Over the years, I have seen many Chinese buyers book a showing and pass by the house without even stepping foot inside. If the house has bad feng shui outside, they wouldn't even bother seeing the home. What then, makes a home have good feng shui?
Location, Neighborhood and Plot Placement
In feng shui, the real estate notion of location takes a deeper meaning as it deals with the quality of energy entering your home. Be sure your house receives good energy from its surroundings — a clean street, good neighbors, etc. One major element of feng shui is ensuring the house is not situated at the end of a T-intersection. That is, the house does not directly face a road straight ahead as bad luck will swiftly enter through the home that way.
Strong Front Door
The front door is very important in feng shui as this is how the house receives its chi or energy nourishment. Feng shui-wise, people start looking right away at the feng shui direction of the house to see if it fits one of the lucky feng shui directions for the family members. While this is always a good idea, do not forget to look at all the elements of a strong feng shui front door — its size and proportion in relation to the rest of the house as well as the pathway that leads to it. Sometimes you can change a bad feng shui pathway with easy landscaping and sometimes you just can't — be mindful of it.
Unless you plan to renovate the house and change the positioning of the back door, it is wise to avoid a house with direct doors alignment. The same feng shui principle, but to a lesser degree, applies to all doors in the house. Mostly, it applies to the bad luck that comes from the alignment of the front door and back door (as sometimes this applies in apartments). As a feng shui rule of thumb, no direct door alignment is good as it creates a strong rush of Chi and thus a loss of good energy.
Other poor feng shui elements at the main entrance include:
- Facing a wall when you enter through the main floor
- A staircase when you enter through the main floor
- An upstairs bathroom right above the front door
Unless you plan a major renovation, these are all important factors to consider when looking for a good feng shui home.
Source: The Spruce