33 Kitchen Feng Shui Rules and Tips – Location, Stove, and Basics

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Kitchen has a VERY important role in residential Feng Shui. When we do a Feng Shui analysis of a home, the three most important living areas to look at are (1) the front door, (2) the bedroom, and (3) the kitchen.

You may already know why the front door and the bedroom is important. For those that don’t know, here’s a brief explanation. 

The front door is the mouth of the house. It’s where Qi enters, manifest, and influences its occupants.

The bedroom is where we spend almost a third of our lives, which is why it’s important to make sure that the bedroom is located in the right “place” so that good energy can benefit us.

So now, the kitchen. Why the importance?

In short, it is where Feng Shui energy interacts with Fire, which can be used to suppress negative Qi (and positive Qi as well, but hopefully that’s not the case). It is a highly active area where we snack and prepare food and drinks.

Here, you will find 33 kitchen Feng Shui rules that I know or have heard of. Although I doubt the validity of some of these rules (as you will see later), I suggest that you follow some of these rules when you apply Feng Shui to your kitchen.

Kitchen Placement and Location

1. Kitchen Should NOT be at the Center of the House

As previously mentioned, kitchen is filled with fire. With the kitchen at the center, it symbolizes “fire attacks the heart”, with the center of the house being the “heart” because of its central location. This has the ability to bring down the luck of all the occupants of the house, causing instability and health issues.

There are also other practical considerations. If the kitchen is at the center, cancer-causing grease smoke and cooking fumes can easily travel to all over your home, including your bedroom. How would that make you feel?

This photo captured some of the harmful vapor produced from stir-frying. These harmful gas can easily spread to all corners of your home if your kitchen is located at the center of the house.

2. Kitchen is NOT Suitable at Front of House

The kitchen is best situated at the back of the house, just as how the bedroom should be at the back of the house. Using the same concept, the kitchen should not be close to the front door. That’s because the front door is at the “front” end of the house. But why is this?

In ancient times, kitchen is analogized to be a source of wealth because of its function: producing food. Further, because the amount of wealth (and/or prosperity) a family has is a private matter, the kitchen should be placed at the back so you won’t be exposing your wealth to the public. Thus, if kitchen is at the front of the house, there is a potential that wealth is leaking away.

3. Kitchen is NOT Suitable Outside of House

As mentioned earlier, the kitchen’s function as the production of prosperity. Having your main kitchen outside of the house will make it hard for the Qi of prosperity to gather.

Having your main kitchen outside of the house is not ideal for Feng Shui. It is also harder to maintain, and its use greatly depends on weather.

Wealth is not the only aspect that will be affected. Some experts say that this setup can cause family members to live in different regions, making a family reunion difficult. However, this will not be a problem if you have an outdoor kitchen that’s barely used.

4. Avoid Kitchen at a Specific Northwest Section

To be specific, the kitchen should not be located between 300 and 330 degrees Northwest of the house (according to the compass). If so, just make sure the stove isn’t within that section.

This is mainly because the Northwest section is correlated with the health of the father (or the male head-of-household). Kitchen at this location can cause various health issues, including headaches, high blood pressure, strokes, or other head-related illnesses. Male residents that are older than the male head-of-household may also be affected.

Areas not ideal for the kitchen stove. Please note that the shaded areas are not drawn to scale.

The effects for women is not as harsh. Instead of health, social relationships will be negatively impacted, especially in terms of career promotions.

5. Avoid Kitchen at a Specific South Section

To be specific, the kitchen shouldn’t be located between 165 and 195 degrees South of the house. If so, just make sure the stove isn’t within that section.

With kitchen at this location, residents of the house have a tendency to be ill-tempered, and social relationships will not be as desired.

However, if your kitchen stove is not between 165 and 195 degrees South, the effects are greatly reduced.

6. Avoid Kitchen at a Specific North Section

To be specific, the kitchen should be located between 345 and 15 degrees North of the house. If so, just make sure the stove isn’t within that section.

Kitchen at this location affects relationships between family members, including the family’s marital relationship.

Just like the Kitchen at the South, if your stove isn’t between 345 and 15 degrees North, the effects of this kitchen is minimalized.

7. Kitchen Should NOT Face the Front Door

Technically, this applies if the kitchen STOVE faces the front door. However, I have included it here because some experts will say that the kitchen DOOR should not face the front door, which would apply only to the architectural design of certain countries. For instance, in United States, there’s not really a kitchen door, and therefore, I would look to the stove instead of a kitchen door.

In this floor plan, the front door directly faces the kitchen and is not a good Feng Shui setup. Image credit: Feng Shui Master Pte Ltd

So here are the specifics of this rule. The front door and the kitchen door (or the stove) should not form a straight line. If you enter the front door and can see the stove or the kitchen on the side, then it’s not a big deal.

You’ll have a Feng Shui problem if the kitchen stove and front door forms a straight line. Image credit: Feng Shui Master Pte Ltd

If the kitchen door or stove forms a straight line with the front door, then the Qi that enters the home will be demolished by the kitchen’s fire. Further, it is possible to experience health and financial problems. An easy remedy is to place a heavy furniture or a divider between the front door and the kitchen.

8. Kitchen Location Based on Your Kua

I won’t get into the details here because it can get quite specific and extensive.

In general, the kitchen’s Fire energies has the ability to suppress negative Qi because of its cooking and fire energies. Thus, good locations for the kitchen can be based off of your Kua’s inauspicious areas. Meaning, if you’re in the West Kua Group, then the kitchen is suitable in the North, South, East, and Southeast of the house.

9. Kitchen Location Based on the House Kua

Again, I won’t get into the details.

Just like a person’s Kua, the house also has its own Kua determined by its sitting and facing direction.

The house’s Kua can be interpreted similarly to the person’s Kua, where there are four lucky and unlucky sectors. As a rule of thumb, the kitchen should be located at one of the four unlucky sectors. Its purpose will be to suppress the negative Qi brought by that unlucky sector.

10. Kitchen Location Based on the Bagua

The kitchen brings strong fire element, and its strength is much greater than colors or shapes that are used to boost the Fire energy.

That’s why you’ll also need to check your kitchen’s location in your Bagua. You need to check whether there’s a conflict with the element associated with that location. (Water conflicts with fire, and fire weakens wood)

The basics of a Feng Shui Bagua.

Generally, South and Southwest are considered ideal Feng Shui spots for the kitchen according to the Bagua, as long as the stove is not within the narrow southern section indicated in #5 above. If it is at other locations, you’ll need to find remedies to balance the energy of that area.

11. Restroom Should NOT Face the Kitchen

This might be intuitive for some people.

The kitchen is where food is prepared. The restroom is where bodily waste is disposed. Having the two face each other can disrupt appetite. After all, when was the last time the sight of a restroom is appetizing?

Further, the restroom is full of water element. Having the two face each other produces a conflict between the water and the fire element, which can potentially cause many kinds disruptions in life. The easy cure in this situation is to close the restroom door. Make it a habit!

12. Kitchen is NOT Suitable Next to Restroom

Just like the previous rule, this rule has more to do with how people’s appetite are affected by restrooms.

The restroom doesn’t need to face the kitchen directly for someone to lose his or her appetite. They can be within vision. They can be right next to each other. In fact, I know some people find it disgusting just by knowing that food is prepared next to the restroom.

Businesses understand this. That is why supermarkets usually hide restrooms from plain view. This way, people won’t get disgusted and food sales won’t be affected.

13. Kitchen Should NOT Face the Bedroom

In my opinion, the reasoning here has more to do with hygiene than Feng Shui.

The kitchen produces grease smoke, which is known to cause health problems. Imagine having to inhale that toxic gas even when you sleep. How would that affect your health? Further, the smell of food can linger in the bedroom, which I know can harm the sleep quality for some people. The easy cure is to close the bedroom door when cooking and keep your kitchen (or other areas) well ventilated.

14. Kitchen is NOT Suitable Under Bedroom

If a kitchen stove is right under your bedroom, some say that the fire energy can cause insomnia or liver problems.

Kitchen under bedroom is not an ideal Feng Shui placement.

Although I have my doubts on this one, many Feng Shui experts advise against this placement. I personally have slept above a kitchen stove for years. Perhaps I was young and didn’t feel its effects, or perhaps the energy couldn’t rise to the bed because of the high ceiling in the kitchen.

15. “Kitchen is NOT Suitable at the West”

I put this one in quotes because I have big doubts on this one.

From what I know, there is a saying that the kitchen is not suitable at the west sector is because it tends to have higher room temperature (caused by the setting sun). Because of this, food has a higher tendency to spoil, bringing extra health risks.

This may be true in ancient times. Today, however, we have the refrigerator where food can be stored for days (or weeks) without spoiling. That is why I have big doubts on this rule.

Feng Shui for Kitchen Stove

16. Kitchen Stove is NOT Suitable Under Toilet

The idea here is that the toilet’s Water energy can affect the stove’s Fire energy. This only applies if the stove is directly under the toilet bowl. Also, it is not a concern if the ceiling is high and separates the two far apart. The suggested height is 15 feet, according to a renowned expert.

If this is your situation and your ceiling is not high enough, the remedy is to move the stove to another location. However, this may be costly. If you’re not experiencing any significant setbacks in life, I don’t think this cure is necessary.

17. Stoves on a Center Island

There’s a bit of a debate around this. Here, I’ll share why some experts prefer stoves on the center island.

Some experts say that stove on center island allows you to cook in the “command position”.

Having the stove to the center island allows the cook to prepare meal in a command position, which is preferable. This is similar to having the bed placed in command position, which gives you a sense of security because you have vision of the whole kitchen area (and perhaps the living room).

18. Have Wall at the Back of the Stove

Here’s other side of the story from the above rule. Most Feng Shui experts from Asia says that stove on a center island is bad Feng Shui because it doesn’t have its back against a wall.

The stove is the key element of the kitchen, similar to the bed for the bedroom, desk for the study room, and couch for the living room. They should all have their back against a wall. Some say that an island stove setup makes it hard to accumulate wealth, get married, or have children. Another renowned expert say that Qi can come from multiple angles to the stove and affect the food, thereby bringing health issues.

The conflicting information from different experts may be due to architectural differences and preferences in different continents. I personally would prefer a setup where the stove has a wall behind it.

19. Stove Direction Based on Your Kua

Earlier, we talked about kitchen location based on your Kua and your house’s Kua. Here, we’re ONLY talking about your Kua and the stove.

Without mentioning the specifics, your stove should face one of your lucky directions. To be clear, the stove’s facing direction is the OPPOSITE direction that you face when you cook.

20. Kitchen Door Facing Stove

This applies mostly to architectural designs in Asia where the kitchen is walled off instead of being in an open area.

According to a renowned Feng Shui Master, having the kitchen door directly facing the stove is like a mini T-junction facing the stove. The incoming Qi from the door is said to affect the food and thereby your health. The simple remedy (if simple) is to move the stove to another location.

21. Stove’s Location and Direction Relative to House’s Facing Direction

Here’s a rule that’s not commonly seen.

If the stove is at the back of the house and its direction is opposite to that of the house’s facing direction, then there’s a potential of losing large amounts of wealth. Again, the stove’s facing direction is the OPPOSITE direction that you face when you cook.

One thing to keep in mind is the house’s facing direction. In some cases, it is not the same direction as the direction of the front door.

22. Avoid Beams on Top of Stove or Cooking Area

Beams are notorious in Feng Shui because they bring suppressive Qi. Although beams can be cured by large upward-growing plants, plants are not suitable in the kitchen area.

Not only do beams harm the person who’s preparing meals, it can also cause fluctuations of Qi. As a result, the Feng Shui of the stove can be violently affected and can bring ups and downs to the family.

Beams on top of kitchen stove causes fluctuations of Qi.

Please note: false beams have no effect in Feng Shui simply because they are “false.”

23. Stove Facing Water Element

This happens when the sink and the kitchen stove face each other and forms a straight line. (For more about the Five Elements of other kitchen appliances, please check the last rule in this article.)

When this happens, the Water Element of the sink and the Fire Element of the stove will conflict. Having this setup can bring health issues, lovers’ quarrel, or a decline in intimacy between lovers.

If moving the stove cannot be done, then placing an island in between will do. Another expert mentioned that Wood Element can be used as a cure, such as placing a green rug or mat in between the stove and the sink.

24. Stove Next to Water Element

Again, this has to do with the clash between the Water and the Fire Element. It only applies to the sink and the stove.

In this image, the stove and sink is at least two feet apart and would cause no clash between the Water and Fire Element.

The clash between water and fire exists only when the stove and sink are next to each other, which can cause relationship problems such as infidelity. If the sink and the stove are 1 – 2 feet apart, you do not have a problem with the clash between water and fire.

25. Small Cooking Appliances are Mini-Stoves

Not many experts mention this, but I have read that kitchen Feng Shui can also be applied to other cooking appliances such as the oven, microwave, or rice cooker. They can be counted as mini-stoves, and applying Feng Shui for them can help mitigate undesirable kitchen or stove locations.

One way to apply Feng Shui to these appliances is to use your Kua number. You’ll want the appliance to face your lucky directions if possible.

But placement is just one thing. You’ll also need to use these appliances to prepare food. In other words, using them as décor will have no Feng Shui effect.

26. Number of Stoves Doesn’t Matter

Some people are big on numerology. However, Feng Shui has little to do with numerology.

With that said, the number of stoves you have doesn’t matter. Also, whether the stove should use gas or electricity depends on personal preference and not on Feng Shui.

Other Feng Shui Kitchen Etiquettes

27. Mirror is NOT Suitable in Kitchen

Generally, kitchen is not a suitable place for mirrors. That’s because mirrors have the ability to amplify the energy of the Fire Element, which can cause an imbalance and fluctuations in your life.

Mirror behind a stove is not the best Feng Shui setup.

Further, kitchen is said to have bad Feng Shui energy. Having a mirror there can amplify those energies. You wouldn’t want that, do you?

28. “Leaky Faucets Causes Loss of Wealth?”

There is the saying that a leaky faucet causes an outflow of wealth. That’s because some experts equate water as wealth, and that a leaking faucet is similar to an outflow of wealth Qi.

However, I personally do not think leaky faucets will cause an outflow of wealth. It is true, however, that your water bill will go up unnecessarily. Perhaps this is what was meant by losing wealth?

29. Keep Kitchen Well-Ventilated

Kitchen is where you prepare food. That’s where cancer-causing cooking fumes and grease smoke is produced. (Which is also why kitchen is said to have bad Feng Shui energies.) This is especially true if stir-frying is your preferred cooking method.

Keep the kitchen well-ventilated so other areas of your home won’t be filled with the harmful gas produced from cooking.

30. “Knives in Plain Sight is Bad Feng Shui”

Knives are sharp objects. So strictly speaking, it should have its own form of Xa Qi (negative Feng Shui energy) because of its form: a sharp cutting edge. That is why some people feel discomfort when they are in plain sight.

Organizing your knives in a magnetized knife block is not harmful or bad Feng Shui.

However, not all Feng Shui practitioners think that this is a Feng Shui practice. According to a renowned Feng Shui expert, organizing knives in knife block or magnetized knife block is not harmful or bad Feng Shui. In other words, there’s no need to keep your knives hidden from plain sight.

31. Cleanliness and Hygiene

Again, kitchen is where food is prepared. Because of that, food scraps can linger in various corners of our kitchen, arising from activities such as cutting green onions, tenderizing meat, or putting food on our plates.

If these food scraps are not cleaned up, bacteria will grow and can cause hygiene problems. Further, these food scraps, if not cleaned, can attract insects or even rodents.

In short, if you don’t keep your kitchen clean, the negative Feng Shui brought by the kitchen can be worse than your restroom!

Other Feng Shui Kitchen Tips

32. Are There Suitable Colors for Kitchen?

According to a renowned Feng Shui expert, using blue as your kitchen’s color theme would NOT be a problem. In other words, the Water Element’s energy brought by the color blue would NOT clash with the Fire Element that the kitchen produces.

Of course, it is quite popular to select a kitchen color based on where it’s located according to the Bagua. But here’s my suggestion: choose the colors that you personally like.

33. Don’t Over-Classify Water and Fire Elements

Some experts believe that kitchen appliances all have their Five Elements. However, there are other experts who would tell you NOT to over-classify those objects for the purpose of Feng Shui.

For instance, some say that Water and Fire Element would clash if the stove is right next to the refrigerator (or if they are facing each other, just like the sink). However, electronics can be considered Fire too. So what element is the refrigerator, really?

In this image, the refrigerator is next to electric ovens. While some would say that there’s a clash between Water and Fire elements, I’m asking you not to over-classify them. Just stick with the sink and the stove.

The tip here is to ask you NOT to over-classify things according the Five Elements, or else you’ll just be confusing yourself endlessly!


Feng Shui kitchen is essential when you want to Feng Shui your house. According to experts, stove placed in improper places can cause health problems because bad Qi can influence the quality of the food. Also, negative Feng Shui energies produced by the kitchen can be used to suppress other negative Feng Shui elements based on you and your home’s Kua number.

Although kitchen Feng Shui is important, it is just one part when looking at a home’s Feng Shui. If you truly want to benefit from Feng Shui, I suggest that you find a consultant rather than doing it yourself.

Have you applied any of these Feng Shui rules and tips? How have they worked for you? Let me know in the comments below!

Comments (101)

This is something that I have wanted to know about for such a long time. There is so much conflicting and confusing information on Kitchens and Feng Shui. This article is like a breath of fresh air for information. We do have a kitchen that faces the front door, and I have had so many difference of opinions on how to handle it. After reading this I know what to do. Thank you so much for sharing this information. I do feel like our kitchen has problems as we have [2,5] located there as well as have a electric stove in NW. The kitchen is old and worn out, but nothing I can do as it is a rental other than to keep it clean. This article has really helped me so much!

Thanks Annie! I’m glad it helped!!

Hi Victor,

My front door faces a closet. Is this an issue?

Hi Lauren,
No this is not an issue.

Hi Victor,
My front door opens to the fireplace. Is this bad feng Shui?

Hi Cindy,
No, this is not by default bad.

Maria Cristina San Agustin

Hello, this is not about the kitchen, well sort of, can i have my fridge/freezer opposite to my zink? And another quetion, where should i place my clock in the livingroom, some writer says its okay in the east, others write that its a big no no.. What shall i do? I have it hanging on my east wall now, its a round metal.

Thank you for your help. 🙏

Hi Maria,
Yes, fridge opposite to sink is totally fine because both are considered water. As for clock, anywhere is fine, doesn’t matter what direction.

I have a stove which is partly in North and mostly in center. Also oven is in center what should i do please?

Hi Julie,
Glad you asked. It is fine in today’s day and age because the stove we have today greatly differs than what we have in ancient times. See: https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-rules/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/

Hi Mr. Cheung,
So I read about your article regarding the Feng Shui in the kitchen, but what if some of you said about “NOT SUPPOSED” to… like the Kitchen shouldn’t be in the northwest area but when we moved this is outline of the house it’s a small house we really can’t do anything , so what should we do , and also I have a china cabinet with mirror and it’s directly facing where my sink is and although my stove is not directly facing the cabinet you can still see it from the cabinet in this case what should I do and we don’t have other place to put our cabinet I would really appreciate if you can enlighten me in this matter.

Thank You,

Hi Rhena,
I wouldn’t worry too much about your situation if I were you because many of those rules are created for the living standards in ancient times. https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-rules/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/

Hi Victor,
My rectangular dining table is facing directly to the front door. Would that be a problem?
Btw, thanks for all the informations. They’re very helpful!
Thank you,

Hi Jackie,
This is not a problem unless you have privacy concerns.

Feng shui in the southern hemisphere means fire elements in the north, water in the south etc as it us opposite to traditional origin. When considering North west for example is that in relation to the front door if house or the compass?

Hi Leelee,
Generally, Northwest refers to the compass. However, I’m not sure what school of Feng Shui you’re using. Do not mix different schools together in one reading!

We are buying a home in Texas and i want to relocate the top stove microwave near the refrigerator and you said it is okay. I just want to confirm. And one thing more the oven is backing a sink 1/2 bath between a wall. How do i cure that?

Hi Jojo,
Yes, microwave near the fridge is fine, although some will say otherwise because they’d reason that microwave is like stove (Fire). If it worries you, you can place something green in between. These effects won’t be much compared to the macro Feng Shui of the house.
Oven and sink sharing a wall is also fine.

Hi Victor,
Is it ok for the kitchen and dining room to be a few steps lower than the living room and main door?

Hi Alice,
Yes, that is fine, as long as the foundation of the whole house is at the same level.

Hello Victor
My main front door is facing north. Should I put up and wind chimes in the north northwest corner and what number wind chimes rod should I use.
Thank you

Hi Abena,
There’s nothing wrong with your front door facing North. If you’re wondering about the macro Feng Shui effect of your home, you’ll need a compass reading of your facing direction, and it sometimes is not the direction of your front door. Also, wind chimes can do little to help the macro-effect of your home’s Feng Shui.

Just got our new house haven’t start renovation.Our main door will be facing our dining table. When you open the door you will see the dining table in front of the door. Do i need to block it with a wall, full length cabinet or even just a small cabinet will do? Thanks!

Hi Abigail,
Is the dining table far away? If so, you’re ok. But if it comforts you, a full length cabinet will do – it serves the same purpose as a wall. This will negate the effects of a long hallway that leads directly to the dining table from the front door.

Hi Victor,
Our main door is directly faces the kitchen there’s no door on the kitchen but when you open the main door the sink is on the other side. What should we do??

Hi Marie,
Main door facing the sink is fine. You’ll only have an issue if the main door faces the kitchen stove directly.

Hi Victor

In our new house, the stove is sharing the same wall as the toilet bowl ? As the bathroom is next to the kitchen. Is there anything I can do?
Many thanks!

Hi Rachel,
Having the two share a wall isn’t too bad. Keep in mind that the toilet in ancient times and in modern times are quite different, so a lot of Feng Shui rules need to be updated. See more here: https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-rules/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/

Is it okay to have my kitchen in the north section since the house is facing Southeast and I’m my personal kua is west group?

Hi Adonis,
If you’re practicing Eight Mansions, use this article as a start: https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-home/feng-shui-directions-eight-mansions-house-kua/

Hello! I have two questions:

1. Our kitchen is in the North West side of the house. Is there a remedy for this?
2. Does the stove have to be directly in front of the front door to be bad luck?


Hi Veronica,
Please make sure that the stove is not within 300-330 degrees area when you’re measuring from the center of the house. If so, there’s no easy remedy. However, if you’re not experiencing issues, you should be ok.
As for stove and front door – yes, it has to be directly in front. Also consider the distance between the front door and the stove. The further apart, the less the gravity of the issue.

Hi Victor! We just found a house to rent and cannot make any changes to the layout.
I’m really, really starting to panic. Please help.
1.)The door is south facing and is blue…(not sure if they will allow us to paint). What can we do?
2.) If our house was a square, the kitchen is literally in the top left portion of the house which seems to be northwest. Is there truly no cure? I want to promote only GOOD things for the head of our house. What can we do??? Please help. Totally panicked.

Hi Camilla,
Depending on your practice, south facing door is not by default bad, and color itself is not the only factor to be considered. What you need to consider is more on where the stove is rather than kitchen location. Also, many Feng Shui rules are outdated: https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-rules/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/

Hello, thank you for this article it’s great help.
I feel the need to work on the kitchen. We just replaced appliances, now working on cabinets. Currently the stove and refrigerator are side by side. With a 1 1/2 inch board in between. Wondering if we should move them apart now that we redoing the cabinet. Or it’s ok

Hi Beatriz,
Your setting is ok, but feel free to redo everything if you feel like it. If you see from #24 above, I only pointed out the issue of water and fire when it’s sink and stove next to each other, and not the fridge.

My main door is facing. Dining next to it is kitchen what should I do..

Many new houses with modern designs that have kitchen above the garage. What do you think this? What are the possible impacts?

Hi Jane,
This shouldn’t be an issue. 🙂

Hi, Victor,
Have you heard of anything on “walls or stairwell in front of window at the kitchen”?

Hi Jj,
No, not really.

Hi Victor,

How are you?
I was just wondering when you say to put a wind chine between the foot of the bed and the door, can I put the wind chine just on the wall above the door, or does it have to be freely hang in between the door and foot of the bed stuck to the ceiling. Also what kind of wind chine do I use, is it the asian gold ones that are from those Buddhist shops?

Thanks would like to hear your thoughts.

Hi Tara,
Where did I say to put wind chimes between the foot of the bed and the door? Wind chimes are not suitable for indoor placements. See more about it here: https://fengshuinexus.com/blog/feng-shui-products-items-meaning-use-placements/

Oh ok, thanks. So I am just wondering what to do, as my bed faces the door. ( in what people day it’s the coffin position). Any thoughts on this situation as I can’t move the bed any other way.

My kitchen sink is in south east
Does this mean my luck is going down the sink

Thanking you in advance

Hi Victor,

I have a condominium unit wherein there is a male/female toilet above the kitchen, dining area, and a bedroom. The height between the upper floor and mine is 5 meters but developer will only put 2.70 meter ceiling, is this ok?


Hi Jerome,
Sounds like the toilet is huge! Nevertheless, if the toilet is not directly above the kitchen stove, and using it won’t bother you while you’re at sleep in your bedroom, then it is fine.

Hi Victor,

Thanks for the reply. Indeed, the toilet is quite big because it is a male toilet and a female toilet. Upon further talks with developer, they also put a protective concrete slab under the toilet pipes and above my ceiling (this slab will protect my unit from any leaks). Is this said concrete slab considered a separation with the toilet above? I do not need to move my kitchen stove when it is above the toilet bowl?


Hi Jerome,
Yes, you’re in good shape. Nothing to worry. What really needs to be considered is how your home gather Qi from the outside, its directions relative to you, and whether there are any bad Forms (outside and inside). Hope you know Feng Shui is not just about the internal layouts.

Hi Victor,

Thanks again. Tower will take another 31 months to finish. That is the only time I can go inside. Till then, we always keep in touch.


Hi Victor,
I have a small kitchen only based on the article kitchen door should not be the same as stove wall what i can do to prevent its not to good effect if theres any.

Hi Jeni,
It is actually kitchen door directly facing the stove. You are totally fine.

Flat no. Of north apartment is LCG 204 B
Second one is villa 115

My kitchen is in the south east direction, is that ok. SE direction are the wealth corner. Can I apply wood (ie: live plants, herbs) in the kitchen. Are there any other suggestions? Can I utilize the SE corner of the living room as the wealth corner.

Hi Amal,
Yes, kitchen in that direction is ok, and you can apply plants in the kitchen. Just make sure the plants get what they need (water, sunshine, etc.).
As for Southeast corner in living room as wealth corner, I have not heard of that as a practice. But feel free to do what you like so you can make your home more homely!

Hi Victor,
I know I need to have a wall at the back of the stove. Is it the whole wall behind the stove? Or can it have small picture window on the left or right of the immediate back area of the stove (illustrated below)? This will be for lighting and/or ventilation? The immediate back area would still be a solid wall. Thanks.

| window | wall | window |

Hi Jerry,
That setup is totally fine. 🙂

if my house is facing Northwest, where should my stove be facing?

Hi Man,
Don’t worry too much about stove facing because it really applies to stoves of ancient times. See: https://fengshuinexus.com/blog/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/

Hi Victor,

My kitchen is at the Northwest of the house. If I place my stove within 330 to 345 degree, the stove will be facing the main door with a brickwall between them. The stove’s wall is about 4feet from the main door. Will that be any issue? If yes, any remedy to it? Thanks.


Hi Wenn,
There won’t be much of an issue. Many of the stove facing concepts are ancient and needs to be updated. See this article: https://fengshuinexus.com/blog/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/

My stove in the island facing the sink ???

Hi Faten,
I wouldn’t worry too much about this, but if you’re worried about this setup, you can try placing a green rug/mat in between. This uses the relationships of the Five Elements Theory as a cure.

Hi Victor,
I was wondering what to do because my stove is exactly in the center of my house?


Hi Anne,
The only thing you really need to worry about is the grease smoke easily flowing all over the house. A better ventilation system would work, or just close the room doors when you cook.

Hi Victor,
Is that ok if the fridge aligns exactly with the main door? My kitchen is at the back of the house. The main door faces North and same as fridge. Thanks. Mut

Hi Mut,
Yes, that is fine. 🙂

We are in a process of building a house. My kitchen will be located on SE corner at the back of the house. The house is facing West. The kitchen is square. The refrigerator is on the west side facing East. Where do I need to place gas stove and sink? Time is important and I get confused. Is my kua number important here? If so, it is 8. Thank you

Hi Ina,
I suggest you seek help from a professional to get all your questions answered, or else you will only get some concepts/applications right but others wrong.

Hello Victor,

I have a small house. My stove and sink are across from each other like 5 feet apart. What is the simple cure for this issue?

Hi Mike,
Some practitioners suggest placing a green carpet/rug in between. I wouldn’t worry too much about this if I were you. You’ll understand if you read this: https://fengshuinexus.com/blog/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/

Hi Victor,
My headboard is sharing a wall with the kitchen. Because the room is so small there is no other position to place the headboard anywhere.
Is there any cure for this?
Thanks in advance.

Hi Kim,
Sharing the wall with kitchen is fine, as long as what’s happening in the kitchen doesn’t affect your sleep. (gas stove, fridge, etc.)

Hi Victor,

Not kitchen related but bathroom and the mirror. Ive read that its not a good feng shui if mirror is in front of the door (bathroom mirror is long horizontal for double basin) and quarter of it faces the door. What can I do please. Thank you

Hi Sheena,
If it worries you, simply close the bathroom door and you’ll be fine. Just make sure your bathroom has proper ventilation when you keep your bathroom door closed.

If my stove is directly in line with the front door, but i have a kitchen island between it, does it remedy the issue? Or if a put a laughing buddha facing the front door and the plant on the island to block the direct alignment of the front door and stove/range, does that help?

Hi Son,
Both your suggestion helps.

Hai Victor,
For points 4 and 5, where could I check if it is between 165 and 195 degree south for the kitchen or stove?
From the main door of the house? or just use compass? or from the center of the house? or from the door at the carport? My house is facing north. and we have kitchen at the south area of the house.
Also, is it okay if we have pantry with stove at the 1st floor, and the stove is exactly under the bed at the 2nd floor?

Hi James,
You should measure from the center of the house. Pantry and stove on the first floor is fine. However, some experts will warn against the stove under the bed exactly. If there’s a good distance between the stove and the ceiling, you shouldn’t worry much about it. Also, I think that rule is very antiquated – see https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-rules/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/

Hello Victor,
OMG, this post is AMAZING. I’m about to renew my kitchen and was wondering about the placements.
Thank you for sharing!

The thing is, now I’m a bit afraid as my husband’s Kua number is 6, mine is 5, and the current stove is in the NorthWest section. I don’t want my husband to feel sick because of the wrong replacement.

I’ll try to apply the stove/oven to the West corner as I do not have any other options.
Would it be a good place for both of us?
Also, my kitchen falls to the West / NorthWest side. I’m thinking white for cabinets.

Any suggestions are well appreciated.
Many thanks

Hi July,
As for your stove location, see if it’s in a good position based on the House Kua: https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-home/feng-shui-directions-eight-mansions-house-kua/
White for cabinets are great!

Hi Victor,
If washer and dryer is in the Northwest area, will it affect the breadwinner too as with the stove?
(case study testimonial: my dad suffered a lot when we had our stove in the NW area. )

Hi Russ,
That rule only applies to kitchen stove. Also, please keep it mind that ancient kitchens are very different than what we have today: https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-rules/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/
As for your dad’s situation, a full audit of the house’s Feng Shui should be reviewed to know what really went on.

This is the clearest article I’ve ever read. You really explained it well about the front door directly opens in straight line into kitchen area. Thats exactly what we currently have and we are trying to remodel to relocate the kitchen. However, with the new layout, we face the issue of the restroom door open directly in straightline with the kitchen. Basically it is similar to the picture you have for front door and kitchen, but instead of the front door, it is now powder room door. Do you know if that is a problem? I’ve seen articles saying it is bad to have restroom door opposite to kichen door but like you said, we dont really have kitchen door in the US. Hope you can help 🙂 Thank you for this great article by the way.

This is the clearest article I’ve ever read. You really explained it well about the front door directly opens in straight line into kitchen area. Thats exactly what we currently have and we are trying to remodel to relocate the kitchen. However, with the new layout, we face the issue of the restroom door open directly in straightline with the kitchen. Basically it is similar to the picture you have for front door and kitchen, but instead of the front door, it is now powder room door. Do you know if that is a problem? I’ve seen articles saying it is bad to have restroom door opposite to kichen door but like you said, we dont really have kitchen door in the US. Hope you can help 🙂 Thank you for this great article by the way.

Hi Stacey,
If the distance between the restroom and kitchen is far, you have nothing to worry about. The issue here is mainly sanitation. So, even if they are close, just keep the restroom door closed. Also, restrooms today is not like restrooms in ancient times: https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-rules/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/

I would like to ask if having a bedroom above the kitchen is really prohibited as per #14. and with this link https://www.thespruce.com/feng-shui-tips-for-a-bed-above-the-kitchen-stove-1274761
Since then, I have no choice but to place the bedroom above the living room instead (planning stage). But personally, I would like my living room to be open up to the second floor and put the bedroom above the kitchen instead.

I’m looking for other feng shui advices that will eventually allow bedroom above kitchen but only certain remedies are given.

Hi Sean,
According to many experts, it is not advisable to have bed above kitchen “stove”, not just the kitchen. Some say a high kitchen ceiling is enough to rid of the “fire” Qi, but here’s what I think. This concept came from ancient times, and kitchens back then creates a lot of heat. https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-rules/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/
For today’s living standard and Feng Shui, I don’t think its effect is that bad.

I’ve been looking into Feng Shui for the new home we purchased and now see that the kitchen setup may be bad Feng Shui and even the front door opens and you look to the back sliding door. I read in your article I can put a green carpet between the stove and sink, what can I do about the front door looking to the back door slider. I read somewhere that means your good fortune goes right out the door. Oh My, If I would have known this before I would have been more aware.
Also, we are having a pool put in and the water feature flows towards the house is this bad?

Hi Ann,
The pool and water features if fine. As for the front door leading to back door, if it worries you, you can place something in between. This can range from some heavy furniture, shelf, or whatever you need or can fit.

Hi How to find south section unlucky 165-195 location? do i check it standing on the center of the kitchen or the house ?

Hi Jay,
You measure from standing at the center of the house, assuming you know how to find the center. Also keep in mind that ancient kitchen and modern kitchen have great differences, so the Feng Shui requirements also differ: https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-home/feng-shui-houses-t-intersection/

Dear Mr. Cheung,
I have a question that needs your help. My in-law unit’s stove is facing the main entrance plus on top of it is a toilet. It is a big task to relocate the stove. would you have any suggestions to correct this problem? (i.e. putting something on the ceiling, laughing Budda behind the stove????)
Thank you so much for your time.

Hi Tracy,
If your ceiling is high enough (15 feet), then you’re ok. Also, if you have stove vent or something in between, you’re good. I wouldn’t worry too much about this if I were you. 🙂

Hello Mr. Cheung,
Thank you so much for the advice; yes we do have the stove vent in between!

Hi. Which place is suitable for extra sink at the kitchen as per vasthu?

HI Victor,
Thanks for the tips! We’re renovating our house and mainly the kitchen, as our stove is in the dead center of our house right now. My question is, can I have my stove and a sink facing each other? For example, the stove up against a wall and my sink directly across on my island?

Hi Catherine,
You will hear that this causes conflict in water and fire, and one way to cure this is to put a green rug (or something green) in between because of green’s elemental properties. However, I don’t see this problem today because our modern kitchen is very different than the ancient ones (or those that are 100+ years ago). See this article: https://fengshuinexus.com/feng-shui-rules/outdated-kitchen-feng-shui-rules/

Hi Victor, thanks for this article, so comprehensive. I have a question,
My kitchen is in the southern part of the house and the stove is exactly where it should not be 175 degrees south 😢. Would you have any suggestion to remedy this? I can’t move the stove position. Stove faces north and I face the south while cooking. My kua is 8. Thank you, hope you will see my question.

Hi Zara,
Something I left out here intentionally – a lot of kitchen (and restroom) Feng Shui rules are outdated because our kitchen (and restrooms) have changed significantly. I wouldn’t worry too much about this if I were you. If this worries you, I suggest that you seek the advice of an expert: https://fengshuinexus.com/experts/

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