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Vastu Tips To Keep in Mind Before Buying a House

Comments(2) Sub Category:Vaastu Posted On: Feb 06, 2012

Vastu is ancient science which gives insights into how to design a house or building. The guidelines of vastu have scientific explanation and if applied wisely will create a well-ventilated, well-lit , well designed and a spacious house.

Getting a house constructed is a big challenge in todays world, so most of the people are buying ready to
move in houses or apartments and since the availability of space is less, more families are accomodated in limited spaces.

Here are some of the Vastu guidelines which you can follow in the process of buying a house or an apartment:


If you are buying an apartment, the entrance of the block will be considered as the entrance. South or West entrance is not recommended for the afternoon infrared rays are harmful to health; entrance should be from north or north east. There should be enough open space left around the building.

Sunlight and cross ventilation:

Proper natural light and ventilation holds great importance in vastu, so make sure there is ample sunlight coming into the house and that the house has good cross ventilation. A North or East-facing flat with windows and balconies in either of these two directions is ideal. The morning sunlight brings positivity and is rich in ultraviolet rays. While afternoon infrared rays are harmful for health so having windows and entrance in South or west is not recommended. The windows on the south or south-western wall must be small in size with horizontal shading device to protect the interiors from the harmful rays of the Sun. According to vastu the house should not have a common wall with the neighboring house, as this creates mixed energies, so open space should be left on all four sides of the building. Since sunrays are not that harmful in North and East, more open space should be left towards North and East side of the Building as compared to south and west sides.


You should avoid buying a flat which has a kitchen in the North-East. Since this part of the building welcomes the morning sun so it is appropriate for a living room or a meditation room. South-east corner is the ideal place for the kitchen.

Circulation inside the apartment and the complex:

According to vastu, center of the apartment must be light, so rooms, kitchen or toilets must not be placed in the centre. This will make the apartment look spacious and also helps in having good ventilation. Preferably a living room must be placed in centre from where every room is accessible.

Circulation of the multistoried building:

There should be a well designed core to the apartment building and lift must be provided adjacent to the staircase to make the circulation easy. Moreover, it is better to have staircase and lift in the south-west corner of the apartment building because they act as the buffer zones and help in keeping the hot sunrays away from the building’s interiors.

Water storage tank:

Early morning sun rays are rich with ultraviolet rays which help in purifying the water. So a water tank must be placed in the north-eastern corner of the roof in a multistoried building. Preferably a plastic water tank should not be used, however, if it is plastic, it should be of some dark color like black, blue etc. to facilitate sunrays absorption.

Toilets and bathrooms:

Toilets and bathrooms in each flat must be built in the south-west corner or in south direction. Wind direction in India all the year round is north-east to south-west. If a toilet is placed in north east the wind will enter the room passing through the toilet. This will contaminate the air in the rooms.

Kid’s room:

According to vastu the ideal place for the kid’s room is North- East or North West. Sun is never in the north so it is best to have a kid’s room window on the north wall. This will bring ample natural light and no harmful sun rays to the kid’s room.


The building block in the southwest direction must be the tallest among all the building blocks; this will help in protecting the other blocks from the harmful rays of the setting sun. The garden, play areas and the open spaces must be in the northern or eastern side of the block. Walls of the apartments should not be black, dark blue or red as dark colors absorbs sunrays and increases the internal temperature of the apartment. Generator, electric switchboards, transformer etc. should be installed outside the apartments in south-eastern corner. It is better to have the staircase and lift in the south-west corner of the apartment building. This is because they act as the buffer zones and help in keeping the hot sunrays away from the building’s interiors.


2 Responses to “Vastu Tips To Keep in Mind Before Buying a House”

  1. surabhi says:

    Thanks for the article. i will keep these points in mind befor buying my apartment

  2. Shirsendu says:

    I agree everything can be done but please can you suggest something for a rental house. Because the fact is that we keep moving from one to another house when we are on rent. How to manage vastu in this kind of situations???

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