In the first article in my Feng Shui & Floorplans series, we turned this floorplan around to orient it correctly .
Now let’s evaluate the floorplan from a Feng Shui standpoint.
The first thing to notice is that all four of the apartment’s bathrooms have been placed along its center hallway.
From a Feng Shui standpoint, a strong river of water rushes from the front to the back of the apartment, dividing it in half and creating tremendous instability along its spine.
Centrally-located bathrooms create Feng Shui problems for a few reasons:
- Bathrooms are often small and relatively crowded, the opposite of the open, clear feeling Feng Shui desires in the Tai Chi, or center, of your space.
- Powerful bathroom drains create extreme downward-moving energy. This is particularly de-stabilizing in the center of your home, which needs to be as stable and balanced as possible.
- Bathrooms are used for the elimination of waste and other toxins, not exactly ideal for Bagua sectors that are related to your Health and your Fame & Reputation (more on this in the next article in this series).
If I were consulting with the owners of this apartment (assuming I couldn’t persuade them to move!), I would start by bringing as much stability to the center line as possible.
Using the Five Elements and other Feng Shui adjustments, the goal would be to make sure their Chi energy was not “going down the drain”
Only after doing this would we move on to focus on any other Feng Shui challenges this apartment may face.