Posted 6.5.12 @ 13:8 by: Staff

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of harmonizing a home; while the jury’s still out as to whether or not it works, it does make spaces better! When you’re buying or selling Oakville real estate, there’s a lot to learn from Feng Shui. With its emphasis on geometric shapes and wide open spaces, you’ll be able to find a home that is balanced and aesthetically appealing.

It’s All Square

Squares are the order of the day for Feng Shui, and you’ll want to make sure that the house is as square as possible. Rectangles can fit in with this, but it’s more about making sure the home isn’t lopsided. The front door needs to be centered in the front of the house; if it’s off the left or right it’s not centered. The garage shouldn’t be at the front of the house, but off on the side or behind it. The lot that the home rests on should be even (levelled) and square. So much about Feng Shui is squared!

While the obsession with geometry may seem a little much, symmetry and balance are important with Feng Shui. You’ll find that most modern design principals follow many of the same rules and a lot of it is common sense. Facing a home towards mountains and the south side towards the sun is just smart design; you’ll get a great view and you’ll be able to take advantage of the sun for heat in the colder months.

At Harmony with Nature

Buying Oakville real estate near power plants, industrial or commercial zones would be a big no-no if you want to go Feng Shui. It’s believed that negative energies could impact your life, but in reality it’s just practical. Who wants to live near a highway, factory, construction zone or a mall? The Oakville home for sale that you buy should be a peaceful place, a reprieve from everyday life. It should have “support” on each side (other homes, a garage and a shed, mountains, trees, etc.) so that it can be in harmony.

Using Feng Shui to Sell Your Home

If you’re trying to sell Oakville real estate, think about using feng shui as part of your home staging plan. You’ll be able to maximise light and space to make your home attractive to a greater range of buyers. When you’re selling a home, it’s important to show people the possibilities.

Buying and selling Oakville real estate can be hard, but when you get creative with techniques like Feng Shui you may be able to move your home off the market faster; you may even find something in a home you may not have considered otherwise.

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, let us help! We have years of experience in the Oakville real estate market and can help you find what you’re looking for. Your home is your greatest asset, and we’ll help you explore your options.

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