Q. What are the salient vaastu features that one has to look for before buying a flat?
R Choudhury, Guwahati
Ans. I have mentioned the points to ponder before buying a flat.
It is always not possible for a person to get everything according to the ground rules of Vaastu Shastra in the flat. But before purchasing a flat, one can easily visualize the optimum beneficial things available in the flat. Certainly there is no harm in booking or purchasing a flat that is 65 per cent to 80 per cent positively conforming to the regulations of Vaastu Shastra. The following important guidelines should be applied before selecting or booking a flat.
* Flats which have balconies in the Eastern and Northern directions are supposed to be the best. Those flats are also good if they have balconies only in the East or in the North.
* Flats which have balconies only in the West are of medium quality.
* Avoid booking a flat which has a balcony only in the South and/or Southwest.
* Do not purchase flats which have toilets and kitchens in the Northeast.
* One should never purchase “L” or “C” shaped flats and also flats without corners or having curved, circular and unsystematic shape.
* As far as possible, purchase a rectangular or square flat.
* Flats having more windows in the East and North are most preferred. The flat which have windows in the West, East or North can also be purchased. But flats having windows only in the South should never be purchased.
* Try to avoid purchasing flats which have bathrooms in the Southwest and Southeast corners as, generally it is not easier to change the place of bathrooms in the flat.
* Do not purchase the flat having cut or truncation or staircase in the Northeast corner.
RULES FOR MAIN DOORS IN APARTMENTS:
1. Only rectangular main doors should be used and not semi-circular or triangular ones.
2. Teakwood is the most preferred material. One can also go for teakwood finishes which is available now.
3. The best ratio of height to breadth is 2:1. For example: 6.00 feet X 3.00 feet or 6.50 feet. X 3.25 feet.
4. Some apartments have emergency exit doors. This should be the smallest door of the house and should open inside like the main door.
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