A north-east facing plot is best for all type of constructions, whether a house or a business establishment. However, due care must be taken while deciding the construction of the interiors, i.e. rooms and placement of furniture etc. These rules differ with type of business and with establishments nearby.
The description of all these rules is as under:
The road on the east side should be lower than the plot and the slope while constructing the building should be from south towards the east direction i.e. from the rear of the house towards the front.
Open space in the front of the house should be more in comparison to the back side i.e. more space in the north-east than in the south-west.
The main entrance gate to the house should in the northern half of the front. It brings peace and prosperity to the inmates. The gate in design should not be in arc shape i.e. higher in the middle in comparison to the ends/sides.
North - East of the plot should be the lower in construction in comparison to the south-west. This rule applies to the floor levels as well as the top roof/terrace levels of the house.
The front wall for a east facing house should be lower than the back wall. The east wall for a east facing house may be constructed at the end of the construction, i.e. after constructing the house. The boundary walls in the south-west portion should be wider than walls in the north-east.
Never construct the water storage tank in the back/rear portion of the house. It can be in the front of the house, either in the eastern part or the northern, but not in the center portion in the front/eastern wall of the house.
South-West corner of the house (where south and west walls meet) should never be left open and must be constructed. A servant room or garage, however is better to be in this portion. If a garage is constructed it shouldn't touch the main building of the house i.e. kitchen bedrooms etc., if possible.
Bathroom Bathrooms can be constructed in the south-east or south-west portion of the house and never in the north-east. So, the bathroom should be constructed in the back side of the house and not in the front, in case of a NE plot.
Door The main door to the house can be in the north-east or mid-east portion of the house. However, the main door should never be in the south-east of the house. No doors should open in the south of the house, however, doors in the west direction can be provided for a lawn etc.
Balcony/Verandah Balconies should be in the north-east of the house and never in the south-west, as the sun rays of the morning are beneficial. If any verandahs are constructed in the south-west portion of the house, comparatively bigger verandahs must be provided in the north-east direction.
The master bedroom should be constructed in the south-west of the house, i.e. in the rear side of the house. One should never sleep with head towards the north as this might result in sleeplessness. And the beds should never be placed in the center of the room, and a gap of a few inches must be provided while placing the bed. Children's bedroom should be in the west portion of the house. And a guest room can be constructed in the north-west of the house.
Pooja room should be in the north-east of the house. One's face should be towards the east while praying. A window in the north-east wall is beneficial. And the ceiling of the pooja room should be lower than other rooms.
The stairs should be constructed in the south, west, or south-west portion of the house, and should always be clockwise if turning.
The kitchen should be in the south-east of the house. The lady of the house should face while cooking. The sink for cleaning utensils should be in the north-west. Fridge should be in the north-west of the kitchen.
More construction should be done in the back potion the house in comparison to the front portion, leaving more space in the north-east. A terrace in the north-east portion is beneficial.
Septic tank can be constructed in the mid-north or mid east.
No tall trees should be planted in the north-east, however south-west can be used for plating trees. A lawn in the north east is beneficial. If you like to keep a fountain, it can be installed in the north.
Overhead tank should be in the south portion of the house, and must be raised a few inches from the roof level.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)