“Necessity is the mother of all innovation.” There was a time when our ancestors lived in a home where if bathroom and toilets were built, it was build outside the house, not even sharing the wall with the house. This was their attempt to build a Vastu compliant house. According to Vastu, toilets and bathrooms if not build according to Vastu, attracts negative energy and drains out positive vibes from our home. So the solution according to Vastu was to build is away from home.
But with changing time, even humans too changed. Convenience and space crunch brought the toilets and bathrooms not only inside our home but also got it attached with the bedrooms of the house. Bathroom is an essential part of our home now. We can’t afford to keep it away from our home. What we can least do is to construct it following the rules and regulations laid by Vastu shastra since Vastu compliant homes attracts peace and positive energy and bring home health and wealth for the family. Today we have come up with simple Vastu tips for your bathrooms and toilets. Follow these principles of Vastu and enjoy a stress-free, peaceful, healthy and wealthy life with your family. Have a look!
The entrance door of the toilet should preferably be constructed on the Eastern or Northern wall. The door should never be on South-west direction. When using or not, keep the bathroom door closed.
Plan it before and build the toilet in West or North-west part of the room. However, if it is not possible then toilets can also be constructed in the southern side of the room. As per Vastu for toilets, it should never be built in Eastern or North-eastern part of the home.
Construct toilet 1-2 feet higher than the ground level or at least there should be level difference from the room.
Commode should always be placed in such a way that person using it should never be facing East or West direction. So the commode should be in Southeast or Northwest side facing North or South.
The water closets of the bathroom should be aligned along with North-east axis of the bathroom. However, it should not be sharing the kitchen or pooja room walls.
The washing machine should be placed in Southeast or Northwest part of the room.
East and North wall of the bathroom is best to hang mirror. Go for it and place the sink accordingly.
You cannot have a bathroom without window. So design a window in the East, West or North wall.
Avoid dark tones in the bathrooms. It is believed to attract negative energy. The best colours for bathrooms are pink, grey, light blue and shade of pastel.
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Besides the tips mentioned above, there are a few more things to know before designing your bathroom according to Vastu. Experts who follow the guidelines on Vastu for bathrooms suggest that since the toilet is considered an inauspicious room in the house, it should never share a wall with the pooja room. In a multi-level house, it includes not having the pooja room and bathroom above or below each other if they are on different floors.
Similarly, the bathroom should not share a wall with the kitchen as it could bring negative energies into the home. It’s because the kitchen is ruled by the energies of fire, whereas the bathroom has water elements – the fire and water elements oppose each other, so it’s best to keep them separated as per bathroom Vastu.
Follow these tips and bring good luck to your home.