Q. I have a warehouse with 5,000 square feet of open terrace. My staff and labour quarters are housed on the terrace. The walls are made of temporary bamboo panels and can be shifted if necessary. Their kitchen is at south and there are rooms at southwest and southeast. Now my staff has increased and I need to construct some more housing along with a toilet block. Kindly suggest the location of their rooms. There is an open roof near the northeast side. Can this be utilized as rooms?
OP Agarwalla, Beltola
Ans. If you can spare, keep the Northeast area of the terrace vacant and open. Shift the present kitchen from south to southeast and use the south area for housing. You can construct more rooms at northwest or southeast. The toilets should be constructed at south or west.
SOME TIPS ON PLACEMENTS INSIDE THE HOUSE
Beds: The beds should be placed more towards the southwest of the room but never in the southwest corner. One should sleep with one’s head towards the south for sound sleep and better health.
Shoe racks: The shoes and footwear should be placed in the south-west portion of the verandah or main hall only, and never in the bedroom. Shoes should never be placed in the north, north-east or east portion of the house.
Almirahs: Almirahs should be placed in the southwest of the room. If almirahs with valuables are to be kept, the best place for the same is in the southwest portion of the southwest room in the house. The almirahs with valuables and jewellry should open towards the north or east direction.
Sofa sets/Sitting: Sofa sets or chairs etc. should be kept in the south and west of the living room. The chairs should be so kept, so that the owner of the house, or elder person in the house always faces towards south or west direction while sitting.
Dining table: Dining table can be placed in the north west of the kitchen. The owners or elder person in the house should face towards the north or east while the guest should face south or west while eating.
Study table: A study table can be placed in the southwest of the room and the person should face towards north or east while studying.
Mirrors: Mirrors should only be fixed on the north and east walls. No mirrors should be placed / installed in study rooms and opposite to beds in the bedrooms.
Home appliances: Heating appliances must be placed in the southeast of the room. Fridge should be placed in the northwest portion of the room. Television sets should never be placed in the southeast of the rooms.
Paintings and Statues: Vaastu doesn’t allow to use northeast corner of the house to hang paintings or any other thing, so as to keep the northeast clean and light. Paintings with scary marks and evil things should be avoided. Paintings of nude should be avoided. Paintings showing violence and abstract paintings with clashing colours should be avoided. Avoid keeping statues of gods in bedrooms. Vaastu suggest paintings of nature scenes, prayer, and temples for good health and better living. Avoid keeping heavy statues in the northeast corner of the room. Never keep any stuffed animals in the house.
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