cooking is an important and almost essential activity in any woman’s life. almost, they spend minimum 3-4 hours in kitchen. so approximately 15% of their life time is spend in the kitchen. but kitchen is one area of the house which is mostly neglected. some times people pay more attention to the bathrooms or reading room than to the kitchen.
why do you neglect kitchen area which is the place which nourishes the whole house. i feel the energy of the kitchen not only affects the food but it also affects the women in a big way. good aesthetic design of kitchen can easily uplift the mood of the lady in a very subtle way. kitchen is almost a working place for a lady. if the men goes out to office to earn bread then women makes sure that the bread is not only eatable but also sweet and nutritious to eat.
so, I am much very in favor of making the kitchen an ideal place to work. the lady should always be consulted while designing the kitchen. few points which should not be overlooked for designing kitchen are:
- color of the kitchen. it should always be uplifting color or could be favorite color of the woman. yellow, creamish, orange, rose, chocolate are some of the attractive color to choose from.
- kitchen window should ideally face an open space. so that lady can some times look out and have some creative ideas. i have seen many houses where the kitchen window is just facing the drainage pipe or the electrical transmission lines. i would prefer, if one can see some greenery or plants from kitchen window.
- kitchen platform should be according to the height of the lady. it can prevent much cervical back problems in later years.
- the kitchen space should not be cluttered or congested. there should be enough space or cabinets to store food items and things. plus one should be able to move around the kitchen easily.
- what about arrangement for a soft and loving music in the background?
- as per vastu shashtra, the kitchen should be in south-east direction of house. second best option is north-west part of house.
- the door of the kitchen should not be facing the toilet door.