Patrick F. Montrose - REALTOR®, BA, MA, MAT
Certified Relocation Specialist
Coldwell Banker Legacy Realtors
6767 Academy Road NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
(505) 857-2344 Office Direct Line
(505) 239-4253 Mobile
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Every area of a house can be viewed uniquely according to Feng Shui theory, with some rooms being more important than others.
These should be sacred spaces where an adult or child can retreat and regenerate. We spend roughly one third of our lives in our bedroom, so maintaining balance and serenity in this area is essential.
Sometimes called the "Chi Gate," the main door is the gateway between the world and one's privacy. Air currents literally enter and exit at this point; this area should be kept clean and uncluttered.
These transition rooms are the arteries of the house. They should be relatively bright, not too narrow and/or cluttered. A chronically dark hallway should have a skylight or artificial lighting.
LIVING ROOM and FAMILY ROOMS
These are the areas where where friends and family gather; they should be light, bright and open.
Most people seldom use a formal dining room. However, traditionally, it's an important room in the house and should exude wealth.
The kitchen is referred to as the "hearth" of the home. The energy in this room is important; it should be light, bright and airy. The kitchen is considered one of the most important rooms in the house and should be clean at all times.
It's best to avoid homes with bathrooms in the center of the house or if it's the first room you see upon entering a house.
There are two basic types of home offices: the one where we store and file papers, pay bills and pass recreational time on the computer, and the real home office where we sit for at least several hours a day conducting business and generating income. Both types of offices should be clean and orderly.
Stairs should not be aligned directly with a heavily used entrance door, or in the heart of the house. Stairs of any kind, indoor or out, need to be kept clean and safe to use.
Windows are the eyes of Chi; they should be clean and open properly; ideally they should allow sufficient light and pleasant views into a room.
A flat ceiling is considered good Feng Shui. A severe sloping ceiling will cause the flow of air currents in the room to become chaotic. Sloped ceilings and exposed ceiling beams can contribute to sleep and health problems.
Floors should be level so as not to cause equilibrium or health problems for the occupants.