Compound wall: The
compound is the wall that covers the boundary of the house. The
compound wall should of more height and thickness in Southern and
Western sides as compared to the Northern and Eastern sides, as it
prevents negative energy in house. Light walls in North and East
sides are beneficial as they ensure morning rays and proper light
in house. This way the South and West sides will also become
heavier than the rest which is very auspicious.
The best place to construct a garage is the north-west and
south-east corner, and never in the north-east, north or east
portion of the house.
Overhead tanks: Overhead tank
for water storage should be placed/constructed in south, west or
south-west. However, south-west direction is considered best for
an overhead tank according to Vastu. And any kind of underground
tank created for storage of water should be in the north-east; it
should be noted that an underground tank should never be
constructed at the point where north and east directions meet. It
should either be in the east or in the west but never in the
Underground Reservoir: It
should always in the northeast and should never be in southeast or
south-west. One should cover the all inner portion of the tank
with tiles, preferably of white colour, so as to ensure
cleanliness of the tank.
Well / Bore Well / Tube Well:
These should be constructed in North - East or eastern sides to
bring all round prosperity and new opportunities for growth.
Open space around the building:
We have to carefully examine the space given to us around the
building and make sure that you are leaving the maximum space in
North and East side and less on South and West sides. The
construction should never be on the Northern and eastern wall as
this violates the basic principle of Vastu. The left area in North
should not be less compared to the open area left in the South.
The proportion: The ratio
between the length and breadth of the building should be 1:1 or
1:1.5 or maximum up to 1:2. It should never exceed this limit in
any circumstance, otherwise it will become a 'long bar' shaped
plot and is not at all auspicious.
The Levels: At any level the
West, South, South - West sides should be more elevated than the
North, North - East and East sides. Basically, the flow of water
should always be from the South to North or West to East.
Terrace / Porch / Portico / Balcony: All
these should always be located in the North, East or North - East
sides of the building to bring the health, wealth and happiness.
If one needs to construct balconies in in the southwest, they
should be smaller than balconies in the northeast. One can
construct an open terrace in the north-east, by constructing major
part of the first floor in the southwest.