Since ancient times, the kitchen has been considered the heart of the home. The kitchen provides the family with life sustaining nourishment. According to the laws of Feng Shui, the stove should be placed in the center of the room so the chef can clearly see all of the entrances to the kitchen. By taking this commanding position, the chef of the family exchanges energy with the surrounding space leading to good spirits. The wider the view from the stove the easier it is to chat with dinner guests without turning away from the stove. This position also lends itself to being able to keep watch of the kids while cooking.