Buying a house can be a fascinating experience, even if at times filled with fear and doubts. Applying feng shui to the process of buying a house is a wise investment on many levels - it will give you peace of mind, as well as assure that your house is a good financial investment.
Good feng shui means good energy, and people are always attracted to it! This will help you with the house sale in the future. Good feng shui also means good health, happiness, and prosperity.
Location, Neighborhood, and Plot Placement
In feng shui, the real estate notion of location takes a deeper meaning as it deals with the quality of energy entering your home. Be sure your house receives good energy from its surroundings - a clean street, good neighbors, no Sha Chi from nearby structures, no sloping land behind the house, etc.
In general feng shui terms, you want the house to have some breathing room, and classical feng shui positioning of a house on a lot is when the backyard is slightly larger than the front yard. You also want good backing (the mountain energy in feng shui) as well as a good min-tang, which is good quality energy and ample view in front of the house.
Strong Front Door
The front door is very important in feng shui as this is how the house receives its Chi, or energy nourishment. Feng shui-wise, people start looking right away at the feng shui direction of the house to see if it fits one of the lucky feng shui directions for the family members. While this is always a good idea, do not forget to look at all the elements of a strong feng shui front door - its size and proportion in relation to the rest of the house, as well as the pathway that leads to it. Sometimes, you can change a bad feng shui pathway with easy landscaping, and sometimes you just can't - be mindful of it.
Unless you plan to renovate the house and change the positioning of the back door, it is wise to avoid a house with direct doors alignment. The same feng shui principle, but to a lesser degree, applies to all doors in the house. As a feng shui rule of thumb, no direct door alignment is good, as it creates a strong rush of Chi, thus a loss of good energy.
How well the house is able to maintain and nourish good energy is much determined by what is happening in the main entryway:
- What do you see as soon as you come into the house?
- Assuming you do not see the back door right away, what else is there that would be a potential bad feng shui set-up?
- Do you face a wall as soon as you come in?
- Is there a staircase facing the front door?
- Is there a staircase facing a bathroom door or a closet door?
- An upstairs bathroom right above the front door?
Unless you plan a major renovation, these are all important factors to consider when looking for a good feng shui home.