Vastu For Kitchen

Vastu for kitchen has been an important area of study since centuries. Hindus believe that a kitchen designed according to Vastu Shastra attracts health and happiness for the inmates, helping them live an abundant life. In this section we discuss the ground rules laid down by the system for kitchens.

Ideal Location:

The ideal direction for a kitchen is the Southeastern corner of a house. The second best choice is the Northwest of a house.

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 Southeast Empty cylinders should be kept in the southwestern direction
Cooking Gas Southeast 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
Refrigerator Southeast, South, North or  West
  • Refrigerator must never be in Northeastern direction.
  • If the refrigerator is placed in the southwestern direction, it must be a feet away from the corner.
Equipments (e.g.Heaters, Conventional ovens, Microwaves, ovens) Southeast or South Equipments must never be kept in the northeast portion
Storing Racks Western or  Southern wall Commodities such as, grain, pulses, and spices, must be stored in the west or south.
Sink North-East corner The water source such as, water filter or pitcher, should be kept in the northeast.
Windows and Exhaust fan East direction The bigger windows should always be constructed in the eastern direction, while smaller ones must be towards south.
Clocks South or Southwest Wall -

vastuforkitchenFlooring 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, northeast, 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.