Sometimes kitchen is built either outside or in the work area. Here also the south east side is ideal for kitchen position.
If the kitchen is built outside the house, a lot of space should be left open in the eastern side. The kitchen wall should not merge with the compound wall on the eastern side. According to vastu shastra, kitchen wall can be merged with the compound wall in the southern side of the south eastern corner. This may deliver good vastu results. Also the kitchen can be set in the north western side also. Kitchen can be built in the western side without touching the compound wall on the northern side.