Feng Shui Floor Plan: How The Floor Plan of Your Home Could Be Holding You Back

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Feng Shui Floor Plan: How The Floor Plan of Your Home Could Be Holding You Back


Feng Shui Floor Plan

Each room of our home or apartment is designed for a different use, most corresponding to the eight trigram positions in the bagua. According to Feng Shui principles, if you can place a room in the corresponding position of the bagua, you'll strengthen the room's purpose and enhance that area of your life. If rooms are not placed optimally, you may find yourself stuck or blocked.  

Of course, it's not always possible to place rooms in their corresponding trigram positions. You'll also want to consider the natural path of movement through your house, utility (unless you're building a home, you probably can't choose where your kitchen will be), and the home's overall floor plan.

Optimal Placements for Rooms Based on the Bagua

Listed below are some optimal room placements for your home or apartment.

Master bedroom: The master bedroom should be located behind your home's central line, ideally in the Kun (marriage) area of the bagua. Read more about ways to Feng Shui your bedroom to take control of your life.

Kitchen: The kitchen, too, should be placed behind the central line of your home or apartment. The kitchen can reside in the health (chen), fame (li), marriage (kun), or children & creativity (tui) sections of a home. Ideally, the kitchen should be adjacent to the garage, dining room and family room, to encourage the flow of chi through these high-activity areas of a home. Residents may prefer the kitchen to have a clear view of the outdoors, as well as the family room.

Family room: This center of family activity is optimally placed in the health and family section (chen) of the bagua.

Child's bedroom: Placing your child's bedroom in the children and creativity area (tui) will encourage learning, creativity and happiness for your children.

Living room:
If you have both a family room and a living room, each room can fill a different purpose. If you don't have a family room, you may place the living room in the family (chen) section of the bagua. Otherwise, a living room in the helpful people/travel (chyan), kan (career), ken (wisdom) or li (fame and recognition) will enhance the corresponding area of your life. The living room can be in front of a home's central line.

Guest room: To encourage guests who will be helpful and won't overstay their welcome, place a guest bedroom in the helpful people/travel (chyan) position of the bagua.

Need help?
One of the many Feng Shui services I offer is home and land selection. It's good to know how well the chi flows in a space before you go through the time, expense and hassle of purchasing a home or moving. Of course, plenty of Feng Shui cures can help you correct problems inherent in the layout of any home or apartment. But isn't it better to begin with a space that will encourage health, wealth, success and happiness?

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Hi Ken, Where is the best place for bathrooms and toilets? 
And what about washing machine and dryer area?
Posted @ Friday, June 18, 2010 7:35 PM by Tania
Hi, Ken 
I´ve been trying to sell my house for about 2 months. Potencial buyers loved it, but when it comes to closing the deal, they back up. Is there anything I can do to speed up the sale? I´ve already found my "dream house" to buy, but need to sell mine first. 
Posted @ Friday, June 18, 2010 8:56 PM by Simone
Wow, so great to know all our rooms except children's rooms are in the 'right' place!  
Simone, the only thing I remember about selling a house is to have a pendulum clock to create movement and life.
Posted @ Saturday, June 19, 2010 12:48 PM by Lynnie
Thanks, Lynnie. 
Should I put it in the helpful people gua or the prosperity gua?
Posted @ Sunday, June 20, 2010 8:30 AM by Simone
Simone, when looking to sell a home, you should look at the helpful people area and the fame area. You need helpful people such as the real estate agent or friends to spread the word. And then look at the fame area to show your home the way it should be so that others can see it. The fame area is how the house is seen to the world. You can look at these two areas in the entire lot, then to the floor plan and then you can review the individual master bedroom.
Posted @ Sunday, June 20, 2010 8:53 AM by Ken Lauher
Simone, the clock is used to show motion in attempt to get the chi to circulate. However, if the chi is not able to enter the space, this may not matter much. It is best to have the chi enter the home and then be able to circulate freely. Each space has different requirements and it is best to seek a Feng Shui professional to tailor remedies specific to your space.
Posted @ Sunday, June 20, 2010 8:55 AM by Ken Lauher
Thanks, Ken. 
I´ll look at those areas right away! 
Posted @ Monday, June 21, 2010 7:21 AM by Simone
Thanks Ken, I'll look into it.
Posted @ Monday, June 21, 2010 10:12 AM by Rita
Hi Ken, Where is the best place for main entry door, car garage, laundry and/or mud room, stairs (spirals no full circle,bathrooms, and toilets?
Posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 10:45 AM by J. L.
J.L, this is something discussed in a consultation with a full review of the property and floor plan creation.
Posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:52 PM by Ken Lauher
I'm renting an L shape home wit a missin SW corner I cnt make any changes to the property wat can I do inside the home plz help I'm renting
Posted @ Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:43 PM by Feroza
Thanks for the question. This question is really dependent on the space as each L shape home is different. You may consider a 1-on-1 consultation. This would allow you to send photos and then we get on a call to see what the photos revealed and how you can optimize your space.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:52 PM by Ken Lauher
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