Vastu for Flats

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The architecture of flats should followVastu for Flats the guidelines laid by Vastu Shashtra or it can have a damaging affect on our lives. You can invite calamities in your life, if you chose to ignore Vastu advice while building a flat for yourself.

Vastu helps to make your living comfortable in flats and prevent illness and other dangers from creeping into your life or relationships. The article brings some very important guidelines to be kept in mind while planning the architecture of a flat. Go through them and know the right Vasthu for flats, to make your life happy and prosperous.

Vastu Guide for Flats

According to Vaastu, the master bedrooms should be in the southwest corner of the house. If the house has more than one floor, then the master bedroom should be on the topmost floor. The ceiling should be in level; as it makes the energy of the room uniform and helps the occupants keep a steady state of mind.The children’s room should be constructed in the northwest corner. No bedroom should be located in the southwest direction.The bathroom should be constructed in the west or south direction and its drains should flow towards northeas.The drawing room should be in northwest, south or west direction. The furniture should be placed in south and west directions. Maximum open space should be in north and east directions.The kitchen must be situated in the fire angle, i.e. in southeast. The cook should face east while cooking. The water tap in kitchen should be in the northeast direction.Northeast, northwest, north, west, east corners are best for a study room. If the study room and place of worship room are adjacent, then it is considered most favorable.The store room should be constructed in the southern part of the building. Grain and other provisions can be stored in the kitchen or in other rooms and cupboards. Things should not be stored in box beds, because it causes sleeping disorders.The children’s room should be constructed in the northwest corner. No bedroom should be located in the southwest direction.Daily wastes from the kitchen should be kept covered in the southwest corner of the kitchen.The doors should be in the north and east. The waves emerging from the doors affect the mind of a person who enters from the door.Guest room should be in the northwest direction. The room in this direction is also considered suitable for unmarried girls.The rooms in the northern part of the house should be larger than the rooms in the southern side, by 6-9 inches, and lower by 1-3 inches. The ideal height of the rooms should be 12-14 feet. The main door should be larger than the inner doors and all doors should open facing the walls.The rooms in the northern part of the house should be larger than the rooms in the southern side, by 6-9 inches, and lower by 1-3 inches. The ideal height of the rooms should be 12-14 feet. The main door should be larger than the inner doors and all doors should open facing the walls.All windows should be, at least, 3 feet above ground level, and at the same level from the top. Window openings should be on the northern and eastern sides of the buildings

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1.) Vastu for Flat Main Entrance

When it comes to the main door Vastu for flats, people sometimes find it very challenging to do it the correct way. Since there is limited scope to shift or completely change the direction of the main entrance, it becomes all the more important to select a flat very carefully.

There are 32 possible locations where an entrance is possible as per the Vastu Purusha Mandala. Some are super powerful while others can be extremely dangerous.

The below image indicates the names of 32 possible entrance door placements for flats.

You may read our detailed article on Vastu for main entrance doors to get a complete understanding of the best and worst positions for the main door placement as per Vastu for flats.

 Main door Vastu for flats: Tips to keep in mind

For a basic understanding, you may keep the following points in mind:

  1. Choose a flat that has its main entrance exactly in East, North, and West. For a south-facing flat, you must be very careful as an entrance in the south can be extremely good or extremely bad depending on its exact location.
  2. Avoid a flat with the main door in South West, North West, and South East.
  3. A North East entrance is not always beneficial as most Vastu experts suggest. Depending on its exact placement, it can be extremely dangerous in some cases and can cause accidents and financial losses. Therefore choose it selectively.
  4. The main door should always open clockwise.
  5. Avoid the main entrance directly in front of the lift or staircase. This is one of the major Vastu defects causing property disputes.
  6. Keep the main door in perfect shape. It should not be broken or make a creaking sound.
  7. Avoid placing any God idols outside the main entrance. A lot of people place an idol of Lord Ganesha which can absolutely not good as per Vastu. One of the biggest Vastu myths is that Lord Ganesha’s idol at the entrance will ward off all evil. This is nothing more than a widely circulated myth.

Note: For other popular Vastu myths, read our article here – Vastu Shastra Myths You Are Made To Believe

Remember that though it is not always possible to get a favorable main entrance in flats, it is certainly possible to rectify and correct the unfavorable main entrances with easy remedies without breaking or shifting the entrance.

2. Vastu for Kitchen Placement in Flats

The kitchen is a mini representation of the cosmic fire. The correct placement of the kitchen in a flat is of utmost importance to keep the fire element in balance.

In the modern context, fire is the significator of money and cash flow. Whether you can successfully earn a regular income or maintain a healthy cash flow depends on the correct placement of the kitchen in the flat.

A general consensus is that the kitchen should be placed only in the South East direction. However, given the modern designs of flats and the need to cover every inch of space, this is certainly not always possible in flats.

So does it mean that the fire will always be imbalanced in the flats?

Thought South east is an ideal direction, the kitchen or more specifically the gas burner can also be placed in the South, West and North West corner of the flat.

Tips you must remember for kitchen placement in flats as per Vastu:

  1. A kitchen is best in the South East to South directions.
  2. If it’s not possible in the Southeast, some other recommended directions for the placement of a kitchen are West and North West directions.
  3. You must face East or North while cooking.
  4. If the kitchen is towards the South East or South, you must strictly avoid using a blue or black color kitchen slab.
  5. Avoid using granite under the gas burner. A marble slab is recommended.
  6. Kitchen cabinets used for storage should ideally be placed on the Southern wall.
  7. The mixer-grinder should be kept in the Eastern part of the kitchen.
  8. Avoid buying a black or blue refrigerator if you intend to place it in the kitchen.

3. Vastu for Pooja Room Placement in Flats

When it comes to Vastu for pooja room in flats, almost everyone believes that the Pooja room or mandir can only be placed in the North East direction.

To fulfill this criterion, a lot of people are even ready to sacrifice a lot of space and make all kinds of unnecessary adjustments.

The fact is that there are several directions (other than North East) where you can place the Pooja altar or mandir at home temple.

One of the best directions for the Pooja room in flats is the West direction. West is the direction ruled by lord Varun – the giver of wealth and prosperity. He has the power to fulfill all your wishes.

You’ll be surprised to know that in most ancient Hindu temples, the main idol is placed in the West direction.

Thus, placing the Pooja room in the West is one of the best choices you can make.

Other than West, East is also a very favorable direction for placing the Pooja room as per Vastu in flats.

You can place the pooja room or mandir depending upon the main deity you pray to. Use the following table as a reference:

Vastu for pooja room in flats: Tips to remember

  1. The idols/ photos of Gods should be around your chest height and not below that.
  2. Avoid using a red color cloth if your Pooja room is in the North East
  3. You may use shades of blue, green and light yellow in the North East East and West.
  4. If your Pooja room is in the East, it is best to avoid silver idols or utensils. Use steel, copper or brass instead.
  5. For a pooja room in the West, silver or gold or brass utensils are ideal.
  6. Avoid keeping two or more photos/idols of the same God or Goddess.
  7. It is better to have a wooden mandir in the North East, East, and South East. For a mandir in the West, white marble is recommended.
  8. Always keep the mandir well lit with proper lighting.
  9. Avoid placing a mandir or pooja room next to the toilet or below a staircase.

4. Vastu for Toilets/Bathroom Placement in Flats

One of the most common reasons for a lot of problems in flats is due to the incorrect placement of toilets.

Since it is common construction, the toilet pipelines run from the ground floor to all the above floors in the same direction. Thus, it is really difficult to change or relocate the toilets.

Therefore, one must very carefully choose a flat where the toilets are located in the appropriate Vastu zones. Incorrect toilet placements can cause multiple health problems as there is a direct link between your house and health.

Of course it is rarely possible to have all toilets in the correct directions as per Vastu, but one must be careful to choose the least unfavorable locations.

Toilets are an activity of disposal and we use them to dispose of human waste. Thus, if we place them incorrectly, they can even dispose of off the good qualities of a good zone.

Some of the effects of toilets in different directions are as follows:

Vastu for toilets/bathroom in flats: Tips to remember

  1. Completely avoid a toilet between North, North East, and southwest directions. These can cause serious health and financial problems.
  2. The toilet seat should not be directly opposite the toilet entrance door.
  3. Making a toilet under the staircase is ok as long as the direction is correct.
  4. The slope of the toilet floor should always be towards the North or East and never towards the South or West.
  5. Choose the wall tiles carefully for toilets depending on the direction of its placement.
  6. For a toilet in East or North, use blue or brown tiles, for a toilet in southeast or South use orange or yellow tiles and for toilets in West or northwest use grey tiles.
  7. The toilet door should not open directly opposite the bed.
  8. The toilet seat or commode should always be 1-2 feet higher than the floor level.

Changing the position of the toilet seat or completely relocating it could be a challenge that most people face. However, it does not mean all is lost.

There are easy to follow and very effective solutions available to negate the ill effects of wrongly placed toilets.

However, if you realize that one or more of your toilets are wrongly placed, it is highly recommended to seek advice from a good Vastu consultant. Because incorrectly placed toilets create a lot of unexpected damages to health and finances.

5.Vastu for Bedroom Placement in Flats

Like it is important to have a Vastu compliant flat as a whole, it is equally important to have your bedrooms in the right directions for growth and prosperity.

A Vastu compliant bedroom is also important to bring in healing energies in your flat and to help you relax and rejuvenate.

Note: Read our amazing article on how to activate healing energies in your house.

To gain an in-depth understanding of Vastu for bedrooms, we have written a comprehensive article which will tell you:

  1. How to choose the correct directions for your bedroom on the basis of your profession or business, for different family members.
  2. How to choose a wall, curtain and furniture colors for bedroom in flat as per Vastu
  3. The correct placement of furniture and mirrors.
  4. Important dos and don’ts.

One of the most important points to keep in mind while designing a bedroom is the ideal sleeping direction as per Vastu or the direction of the bed.

While placing the bed, we must consider the flow of the earth’s electromagnetic currents. Since the earth is slightly tilted on its axis, the earth’s magnetic energies flow from North East to South West.

Therefore, you must align your bed to take advantage of these energies.

Here’s an image indicating ideal sleeping directions as per Vastu Shastra

Vastu for Bedroom in Flats: Tips to remember

  1. Avoid making false ceilings directly above the bed. Too much of metal strips and wires are neither good for health nor your sleep as they create a lot of electromagnetic fields.
  2. Always use light shades for wall paints in the bedroom. Darker shades disturb the mind and the ability to relax.
  3. Use wooden beds instead of metal because wood is a natural material has high positive vibrations than metals.
  4. Never use a box bed. The box below the bed stops the circulation of energies and causes disturbed sleep and backaches.
  5. Always sleep with your head towards the East or South and never towards the North.
  6. A mirror opposite your bed is ok as long as your bedroom is in the North, East or West directions. For a bedroom in South or South West, you must avoid placing a mirror.
  7. Avoid keeping a water fountain in the bedroom. Flowing water creates excessive energies which can cause disturbed sleep.
  8. Fresh flowers kept in the bedroom bring in positive energies and create abundance.

6. Vastu for Colors and Wall Paints in Flats

Colors play a very crucial role when it comes to Vastu for flats or apartments. We can even go the extent of saying that the colors in your flat can either help you scale new heights or can put you down in the dumps. They can also play a decisive role in your financial health and stability.

As a general rule, try to use light shades of paints on the walls and curtains. Darker shades can be disturbing to the mind and can cause mental conflicts.

Vastu for Colors in Flats: Tips to remember

  1. Always try and use naturally made colors instead of the omnipresent synthetic ones. They are really harmful to health and mental peace.
  2. For a bedroom in the North, prefer using shades of grey, white, blue and green.
  3. Brown, beige and green are the ideal colors for bedrooms in the East
  4. For a bedroom in the Southeast and south, shades of light pink, orange, red, maroon and brown will be ideal.
  5. Shades of grey, silver, and gold are preferable for bedrooms in the West.

Different colors represent different elements of nature. Like the color red indicates fire element, blue indicates water, etc.

Vastu is all about balancing the Pancha tattvas or the five elements within your living space.

And since these colors signify different elements, you must choose them very carefully as per the different directions.

An imbalance of colors in the form of wall paints, light bulbs, curtains and upholstery, colored cabinets, etc. can wreak havoc in the lives of the residents.

7. Vastu for Cuts and Extensions in Flats

A cut area in a flat refers to the missing floor area in a particular direction. Similarly an extension in a flat refers to extra floor space in a particular direction.

The below image will give you an idea of what a cut or extension in a flat looks like.

Neither a cut nor an extension is good for any flat. This means that either some energy fields are completely missing or some are excessively present in a flat. And neither of the situations is good.

Thus, while choosing a flat, it is very important to look for cuts and extensions in different directions.

Every Vastu direction governs some or the other aspect of your life.

For example, the South East direction governs your digestive health and cash flows. This effectively means that if the South East area of your flat is cut, you are most likely to face digestive and money problems.

Therefore, it is advisable to avoid taking a flat which has big cuts and extensions in different directions. A classic example of this could be an L-shaped or a U-shaped flat.

Though neither a cut nor an extension is good for flats, they can be managed effectively by the judicious use of mirrors, colors, and metals.

One of the most ignored buy important areas in the flat is the storeroom. Do not make the mistake of thinking that the storeroom is any less important than the other rooms in the flat.

The purpose of the store is to accumulate various household articles likely to be used in the future. Anything that is not in use currently is kept in the store room. Thus, its correct placement becomes very important.

The placement of the storeroom can evoke different emotions in the minds of the residents.

If incorrectly placed, a storeroom can actually lead to the accumulation of pain, fear, guilt, and grief in the lives of the residents.

The below image indicates some of the best and worst placement for a storeroom

9. Vastu for Placement of Mirrors in Flats

One of the most frequently asked questions is about the correct placement of mirrors in flats.

There are a lot of myths floating around when it comes to the placement of mirrors in flats. The most common myth being that a bed should never face a mirror and if it does, it creates disharmony and arguments.

This is totally incorrect and one should not blindly believe in these without understanding the logic.

A mirror represents the water element. This is because it has some reflective qualities like water. Therefore, the best placement for mirrors is the water element favorable zones in the house viz. – North, North East, East, and West.

As long as you place the mirror in these directions, it does not have any bad effects.

However, do remember to never place a mirror in the fire zones like South East and South.

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