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
Road 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
Gate 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.
Water Storage/Sump 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.
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
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 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 Septic tank can be constructed in the mid-north or mid
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 Overhead tank should be in the south portion of the
house, and must be raised a few inches from the roof level.