Vastu is a Science based on Climatology and has very little to do with religion and spirituality. Its an ancient science that guides the people to construct their Homes, Offices, Shops, Industries in a better way that helps in healthy living and create overall prosperity.
We’ve been following Vastu for the last 15 years and we find it to be very effective and helps the dweller lead a happy life.
There are various misconceptions about Vastu and almost everybody seems to have an opinion about it, so to simplify it and easy, I’m going to mention few tips that will help you in Designing and Constructing your House as per Vastu.
Vastu Tips for House Design
#1: Plot: Try and buy a plot that is rectangular or a regular shape, this helps in avoiding wastage and creates a good design & brings harmony. East, West & North Facing Plots are preferred as they provide us with a Good Entrance and helps in following certain Vastu Principles. South Facing Plots are not bad, although they are the last option.
#2: Building Position: Leave more space towards North and East side of the House compared to South and West side. Now you’ll realize why North and East facing plots are preferred as they allow us to design properly. We should generally leave space all around the house, it is considered as a good vastu, this helps in better air circulation and proper ventilation.
#3. Entry: Entry Gate into the Plot is advisable to be in North & East, these areas are generally cool and helps in better ventilation. Entry to the house is also prefered to be in North or East, this helps the house dwellers in having Prosperity and Good Health.
#4: Kitchen: Kitchen is the most important part of any house, it is advisable that the kitchen is located in the South East part of the house. This helps in proper ventilation and creates overall warmth in the family and relationships.
#5: Master Bedroom: Master Bedroom is advised to be located in the South West Portion of the house and also the Master Bedroom should be the highest part of the house as well. For a duplex house, Master Bedroom should be on the First Floor.
#6: Toilets & Bathrooms: Toilets and Bath rooms are advised to be located on the South & West part of the house, leaving the North and East parts free for proper ventilation and also protecting the house from heat.
#7: Staircase: Staircase should be located on the South or West part of the house, it is advisable that you climb the staircase from East to West direction or North to South Direction in a clock wise fashion. This helps in reducing accidents on staircases and this idea is based on human use and ergonomics.
#8: South West: South West should be the highest point in your house.
#9: Water: Underground Tanks, Water Tanks, Bore wells, etc. should be located in the North East portion of the house.
#10: Puja Room: Puja room is preferred in the North East portion of the house, facing east.
#11: Center of the House: Central portion of the house should be left free for circulation and any heavy structures like staircases etc. should not be placed in the center.
There are many more Vastu rules that we need to consider for a proper design, please feel free to contact us for any specific requirement or a house design based on Vastu Principles.
About the Writer:
Writer is an Architect by Profession, he is an IIT alumni and has had the privilege to work across India and design buildings & structures for various purposes.