Planning to Build a House? Keep Feng Shui in Mind

Planning to Build a House? Keep Feng Shui in Mind

When buying a house, a plot of land, or even planning the layout of a house, it is important to pay attention to the properties of Feng Shui. When applied effectively, Feng Shui allows for an unobstructed energy flow and helps to maintain the mood and balance within a particular space.

The science of Feng Shui is testament to the interconnectedness of all organisms, which are in turn interlinked with the universe. The principles of Feng Shui can be used to enhance a living space to maximize its potential as well as to ward off all negative energy.

Be it your garden, your choice and placement of furniture, or even the materials used in your house, Feng Shui can be applied to every component that makes up your house. Everything contains and emanates energy. According to Feng Shui principles, the least productive area in your house is the living room – which in most houses takes the central position. This space is believed to receive the least amount of cosmic energy.  Living room spaces are mostly associated with a space meant for relaxation and casual interaction.

If the living room space is synonymous with low energy, why have a separate bedroom space – you may ask. While low energy might be appropriate for times of rest, positioning of a bedroom and the furniture within can play a huge role in determining your quality of life. It is important to be able to sleep well in order to wake up refreshed and charged up for the tasks and challenges that the new day will bring. A wooden bed, and its appropriate positioning can make or break a good night’s rest, which will in turn affect your mood and functioning for the following day.

Feng Shui makes use of a number of aspects, including magnetic fields, axis of the plot, cardinal magnetic directions and planetary associations, among other factors. For example, doors placed on the cardinal directions are considered to be in a bad position, as are furniture and heavy items placed in the northeast sector of your house – an area associated with knowledge and learning.

Feng Shui places great importance on the location of the kitchen within a house as this is the space that provides the inhabitants of the house with energy – in the form of edible material – using a number of elements like fire, water, and metal, etc. The location of the kitchen also influences other spaces within the house. Experts advise that the main door of the house must not open into a kitchen. Feng Shui principles also govern that toilets are to be planned well away from the kitchen area. This principle is based on the belief that the energy that emanates from the toilet may not be beneficial for the energy that is associated with the food from your kitchen. As you can see, not only does keeping your washroom/toilet spaces away from your kitchen area promote hygiene, but this practice is Feng Shui approved as well.


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