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Vaastu Tips for Your Kitchen: Part 2

Vaastu Tips for Your Kitchen: Part 2


Last week, we had discussed some basic ways by which you could make your Kitchen Area Vaastu compliant. Today, we discuss some more ways of ensuring that your Kitchen satisfies Vaastu guidelines.

  1. In Part 1 of this post, we had mentioned that the North East corner should not have heavy stuff kept in it. It would be best to keep your kitchen sink and other water elements such as your drinking water in this corner.
  2. Your microwave oven should be kept in the South East corner.
  3. If your refrigerator is kept inside the kitchen, then it should be placed in the South West direction.
  4. In general, the kitchen has to look neat and tidy and should be cleaned regularly.
  5. Your kitchen should never be near toilets – above, below or next to them. It is considered very inauspicious.
  6. Your sink and taps should not be close to the cooking stove. They should be placed away from each other. Fire and water do not go together.
  7. The cooking stove should not be visible from outside the kitchen area. Not only is it inauspicious, it also makes you uncomfortable while cooking if people are able to see from outside.
  8. The exhaust fans should be on the east walls of the kitchen.
  9. If your dining table is in the kitchen, it should not be in the centre of the kitchen area. Place it in the North West.

Do keep in mind these Vaastu tips while constructing your kitchen. As mentioned in our previous post, the kitchen area is the most important area in any house as it provides us with food which is required for our well being. Hence, it would be a good idea to follow Vaastu Guidelines as strictly as possible while constructing your kitchen 🙂

At UNIQUE, we ensure that your kitchen is made as Vaastu compliant as possible. For more information on Vaastu compliant kitchens, please contact us.

The Galley or Parallel Kitchen

Previously, we have discussed about the following kitchen types:

The One wall kitchen and L-Shaped Kitchen are some of the most common layouts used while making kitchens for Indian Households.

An uncommon layout is the Galley or Parallel Kitchen layout where the kitchen is composed of two units placed on two parallel walls of the kitchen area.

Galley Kitchen
Figure: The Galley Type / Parallel Type Kitchen Area

As seen in the above diagram, the entire work area is divided into two separate work zones with a passage in between them. The Galley Kitchen, if designed properly, can be the best in terms of utilization of space and work efficiency, especially in apartments / homes where the kitchen area available is limited.

Features of Galley Type Kitchen

  1. Efficient utilization of limited space
  2. Everything can be within reach while preparing meals
  3. A lot of space can be created for storage even in small areas
  4. A properly designed Galley Kitchen can eliminate the need to walk between the two work areas to a large extent
  5. If space is available, an island can be made in between the two work areas
  6. Lots of countertop space available
  7. If the kitchen is small, it can become difficult for more than one person to occupy the kitchen area
  8. A dining table can usually not be placed in this type of layout due to lack of sufficient space between the two work areas

At UNIQUE, we design Galley / Parallel Type kitchens entirely based on your specific requirements. For more information on our Galley / Parallel Type Kitchens, please contact us.