How to Feng Shui Your Custom Floorplan
Bring positive energy and balance to your home by following a few guidelines to make your custom home floorplan Feng Shui. The idea of Feng Shui is that your home is a reflection of you and your life, which is exactly why you want a custom home—so your home reflects you and your lifestyle. Feng Shui is not just about de-cluttering, it’s about creating harmony and balance in your home in order to give harmony and balance to your life.
Creating your perfect floor plan is a challenge, even without incorporating fundamentals of Feng Shui. Deciding if you want an open or more formal floorplan, how rooms should connect, and how your furniture will fit can keep you busy. But incorporating Feng Shui can help you make some of those decisions easier by better reflecting your lifestyle.
All homes require restrooms, closets, laundry rooms, and other essentials. These basics, according to the principles of Feng Shui, do not contribute to the positive energy of your household. Therefore, these utility rooms should not be the focal point of your floorplan. They should not be in the center of your home, nor should the front door reveal the entrance to one. A floorplan with the bathrooms at the perimeter of the structure, and not near the kitchen, lead to a positive flow of energy, and no unpleasant smells near socializing areas.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and thus should play a central role in your Feng Shui. According to Feng Shui principles you don’t view the kitchen upon immediately entering the home and no bathrooms should connect to the kitchen, including no bathrooms above the kitchen. Also, it is wise to keep the layout of the refrigerator, stove, and sink in a triangle for ease of use when cooking. Having all your essentials close by will make your cooking experience a calm one.
In order to ensure sound sleeping placement of your bedrooms is important. Avoid placing your bedrooms near busy areas, such as the kitchen or garage where your sleep may be interrupted. Instead place your bedroom near calmer, quieter rooms, such as a study or formal dinning room.
The front of your home should be warm and inviting from the outside, and once you enter the home. According to Feng Shui principles the say that the front door should be clearly defined with the clear presence from the outside. Your door should open inwards, giving it a more welcoming energy. Once inside the home you should not be facing a window, storage room, or bathroom. Good entryway energy will make your home welcoming to you and your guests.
Designing a custom floorplan requires a lot of decisions, but by following the principles of Feng Shui you may be able to guide your custom design to best suit you and your lifestyle. The team at Ilcor Builders is here to help you design the perfect custom floorplan that fits your lifestyle and budget. Contact us today to get started!
Ilcor Builders has been building out custom homes in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas since 1963. We are a family owned business with over 50 years’ experience building custom homes. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home goals in our design studio in North Austin or in the comfort of your home. Please contact us at 512-476-7568 or request a free consultation.