There are many factors in feng shui home design that should impact a person's decision to buy a house. When you go house hunting, it's important to have some basic knowledge of feng shui principles to help with the decision making process. There are a number of things to look out for, all of which will help you determine whether or not the house has good 'qi' or energy associated with it. If there are too many problem areas, it's an indication that you will be negatively impacted if you decide to live there.
Once inside the house, you must carefully observe the structure and entire floor plan of the house. Things to look out for include slanted ceilings, exposed ceiling beams, missing doors and corners. Other important structural features such as the position of doors in relation to windows, the location of the stairs in relation to the front door and more are all factors to take into consideration. Problem areas will very easily create bad feng shui, but keep in mind that there are cures for these problems. These cures can be very effective and they are accomplished by using simple tools such as crystal balls, wind chimes, water fountains and mirrors. The only reason to completely reject a house is if there are way too many problem areas.
There are also a number of outside influences that you need to be aware of. The surrounding community is just as important as the house itself. Go around the neighborhood to get an idea of some of the other things that can affect your life. Avoid buying a house that is located near cemeteries, police stations, hospitals, waste management facilities or any other sites that could adversely affect your home. Landscaping in the front of the house should be inviting for the 'qi' to flow right into your home. Make sure the lawn and shrubs are fresh and not wilting, and also check for trees blocking the main entrance.
Remember to keep these tips in mind when you are on the hunt for a new house. Another cool tip that should never be overlooked is to get to know the current homeowners. Find out the reason they are selling, this is a good indicator of how the feng shui will absolutely affect you if you choose to live there. It's a good sign if the current homeowners are leaving to move onto bigger and better things. If you already live in a home that you purchased, it's not too late to put these tips to use either. Find out more about the structure of your home and the environment around you, then use your findings to determine the correct remedies to use for a quick fix.