Just like any other corner of the
house, Vastu Shashtra has laid down rules and given
recommendations on how to construct the staircase as
well. Certain basic rules are to be followed while
building the stairs in your house. The ideal
directions given by Vastu should be followed to lead a
prosperous and safe life. Being a heavy structure, a
staircase should never be built in negative zones, as
it can lead to a lot of losses.
To avoid such
troublesome situations, it is rightly advised to
follow the correct Vastu when one plans to build the
staircase. The article gives some valuable Vasthu tips
and guidelines to plan and accordingly, construct your
stairs, so that they bring affluence and help you to
Vastu Tips For Staircase
Make the staircase southern or western part
of the house as these directions are heavy. It should never be
built in the northeast corner of the house, as it leads to
loss of wealth and the owner may even have to face bankruptcy.
In fact, the staircase in any other corner except the
recommended one brings losses.
Build staircase in southeast facing east,
northwest facing north, southwest facing west and southwest
facing south, if it is external.
Begin the stairs from the east to west or
from the north to south and a turn can be taken to any other
side, if there is a dearth of space.
Make the number of stairs odd. It should not
end with zero. The number of risers should be such odd numbers
that when divided by 3, the remainder is always 2.
Paint staircase in light colors and
completely avoid red and black shades.
Repair broken stairs immediately, as it may cause accidents
or mental tension, following clashes.
Do not make staircase circular as it may cause ill effects
on health. The staircase should not encircle the building
because it invites calamites.
Do not build any room, such as kitchen, bathroom or pooja
room, under staircase. The area can certainly be used for
Do not use common staircase for going upstairs and to the
basement as well.
The room with staircase in the southwest corner of the
basement is not at all fit for living according to Vastu. As
per observations, people living in such rooms experience
undiagnosed diseases, high blood pressure, anemia and usually
Keeping doors at beginning and end of the staircase is
considered auspicious. Care should be taken to ensure that the
stairs do not touch the eastern or northern walls.
If a linear staircase is designed either inside or outside
the house, it should begin from east to west or north to
south. Afterwards, it may take any direction.
Staircase should be built in a way that the stairs are not
directly visible to the guests. It is considered inauspicious.