Basement is a need of every house
today, but according to Vastu basement should be
avoided in residence because low room/space or empty
space under the house is not considered auspicious.
However seeing the requirement of people, basement if
made in house should not be used for living or
sleeping purpose. This place compliments with basic
rules of Vastu which must be followed in order to
discard negativity that may arise due to basement in a
Some rules for basement
Although any vacant space beneath the residence is prohibited in
Vastu Shastra, yet if this place is constructed in a house it must
correspond to Vastu principles.
Here are some of the basic guidelines for
Primarily basement should be built in
Northern or eastern direction of house as according to Vastu
principles there should be more space in east and north than
south or west.
The purpose of basement should be either for
storage or other things rather than living or any other
Place all the junk stuff including heavy
equipments in the southern and western direction while make
sure the shape of basement is regular i.e. square or
rectangle. An ill shape basement can cause inevitable losses
and hinders health of people.
About 1/4 of area of basement should be above
Proper height of a basement should be at
least 9 feet.
Heavy stuff must not be kept in north or east
of the basement.
Paint your basement with light and subtle
colours and avoid dark tints.