Whether or not FengShui is true is debatable at the least. What’s not debatable is that one has to be healthy before he can ever hope to become wealthy, so that part about the Chinese belief about wealth starting in the kitchen should be at least true. Yes, the kitchen. This is because from the kitchen comes food which gives health which makes wealth possible. In this way, Feng Shui at least makes sense. But what are other steps might one undertake to boost his wealth? Here, we’ll take as an example a restaurant.

Tip # 1 Have enough elbow room around the stove. The cooking area should be where the cook can see the door. The cook must never have his back to the door. Each time someone enters whom the cook doesn’t see, the cook is disrupted, dispersing his ch’i.

Tip # 2 Put the cash register in an auspicious spot. That means close to and cater-corner to the entrance.

Tip # 3 Color helps. A mixture of red and gold, signifying good luck and fortune, should be all over one’s store.

Tip # 4 Have pictures of flowers and landscapes which signify longevity, peace, and prosperity. You might also want to have “double happiness,” “long life,” and “prosperity” written in gold Chinese characters on a red background hung in walls. These should receive as much attention as any contemporary wall decor or any modern wall art.

Tip # 5 Water is always auspicious. Have it in your store. Fish tanks connoting money are also good to have around. Choose the ones with the bubbles rising.

Tip # 6 Avoid square columns in your store. Square columns have sharp edges which impede the circulation of ch’i. Have these replaced with round ones.

Tip # 7 Light up your store. Never have dark areas, even in hallways. Chandeliers are good, activating ch’I and spreading it around the room.

Tip # 8 Use mirrors. Author Sarah Rossbach’s Black Hat Feng Shui identifies five uses of mirrors aside from deflecting evil influences:

• To draw in positive forces like water and mountain ch’i
• To allow ch’I to pass through unused doors, nourishing the place and its occupants
• To alert to others’ presence when one has his back to the door avoiding surprises that disturbs ch’i
• To counter the ill effects of a wall, allowing ch’I to circulate
• To bring back into the house any room jutting out of the house.

Tip # 8 Follow the rules on positioning. The location of washrooms is important being the place where water – which is money – is flushed from the store. They should be some distance from the kitchen. Restrooms shouldn’t likewise be the first thing that visitors see when they enter the store. The restroom door shouldn’t be in a straight line with the entrance. The toilet seat should not face the door. Restaurant kitchens should be at a distance from the entrance, but should be as close as possible to the dining room.

Author's Bio: 

Jessica Ackerman writes for Wall Decor and Home Accents. Visit the store for unique metal artwork and large wall art online.