Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that emphasizes placing objects to create harmony and balance in one’s environment. When applied to home remodeling, feng shui can be a helpful tool for creating a space that feels peaceful and inviting.
Remember a few simple principles when incorporating feng shui into your home design. First, pay attention to the flow of energy, or chi, throughout the space. Ensure no obstacles are blocking the chi path and all doorways and windows are unobstructed. Second, be mindful of the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – and how they interact with each other.
Each element has qualities that can either enhance or detract from the harmony of a space. For example, too much fire element can create an overwhelming feeling, while too much water element can make a space feel disorganized. By carefully considering the placement of furniture and decor, you can create a home that feels both calm and inviting.
Feng Shui can add a lot to a home, but sometimes it can be hard to communicate what you want to your home remodeler.
So, here are some tips to help you talk to your house remodeller about the vision you have for your home.
Make a list of what you want to change about your home.
Feng shui is all about creating a sense of harmony in your home. If you’re planning a remodel, you must communicate your feng shui ideas to your contractor or home remodeler. The first step is to list what you want to change. This will help you focus on your goals and ensure everyone is on the same page. Once you have a list, sit down with your contractor and discuss your ideas. Be sure to explain why you want to make each change and how it will improve the energy flow in your home. With a little communication and planning, you can easily incorporate feng shui into your next home remodel.
Do your research and find examples of what you like
As anyone who has remodeled a home knows, it can be tough to communicate your vision to the contractor. After all, they’re the experts, and you’re just the homeowners. However, if you’re hoping to incorporate some Feng Shui into your home redesign, it’s important to take the time to research and find examples of what you like. The last thing you want is for your contractor to show up with a truckload of bright purple paint because you mentioned that you wanted something “energetic.” Instead, take the time to find specific examples of what you’re looking for, whether images from magazines or websites, and share those with your contractor. With a little effort, you can ensure that your home remodel reflects your unique style—and maybe even bring extra harmony into your life.
Communicate with your remodeler every step of the way
You’ve finally decided to take the plunge and remodel your home according to feng shui. But how do you ensure your contractor or remodeler understands your vision and helps you create the space you’re dreaming of? Communication is key! Here are a few tips for communicating your feng shui ideas to your remodeler:
Be clear about what you want.
Write down your goals for the space and what you hope to achieve with the redesign. Share these with your contractor and make sure they are on the same page from the start.
Explain the basics of feng shui.
Many people are familiar with the concept of energy flow, but your contractor may not be as familiar with the specifics of feng shui. Take some time to explain how energy flows through space and how you want to use design to create a balance in your home.
Feng shui is an art, not a science, so there is room for interpretation. If your contractor suggests a different layout or design element you’re not thrilled about, be open to hearing them out. They may have a good point! The most important thing is that you feel good in your space. Trust your intuition and go with what feels right for you.
Basic Feng Shui
Have a clear purpose for each space in your home.
This means that your bedroom should be used for sleep and relaxation, your kitchen for cooking and eating, and your living room for entertaining and spending time with family. Clutter can quickly build up in a space with no specific purpose, so it’s important to be intentional about how you use each room in your home.
Make sure the entrance to your home is welcoming.
There’s nothing like coming home to a cheerful, welcoming entrance. It gives you a lift after a long day and makes you feel warm and fuzzy. Plus, it sets the tone for the rest of your home, setting the stage for good feng shui. So how do you create a welcoming entrance? First, take a look at your front door. Is it in good repair, with a fresh coat of paint? If not, give it some attention. Then, clear away any clutter blocking the doorway or obscuring the view. Once you have a clear path to the door, add a few personal touches, such as a beautiful welcome mat or a vibrant potted plant.
Use natural materials whenever possible.
Natural materials like wood, stone, and plants are associated with the element of earth, which is said to represent stability and grounding energy. Incorporating these materials into your home can help create a sense of calm and well-being.
Home remodeling is a great way to change the energy flow of your home and bring in good Feng Shui. To ensure that your remodel reflects your unique style and goals, it’s important to communicate with your contractor at every step.
We hope these tips have helped you get started! If you want help bringing your feng shui ideas to life, contact us at HNAMY. We will partner with you on your next home renovation project.