Besides the major undertaking of renovations or rearranging your major appliances, there are lots of small ways to enhance the Qi of your kitchen. One is simply to let it reflect who you are. Try personalizing it. Display fun items, add color, buy new potholders and dishtowels. Toss in a few special touches, like cheerful artwork or beautiful cookware, or maybe a new backsplash with beautiful tiles. Having a personal kitchen altar is a very powerful enhancement, as I discussed last summer when I was writing about the Element of Fire,
Flip through home decor magazines or walk through a home improvement store, and be on the lookout for ideas that can enhance the feelings of abundance and joy in your kitchen. Continuing to use shabby, worn out utensils and accessories sends energy of lack into your kitchen (and food), creating a sense that you are impoverished. This will play out in other areas of your life.
Of course, if you have older kitchen items that you keep for sentimental reasons, there is no reason to get rid of them, simply for the sake of something new. For every time you use them, you have happy memories, and perhaps the blessing of an ancestor. This is very good Qi, as long as they bring you joy and contentment, not pain or sorrow.
Basically, your kitchen should be a feast for the senses, with every item feeling, to you, pleasurable and prosperous. Colors that stimulate or soothe, depending on your temperment. Textures that are sensual, and rich; clean smells, pleasing dishes and utensils, neat and tidy spaces. Not only will this make your cooking and preparation activities more enjoyable, it infuses everything with positive energy, which will flow far beyond your kitchen doors.