An open space to idealize the leisure
time with family and friends is mainly called patio or
Verandah. Open space is very ideal for house but with
the increasing trends and short of space people avoid
verandahs. However this place is important from
radical and scientific point of view and both are
important elements in Vastu.
According to Vastu, verandah is important in
every house because open space invite morning sunlight which is
essential for health and well being.
Some ideal positions to have open patio/verandah
and relative norms are as follows:
Ideal place for verandah is North or East
because scientifically morning sunlight which is food for
human beings is important and east is the source of sunlight,
thus this direction is best for open patio/verandah.
North and East direction should be dealt with
minimal things and avoid placing heavy furniture or other
things in these corners because sunlight stream here to light
up. All the heavy things should be placed in South-west.
Plants in verandah should be grown in
North-east as this corner receives constant sunlight which is
essential for plants to thrive.
Do not cut or round the corners of verandah.
Keep the height of verandah less than main
roof of home.
Ideally a verandah either should be open or
if roof is made then it should be cemented rather than tin.
Keep maximum windows in verandah or open
patio to allow the natural light and air pass through the
house to refresh.