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Vastu tips for new homes

Today, most of us purchase new homes from a builder and later struggle with various vastu issues. Vastu compliance in homes is usually related to entrance direction, kitchen layout, bedhead location, study table location, mandir location and room allocations. However, with the advent of technology, it has become easier to turn your home into a Vastu-compliant zone.

The first and foremost thing is to identify the North direction accurately. With technological advancements, this can be easily done through compass applications that can be installed on one’s mobile device. Basically, these are GPS devices, tracking your directions through satellite. While identifying the direction, make sure that your device is kept on a stable surface like floor or platform to establish the correct angle to the north. This must be shared with your home interiors professional or the vastu consultant.

Which direction is best for different elements?

The floor plan of your home is an important document. Make sure you have a printout and can mark the north sign from above. Join the corners of this floor plan to establish the centre of the house and quadrants of the home.

Floor plan

As a thumb rule, all entrances other than south are considered fine. The master bedroom should be in the south-west corner as marked in red. The children’s room in the north-west, mandir or pooja ghar in the north, north east or East.

It is ideal to have a study table in north or northeast or east. The kitchen, sink or water area should be in the northeast and flame in the southeast. For bedheads, all directions except north work fine. However, south head placement is considered the best. For the entrance direction, ‘jaalis’ (partitions) can be creatively used.

Taking help from a Vastu expert

However, in modern day times, it is not possible that every corner of an apartment will adhere to vastu standards. A good vastu expert will be able to offer you remedies through yantras, colours, prayers and sometimes detailed reading of horoscope as well.

Interior designers and vastu consultants often work together to make your home Vastu-compliant yet aesthetically appealing. Sometimes, working with a vastu consultant might be daunting as their suggestions might sound extreme. However, most good interior consultants will be able to translate that into an aesthetic and comfortable home for you.

Interior design

At the end of the day, one must understand that Vastu Shastra was created for wellbeing through natural elements like good lighting, good ventilation that tied in with good urban planning. In urban setup, we need to remain focussed on those. While doing up your home, one must not get lost into too much superstition and find an excellent reliable Vastu consultant and an understanding interior designer who can incorporate the various requirements. Incorporating vastu in your home should leave you positive during the process and for the time you are living there. Use of vibrant colours, water fountains, well-placed mirrors, idols must always bring joy to you.