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3 Most Important Feng Shui Areas of a Home or Apartment


In Feng Shui, as in life, certain factors or areas must take priority over others. In Feng Shui, the three most important areas of a home or apartment are:

- the main door
- the kitchen
- the bedroom

If positive energy (chi) collects outside and flows into these spaces, you’ll bring money and opportunities into your life. If these areas are affected by a lack of chi or negative chi, any other positive changes you make won’t have as much of an impact.

This article explores basic ways you can use Feng Shui for these three areas.

Feng Shui your Front Door

The front door represents the way life comes to us -- our opportunities and possibilities. It represents the yang dimension of experience. It is important to have a good main door and entrance to allow money, wealth and opportunities to come into your space and life. If the chi or life energy is not able to get into your house to circulate freely, it won’t matter much what’s going on in other areas within the space.

The main door is the chi mouth of the house. Make sure nothing is repelling, expelling or blocking the chi from entering the house. Additionally, make sure no objects that exude Sha chi (killing chi) point to the front door. This may include a corner of a building from across the street, a t-intersection, an item blocking the door or directly in line with the front door. The question to ask yourself regarding these items is, how far is it from your property.

To evaluate your entrance:

- Stand at the front door and look out. Verify that no trees, lampposts, mailboxes, pillars, planters or other items sit in direct line of the door. These items can impact your ability to take advantage of incoming chi and may negatively impact the health of your household.

- Stand outside your front door and look in. This area directly in front of the property is the Bright Hall (Ming Tang). Chi settles here and collects before the residents receive it. Make sure the chi can collect and circulate. Avoid placing anything here that repels, squeezes or blocks the chi from entering the space. You can learn more about how to Feng Shui your entrance here

Feng Shui your Kitchen
The kitchen – specifically, the stove – represents our source of food and our ability to gain food through our work and careers. The stove has a great deal to do with our public life, our career, the recognition we receive, and our ability to manifest our goals and dreams. As a result, make sure the top of your stove is clean and all of the burners are working correctly. Use your stove regularly, even if just to boil water for tea. And try to use all of the burners rather than just your favorite burner. 

If there is poor chi in the kitchen, this could result in career issues, money difficulties and bad health. Take a moment to look at the distance between your stove and sink – if there is a gap of less than two feet between the two, this can create a clash of elements between fire and water.

Feng Shui your Bedroom
We spend one-third of our lives in the bedroom. It’s a space to heal, rejuvenate and relax, improving our health and vitally. Our bed is energetically connected to each of us. Sleep is a yin condition -- that the bed shelters, comforts and enables us to truly rest illustrates its great importance.

When evaluating this space look not only at how the Chi is entering the room, but evaluate where your bed is located in relation to the incoming chi and place the bed in a command position.

Your bedroom should be square or rectangular; this represents stability and makes the room suitable for sleeping. Avoid rooms that are round, L-shaped, triangular, or other odd shapes, as they do not allow a balanced flow of chi. Learn more about how to turn your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary.

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I notice that you said that if there is a gap of less than two feet between the stove/sink, this can create a clash of elements between fire and water My sink is right next to my stove and it cannot be changed as it's part of the counter and they run the length of the wall. What can I do to prevent the above said clash?
Posted @ Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:09 AM by Maryalice
The person who posted the comment about the sink and stove being next to one another can do the following. Take a mirror about 6 inches or more in diameter and affix the mirrow to either the stove or the side of the sink if it is visible. The mirror will help to deflect the clash of elements. You can also do this if your oven (built in) is next to your refrigerator or freezer. Simply affix the mirrow with velcro to one or the other to deflect the other element.
Posted @ Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:29 PM by Diana
Hi Mary Alice,  
A good thing to try if the stove and the sink are close to one another (represents water putting out your fire). You can add a really nice green healthy plant on the counter between the two. The plant represents wood which will feed the fire of the stove to increase abundance and prosperity. Could even try lucky bamboo using all five elements which would be a glass or ceramic container, pebbles in the bottom, then the bamboo stalks, tie a red ribbon around the container or tie three Chinese coins with red ribbon on the stalk of the bamboo add your water and you have all the elements covered. Sometimes mirrors in the kitchen are bad as they "double your trouble" and placement is important so as not to make your situation worse. Hope this information helps. Have a great day!
Posted @ Thursday, November 12, 2009 2:21 PM by Dot
Sometime I feel that living a Feng Shui life get you so stressed out who has the ideal Feng Shui home?
Posted @ Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:41 PM by Sara
I have an L-shaped bedroom, how do I position the bed and redo for positive chi.
Posted @ Thursday, December 03, 2009 10:02 AM by Sharon
Is painting the front door red a good Idea.
Posted @ Friday, April 02, 2010 8:09 AM by April
Hi April, 
About your "red front door". Check the direction which your front door faces (use compass and stand at the opening of your door facing out) then choose a paint color that matches the section of the bagua that the front door lies. For example a north facing front door would be good painted in black, blue, gray, etc. Just match the direction to the bagua layout for your door. Have a great day! Hope this little bit of info helps. 
Posted @ Friday, April 02, 2010 11:35 AM by Dorothy
April, great question. Many people have different views on this. The color red is considered to be an auspicious color and help to burn up any negative energy. However, I don't feel that a red door is always the best solution. You can also look at the elements associated with where your door is located but I don't feel this is the best solution either. I look at what works best for the individual and for the house. I have written a couple of articles here on the 5 elements including the production and overcoming order. Some things to take into consideration is the colors of the exterior of your home and how you can use the color of the door to feed energy into the home. Or you can look at the colors of your neighbors home and feed off of their energy. Or you should consider your own personal energy and element to decide if the color of the door will inspire or take away from your personal chi / energy. This are items that can be discussed in further detail in an email, phone or on-site consultation so that you are receiving the maximum benefit for you and your home.
Posted @ Saturday, April 03, 2010 8:34 AM by Ken Lauher
The home that I live in has a north facing front door...as you enter the home there is a half wall as soon as you enter it.It as a partition wall that separates the dining room from the entrance.About 6 feet long, with an opening or ""window ""above it.Is this blocking energy?Should it be removed?
Posted @ Friday, May 14, 2010 8:18 AM by Betty Ann Childs
Is it alright to have a medium sized plant in our bedroom which has an in suite bathroom? The size of our masterbedroom is 18" x 13" which is only the size of the bedroom and excludes the bathroom. My husband wants a plant in there with us to fill up space. 
Posted @ Tuesday, June 22, 2010 1:49 PM by Fiona
Fiona, Yes, a plant in the bedroom would be fine.
Posted @ Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:44 PM by Ken Lauher
I live in an apartment. Once I open the door, it leads to the dining area. Right ahead of the dining area is a bar table that separates the dining & kitchen. However, once you open the front door, you can see the dining room & kitchen & in view of a refrigerator. Is this okay?  
Posted @ Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:51 PM by May
I recently been relocated to Maryland. My husband and I bouught a townhouse. I have a tree across my house. Does not mean anything ? 
Also I have three panel frame mirror on my south wall. I know it is bad. Is there any cure beside removing them. I been having really bad luck two car accident within two weekend. help.. Thank you Gigi Lo
Posted @ Monday, September 20, 2010 9:14 PM by Gigi Lo
Gigi, regarding the trees, it depends where they are located on the property and if they are blocking chi from entering the townhouse as this could have an impact on energy, opportunities, health and wealth.  
No real cure for reducing the mirrors other than covering them or removing them.
Posted @ Monday, September 20, 2010 10:35 PM by Ken Lauher
Our bed is located on top of our stove downstairs. What other cure can I do because I cannot move both?
Posted @ Saturday, September 25, 2010 1:33 AM by Racquel
Hi :  
If I stand at the main door and look outside the house, my door is directly facing the staircase (with door that can be closed & open). Is this no good? What can be done?
Posted @ Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:26 AM by Angela
My main door is facing a wall with a dry riser piping which is painted red . Is it okay ? If not , how can I overcome this .My saving is depleting and I have hard time saving .My luck at lottery is always missing by a notch . Need help badly.
Posted @ Monday, December 06, 2010 11:13 AM by Mat
Hi, I live in a townhouse where I have three bedrooms & one full bath upstairs & kitchen, living room, dinning room, & a half bathroom downstairs. As soon as you enter my front door theres stairs slightly left that leads upstairs.My half bath is right in the middle of my townhouse, & my bedroom is right above my kitchen.What should I do with my entrance,my bathroom & bedroom to get lucky because we have been really struggling & have serious financial problems?Thanks!!
Posted @ Thursday, December 09, 2010 8:09 PM by Maria
My front door faces direct south 
which is my Hueh Ming direction 
or the worst direction in my Bau Qua, Red would accuate the bad 
aspecs of this area. What can  
I use to negate the bad effects, 
Perhaps blue, as in an ocean 
accesory? Please advise.I think 
my bad "fame" area is making me  
infamous..People get angry with me 
for no logical reason...And I am  
accused of things I did not do.
Posted @ Friday, January 07, 2011 9:19 AM by Laural
I am sorry, I do not know how my post got strung out that way. Forgive me.
Posted @ Friday, January 07, 2011 9:21 AM by laural
DANG..!! See what I mean.?
Posted @ Friday, January 07, 2011 9:31 AM by Laural
where do i place Laughing Buddha?I wanna knw the best place.. 
Posted @ Tuesday, February 08, 2011 4:00 AM by sabana
Hi, The neighbour's roof slants directly 'into' my bedroom window in the north. I want to hang a bagua mirror to deflect this poison arrow. Does it have to hang on the window, exactly where the poison arrow 'makes contact' or can it hang above the window facing the offensive object? Does the bagua mirror need to be a certain colour (north)? 2 small girls sleep in the adjacent bedroom (NW)and have the same problem with the same object, plus another roof 'hits' below their window. Do I just need the one mirror on the wall between the 2 windows?I have exactly the same problem with a southern window. The same questions apply. There is also the need for one for the front (SW) of the house. Are 3 bagua mirrors too many for one house? Many questions I know and I would be extremely grateful if you could answer them. Thank you.
Posted @ Monday, February 28, 2011 2:16 AM by Dorian
Hi Sabana, 
The Laughing Buddha is always nice to have in the home. Buddha is known for taking away the sadness and troubles and stuffing them in to the big bag that he carries.(sort of like our Santa Claus) A nice place for him is in the area diagonal from your front door. Place him at least three feet high for respect. It is not good to place him in kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. It is good for him to see the front door so that all energy coming in will be good, happy, and blessed energy. Also, since the NW is known as heaven's gate this area is good for all deities such as Buddha, angels, images of Jesus, etc. As this area also gives us heavenly help and blessings. Metallic looking Buddha's are good for helping with the #2 and #5 stars for the year. Hope this information is helpful to you. :-)
Posted @ Monday, February 28, 2011 3:56 PM by Dot
what happens when you live in an apt. and the elevator takes you right to your landing. So you get off the elevator, step into a foyer and the front door to the apt. is right there. the front door faces north but also faces the elevator door?
Posted @ Monday, April 11, 2011 8:21 PM by jujubee
I am confused when it comes to directions, I live in an apartment building on the 4th fl.,The main entrance looking out the door is to the SouthWest, I think. Since the sun rises behind my building i believe its the east? or Northeast. Is this the direction I use inside my apartment or the fact that my entrance to my apt.,looking out is facing the Northeast instead.. What should I go by?
Posted @ Friday, May 13, 2011 10:29 PM by JENNIFER
I live on the forth floor of an apt, building, my entrance door looking out faces the other apt., and facing in it faces a long hallway and the door to a bedroom.. Also my entrance door when open you can look into my living room off a small hall, and into the bathroom if the door is open.. what can I do to influence the flow of energy to my apt.. It always feel glummie and stagnant.. 
Thank you .. Jennifer 1520
Posted @ Thursday, July 14, 2011 6:28 PM by jennifer
Hi ~ I am in need of serious help. :( I'm close to being bankrupt and romance is gone with the wind too. Started a business three months ago but haven't made a single cent. All of my savings went in to setting it up. I live in an apartment and work from home too. Decided to Feng Shui my (rented) apartment as I'm at my wits end. Many poison arrows to sort out. Bought crystals and two wind chimes. One poison arrow faces my desk directly. (5 solid rod windchime will be placed there) Faceted crystal in NW of bedroom as poison arrow faces bed. Worst now is the entrance which is the kitchen. Sink faces bedroom entrance so am keeping the door closed from now on. Poison arrow facing NW of apartment at entrance. (Crystal hung) Front door in part of W. Entire kitchen is visible from entrance as the kitchen IS the entrance. :( 
I belong to WEST house. GUA number 2. 
SW, W, NW, NE are my best directions. I'm terrified of activating S, SE and S, E but lack in these departments much. 
ENTRANCE DOOR: W and NW of apartment. The storage closet is located here too and need help from NW (mentors etc) 
KITCHEN: Along NW and SW wall (like a corridor) 
BATHROOM: N and part of W 
LIVING ROOM: E, part of NE, SE 
OFFICE: Along S, SW wall 
LIVING ROOM and OFFICE is my workplace as I work from home and have clients over. 
Posted @ Tuesday, August 02, 2011 12:22 PM by Ruh
where in my home is the 'helpful people' area?
Posted @ Monday, August 22, 2011 3:00 PM by swamiganja
NW of your house and room according to the COMPASS SCHOOL FENG SHUI.
Posted @ Monday, August 22, 2011 3:05 PM by Ruh
hi good day, i live in a very small apartment(1 bedroom apt)i just want to ask if its okay to place a stove in front of my bedroom door which has a distance of 2 ft i guess.and it is also right beside of my bathroom..
Posted @ Monday, December 12, 2011 4:09 AM by zed
Placing a stove directly in front of the bedroom door at that distance is not desirable. I would personally try to find another option. Of course, if that is the only option, we focus on what we can change and not on what we can't. If you would like additional assistance, you may want to consider a Feng Shui consultation such as a 20 minute phone consult to help you review the space and provide solutions or remedies to help you based on your desired goals.
Posted @ Monday, December 12, 2011 9:36 PM by Ken Lauher
when u walk into my kitchen, the fridge is to the left,then there is 3 ft. of tile counter, then the stove,1 foot of tile, then sink,(these cannot be moved). Directly across from stove on the right side of kitchen is the laundry room, right across from sink on the right side of kitchen is bathroom. I heard these are most unfavorable but I can't change their positioning, what do I do?
Posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 10:25 AM by Jennifer Hubka
Thank you for the comment regarding your kitchen layout. My first recommendation is to focus on what you can change and not on what you can't.  
My next question is, are there certain areas in your life that are causing you problems? Just because you read an article does not mean that it has to be implemented or adjusted. There are ways to make certain adjustments but I'm not sure if this is truly necessary.  
If you would like to learn more and get personal guidance from me, visit the "Work With Me" link and select the 1-on-1 consultation to learn more.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:36 PM by Ken Lauher
hi,if the apartment is just next to a lifts? how to stabilize the busy zhi? please help.
Posted @ Saturday, April 06, 2013 6:37 PM by kk
Don't think much can apply when you live in a Jr. size apt. and your door faces your neighbors door across the way. Basically everything is attached in the main living area. You walk in the front door which is up against your bedroom wall. Look to my left the corner, follow from the corner is the other wall with the Screen door to patio. Follow to other corner and that is your dining area and attached kitchen. The kitchen is small just long and narrow EVERYTHING is touching with no space except for little bit from stove to refrigerator. Small window looks out from kitchen into living area. From front door to right is a small partion wall which leads to the bedroom that has one window and the bathroom door just about center of the wall. So am applying the best way I can until I can afford a bigger place. thanks
Posted @ Friday, April 12, 2013 12:29 PM by heather
Keep focused on your goals and continue taking action. Keep up the great work.
Posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 8:29 AM by Ken Lauher
If your apartment is next to the lifts, it may be challenging to ground the public hallway. Focus on what you can control from your apartment door and inward. It also depends on what you have happening in your life.
Posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 8:31 AM by Ken Lauher
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