Feng Shui is an ancient study that generations have passed down over the years. It emphasizes tapping and harnessing the chi, also known as the life energy. Those into Feng Shui will look at the house layout and seek to improve the energy flow. It should be smooth and maneuvering with no obstacles.
The front entrance is the first step to creating a good Feng Shui house since it is the entry point, also known as the “mouth of chi.” Next, we should care about certain rooms or objects to avoid seeing from the main door. They can create negative energy that affects the house Feng Shui. Let’s look at the list.
1. Toilet / Bathroom
The front entrance is the first impression of your house and the mouth of chi. In such a layout configuration, the energy will flow right into the toilet without circulating to the other parts of the house. Do you feel good being welcomed by the bathroom if you are the guest? It is the first impression that counts, isn’t it?
Many people like to place mirrors in the main foyer to final check their appearance before going out. If you want to install a mirror in this area, it is good to have it at the side, instead of facing directly towards the main door. This situation will push the energy out of the house instead of inviting them.
However, this has been a debatable topic for decades if such layout is bad Feng Shui. If you feel uncomfortable with such a layout, you can remove the mirror and place it at the side. Alternatively, cover it with a cloth when you cannot remove it.
3. Kitchen Stove / Refrigerator
In Chinese culture, the household source of wealth is the kitchen. Therefore, the stove from the main entrance will expose your wealth to the public, which symbolizes leaking money luck. That is why the furnace should be nowhere near the main entrance.
It is inauspicious if your main door faces a staircase. It does not matter if it is inside or outside of the house. The energy flow gushing down the stairs suppresses the one flowing into the house from the main door. This situation will create an unstable energy field that can affect the household members.
We suggest placing a divider screen between the door and the main door to resolve this situation. However, this is only possible if you have a big foyer. Otherwise, it will be too cramped.
5. Dining Table
Some believe that wealth is difficult to accumulate if your dining table is near the main door. In addition, it would expose your financial status to the world and attract people to borrow money from you without returning.
If you don’t believe it, let’s think from another angle. The main door is close to the outside environment that easily attracts filth and dust that might pollute the food on the dining table. It might lead to poor food quality or even food poisoning.
Our bedroom is a space to rest and rejuvenate, so it is best to be as quiet as possible. However, putting your bedroom facing the front door will intrude on your privacy and peace. Therefore, it is optimal to be located at the end of the house if possible.
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