PART 2 – FIRE ENERGY IN THE KITCHEN
In interior design terms, the kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house (other than the stairs). Accidents can happen easily here from cuts, scalds and burns to slipping on a wet floor – all with horrible consequences, so health and safety is of prime consideration. It is also a well-known fact that the kitchen is where most heated arguments occur – think of chefs in commercial kitchens and their short tempers!
When rows between people occur in the kitchen the argument is very loud, people get very angry emotionally with one another, a lot of mean things are said in a very short space of time, and then it is over just as suddenly leaving people feeling shocked and hurt. By then damage has been done – it is very hard to take back what you said and to get over what was said to you. As such it is probably best to hide away knives from view! The reason for this is the relationship between fire and water, i.e. the relationship between the cooker and the sink. Fire and water don’t mix as water dowses fire so this creates a situation of conflict and when the elements are in opposition to one another this is the most destructive situation to have in a home.
If the sink (including the tap facing a certain way) and the cooker are positioned incorrectly then there will be explosions erupting between the parents and the rest of the occupants too! And skylights in a kitchen are also not recommended as these will only cause similar problems but for different reasons.
Next week, read Part 3 – Kitchen Planning & Design in my 7 part blog on Using Feng Shui to Design the Ideal Kitchen & Create Perfect Harmony.