In Oriental culture, the kitchen is often associated with both prosperity and nourishment. This makes perfect sense since the kitchen is where you prepare your food and a prosperous meal will nourish your family in both mind and body. While Feng Shui may seem like an esoteric concept for many people, it has started to become more popular in the western world. This is due to the fact that while there are some Feng Shui concepts that seem to border on the mystical, most of its precepts are actually rooted in common sense as well as thousands of years of practical experience from Chinese culture. This is why applying Feng Shui to a kitchen remodeling project might not seem like such an otherworldly idea.
While Feng Shui is a complex and often mysterious art that is further complicated by the teachings of numerous schools, there are a few basics that anyone can apply in any kitchen remodeling project. For instance, most Feng Shui practitioners will often stress the importance of placing your kitchen at the rear of the house. If you divide your house into to equal parts, your kitchen should be placed past the centre dividing line towards the rear of the house. This makes sense in a practical aspect since if the kitchen is located at the middle of a house, then any smells and smoke from cooking will quickly spread throughout the entire house.
In terms of the layout of your kitchen, Feng Shui masters stress that the person cooking should always be able to see the door going out of your kitchen. This means that the placement of your stove should still allow the cook to see the door. If this is not possible, you can easily remedy this by placing a mirror or any reflective surface near the stove so the doorway will still be visible. These are just two simple tips on a kitchen remodeling with Feng Shui. If you want more information, you can easily consult with a Feng Shui expert or read more material on the subject online.