In Palo Alto and the surrounding areas in Silicon Valley, a significant and growing portion of the buyers are Asian, most notably Chinese. For many Chinese buyers, a house needs to have good Feng Shui before they would consider purchasing it. The most basic principle of Feng Shui is to focus on balancing the energies of a given space to assure the heath, wealth and happiness of the people inhabiting it. Below are three basic suggestions to help “Feng Shui” your home from the DeLeon Design Team.
Chinese buyers will avoid homes facing a perpendicular street (i.e., a T-Intersection). This is considered bad Feng Shui because energy of the T-junction literally “hits” the house with sharp, aggressive, Sha chi quality energy. If you live at a T-Intersection, this problem can be mitigated by constructing a barrier, such as a wall or fence, with appropriate landscaping to soften the energy.
In smart Feng Shui floor plans, the front/main door will not be directly aligned with another door or a big window. Likewise, the stairs should never face the front door, because it is believed that the chi will accelerate and rush out the front door. This can be mitigated by adopting a decorating style that will slow the energy down and redirect it around the main living floor. Strategic placement of art, plants or flowers can help reduce the negative impact of this layout.
Clear the Clutter
Clear out clutter by getting rid of things you do not love in your house. Clutter can negatively influence, or even completely block, the flow of energy and events in your life. Once the clutter is removed, it is said that you will start to experience high energy levels, more clarity, and a heightened sense of well-being.