PART 7 – STORAGE & CONVENIENCE
Kitchens represent nourishment and activity and should be fresh, clean and bright. Green and white is a great colour combination if you want to give the impression of freshness and cleanliness. Yellow can also suit a kitchen located in the east or south-east sector of a home.
Use the power of visualization by placing an image of something you want (such as a new car or a holiday destination) on the front of the fridge so that every time you go to the fridge door, you are reminded of the item you want to bring into your life, and over the course of time it will come about. A large stand alone fridge freezer can be treated like a focal point in the kitchen housed against a wall using a design incorporating lighting. This is a successful way to overcome the common problem of a bulky item standing out like a sore thumb in an otherwise well designed and attractive room. It is best to designate one location to the storage of dry foodstuffs such as a larder so that the contents can be easily viewed and accessed, which means less doubling up when shopping saving you money and inconvenience, and it is easier to see which products are running low at a glance. Regularly check items for ‘use by’ dates and labels for food items that should be refrigerated once open.
Don’t forget to take your refuse needs into account. Bins should be concealed within the unit near to the sink and compartmentalised for easier refuse and recycling requirements. A waste disposal unit fitted to the sink outlet will save the time and inconvenience of dealing with the disposal of parings, teabags, coffee grounds, etc.
Thank you for reading my 7 part blog on kitchens. Next time, read my latest blog on feng shui interior design.