When using Feng Shui, it’s important that the doors inside and outside are covered. This is as important, if not more, than the rest of the spaces in your home. Direct alignment of more than one door is not proper as it can contribute to bad Feng Shui. Even though the concept of Feng Shui is to have a balance with the energy flow in your home, having a direct alignment with more than one door cannot work as the quality of energy flow from Feng Shui is subject to decrease. One area where you do not want to do this is with the front and the back doors. Most of the energy from the good Feng Shui is from the front door and if those two doors are aligned, the energy can travel through the back door. This is not good because the energy from the good Feng Shui needs to permeate throughout your home.
Take note of what kind of energy is being created in your home. If it’s not enough, see what you can do to create more energy for good Feng Shui. However, if you have doors in your home that are directly aligned with each other, there are some things that you can do to remedy that situation. Changing the color of one of the
doors will give more strength to one or the other. It is important to keep the energy from Feng Shui flowing in your home so place a small round table by the door with the most energy and in turn, this energy will be directed elsewhere. Adding a vase or similar container with fresh flowers or a potted plant will give more credence to the energy and send it in another direction.
Feng Shui for Your Kitchen
To incorporate Feng Shui in your kitchen, you need to look at how your kitchen is placed within the home. Usually a kitchen is located adjacent to the backyard and there is good reason for this. From a visual standpoint, if the kitchen was near or at the front, it could pose a mindset of issues with eating and nutrition. Having it in the front of the home could mean that you may be tempted to eat every time you enter. It would be just as bad if you have guests coming to visit – the first thing they would want to do is eat.
If your home is set up like this, you can do something about it. You could purchase a curtain and install this in the area of the kitchen entryway or you could have French doors measured to install in that area. Another idea you could implement is to have something that will take the interest away from the kitchen and on to something else. If you’re cooking, you should have an eye on the entryway of the kitchen. If your stove is facing the wall, to implement the Feng Shui method, place a mirror over the stove.
For newer homes, builders are now including islands that sit in the middle of the kitchen area. This is a good addition to the Feng Shui concept. When the island is strategically placed in the middle, the person that’s cooking can see what’s going on in another area. This type of kitchen setup is inviting because it allows other people to come in and help cook and this can make for a greater camaraderie and relationship bonding.
In Feng Shui, the stove is the symbol of health and wealth. All of the burners should be used equally by doing rotations – don’t use one or two burners and leave the rest unused. Using all four in equal rotation can cause you to receive money from more than one source. It has been noted that the older model stoves are actually better because they incorporate the Feng Shui method of slowing down. While microwaving food may be quick and convenient, people who faithfully practice the Feng Shui method do not like to use microwaves due to lots of radiation.
The kitchen should be one of the cleanest areas in the home. It should also be clutter free. If you have anything that is not working properly or not working at all, it should be discarded. Having something that doesn’t work or doesn’t work properly defeats the purpose and the principles of Feng Shui.
You can also use different design methods and patterns from the Feng Shui concept. The methods most used are a Shaker style concept, which is contemporary with solid colors and wood grains. It gives a healthy look that comes with carvings and other related items. The kitchen should also have adequate different types of lighting
and there should be enough space to move around. The more space you have, the better. If it means you have to move machines and appliances to create more space, then so be it. To increase the energy in the kitchen, you may want to have some fruit, flowers or a plant on the table. This will also brighten up the kitchen to make it look more inviting.