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Happy home more important than house size
Published on: Sunday, November 27, 2022
By: Dr T Selva
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Happy home more important than house size
THE size of the house you stay in does not matter in Vasthu Sastra as long as the flow of subtle energy orientates the property.

Often, people living in smaller properties are envious of those living in a bungalow or a mansion.

They have the notion that the bigger the space, the better the lifestyle, although this may not necessarily be true.

Many of those living in low-cost or medium-sized houses renovate their enclosure to make it bigger, later discovering their mistake.

When renovating a house, particularly a single-storey or double-storey intermediate or corner lot, property owners should understand the dos and don’ts in reshaping their physical structure.

The reorientation must be based on the five elements of ether, water, fire, air and earth because the inappropriate placement of amenities may give disastrous results to the dwellers.

You may have lived there for some time and enjoyed peace and prosperity. Still, the moment you restructure the built-up area without incorporating Vasthu values, it will likely distort the energy stream.

The most common renovation carried out in a house after a family has lived there for several years is extending the rear, front or sides, in the case of corner or end lots.

If a house faces north, Vasthu does not recommend extending the porch area because this will block energy flow from the north-east into the house.

The property owner can renovate the back portion to make it bigger and have a spacious kitchen in the south-east and a utility or storeroom in the southern area.

Dwellers are reminded that a house should only have one kitchen.

Having a wet and dry kitchen is fine, but the stove should only be placed in the south-east or north-west quadrants.

For those staying in a south-facing house, you can expand the porch area by building a shade, but the back facing north must not be extended.

In the case of a corner lot, if there is more space on the northern and eastern sides, Vasthu recommends the open space be maintained because such alignment attracts the maximum flow of energy.

But for properties having open space or an extra piece of land in the western and southern areas, house owners are urged to expand their built-up area to reduce or close the distance.

Renovating a property inappropriately may give disastrous results to the dwellers. 

It’s common for owners of double-storey houses to broaden the ground floor and leave the top floor unchanged.

Such a move would disorientate energy flow and the property would be deemed imbalanced.

Preferably both the ground floor and the upstairs should be widened to attract harmonious energies into the space.

Other renovation warnings owners should heed are not to elongate the house and prevent embedded main pillars from becoming exposed.

One of the main concerns in properties that are expanded in the front is the central pillar becoming exposed.

It is inauspicious to have a pillar standing in the middle of the house owing to redesign work because such a Vasthu defect would result in obstacles to the occupants of the property in whatever they undertake.

Also, avoid converting your attic or air well in the middle into a storage area because the centre of the property is identified as having the lowest energy level. 

This area should be kept free from weight and the open space or opening should be maintained to allow unrestricted airflow.

Some owners are ambitious, and they convert their double-storey intermediate property into a triple-storey home.

Such construction would bring about unevenness in the energy settlement, which occupants of the house should enjoy.

According to Vasthu’s studies, such a fault can lead to tension and disharmony among the occupants.

In short, when renovating your house, study the physical layout and plan the redesign carefully without disturbing the energy flow.

- Award-winning writer Dr T. Selva is a speaker and the author of the bestseller book Vasthu Sastra Guide. To get a copy, contact 019-2728464. He can be reached at [email protected]; Facebook: Vasthu Sastra and website: www.vasthusastra.com

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