As appealing as Feng Shui design can sound, there are many potential flaws with Feng Shui house floor plans, some more serious than others. Mistakes include everything from a bathroom facing the front door to a staircase in the center of a home. You’re going to want to learn to identify the main negative feng shui aspects of any home and know how to balance their challenging energy.
Direct Front Door-Back Door Alignment
When applying Feng Shui principles to your home you need to imagine Chi, or energy, as water flowing into your space. You’ll notice that water rushes very fast through two or more directly aligned doors without actually slowing down and nourishing the space. What is especially important to avoid is the direct alignment of the front door with the back door. The reason you want to avoid this situation is because all good feng shui energy coming through the main door will easily escape through the back door without having a chance to circulate and nourish your home.
Staircase Facing the Front Door
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In Feng Shui practice the main door of your home is known as the “The Mouth of the Chi”. This is how the house absorbs its much needed Chi, or energy nourishment. When a staircase is facing the main door directly, the feng shui energy ends up rushes up quickly to either the lower, or the higher floor, thus leaving the main floor without feng shui energy nourishment. The staircase essentially steals all the chi from the main floor of the home.
Bathroom Facing the Front Door
If your bathroom is facing the front door, most of the energy will easily escape through the bathroom, leaving little or no good feng shui energy to nourish your house. But don’t panic just yet, there are plenty of ways to improve the feng shui of a house with a bathroom door facing the front door. Click here for some practical tips to help you take care of this potentially bad feng shui situation.
Staircase in the Center of Your Home
The problem with having a staircase that is placed directly in the center of your home is similar to that of having one directly facing the door, it will suck all the good energy up and not allow the Chi to circulate throughout the main floor. As a general rule, a staircase in the center is not good feng shui and needs a bit of care and attention.