Is the bathroom an important place to pay attention to when it comes to feng shui? According to renowned feng shui master Dato' Joey Yap, bathrooms were never traditionally part of the main house. As such when this art was originally developed, people tend to do their business in the outhouse for hygiene purpose and thus had no bearing on feng shui in general.
Today, as bathrooms in the house are generally sanitary, Yap advises that as long as you keep it relatively clean, there shouldn’t be any problems whatsoever. In fact, some of the bathrooms can be used positively if it coincides with a personal, positive direction—and this is how.
Are there any general dos and don’ts to optimise the feng shui in the bathroom?
Generally, keep it clean. A well-maintained and sanitary bathroom would prevent any malodours—a telltale sign of negative or stagnant qi. So, if something smells off, it’s good practice to investigate.
Besides that, wherever possible, you’d want to avoid having the bathroom door facing the bed and bedroom door. If you live in a two-storey house, try not to have the toilet seat positioned directly above the main door.
Are the dos and don’ts different if it’s a powder room?
The same rules do apply. As long as you keep things clean, there shouldn’t be any problems whatsoever. The powder room isn’t really important not because of its nature. Rather, it’s about how little time is spent there in comparison to the other areas in your house.
However, if a positive star happens to coincide there, there’s nothing wrong with you utilising that space even if it may seem unorthodox. Some of our best ideas come to us while we’re in the shower after all.
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