To get a good Feng Shui the four elements must be in balance. If the kitchen is located to the South, the Fire element is predominant. If the kitchen is located to the North Water element is predominant. Both cases are unfavorable (too much Water and too much Fire). Conceivable would be the location of the kitchen in the North with windows to the West. The orientation towards the West is beneficial because it benefited the Metal element. It is fundamental that the kitchen is located as far away as possible away from the entrance of the house. The best would be, already during the planning of the house or flat, to choose the position of the kitchen and the bathroom (or toilet) not next to each other, neither one above the other, because in this way it produces the harmful Sha (negative energy).
The stove or the kitchen does not have to be next to the sink, or too close (Water switches off the fire). Between refrigerator, sink or dishwasher (Water element) and the oven or stove (Fire element) there should be an ideal space of at least 60 cm. The most favorable position of the stove and the kitchen table is the most accessible of the room and the cook should be able to see the door. The worst situation is when the cook is facing the wall with his back to the door. In this case you need to hang a mirror above the kitchen for not losing the control of the view of the entrance.
THE DISPOSITION OF THE ELEMENTS