Buying a house involves many things. It is probably one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. It can be an overwhelming process, and may people usually resort to seeking the help of the property agents. But if you want to enjoy living in the house, you need to get involved in the process. You need to incorporate feng shui in the whole process and ensure that the house adheres to the principles.

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that uses energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. Despite being geomancy and pseudoscience, feng shui also has some scientific backing. Therefore, it makes sense that you use feng shui when looking to buy a house.

Checking feng shui taboos in a house

There are a number of feng shui taboos that a house can possess. Here are some of them:

    • The gate faces the road
    • Two doors directly facing each other
    • The door opens showing the neighbor’s window
    • The beam passing through the door
    • The window is close to a bridge, elevated expressways, and highways
    • The house faces the ‘building gap’
    • The planning and design of the house cause the house to be suspended
    • The front door open to see the kitchen directly

Let’s now see what each of these taboos means both feng shui and scientifically, and how to combat them.

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The gate facing the road

Feng shui:

The gate of a home facing the road is common, particularly in the T-shaped intersection. In this case, the people living in the house will be prone to accidents, disasters, serious illnesses, lawsuits, and others.

Scientific:

In a T-shaped intersection, if a car loses control will ram into the house directly, causing injuries to the occupants.

Solution

If there is enough space in front of the house, consider planting trees and landscaping – especially at the gate. If there is no room, you can plant a large potted plant or build a wall to reduce the risk.

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Two doors facing each other directly

Feng shui:

According to the Luban scriptures – “The two families cannot be opposite each other. The family must retreat, and the door must not be right in front of each other. There will be harmful energy created.” The two doors facing each other may be on the same house but different rooms, or from two different houses i.e., neighbor’s door facing yours.

Scientific:

When two doors are facing each other directly, it is easy to see or hear what the other person is doing when they enter or exits. This means there is no privacy. Moreover, when the door is closed and opened, there is a quick circulation of air, which can bring dust and other bad elements.

Solution

If it’s the doors in the same house, consider installing curtains between them.

two doors facing each other

The door opening is showing the neighbor’s window

Feng shui:

When the door opens, showing the neighbor’s window, such a home may have financial problems and could easily attract disasters.

Scientific:

When the doors and windows are placed opposite of each other, the wind may become strong and can blow the door or the window away or become so violent that it scares people inside the house.

Solution

If there is space, you can design a double layer front entrance to create additional space in between. Or you can open the second window to ensure the airflow is smooth.

The door opening is showing the neighbor's window

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The beam passes through the door

Feng shui:

When you have a beam passing through the door, it may result in the family to suffer heartaches and regrets. It will affect everyone career-wise, and can also attract bad people to your lives.

Scientific:

Where there is a beam in the entrance or exit, it usually causes oppression that leads to psychological stress.

Solution

The best solution is to change the location of the door so that the beams and columns don’t run over it. You can also decorate the beam with decorative elements to make your ceiling look a bit flat.

>The beam passes through the door

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Elevated expressways, highways, and bridges outside your window

Feng shui:

This is the worst scenario for you if you run a business

Scientific:

The most direct hazard is noise pollution from the traffic or MRT, as well as the gas emissions that affect the air quality. This house also exposes your privacy in the whole world.

Solution

Install soundproof windows to avoid direct exposure to noise and smoke. To enhance the privacy of your home, try installing anti-peeping UV heat-insulating paper.

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The house faces the ‘buildings gap”

Feng shui:

This scenario refers to the gap between the tall buildings. In other words, your building is surrounded by dilapidated tall buildings. If your house faces “building gaps,” it is likely that your family will experience disasters and the narrower the gap, the severer the misfortune will be.

Scientific:

The middle of the gap creates a considerable wind force through the concept of “narrow tube effect.” The speed of wind here is so high, and the flow is strong, the polluted air mixes with the dust, posing a health hazard to you.

Solution

You can hang a curtain screen in front of the house door or grow a plant in front of the house, particularly evergreen plants.

The house faces the 'buildings gap"

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The planning and design of the house, causing the house to be suspended

Feng shui:

A house is considered floating if it has the main living room on the 2nd floor, and below there is the driveway, the MTR construction, etc. This could easily cause financial problems.

Scientific:

When the floor is suspended, it is easy to make the occupants of the house feel insecure, while the noise from people and vehicles affects the concentration of the people in the house, affecting their sleep and, eventually, their efficiency. The kind of floor planning is also precarious during earthquakes.

Solution

The solution is to spend time to shockproof or earthquake-proof it. These types of house s are typically cheap, and therefore it won’t be costly to renovate it.

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Open the front door and see the kitchen directly

Feng shui:

The kitchen is considered the treasury of the home, so when your door opens and directly reveal the kitchen, it is as if you are exposing your treasury. This can create health problems and difficulties in creating. It can also cause your family to constantly argue.

Scientific:

When you open a door and see the kitchen or restaurant, you may feel your privacy is exposed. This can also allow you to walk into the kitchen with viruses.

Solution

Design your front door as a buffer and add some decorative screen or curtain to serve as a shield as well as for aesthetic purposes.