According to Vastu Shastra, east, north and north-east-facing homes are most auspicious. However, this is not the sole determinant for the entry of positive energy into your household. The north direction is dedicated to Kuber, the God of wealth and going by this logic, north-facing homes should have been most popular. However, for north-facing homes to be truly rewarding, the whole house should be Vastu-compliant and the defects should be rectified.
What is a north-facing home?
A home, where the main entry is towards the north direction, is a north-facing home.
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Are north-facing homes good?
It is a misconception that any one particular direction is good and the others are bad. According to Vastu Shastra, all directions are good, provided they adhere to the some principles. For example, it is important to note the placement of the door.
Placement of the main door in a north-facing house plan
In the house plan of a north-facing home, the main door should be in the north direction. Even in the north direction, the fifth step or pada is believed to be the most auspicious one, meant to bring you wealth. The distance between the north-east and north-west, is divided into nine equal parts and it is the fifth pada that is auspicious.
Why are padas important as per Vastu Shastra?
No pada in the north is inauspicious. This is why a north-facing house is considered good. However, while placing the main door, you can note the following for prosperity:
To attract wealth
Each pada determines what kind of energy you are letting into your home. As already mentioned, the fifth pada is the most auspicious, because it is the location of God of Wealth, Kuber. Hence, if the door is placed in the fifth pada, you will attract money.
Alternative to fifth pada
Now suppose your fifth pada is small or not suitable for the door, you can use the first to fourth pada, as well. However, not leave out the fifth pada. You can use the sixth to ninth pada, if you have no option at all to place it in another pada.
If you happen to use the first pada, in that case, the main door or the entrance should not touch the north east corner. It is advisable to leave some space from this corner.
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North-facing house Vastu plan
Tips for a Vastu-compliant north-facing house plan
Slopes in a north-facing home
For a north-facing property that is auspicious for you and your family, avoid a plot that slopes from the north to the south.
It is also important not to have a kitchen in the north-east corner.
Do not keep trash and clutter in the north or north-east side of the house. It is said to have a negative impact on your financial status and development of the children.
Trees in a north-facing home
You should not have trees in the north side of your home.
Placement of holy items
Holy items in your house, including the religious symbols such as the Swastika, Om, paintings, etc., should not be kept scattered.
Electricity circuit board
The electric circuit board should be kept in the south-east zone, so as to balance the distribution of energy, across the house.
Direction of septic tanks
Avoid having a septic tank in the north-east direction.
Bedrooms/toilets in a north-facing home
Bedrooms and toilets should also not be placed in the north-east. As per bedroom Vastu, the master bedroom should be in the south-west region.
The pooja room and living room should be in the north-east.
The guest room should be in the north-west.
The kitchen should be in the south-east or north-west direction
Avoid having the garage or car parking area in the north direction, as it may prove detrimental to your mental peace. Plan your garage in the south-east or north-west direction.
Level of land in a north-facing home
The level of the floor on all parts should be lower to have good results. For example, if the front portion is lower than the central room’s level, this could bring you progress and fame. Note that if the north side of the house is higher, the result is bad. Even when the north side land is on a higher level, it is not good.
Ensure luck in the north-facing home
A north-facing property, if extended to the north-east side, can bring greater luck. A well-built north-facing property can bring good health and leadership development of the women in the house. Apartments facing north may not be a good idea. For job opportunities, place an idol of Lord Kubera towards the north direction. Placing a tulsi plant in the north, north-east or even, east will ensure that negative energy is converted into positive energy.
Placement of a staircase in a north-facing property
You must consider the services of a Vastu expert, to help you with the placement of rooms and items in your home. However, to help you out, here is a quick summary:
- Do not place the staircase in the north direction. It may cause financial difficulties.
- You may use the south, west, south-east, south-west, or north-west direction for the staircase.
- Do not place the staircase in the north-east direction, because it may cause nerve-related problems.
- Stairs should be in a clockwise direction.
North-facing homes and women in the household
Did you know that the good and bad outcome of having a north-facing home, largely affects the women in the household or the wealth in the family. A working woman’s success is also linked to the Vastu of a north-facing home that she is residing in. Hence, correct all Vastu doshas.
Note the following:
- The south-east is home to planet Venus. Since the planet is related to women, if the south-east is not Vastu-compliant, working women or women generally may not have a good time.
- Ensure a well-lit area if the main door or the bedroom door opens in the south-east.
- If the north zone is open and wide or has a water tank or source of water here, it is considered good for the growth of the woman.
- Damage to the south-east, north-west or west zone can cause health issues or even an unsuccessful career.
Who should prefer north-facing property
Those into businesses or finance, such as accountants, chartered accountant, bankers, investors, stock market traders and brokers, may find north-facing properties suitable for growth in their workplaces. Communication and e-service providers, astrology and Vastu services, tour and travel services or those into the hospitality sector, may also find it beneficial.
Besides, those with Cancer (Karka), Scorpio (Vrishchik) or Pisces (Meen) as their zodiac or rashi, will also find north-facing properties ideal.
Is north facing home good for senior-citizens
If the head of the family is retired and spends time in spiritual and religious work, they can be allotted the room in the north, northeast and the east. Ideally, the head of the family should occupy the south west or south-facing room but the above mentioned exception can be done, if they are not working.
Quick takeaways: Vastu for north-facing homes
In a north-facing property, there are several things you must avoid.
- Do not settle for the main entrance in the north-west direction.
- No toilets, bedrooms, or kitchens should be in the north-east corner.
- Do not let wastewater outlets be placed in the south or north.
- Do not buy a north-facing property without looking at other things that work well for you.
- Do not place the door in the sixth pada.
- Gardens or your nursery should not be in the north-west.
- The underground tank should not be in the north-west.
- Do not paint the house in red or maroon colours.
- Septic tanks should not be in the north, north-east or east direction.
- No mirrors should be placed in the south or south-east side of the plot.
Why are north-facing homes considered popular?
North-facing homes are considered auspicious, because north is the direction of Kuber or the God of wealth.
What are the best colours for north-facing homes?
Toned and warm shades of white, cream, khaki, warm grey, green and warm blue colours, are good.