More than 3,000 years ago, the Chinese developed a system of laws to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in regards to the flow of energy and used this philosophy when designing buildings. This ancient art and science is known as feng shui, and the idea behind it is balancing the energies in a space to offer health and good fortune to anyone inhabiting it.
So what are the requirements for a home with good feng shui?
Good Outside Feng Shui
By definition, homes with good feng shui do not have any Sha Chi (attacking) or Si Chi (low) energy surrounding them. This means that you need to carefully examine the surroundings and location of your chosen lot. Generally, homes situated in a cul-de-sac or near a railroad do not meet feng shui requirements. Also, lots with sloping backyards can present some challenges in regard to feng shui.
Clear Energy Flow to the Front Door
A house with good feng shui will have a smooth and clear energy flow to its front door. Is there a big tree in your yard or a feature inside your home that blocks the flow to your front door? If so, you will need to redesign your layout and/or landscaping.
An Entryway Designed to Welcome and Strengthen the Quality of Feng Shui in the Home
If your goal is to have a home with good feng shui, you should design your entryway so that it will welcome, strengthen, and channel feng shui throughout your home.
With this in mind, what is the first thing that people see when they walk through your front door? Entryways that include the following features can create some feng shui disasters:
- A staircase that is facing the front door or is too close to the front door.
- A wall that is too close to the front door or blocks the flow to the front door
- A bathroom immediately above the entryway of the home
An Abundance of Natural Light
A home with plenty of natural light will contribute towards positive feng shui energy. In fact, smart lighting and good air quality are some of the most fundamental aspects of good feng shui. Make a point to include at least 3 sources of light in any room in your home, with one of those sources being natural light.
As you can see, there are many requirements that make up a home with good feng shui, and this is just a starting list. If you have specific needs and wants for your new home, please contact us to learn more about building a custom home that meets all of your criteria. We've successfully completed more than 500 projects in Central Florida, helping our clients' dream homes to become a reality.