As a follow-up to my recent article 5 Feng Shui Problems to Avoid I’ve been asked to provide some solutions for staircases that lead directly to the door.
First let me explain more about why this is a problem in the first place. If you are a regular reader you understand that we want to have good quality energy circulating in our buildings. If you think of energy flowing like water you will get the picture. Water does not like to go uphill. It prefers to take the path of least resistance. In other words either around, down or spreading out. Same with energy.
So when energy encounters stairs it will naturally go down. If there is a wall at the bottom of the stairs what will it do? If there is a door at the bottom of the stairs what will it do? If it encounters a large space such as a living room what will it do?
Since each situation is unique I can not give you specific remedies. What is right for you might not be right for the next person and building. I would have to actually be there to evaluate the situation before I did that. Your Feng Shui expert can help you with the solution to your specific problem.
That said, there are some things you might consider. How far is it from the end of the stairs to the door? Do you have room to change the direction of the energy flow? Can you permanently replace the door with wall? Are you willing to do some remodelling? Is there room to place something to redirect the flow?
One or more of these solutions might work for you. Maybe none of them will.
©Diane Kern 2010