Is A House Front Door That Opens Outwards Bad Feng Shui?

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Question: I've heard that for good feng shui the front door has to open inwards. The front door of our house is opening outwards and we cannot change it. Does it mean our house has bad feng shui? Are there easy tips to change the feng shui of our front door and the feng shui of our house?

Answer: This is a very good feng shui question, thank you for asking! Yes, a front door that opens outwards is not best feng shui neither for a home nor for an office. However, to say that the whole house has bad feng shui because of a front door opening outwards is not correct.

Your house can still have excellent feng shui, and here are some easy tips to help you get started with creating a good feng shui house:

The reason the best feng shui front door is a door that opens inwards is because a front door opening inwards is inviting, or pulling in the Chi, or feng shui energy, instead of pushing it away. Front doors are very important in feng shui because it is through the front door that the house absorbs its energy nourishment.

What can you do if you have an outwards opening door and cannot change it? You have to focus on 3 important feng shui steps:

1. Create a strong, unobstructed pathway to your front door in order to attract maximum good Chi. This includes a clean, well-taken care of and (ideally) a curved pathway to your front door, as well as house numbers that are clearly visible from the street.

2. Create a strong feng shui front door. This means a door with the best color for its feng shui direction, a door that looks good and is well-taken care of. There should be no clutter or garbage & recycling bins neither outside nor inside your front door. A strong feng shui front door has good looking door hardware, working lights, etc.

3. Create strong feng shui energy in your main entry and know how to guide Chi, or feng shui energy throughout the whole house. Explore our tips on creating a main entry with good feng shui, and be sure to do your best in both strengthening the incoming energy, as well as letting it flow to all areas of your house.

If you do your best in applying these three feng shui steps, your house will actually absorb more good quality Chi than the houses with an inward opening front door but neglected or poor feng shui energy.