Using Feng Shui to Buy Your Next Home - Part 1

December 17, 2017

Whatever category you fit into, we are going to give you some practical advice on features that will bring positive energy to you and invite good things to happen once you are living in the house. It should help you to select one home over another.  If you are considering a “Fixer-Upper” then it would also be a good idea to consider these factors when re-designing your home to meet your needs. If you are planning on putting your home on the market, it will be helpful to you to know more about feng shui. And… if you are just considering remodeling a portion of your home, you can use these factors as a guide.

First of all, what is Feng Shui? It is best explained with an example. Most of us can recall a time when we walked into a room at our work or even our home and immediately knew there was something uncomfortable that had just happened in that space.  Sometimes people will use the old saying, “The atmosphere was so thick you could cut it with a knife.”  That is an example of Feng Shui, the invisible energy that affects every part of our lives.  Feng Shui, directly translated, means wind and water.  Throughout its 5,000 year history, the guiding principle remains the same: the pursuit of the most advantageous and harmonious place to live and work.


Characteristics to Consider When Looking for a New Home:

The Neighborhood

  • Should be a part of nature- greenery and wildlife should abound so that good Ch’i (energy) will flow easily to your home.

  • If there's an opportunity to purchase land adjacent to water, do it!  Water is associated with wealth. Need we say more?  

  • Avoid a house at the end of a cul-de-sac or the end of a road.
  • As much as it seems romantic to own a house boat (we’re recalling the movie Sleepless in Seattle) don’t consider buying one.  Professor Grandmaster Lin Yun would have said that you have no roots when you live and sleep on the water. There are cures for almost every problem except this one, so avoid it.


The House…

  1. Should have the front door facing the street, rather than leading to one side of the house or another. 
  2. The front door should be elevated a bit, with a few steps up to a porch.
  3. Should have ample exterior lighting, particularly at the front door.
  4. Should have a colorful presence with lots of healthy plants. 
  5. Should not have a tree directly in front of the main entrance. Trees planted to one side or another are great, however.
  6. Should have house numbers that are easy to read from the street.
  7. Ideally, the house should be shaped like a square or rectangle in its overall footprint.  (Cures can be utilized by a feng shui consultant to fix this problem, as few homes on today’s market are actually these shapes.)  

Next Week...

We will add more about the interior of the house.  We'll discuss the interior entry, the kitchen, master bedroom, study/office, and more.


In Conclusion

Questions?  Comments?  We’d love to hear from you.  Some of this might seem like basic good sense, and it is, but it is more complex that it appears in this entry. If you think you have found the right house and want Transformations for Interiors to come see it to give you opinion from a feng shui perspective, contact us via this website, and we will set up an appointment.

                           Happy House Hunting!


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