One should cook facing East as much as possible.
  • The stove should not be visible from the outside.
KITCHEN SINK POSITION:
  • The ideal position for the location of the Kitchen sink is in the North East.
  • The cooking gas and the washing sink should be kept away from each other.
  • Water taps should not be in the corner.
  • There should be no leaking taps in the kitchen.
WATER FILTER LOCATION:
  • The water filter and drinking water should be stored in the North East corner.
ELECTRIC APPLIANCES LOCATIONS:
  • The Refrigerator can be placed in the North-West or the South-West.
  • Electrical appliances like microwave can be put in the South-East corner.
  • Exhaust fans in the eastern walls in the South-East corner. 

KITCHEN STORAGE:
  • No overhead storage cupboards, or shelves above the the cooking stove.
  • It is useful to have overhead storage in the rest of the areas.
EATING IN THE KITCHEN:
  • According to Vastu, the Kitchen is the best place to have the daily meals.
  • If there is a dining table in the kitchen, it can be in the North West corner.
  • Avoid a dining table in the centre of the room.
COLOURS IN THE KITCHEN:
  • It is good to have a lot of green colour in the kitchen. For example green granite for flooring or green pictures, as this helps improve the appetite of the family members.
  • Other suitable colours are soft pink and orange.

VAASTU EVALUATION EXERCISE FOR THE KITCHEN: 
This exercise is just a guideline to help you decide, where to position the Kitchen in your house plan. In case you already have a house, then this exercise will help you to evaluate the location of your existing Kitchen as per Vastu Shastra principles. Accordingly, you can decide if you want to make some corrections and changes to your house.
  • Note the score for the following question and enter it in the score sheet.
  • Total the points.
  • The points indicate how favorable your House is, according to Vaastu.
  • The interpretation of the record of points is given at the end of the SCORE SHEET
POSITION OF THE KITCHEN:

DIRECTION

POINTS
SOUTH-EAST 10
NORTH-WEST 9
EAST 8
WEST 7
SOUTH 6
NORTH 5
NORTH-EAST 4
SOUTH-WEST 3


This post was about the Vastu guidelines for the design of a Kitchen. The Kitchen leads to the next spaces namely the Store Room, Kitchen Garden and sometimes the back Gate. Read the Vastu guidelines for the design of these spaces here:
SUGGESTED READING:
Vaastu Shastra is a rational science based on facts, observations and governed by a set of principles. To understand the logic and Scientific reasoning of these Vaastu principles, go to Vastu Guidelines | Kitchen

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