A home other than being only a house to live, it is an increase of our mental space and indication of our identity. Every part of our life is profoundly laced with the design, decor and maintenance of our home.
The meaning of vastu is dwelling, which is the home for god and humans. The shape of the site is equally important. The square and rectangle are considered perfect shapes in which to dwell. Irregular shapes of any kind are to be best avoided, unless they extend towards the north-east. Triangular shapes are best avoided at all costs – triangles are associated with Agni / fire so its influences should be avoided. Vertical triangular forms that arise from the square base are dynamic and powerful structures and good for business but not as homes. Circular shapes correspond to water and will cause restlessness, so they are ideal for activities like sports. The site should be flat. A property with a hill on the north-east is not good as it will block sunlight and prosperity. Natural water nearby is auspicious, it is better it flows towards east or North. Buildings near burial grounds, sites where murder has occurred or buildings formerly used as brothels should be avoided. Buildings overshadowed by larger structures like a tower or large tree should be avoided. Locations near factories and industrial sites are not positive.