Reader Hillary asks how to create good Feng Shui in the small kitchen in her apartment.
Most apartment kitchens have very tight layouts, where the cook can stand in just one place and reach everything he or she needs.
I love to cook, so my kitchen gets a lot of use.
Here’s a photo; even though it’s small it’s still larger than any of my past apartment kitchens 😉
From a Feng Shui perspective the kitchen symbolizes Health and Wealth: if you don’t have good health, it is much more difficult to create wealth and abundance in your life.
So your kitchen needs to have excellent Feng Shui, which comprises three essential criteria no matter what size it is:
1. Elemental balance. The kitchen is a naturally “Fire-y” place because of the stove.
- Balance Fire’s strong energy with the elements that control it: Earth (seen here in the yellow walls and countertops), and Water (seen here in dark-colored accessories).
2. Good Chi flow. Healthy Chi energy needs clean, clear surfaces to do the best job of nourishing you and your loved ones.
- Keep your counter-tops as clear as possible. Store there only the things you use every day. For example, I’ve gotten rid of our toaster altogether because we used it so infrequently. (I broil toast in the oven if I must!)
3. Artwork that exudes abundance and good health. No matter how small your kitchen, there’s always a way to anchor and activate your positive intentions through artwork.
- Find a piece of art that really “speaks” to you and hang it up. It may be a painting of fruit like the one I have in my kitchen, or a picture of something else that reminds you of abundance: a family photo, instance. Use your imagination!
How are you creating good Feng Shui in your kitchen?