Vastu suggestions for buying a house or a flat

By: Dr. Arun Bansal | 17-Sep-2021
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Vastu suggestions for buying a house or a flat

Vastu tips for buying a house or a flat: A house is not just a place to live in but also a small world of the residents where they collect memories of their good and bad phases during their lifetimes. Buying or building a house is a tough decision in itself as it involves huge amount of money and time involved in it. Apart from the cost involved one has to adhere to the beautification and attractive ambience which makes one’s house a comfortable place which is at the same time is pleasing to an eye. 

In this fast moving life, people prefer to buy ready to move in flats or apartments rather than constructing a house on their own. Buying an already constructed house is hassle free and saves a lot of time and efforts to the buyers. Moreover, they have varied choices to choose from, this is probably the reason why the concept of buying ready to move in houses is in rage these days. 

But sometimes we see that as soon as someone has changed or shifted to new house, he starts suffering from sudden difficulties including diseases, financial crunches and fights or arguments in the family. Why does this happen? 

The ancient science of Vastu Shastra is a popular branch of occult science that has answer to this. Vastu shastra is a study of a place considering the panchbhoota or five elements and directions of various compartments or parts consisted in that place. A house made or constructed according to the principles of Vastu Shastra ensures prosperity and well being of the members dwelling in that place. Hence it becomes really important that we are aware of the Vastu tips for buying a new flat or house so that the house would remain infused with positive energy. It is vital to know that a vastu complacent house is a prerequisite to ensure prosperity and peace in your family life. This article brings forth some of these Vastu tips which one must know before investing your hard earned money anywhere.


The main entrance of your block will be considered the main entrance if you are buying a flat. The best direction to buy a house is the north, north-east, east, or west, as these directions are considered auspicious. Avoid having the main door in the south, south-west, north-west (north side), or south-east (east side) directions. Avoid main door in south-east direction. A door in the south or south-west, can be rectified by using a lead metal pyramid and lead helix.

Placement of Kitchen

Vastu experts believe that the kitchen is the best place to attain better health and improve motivation of the family members. Every appliance that has been kept in the kitchen is important and plays a vital role in attracting positivity in the house and better health of the family.

According to Vastu Shastra, the Lord of Fire—Agni—stays in the southeast corner of the house, which indicates the southeast direction to be the best direction for the placement of your kitchen. If not possible, you may also choose the north-west direction. However, a kitchen should never be constructed in the north, north-east or south-west directions of the home as it will drastically spoil the peaceful environment in the family.

Most of the objects representing fire should be placed in the south-east part of the kitchen. Also, the gas stove should be so placed that the lady faces the east while cooking to ensure good health and positive energy in the house.

Toilets and Bathrooms

Vastu shastra for home says that your bathroom with attached toilet is positioned along the west or north-west direction. This is because the toilet is associated with the discarding of waste. The best direction of the toilet seat, according to Vastu, is in the south-east or north-west side. This should be in such a way that a person using it is not facing either the east or the west. The windows should open out along the east, north or west in your bathroom. This is the ideal placement as it will never contaminate the air inside house while keeping the ambience fresh. 

According to vastu, the best colours for the toilet interior are shades of brown, beige, cream and other earthy shades. Avoid black and dark blue. It is preferable that the bathroom doesn’t share wall with the bed else it is known to give nightmares.

Master Bedroom

According to Vastu Shastra, the master bedroom must be placed in the south-west direction, and the head of the family must take that room. In case, the house is multi-story, the best direction is to the south-west direction on the top floor, and preferably it must be bigger than any other room of the house. The perfect place to put bed in the room is south or west wall of the room so that the head lies in the south or west direction and the legs are pointing towards the north or east direction.

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Kids Room

While selecting a home, kids’ room is also an important consideration. The best direction for the room for children is either in north east direction or in northwest corner as this corner always gets fresh light and air and is considered good for the growth and overall development of the kids. One should also keep in mind the colours of the walls which should preferably be shades of light yellow or light green. 

Prayer Room

Make sure that the prayer room has been placed either in the north or east direction of your house. It should not be placed adjacent with the toilet as it will bring in negative energy. Even if you don’t have any choice then it’s better to keep the doors closed all the time or avoid using that washroom as much as possible.

Natural Light and Ventilation

It is very important to make arrangements for proper ventilation and natural light in the house. Fresh circulation of wind and light will help in elimination of any kind of bad and negative energy from your house. A flat with balcony or open area in the north or east direction is considered auspicious for the people residing in the house.however, care should be taken to avoid windows or balconies in south or west direction and in case there are windows in these two sides then they should be small or kept covered so that harmful infrared rays in the afternoon do not enter the house. If possible make provision for small gap between your house with that of the neighbors as it helps to stop any interferences of the energies. A free space around all the directions of the house is also preferable.

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Water Storage

The water tank should be placed in the north east corner of the house or the flat that you are planning to buy. This has scientific approach as the direct UV rays of the sun effectively purify the water. Also the water tank should not be made with plastic and should be in some dark color to facilitate the proper absorption of the sun rays.

Taking care of these Vastu tips, while purchasing an already constructed home for your family, will definitely bring harmony to the family. 

Some other Vastu norms

  • One should opt for a house where all the four corners are intact, i.e., without any corner being cut. 
  • Try to avoid South-west facing homes. 
  • The staircase should always be clockwise and should not be in the north-east direction.

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Rectifications suggestions if reconstruction is not possible

It is beyond a common man’s reach to check vastu of a house and one has to take help of a vastu consultant to cure the vastu doshas as present in the house. There are certain faults that cannot be rectified fully without demolition; these may include problems like inappropriate placement of toilets, kitchens, or staircases, especially if they are constructed in the north-east and if the main entrance of house is in the south/south-west direction.

However one should buy a home that conforms to at least 70%-80% of Vastu principles but in case it’s not possible we suggest following rectification tips:

  • Furniture can be placed in the right direction.
  • Colours including that of the flooring may be changed.
  • Cooking direction can be altered.
  • Direction of toilet basins can be changed.
  • Incorrect direction of the puja room can be rectified.
  • Some critical defects can be corrected with pyramids or crystals.
  • Traditional methods, using mirrors, changing colours and use of special metallic wires, can also be used for corrections, depending upon the individual case.

To conclude, Best Vastu experts at Future point suggest that home owners should try and incorporate Vastu tips to lead a healthy and prosperous life. Even those defects which can be rectified without structural changes should also be taken into account by making internal arrangements.

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