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Vastu For Kitchen

Kitchen is the most affected area of house from where all kind of energies prevails while an expert Vastu consultant would surely identify about the adverse situation of house if kitchen is placed incorrectly.

This important part of house must be placed on it's corresponding place i.e. South-East governed by element Fire. Kitchen being the important part of home is the primary contributing factor in the general health and well-being of occupants.

Some essential things need to be considered in Vastu of kitchen, read out related Vastu tip for kicthen:

  • Element Fire governs in the direction South-east, so this portion of house ideal for locating kitchen. However, if choosing alternative then North-west part could be taken for constructing kitchen but avoid making kitchen in any other direction.
  • Cooking gas or stove should be placed at South-east in such a way that while cooking the person face East.
  • Kitchens in north quadrant tend to affect health of female members.
  • Place water sink in the North-east with the maximum distance from cooking gas.
  • Larger windows in the kitchen should be in Eastern side while small ventilators should be placed in South.
  • Provision for water storage and taps should be made in North-east of the kitchen.
  • Avoid placing dinning table in the centre of the kitchen instead locate it in the West or North-west direction.
  • The sink should be in the Northeast corner of the kitchen.
  • Electric equipment like microwave, oven or refrigerator should be placed in South-east or North-west.
  • The slope of the water flow should be from Southwest towards Northeast.
  • The cylinder should be placed in the Southeast corner.
  • The Geyser should be installed on the Southeast side.
  • The storage for all the food grains, utensils, the over head almirah should always be on the Southern and the western walls and not on the Northern and the Eastern walls.
  • The fridge should be in placed in the South-east or North-west corner of the kitchen.
  • A dishwasher can be placed in the North-west of the kitchen.
  • The exhaust fan should be installed either in the North-west corner or the east wall.
  • There should be no toilets and bathrooms adjoining, and above or below the kitchen.
  • The door of the kitchen should never face the door of the toilet.

Best Directions For Kitchen Accessories According To Vastu

Type Best Direction Pointers

Entry door

North,  East or West

The kitchen door must not be in any of the corners.

Gas Cylinder


Empty cylinders should be kept in the North-western direction.

Cooking Gas

South-east Corner

  • Gas stove must be a few inches away from the wall.
  • It must never be in front of the main door.
  • It should be placed in a way that the cook faces east when cooking.


South-east, South, North-west or  West.

  • Refrigerator must never be in North-eastern direction.
  • If the refrigerator is placed in the south-western direction, it must be one feet away from the corner.

Equipments (e.g.Heaters, Conventional ovens, Microwaves, Ovens)

South-east, North-west or South

Equipments must never be kept in the North-east portion.

Storing Racks

Western or Southern wall

Commodities such as, grains, pulses and spices must be stored in the west or south.


North-East or North-West corner.

The water source such as, water filter or pitcher, should be kept in the northeast.

Windows and Exhaust fan

North-west or East direction.

The bigger windows should always be constructed in the eastern direction, while smaller ones must be towards south.


North or East Wall.


Flooring For The Kitchen

  • Ceramic tiles
  • Mosaic
  • Marble

Color Scheme According To Vastu For Kitchen

The color of the walls should be -

  • Yellow
  • Rose
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Chocolate

Avoid using the color black in your kitchen.

Things To Avoid

  • The kitchen must never be below or above a bathroom/toilet.
  • The toilet and kitchen must never share a common wall. Both the defects can have adverse effect on the resident's health.
  • Kitchen must never face the main entrance of the house.
  • The kitchen must never be located in the North or North East as this can badly affect a person's career.
  • As per vastu for kitchen, mid-north, north-east, mid-west, mid-south, southwest and the center of a house should never be used for constructing a kitchen.
  • The Pooja room or temple must never be above the stove or kitchen sink as it brings bad luck.
  • Stove in the kitchen must not be visible from outside. 

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the kitchen. Vastu consultation of kitchen involves thorough analysis.

  • Proper location of the kitchen in the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the cooking gas
  • The direction to face while cooking
  • The direction & placement of the sink
  • The direction & placement of gyser
  • The direction & placement of the refrigerator
  • The direction & placement of the electric equipments
  • The direction & placement of the gas cylinders
  • The direction & placement of storage
  • The colour scheme of the kitchen

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Engineer Rameshwar Prasad

(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)

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