1. The sink and/or refrigerator (both 'Water' elements) should not be opposite the stove/range ('Fire' element).
2. The sink and refrigerator should be at least 12 inches from the stove/range. Some masters recommend 18 inches, some 2 feet).
3. When not in use, make sure the water faucet is not pointing towards the stove/range.
4. Do not locate the stove under an exposed support beam.