Home Renovations Extensions
Feng Shui Viewpoint
Home Renovations Extensions – As more people are renovating their homes as opposed to moving to a new property, the Feng Shui flavour of the year so far has been extensions. Assessing the structural changes from a landform, orientation and building shape viewpoint.
What effect does the extension have on the home?
What can be done to make the most out of the extension?
Where is the best position for the extension?
Major structural works like extensions, conservatories and garages built onto the existing building will have an influence on the Feng Shui blueprint. With my clients, I have worked towards the best possible extension solution for them in terms of both Form School and Compass School methods.
Adding on an extension usually comes with a re-shuffle in the interior, whether changing room function or just creating more space. Both the interior and exterior are evaluated to see what the occupants can expect from these changes. The easiest rule to follow is to ensure that the building shape does not have the central Tai Chi area missing. Seen as the heart of the home, when the Tai Chi is outside of the home, this causes an unstable environment and is not advised.
When planning the extension, any areas that create an awkward building shape or protruding corners need to be considered so not to cause Sha Chi (unfavourable poison arrows), nor to create a shape that could have consequences on one of the occupants.
It’s also important to consider the Annual Afflictions when doing any ground breaking. These 4 afflictions move around the plot and premises each year, and are best to be avoided during times of construction.
Practically, when planning an extension or conservatory, the rooms that were part of the existing building can sometimes become dead spaces. Without attention paid to natural daylight in all rooms from various sources e.g. windows, velux, sky tubes etc, this can create a dark room that’s infrequently used and considered poor Feng Shui form. If these rooms hold favourable influences and they are not made use of with function, and are dark, this suppressed beneficial Chi and would become unfavourable
Orientation plays a role in an extension both from a Feng Shui perspective with the site/facing Mountains, as well as with making the most of sunlight. Building an extension that casts the garden in shadow during the afternoon sun would mean you lose quality garden time. An extension that dominantly overshadows your neighbour would also be ill-advised.
With so many things to consider when planning an extension, it’s important to enlist the services of a professional Feng Shui Consultant. Working from plans provided by your architect or by helping you draught a preliminary extension, I can survey the proposal and work with you towards a practical and Feng Shui agreed extension. Feel free to contact me for a Home Renovations Extensions quotation.