12 Feng Shui House Renovating Mistakes to Avoid

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In renovating your house, feng shui should be used with the utmost attention. It is easy to make big feng shui mistakes when you are not aware how you are changing the energy flow in the house.

The results of a bad feng shui house renovation can express themselves in numerous ways - from complicating your family dynamics to blocking the flow of abundance in your life. Study this basic list of common feng shui house renovation mistakes, and be sure to avoid them in your own house renovation.

Bad Feng Shui: Front Door Aligned with the Back Door

Feng shui is all about creating a balanced and harmonious flow of energy in your home. A direct alignment of the front door with the back door, as well as any two or more doors will create a harsh quality of feng shui energy resembling Sha Chi.

Staircase Facing the Front Door: Bad Feng Shui

When a staircase is facing the main door directly, the feng shui energy rushes up quickly to either the lower or the higher floor, thus leaving the main floor without feng shui energy nourishment.

Bad Feng Shui: Kitchen Facing the Bathroom

What you have in the case of a bathroom door facing the kitchen door is the energies of the bathroom (release, purification, letting go, etc) mingling with the precious energies of the kitchen (nourishment, cooking, warmth, love & support). 

A Bathoom Over the Bedroom: Bad Feng Shui

A bathroom located above the bedroom is not the best feng shui set-up. An important factor to consider in looking for feng shui cures, in this case, is how busy the upstairs bathroom will be - how often do you plan to use it.

Master Bedroom Over the Garage: Bad Feng Shui

A bedroom over the garage is not the best feng shui. If you find yourself not sleeping well I suggest you seek the advice of a professional feng shui consultant in your area, as the cures have to be specific to your environment & surroundings. 

Bad Feng Shui: Bathroom Above the Front Door

One of the concerns you might have with the feng shui of a new or existing house is a bathroom over the main entry. As the main door is very important in feng shui, should you consider a house with a bathroom over the main door to have bad feng shui? 

Bad Feng Shui: Bathroom Facing the Front Door

The reason a bathroom door facing the main door is considered bad feng shui is simple: the Universal energy, or Chi, comes into the house through the front door. If your bathroom is facing the front door, most of the good energy will easily escape through the bathroom, leaving little or no good feng shui energy to nourish the house. 

Bathroom in the Center of the House: Bad Feng Shui

A bathroom in the center of the house is usually considered bad feng shui. As the center of the house is the heart of the space in feng shui, also called the yin-yang point; you usually want to have it open, light and with a sense of beauty to it.

Bad Feng Shui: a Long Narrow Hallway

A long narrow hallway is considered bad feng shui if not taken care of properly. The reason the feng shui of a long narrow hallway is bad is because the energy of a long hallway has a combination of rushing Sha Chi and, in most cases, stagnant energy (Si Chi). 

Wrong Feng Shui Color Choices

In feng shui, color is considered an expression of one of the five feng shui elements, so it is very important to choose good colors for specific areas of your house (unless you paint your whole house in one neutral color). For example, it is bad feng shui to have a strong presence of blue or black colors in the South area of your home, or too much red or fiery orange colors in the East area. Learn how to create good feng shui with color and avoid the bad feng shui color mistakes in your renovation.

Full Glass Front Doors

Full glass front doors are definitely not the best feng shui feature. Energetically, you always want a strong front door - a door that has the presence and the power to not only attract strong energy and nourish the house but also be able to protect the home from any incoming potentially negative energy. 

Staircase in the Center of a Home

As a general rule, a staircase in the center of a home is considered bad feng shui and best to avoid. If you have moved into a house that has a staircase in the center, you can use feng shui to remedy the situation. However, if you are in the process of renovating your home and are considering to have a staircase in the center, we definitely advise you to avoid this feature.