Doors and windows are essential
furnishing articles of the house and make living a
pleasurable experience. Doors and windows not only act
as a passage through which air enters the house, but
also as a gateway for energies. A window in the wrong
direction would let in negative energies in the house.
However, a window in the right direction would allow
positive energies and increase the prosperity and
affluence of the people staying inside.
people are mostly concerned about the designing done
on the doors and windows, it's the direction and
placement which should be a matter of botheration. In
the following lines, we have provided tips and
guidelines to installing doors and windows, as per
Vastu Tips For Doors & Windows
The direction of the doors and the windows is
an important consideration to make. Ideally, a house with
maximum number of doors and windows opening in north and east
sides, rather than south and west, of the building is
The main door of the house should be bigger
in size as compared to the other doors in the house. Also, it
should be more beautiful than others.
Preferably, doors of all the rooms should be
of the same size. However, if you want one of them to be
bigger, then doors in south and west side should be the one.
Make sure not to make the north and the east side doors bigger
than the rest.
A house should have even numbers of doors and
At the time of fixing the doorframe in an
internal wall, make sure that the doorframe is not fixed
contiguous to the main wall of the house. There should be a
minimum of 4" pad built, before fixing the doorframe to a
Take care of the cross ventilation at the time of fixing the
doors and windows. A good way to ensure this would be to fix
doors and windows opposite to each other, so as to have better
light and air.
Make sure that the doors are not in the center of the wall.
Instead, a door should ways be off-centered.
For an east facing house, the main door or entrance should
be towards the east, so that the main door falls in the
Northern half of that side. Such a door yields good results
and is considered very auspicious.
A west facing house should have the main door in the west,
so that the main door falls in the Northern half of that side.
If the house is north facing, the entrance should be fixed
towards North, so that is falls in the eastern half of that
When a house is south facing, the entrance should be fixed
towards North, so that the door falls in the Eastern half of
If you have two houses in the same floor, opposite to each
other, make sure that their main door does not open exactly
towards each other.
As for the material used for the door and windows, try to
have one type of wood for all. Teak serves as the best option
for doors and windows.
Irregular shaped doors and windows are a strict no-no, as
they are deemed inauspicious. Ideally, the door size should be
in ratio of 2:1 in respect to height and width, its normal
size being 7' X 3'.
For the windows, though the sizes of width may differ, they
should have symmetry in height.
Ensure that there is no obstruction in front of main door
such as rails, staircase, big trees, and so on. Temple,
lamppost or any other obstruction is also not feasible.
Making doors at the beginning and the end of the staircase
is a good sign.
A doorway in the east is extremely auspicious. However, one
can also have doorways in the northern and western side. A
doorway in the south side is not permissible.