My sister told me that I should be a house fluffer. Whenever I am at her house we can’t help but rearrange her entire house. I have been known to take a night stand out of their bedroom and put it next to the couch or put their love seat in the dining room. I move lamps, pictures, rugs, pillows and accessories and find a new home for them. My sister is always pleased, but my brother-in-law? Not so much. My sister said that when he returned home from a business trip, he said: “I can tell your sister has been here doing her feng shui thing.”
We know that feng shui is a little different from house fluffing, and is perhaps, more meaningful. According to freedictionary.com, the definition of feng shui is “The Chinese art or practice of positioning objects, especially graves, buildings, and furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects.” Feng shui was suppressed in China during the cultural revolution in the 1960s, but has since seen an increase in popularity, particularly in the United States.
Although feng shui is not a practice of ours at Home Construction, Inc. we make every effort to make sure that the house is situated on the lot to maximize the most sunlight as well as to gain the most yard. It’s also our goal to try to keep as many trees as possible. The flow of the floor plan is important to make sure that each room suits its purpose and is conducive to how the homeowner lives. A dining room that will never be used is space that can be utilized to open up the kitchen or family room. A living room with small windows that don’t open up the view of the landscape, is simply poor planning.
We work with our customer’s architects, landscapers and interior designers to be sure that the home that they have trusted us to build has all the yin and yang and ebb and flow they can stand.