Feng Shui Stairs

Stairs or staircases (as some like to call it) aren’t a new concept when it comes to multistory home. They have been in use since ages and chances are that they aren’t going anywhere in future too! Stairs allow everyone to move from one floor to another with ease (more ease while coming down). Now, in feng shui, stairs have a bad repute, although not as bad as toilets, but bad enough to make you pay special attention towards having feng shui staircase in a home.

Here it’s assumed that you’re well aware of feng shui concepts like Qi energy and its movement; if you aren’t then you can learn about feng shui @ Feng Shui. For learning complete home feng shui, head over to the room by room house feng shui guide @ Complete Feng Shui House Guide.

Feng Shui Stairs

Feng Shui Stairs – Why Are They Important?

In the previous section, we stated that stairs have a bit of a bad repute in feng shui and here’s the reason why; you must know that stairs are heavy – in fact very heavy – structures; hence, they tend to exert pressure wherever they’re located, what this means is that they’ll try to suppress the benefits or positivity of the area of the house where they are located.

Here are a few examples that’ll clear the air for you:

Example #1: If, in a home, there’s a staircase in the wealth section of a house i.e. in South-East, then the financial condition of the residents of that house won’t be strong. Now, in no way does this means that the family will go bankrupt (however they may, if there are other severe defects in the house), what this means is that the family will face struggle when it comes to money. They may earn a good amount but won’t be able to save anything. They’ll face unnecessary, unexpected & unwanted expenses.

Example #2: Suppose a staircase is situated in the health area of the house i.e. in East, then there will be some or the other medical issue that’ll keep troubling the residents of that house. No matter what they do, no matter how good of a doctor they consult, the issues will remain there.

We hope that the above 2 very simple – but easily possible – examples will make you believe as to why you must be looking to feng shui stairs in your home; because – no matter what happens – you’ll never want yourself or your family to walk the path of difficulty and misery.

Feng Shui Stairs – How You Can Achieve It!

Ok, in this section of the article we’ll deal with the actionable stuff i.e. the rules and regulations of feng shui that you need to keep in mind and apply while making staircase in your home.

As said earlier, there are certain rules and regulations when it comes to feng shui staircases and below we’ve listed those rules just the way you like them – in do’s and don’ts format.

So without any more delay, let’s just jump into action and learn what needs to be followed and what needs to be avoided as per feng shui for stairs.

Feng Shui Stairs – What to Follow

  1. Try to keep 1, 2, 5, 10, 13, 14, 17 or 22 as the numbers of steps in a staircase.
  2. Keep the stairs well lit. Do fit uplights on landings.
  3. Make sure that the stairs are sturdy.
  4. Use shades of light and soothing colors for staircases.
  5. You can use wood, metal or concrete as materials for making stairs.
  6. It’s better to have wooden stairs in South, East and South-East of a home.
  7. If you’re making stairs in North then you can use metal.
  8. Concrete stairs can be made in North-East, South-West, West and North-West.
  9. Do remember to place a pair of Foo Dogs (Available on Amazon US, INCA, UK, DE, ES, FR & IT) to prevent bad or negative energy going upstairs.
  10. Make sure that the steps are comfortable; they shouldn’t be too steep or too shallow.
  11. Make the staircase wide enough for everyone to use it easily.
  12. If there’s a curved staircase, then make sure there aren’t much turns in it and try to keep the staircase clockwise.
  13. If stairs are located in front of the main door of the house then place a screen, partition or curtain to block the view of stairs from entrance. More on home entrance feng shui @ Feng Shui Main Door
  14. A crystal chandelier, at the start of stairs is good feng shui.

Feng Shui Stairs – What to Avoid

  1. No stairs at the center of a home; it’s like having something very heavy at the heart and that’s never a good feng shui.
  2. No broken stairs; if any of the landings is broken then repair it immediately.
  3. Stairs shouldn’t face any corner of the house.
  4. Never let a stair face another stair.
  5. No staircases near home’s entrance.
  6. Avoid top or bottom of stairs facing main entrance.
  7. No toilets at start or end of a staircase.
  8. No staircase in front of bedroom’s door.
  9. Never have red colored stairs; it brings misfortunes.
  10. Never make a kitchen, bedroom, dining room, bathroom/toilet and cash locker under staircase.
  11. Never place or store water under a staircase.
  12. Avoid spiral staircases.
  13. Please avoid stairs in East, South-East and South-West of your home as they rule Health, Money and Love aspect of your life respectively.
  14. Avoid creaky or weak materials for making staircases.
  15. Avoid any spaces between landings in a staircase. The space between landings means leakages and that’s a bad feng shui.
  16. Never place mirrors on staircases. Read our article @ mirror feng shui to know more.

With this we come to the end of this article; as you now have a very good knowledge of feng shui stairs, we believe that you’ll apply the tips that we’ve mentioned above and make the stairs in your home a feng shui compliant one.

Furthermore, we hope and sincerely believe that you really liked the above information on feng shui stairs. Hence, we request you to please do share this information to all the people you know.

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Do let us know your thoughts on this article in the comments section below.

  • Jessie Greene

    Thank you for the tips, appreciate it.

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      I’m really happy that you liked my website.

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  • Hi Je P,

    A simple remedy is to put 2 metal turtles under the first landing of the staircase; this’ll symbolize that the weight of the staircase is taken by the shell of the turtles and the pressure in SE of the house is reduced. For bathroom, since the door doesn’t faces the staircase directly, I think there’s nothing needs to be done.

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Thanks

    • Je P (Jet)

      This is so great! Thank you for giving us reason to smile again!

    • May

      Hi. I also have the same problem in my house. If I also want to place the metal turtles under the first stairs landing, which directions should the turtles face?

    • Hiro

      Hi, I have a similar situation in my house where the main floor of the home is on the second floor and the bottom floor is a part of our backyard. A portion of the Wealth top left corner is missing and a staircase is on the right side. The kitchen sink and door to the stairs make up the bottom half of the Wealth corner. Should I place anything anywhere? The stairs are fully enclosed so I am unable to place the turtles under the first landing. Thanks in advance!

  • Je P (Jet)

    Thank you for your prompt reply! You certainly brighten up our day!

    If it’s not too much to ask, your answers and suggestions on the following concerns would be highly appreciated too.

    1. Is our dining area currently at the South when applying the Black Hat Sec? Using our compass inside our home, it shows that it’s at the North.

    2. We are currently doing a minor renovation to maximize our small space. Where is the best place for our kitchen sink, fridge and oven|stove? Our breadwinner’s kua is 3 (East group) and thought to best place the mouth of the oven facing SW of Black Hat|Marriage and relationship box. However, I will be literally facing our main door when cooking, though there’s a small window|wall in between., since it is our living room that youll see upon entering the main door. Is the position on the SW for our sink and oven ok?

    3. On top of our dining table is our 2nd floor Bathroom, and is also near our groundfloor bathroom and staircase. Is it ok?

    Our space is very limited, your suggestion where to put our BEDS, room cabinets, fridge, stove and kitchen sink would be of much help.

    Our family will be grateful to have you as part of improving our living. Thank you so much in advance

  • Hi Jp,

    You’re welcome!
    1. Dining area in North is good. Just try that no one faces South while eating.
    2. You can keep the sink in NW, West a bit away from NE corner.
    3. If you’re comfortable facing main door while cooking then it’s ok. However, placing a curtain somewhere in between so that no one can see you via main door is a good idea.
    4. For bathroom above kitchen refer: http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/202858/bathroom_decor/feng_shui_tips_for_the_bathroom.html
    5. Try to put beds such that the head isn’t towards North while sleeping.
    Thanks

  • Have replied to other comment

    Thanks

  • Je P (Jet)

    Appreciated! However, Im bit confused about the direction. Based on the attachment sent, Is my main door now at the Travel area (Northwest) using the Black Hat Sec? When I use the compass inside the house facing our main door and front street, it’s showing that it’s at Southeast

    Help to clarify. Thanks so much in advance

    • There’re various schools of feng shui and they all differ (some more than others) in their belief systems. If I were in your place, I’d take SE as the entrance of the house.

  • Newbie

    I understand that we should not have a staircase in the heart of the house, but we do have. It has a scissors stairs ending at the bathroom door upstairs. Is there anything could be done to balance it? Thank you.

  • Hi Newbie,

    Thanks for dropping by on FengShuiPundit.com

    Place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase and see for 21 days. I think you’d feel better.

    Hang a curtain at the bathroom door and keep the door closed at all times.

    Also, send me a sketch of your home and mark North on it.

    Thanks

  • Lillian A. Hodge

    Hi,
    Luckily the majority of my homes layout is Feng Shui friendly, but there is a stair way leading to our basement in the kitchen (our Wealth section of the home SE room of the home.) It boarders the homes Heath location, as well. The steps & primary structure is wood, so that’s good, but I am concerned about it’s negative effect on our wealth factors w/in the home. There is an overhead light fixture that I keep on constantly and a door that I can shut, but I don’t know if that is a good idea or an exacerbation? Please advise me… LA Hodge.

  • JJ Gen

    the stair case near or beside the toilet or any suggestion to enhance harmony of my home plus any advice for the stove and sink.. thank ad more power.

  • Have replied on FB!

    • Edwin

      Hi! Just confused on the orientation, are we talking the Global North or True North of the house standing front side?

  • Hi,

    Keeping the light on and door closed is a good thing. Also, since the staircase is of wood, I think it should be ok. You can always get a feng shui consultant to check things for you and clear away all your doubts.

    Thanks

  • Nocturnal Knight

    Attached is the stairs in my house and located at the middle-back area occupying the backwall at the fame/fortune area of fengshui. What is the remedy for this as it is a hardwood and colored red? Am i not gonna have fame and misfortune?

    • dinseywrold

      Energy slips through gaps in the stairs. If you can’t construct backings
      that match, try stretching a nice cloth underneath or placing ornaments
      to cover up the empty spaces. Just don’t create a tripping hazard! I don’t think the red colour is prominent enough to cause a problem. The issue with red generally comes from the idea that it resembles blood flowing downwards. This just looks like wood to me.

  • Nocturnal Knight

    Hi this my stairs. How do I remedy this?

    • Hi,

      In which area of the house these stairs are? Also, I can see that there’s a dining table under the staircase, that shouldn’t be there..

      • Nocturnal Knight

        Located at the back side of Fame & Fortune Area, also the dining table is not being used as it is leftover from an another house.
        I know the clutter is there with all thr clothes hanging around and will clean it but is the stairs OK? It is made of red hardwood and we put 3 turtles too if u can see it.

      • Nocturnal Knight

        Also what should I Generally put below the stairs specially that it is in the fame area? Pls give me examples. Much love

        • The area under the staircase can only be used as a storage place; but don’t store money or anything related to wealth.. Also, no drinking water and no one should sleep under a staircase.

          • Nocturnal Knight

            Attached is a more clear picture from entrance to fame area. I know theres clutter and will clean it up. As u can see below the stairway there are three Sayings of Wisdom 0m, My Philosophy & Faith..Is it ok for them to be under there? While itll also be used as a storage(things that i dont need/use often)

  • Hi,

    If the middle back are happens to be South of the house then this stair may try to hamper the name and fame aspect.. The good thing here is that the stairs seems to be of wood, hence it must be way lighter than those of concrete, this way the pressure exerted on the area is lesser..
    Send me a layout of your home and make North on it and I’ll be happy to help you further..

    Thanks

  • Ok. if no one’s using the table then it’s fine.. yes, you need to clean the clutter 🙂 .. since it’s made of wood, I don’t think that it should have much of an impact.. You need to put the turtles under the lowest step of the stairs (that’ll symbolize that the weight of the stairs is borne by the shell of turtle)

  • You can take the wisdom sayings from there.. yes, you can put thing that you’re not using under the staircase

  • QP

    Hi,
    I’m planning to buy a house with the staircase near the front door but not directly facing the stair case, Is this good or bad. Please advise

  • Send me a sketch of photo of the entrance (mark North on it).. however, since staircase and entrance don’t face each other, I think the things should be ok.

  • those stairs seem to be ok to me

  • ELah LahLah

    Hi may i ask if what should we do control negative vibes for our house because our stairs are located in the center of our house? Any suggestion for what we should do? Please

  • Hi,

    You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase; that’ll help reduce the ill effects. Get an expert feng shui consultant to help you.

    Thanks

    • Shiela Terencio

      Hi again thanks for the tip and for the concern and time to read and reply may concern may i ask again if the lowest step of the staircase is the front door? Is there any effect if we place two metal turtle on that area?

  • Priscilla Ang

    Hello, I have windows facing the top of the stairs. Do i need to cover/close them permanently?

  • Hi Priscilla,

    You mean that there’s a window where the stairs end?

    Thanks

  • Hi Shiela,

    The lowest step of the staircase is the first step that you take to go up the stairs and placing turtles there should not have any adverse effects.

    Always apply any remedies under guidance of an expert feng shui consultant.

    Thanks

  • Erickson Lamprea

    Hi Good day! We want to put stairs in the house.. Please help us know if how many steps will be putting or constructing? Thanks

  • Kalinga Bulathsinghala

    Hi,
    It’s nice to read your article about stairs related to Feng Shui.
    In my house, when entering via main door it directly facing to a staircase. (Side ways) . Stair is landing to the west side of the house from south-west corner. And the under the stair is empty.
    Is this not good, to see from the main door?
    Kindly advise what needs to be done to avoid all matters related to main dorr facing to the stair side and the empty space under the stair which is visible while entering to the house

  • Hi Erickson,

    As per feng shui, the article you’ve commented on covers feng shui stairs.
    If you believe in Vastu Shastra (Indian Feng Shui) then here’s the link @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/staircase-vastu-tips/

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Thanks

  • Hi Kalinga,

    Send me a layout of the house with North marked on it. I’ll be more than happy to help you!

    Thanks

  • Ric

    Hello,
    Our staircase is located at the south east portion of our house and based on the suggestions below, 2 metal turtles can help as a simple remedy. What should I do if our stairs have no space under the first landing? Attached picture for your referrence.

    Also, you may have noticed that I have an aquarium but not totally underneath. Would it be fine?

    Thanks a lot in advance.

  • mrsbusiness

    Steps leading to front door… I’m wondering what color to paint the front steps.. They are wood. They backdoor has some type of metal steps… Just moving in and what everything painted to bring good energy! Thank you.

  • Hi Ric,

    You need to put the turtles under the lowest step of the staircase. You may need to break and reconstruct the lowest step in that case. Also you can get an expert feng shui consultant visit your place to check for alternative solutions (if possible).

    Thanks

  • Hi,
    Please refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/
    to know the best colors for complete house as per directions.

    Thanks

  • LAUjr

    Hi,

    Would like to ask for your comments and recommendations on the plotting below

    Thank your and appreciate it much

    More power https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ebd1d333b7a0459541736fee19faf283c63f761272b32f4cd4330798ef54bf73.png

  • Susan

    Hello My Helpful Feng Shui Master,

    Our Staircase is located in the SE and some parts in the South. There’s a toilet underneath the SE part of staircase. The total steps is 20. going up the staircase is facing two tall glass windows before reach the 2nd floor.
    Please advise me some remedies.
    I am thinking a glitter lamp dan a red triangular carpet for SE bathroom and cover the tall glass windows with opaque stickers. Am I thinking right?? anything else for the SE staircase??

    I still do not understand about the feng shui bagua directions for 2 stairs home. Our home is facing east, how do I determine the bagua directions for 2nd floor rooms. do I use the main entrance on the 1st floor as the guide also??

    Thanks a lot for your kindly guide.. 🙂

  • Cherlita Pungtilan

    Where do we start to determine clockwise staircase? For example we have a 2 storey house: From the 2nd floor to the ground or do we start from the ground to the 2nd floor?

  • Tc

    I have northeast facing entrance that opens to stairs straight up. The east and southeast are along the wall as you walk up the stairs. How can I remedy this situation?

  • Hi,

    For the bathrooms in NW of the house please refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bathroom/
    Also for the kitchen you can refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/

    Also, I can see that the master bedroom is above the kitchen, you need to get a feng shui consultant visit your place and get that corrected.

    Thanks

    • LAUjr

      Thanks! Appreciate it

      On the master bedroom, we plan to put the walk in closet instead. Will that help?

      Thank you

  • Hi Susan,

    That glitter lamp will be good. However, a bathroom under a staircase isn’t a good feng shui. Try to use that bathroom to the minimum (If possible).

    For the second floor you can use the main entrance of the house or the entrance to the second floor. However, the entrance of the house is more dominant as all the Qi energy enters the house from there.

    Thanks

    • Susan

      thank you much 🙂

  • Hi TC,

    If possible the try to put a partition such that the stairs aren’t visible from the entrance. Also, make sure that putting a partition should’t cramp the entrance. Hanging a multifaceted crystal ball is also a good solution.

    Thanks

  • You’re welcome!

  • netopian

    Hi.

    You say that it is unlucky to have staircase in the East? What should we do if we already have a staircase in the East?

    Also, in flying start feng shui, the East is a bad sector for a West 2 Facing House in Period 8 because this is where the mountain star 2 and water star 5 reside. Some feng shui experts such as Lillian Too say, it is best to put a Staircase in the East Sector because it symbolizes “stepping on bad luck”

    So i’m just confused on which feng shui method to follow? There’s the 8 mansions method. There’s the flying star method. Please advice. Thanks!

    • Hi,

      I understand your confusion. There’re numerous schools of feng shui and they vary widely in beliefs. It’s all up to you what to choose. Sometimes too much of options leads to confusion. You can always get help of a local feng shui consultant for a better guidance.

      Thanks

      • netopian

        Thanks for your reply!

    • Have replied!

  • sabrinaceae

    Hi Admin,

    I need your input again this time it’s about my stairs.. My entrance is in the South corner of my home, when I open the front door I have 3 feet of space before I hit the first step the width of the stair case is 33 inch’s wall to wall all the way up 13 steps in total. The landing is in my South-East corner (the entire landing is 4 feet by 5 feet ) a tree place on the right of the house (if your facing the house) hide my front door, across the street there a boat park in a driveway with a tree beside it, I know all this is bad. I know I need Foo Dog’s in red at the bottom, I know everything must be well lit the stairs are wood painted light grey but what can I do to fix this I’m at a lost, money keeps running like water trough are hands, the energy is heavy and negative. Please help me figure this out I have sent you a little diagram of the apartment. thank you for your advice, I appreciate you taking the time to help.

    Sabrina

  • sabrinaceae

    Sorry attachment did not upload here it is right above the entance door there a small girl’s bedroom. Tank you.
    Sabrina https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0e6fac060a6b226932cf13a6fd563f0f2f0ba6f0570dd730b12a7fd62adecbbe.jpg

  • Babe

    how about spiral staircase along the side of the house going to the roof top, is it ok?

  • You’re welcome!

    “Walk in the closet”?? I didn’t get you.

    • LAUjr

      we plan to put the cabinets there instead of our bed. We’ll place our bed opposite it. Will it help?

      Thank you

  • Hi,

    Send me a layout of your home and mark North on it. I’ll be more than happy to help you!

    Thanks

  • Ignore my other comment where I’ve asked for home layout.

    I can see that the kitchen is in East, NE of the house. Refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/ and @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/ to understand how you can balance the elements there. Also, try to cook something daily facing East (like tea or rice)

    Thanks

  • that should be ok..

  • netopian

    Regarding counting steps. My house has three stories. From the first floor – there are 10 steps then a LANDING then another 10 steps to reach 2nd floor.

    From the 2nd floor – there are 10 steps then a LANDING then another 10 steps to reach 3rd floor.

    My question is, do I count the steps from 1st floor all the way to 2nd floor to know if I have the lucky number of steps? So does that mean my steps from 1st floor until 2nd floor total 20 steps? In this case, 20 steps is unlucky.

    OR

    Do I count the steps from 1st floor all the way to 3rd floor so total steps will be 40 steps? In this case, 40 steps is unlucky

    OR

    Do I count steps from 1st floor until LANDING which is 10 steps AND THEN I restart counting from the landing to 2nd floor which is 10 steps? In this case, 10 steps is lucky

  • Angel

    My staircase is in southwest and south of my home. I have yet to move in. What can I do to improve the fengshui?

  • Kenneth

    Hi, I have a staircase directly beside the entrance. Is this an issue? From the picture you can already see the entrance. I also have a half bathroom to the right of the stairs. Thanks.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/30190799b00fefd3abac3d0e793eda025fcf1e5dd1f3cb91e544211b7cfe6650.jpg

  • Nanz Lee

    Hello feng shui master. I am currently living in a rented house for many years now. The stairs in our house is located in the northwest section, however at the landing, there is a window which I covered with a curtain. Wil that suffice? Other than refraining from putting water under the stairs, does microwave and oven toaster count as kitchen stuff too? Your input will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  • Fifi

    Hi there, our staircase at the top is facing right in front of a toilet entrance. However, its not right to the face if i stand at the top of the stairs. Its within a short corridor’s reach. Is there anything i can do?

  • You’re Welcome!

  • Restart counting.. but the number of steps shouldn’t really be a huge thing and you don’t need to get too hung up on it..

  • Hi Angel.

    You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase. A local feng shui expert can help you do that.

    Thanks

  • Hi Kenneth,

    This should not be an issue in my opinion. Try to keep the bathroom door closed at all times.

    Thanks

  • Hi Nanz Lee,

    The curtains should be good. The space under a staircase should only be used as a storage area. While placing appliances under a stair may reduce their efficiency and they may need frequent repairs.

    Thanks

  • Hi Fifi,

    That should not be an issue as there’s a corridor. However, you can place an appropriate partition. Here’s an article that may help you http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/

    Thanks

  • Hi Sabrina,

    That was really a long description of the home.

    Now, on to your questions.
    1. You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase.
    2. The body should face East.
    3. Always make sure that the ceiling of the house is in white color. You can use tinges of other colors here and there on the ceiling; the white must dominate the ceiling.
    4. No plants in bedroom. They can be placed in wood are of the house or to strengthen other weak areas as pointed out in feng shui colors article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/
    Also, if you can send me a sketch of your home with North marked on it, I’ll be in a better position to assess the home.

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Thanks

    • sabrinaceae

      I thank you so much,I know this was detailed. I tried to figure this out by reading all articles there so much information. I thank you again and please forgive me for the length of the description I will shorten it next time.

      Thank you

  • km

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d75cd87b29d9e265d33befc8829e5a4598601bda919e30d857b3b460ffc8d453.jpg

    Hi Master,

    Our stairs are jagged on its back and when we look up from the bottom while climbing up, is there a need to flush them so that when we look up, its flushed and not jagged. Thanks to advise.

    Regards

  • Hi KM,

    In feng shui it’s always better to have smoothed out surfaces.

    Thanks

  • Hi Sabrina,

    You’re welcome! Reading that long description makes me believe that you’re committed to make your and your family’s life better.

    May God Bless You and Your Family.

    Thanks

  • Puneet C

    Hello Master https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f628237ac5f7f2e4b426389e5acf338936596b5af3c8b0f4acb8b2ba1b25960a.jpg ,

    Attached layout, please advise positive and negatives of layout and also if I need to modify anything?

    Cheers, Puneet

  • Marlene

    Hi! Our stairs is located in the center of the house. What can we do to fix that?

  • Hi,
    If the bed isn’t directly above the kitchen stove then the ill effects are reduced to a good extent

    Thanks

  • Srinivas Pednekar

    Hello SIr, I had written to you couple of months back. I still haven’t got a job. I have placed the gas stove in the north west corner of the kitchen platform as recommended by you. But there is no result. Please help.

    Regards,

    Srini

  • Hi,

    Send me the layout of your home with North marked on it.

    Thanks

  • Hi Marlene

    Stairs at the center of the house aren’t a good thing. A remedy that may try to reduce the ill effect is to put 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase. Do get the help of a local feng shui consultant to achieve this.

    Thanks

    • Trudie

      Hi

  • Hi Puneet,

    I can see that the kitchen is located at the SW of the house and that’s not a good thing. Refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/ for more.

    Also, I can see that the there’s a bathroom in North of the house and that may lead to financial struggles; for remedy please refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bathroom/

    Also, you can get a local vastu consultant visit your place to check the slope and energy levels of the plot.

    Feel free to ask further questions..

    Thanks

  • Nicey

    Hello, I just starting doing feng shui in my new home. I’ve realized that my bedroom located in front of the stairs is a bad thing. Not to mention my stairs both entrance and basement is located in the southwest corner of the house. I was going to put to turtles in the basement at the base of stairs. What can I do to remedy the bedroom problem that’s inconspicuous?

  • عبدالله

    No staircases near home’s entrance.

    Avoid top or bottom of stairs facing main entrance.

    No toilets at start or end of a staircase.

    No staircase in front of bedroom’s door.
    Please avoid stairs in East, South-East
    and South-West of your home as they rule Health, Money and Love aspect
    of your life respectively.
    Stairs shouldn’t face any corner of the house

    hi sir why to avoid these thing in the entrance and what is the solution if all of the above items in my own house as well as the stair in sw position and facing the entrance
    and the corner
    thnx

  • عبدالله

    dear sir can u show me what to avoid in entrance by plan and the wrong and the right position for the satires and what is the solution for each mistake in house

    waiting for ur prompt response

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    Stairs or staircases (as some like to call it) aren’t a new
    concept when it comes to multistory home. They have been in use since
    ages and chances are that they aren’t going anywhere in future too!
    Stairs allow everyone to move from one floor to another with ease (more
    ease while coming down). Now, in feng shui, stairs have a bad repute, although not as bad as toilets, but bad enough to make you pay special attention towards having feng shui staircase in a home.

    Here it’s assumed that you’re well aware of feng shui concepts
    like Qi energy and its movement; if you aren’t then you can learn about
    feng shui @ Feng Shui. For learning complete home feng shui, head over to the room by room house feng shui guide @ Complete Feng Shui House Guide.

    image: http://www.fengshuipundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Feng-Shui-Stairs_1.png

    Here’s What You Are Going To Learn [hide]

    Feng Shui Stairs – Why Are They Important?

    Feng Shui Stairs – How You Can Achieve It!

    Feng Shui Stairs – What to Follow

    Feng Shui Stairs – What to Avoid

    Feng Shui Stairs – Why Are They Important?

    In the previous section, we stated that stairs have a bit of a bad
    repute in feng shui and here’s the reason why; you must know that stairs
    are heavy – in fact very heavy – structures; hence, they tend to exert pressure wherever they’re located, what this means is that they’ll try to suppress the benefits or positivity of the area of the house where they are located.

    Here are a few examples that’ll clear the air for you:

    Example #1: If, in a home, there’s a
    staircase in the wealth section of a house i.e. in South-East, then the
    financial condition of the residents of that house won’t be strong. Now,
    in no way does this means that the family will go bankrupt
    (however they may, if there are other severe defects in the house),
    what this means is that the family will face struggle when it comes to
    money. They may earn a good amount but won’t be able to save anything.
    They’ll face unnecessary, unexpected & unwanted expenses.

    Example #2:
    Suppose a staircase is situated in the health area of the house i.e. in
    East, then there will be some or the other medical issue that’ll keep
    troubling the residents of that house. No matter what they do, no matter
    how good of a doctor they consult, the issues will remain there.

    We hope that the above 2 very simple – but easily possible – examples
    will make you believe as to why you must be looking to feng shui stairs
    in your home; because – no matter what happens – you’ll never want yourself or your family to walk the path of difficulty and misery.

    Feng Shui Stairs – How You Can Achieve It!

    Ok, in this section of the article we’ll deal with the actionable stuff i.e. the rules and regulations of feng shui that you need to keep in mind and apply while making staircase in your home.

    As said earlier, there are certain rules and regulations when it
    comes to feng shui staircases and below we’ve listed those rules just
    the way you like them – in do’s and don’ts format.

    So without any more delay, let’s just jump into action and learn what
    needs to be followed and what needs to be avoided as per feng shui for
    stairs.

    Feng Shui Stairs – What to Follow

    Try to keep 1, 2, 5, 10, 13, 14, 17 or 22 as the numbers of steps in a staircase.

    Keep the stairs well lit. Do fit uplights on landings.

    Make sure that the stairs are sturdy.

    Use shades of light and soothing colors for staircases.

    You can use wood, metal or concrete as materials for making stairs.

    It’s better to have wooden stairs in South, East and South-East of a home.

    If you’re making stairs in North then you can use metal.

    Concrete stairs can be made in North-East, South-West, West and North-West.

    Do remember to place a pair of Foo Dogs (Available on Amazon US, IN, CA, UK, DE, ES, FR & IT) to prevent bad or negative energy going upstairs.

    Make sure that the steps are comfortable; they shouldn’t be too steep or too shallow.

    Make the staircase wide enough for everyone to use it easily.

    If there’s a curved staircase, then make sure there aren’t much turns in it and try to keep the staircase clockwise.

    If stairs are located in front of the main door of the house then
    place a screen, partition or curtain to block the view of stairs from
    entrance. More on home entrance feng shui @ Feng Shui Main Door

    A crystal chandelier, at the start of stairs is good feng shui.

    Feng Shui Stairs – What to Avoid
    Read more at http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-stairs/#qIAVr7gsqw4I8QJ7.99

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    Stairs or staircases (as some like to call it) aren’t a new
    concept when it comes to multistory home. They have been in use since
    ages and chances are that they aren’t going anywhere in future too!
    Stairs allow everyone to move from one floor to another with ease (more
    ease while coming down). Now, in feng shui, stairs have a bad repute, although not as bad as toilets, but bad enough to make you pay special attention towards having feng shui staircase in a home.

    Here it’s assumed that you’re well aware of feng shui concepts
    like Qi energy and its movement; if you aren’t then you can learn about
    feng shui @ Feng Shui. For learning complete home feng shui, head over to the room by room house feng shui guide @ Complete Feng Shui House Guide.

    image: http://www.fengshuipundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Feng-Shui-Stairs_1.png

    Here’s What You Are Going To Learn [hide]

    Feng Shui Stairs – Why Are They Important?

    Feng Shui Stairs – How You Can Achieve It!

    Feng Shui Stairs – What to Follow

    Feng Shui Stairs – What to Avoid

    Feng Shui Stairs – Why Are They Important?

    In the previous section, we stated that stairs have a bit of a bad
    repute in feng shui and here’s the reason why; you must know that stairs
    are heavy – in fact very heavy – structures; hence, they tend to exert pressure wherever they’re located, what this means is that they’ll try to suppress the benefits or positivity of the area of the house where they are located.

    Here are a few examples that’ll clear the air for you:

    Example #1: If, in a home, there’s a
    staircase in the wealth section of a house i.e. in South-East, then the
    financial condition of the residents of that house won’t be strong. Now,
    in no way does this means that the family will go bankrupt
    (however they may, if there are other severe defects in the house),
    what this means is that the family will face struggle when it comes to
    money. They may earn a good amount but won’t be able to save anything.
    They’ll face unnecessary, unexpected & unwanted expenses.

    Example #2:
    Suppose a staircase is situated in the health area of the house i.e. in
    East, then there will be some or the other medical issue that’ll keep
    troubling the residents of that house. No matter what they do, no matter
    how good of a doctor they consult, the issues will remain there.

    We hope that the above 2 very simple – but easily possible – examples
    will make you believe as to why you must be looking to feng shui stairs
    in your home; because – no matter what happens – you’ll never want yourself or your family to walk the path of difficulty and misery.

    Feng Shui Stairs – How You Can Achieve It!

    Ok, in this section of the article we’ll deal with the actionable stuff i.e. the rules and regulations of feng shui that you need to keep in mind and apply while making staircase in your home.

    As said earlier, there are certain rules and regulations when it
    comes to feng shui staircases and below we’ve listed those rules just
    the way you like them – in do’s and don’ts format.

    So without any more delay, let’s just jump into action and learn what
    needs to be followed and what needs to be avoided as per feng shui for
    stairs.

    Feng Shui Stairs – What to Follow

    Try to keep 1, 2, 5, 10, 13, 14, 17 or 22 as the numbers of steps in a staircase.

    Keep the stairs well lit. Do fit uplights on landings.

    Make sure that the stairs are sturdy.

    Use shades of light and soothing colors for staircases.

    You can use wood, metal or concrete as materials for making stairs.

    It’s better to have wooden stairs in South, East and South-East of a home.

    If you’re making stairs in North then you can use metal.

    Concrete stairs can be made in North-East, South-West, West and North-West.

    Do remember to place a pair of Foo Dogs (Available on Amazon US, IN, CA, UK, DE, ES, FR & IT) to prevent bad or negative energy going upstairs.

    Make sure that the steps are comfortable; they shouldn’t be too steep or too shallow.

    Make the staircase wide enough for everyone to use it easily.

    If there’s a curved staircase, then make sure there aren’t much turns in it and try to keep the staircase clockwise.

    If stairs are located in front of the main door of the house then
    place a screen, partition or curtain to block the view of stairs from
    entrance. More on home entrance feng shui @ Feng Shui Main Door

    A crystal chandelier, at the start of stairs is good feng shui.

    Feng Shui Stairs – What to Avoid
    Read more at http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-stairs/#qIAVr7gsqw4I8QJ7.99

  • Hang appropriate colored curtains or some partition such that the bedroom door isn’t directly visible from the stairs. Also, you can hang a crystal ball too. Get help of a local feng shui consultant while applying remedies…

    Thanks

  • The reason to avoid stairs at entrance is that all the energy that enter the house through main door will go up the stairs (that to in a haphazard way) and that’s what we don’t want. you can put turtles under the lowest step of the staircase as a remedy. get help of a local feng shui consultant to do that for you.

    Thanks

  • That’ll be a huge article in itself as there’re numerous things to be avoided and followed.

  • Ralph John Onofre

    Good evening,

    May I please ask your help with my stairs? Could you identify if the count on my stairs are correct? Do i need to restart the count on the landing or count continuously including the steps in the landing. I got a bit confused some said the i should count continuously some said i need to restart counting as I have done inmy sketch.

    Also, my stairs is located in the south of my house, and there will be a storage room underneath, but the storage is located outside. What Can I put on the storage room? Inside the house there is also a space under the stairs.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thank you.

  • Hi Ralph,

    As far as my understanding is concerned, you need to restart the count on landings. Stairs in South of the house may have effects on name and fame of the family.. you can put 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase; get help of a local feng shui consultant to do that for you.

    The space under a staircase can only be used as a storage space. Avoid keeping food articles etc there. You can keep other things like winter clothes, ironing board (and not iron itself)..

    Feel free to ask further questions..

    Thanks

  • They can face each other..

  • Vergie Santos

    Hi. My staircase is located at the southeast and i place a fish bowl just beside the stairs. Any cures on how to enhance my wealth area?

  • KungFuT L

    Hello,

    I am glad to have found your site, it is very educational. I have question about the staircase in my home after reading your “NOT” list:

    1. staircase in the middle of the home.

    As you can see my front door is facing almost exactly NE. Not only do I have a staircase in the middle of the home, there is a garage which is taken a big part of the home.

    Question1: What can I do to minimize the negative energy of the staircase. I have placed a big green plant at the base of the staircase is this okay?

    Question2: What about the car garage? It is taking up a big portion of the NE and also East side is missing. What can I do in these two areas?

    Your advice are greatly appreciated. I have other questions, if you can email me so we can discuss more, that would be great. Thanks.

    Tim
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6001202b9e2a4b3ad474cc74f224894727ce374c9cbe7ba8b55f05d2ae5b516a.png

  • Kimberly Woods

    Hi
    We didn’t know not to put in a spiral stair case and recently put in a black metal spiral staircase in the outside south west corner of our home. It is very sturdy and is clockwise and has a 4 foot ramp to the upper deck. It is an outside entrance into my office with a sliding glass door facing south. The entry into the spiral staircase faces east and then at the top it also faces east, you walk across a 4 foot ramp onto the upper deck, then once onto the deck turn left to enter a sliding glass door.
    It is the relationship corner of the house.
    What can I do to counteract any negative problems with this situation? .
    Thank you,
    Kimberly

  • LenB

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e34bbde246ebd8369e9b900b81e98fc658ee84dd94fa63607c978fd24bffe71a.jpg We’re planning to have a bathroom under the staircase like this. Is it okay? Please help. Thanks in advance

    • Rina Opinion Panopio

      Hi is it ok we have toilet under staircase? Thanks

  • Here’s the link for your help:
    http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-wealth/

  • Hi Tim,

    Thanks for liking my website..

    You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase to reduce the ill effect..

    For missing corner, you can place 4 pyramids (one each) in North, East, West and South of the house; or you can place 2 mirrors such that they reflect towards the missing corner..

    Do get help of a local feng shui consultant to do all this for you..

    Thanks

  • SW is the area of Earth and the staircase is metallic. As per feng shui, metal reduces earth element (here’s the link for reference http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-colors/). You need to introduce earthen elements and colors in the SW area (where the staircase is).

    Do get help of a local feng shui consultant to choose the best earthen materials and elements (that looks great with the spiral staircase) for you.

    Thanks

  • I think that should be ok.

  • Gigi Lumay

    Hi What is Our main entrance outside our screen door is a staircase going down half curve. The stairs facing our main entrance outside so if I go out I will step down since our house is elevated from the man road. Is has 7 steps. Is this ok?

  • Gigi Lumay
  • Hi,

    A toilet under a staircase isn’t considered good.

    Thanks

  • Tegan Sampson

    Hello,

    Im thinking of moving into an appartment and it is in the top story of a house. We will be renting from the family who lives bellow. When one enters the front door there is a small space with two more doors directly facing the front door. The right goes to the family and to the left is a door that opens up to a staircase that leads up to our entrace space. So basically our door opens onto a staircase. How will this affect the fung shui?

    Kind Regards,
    T

  • A house elevated from the main road is ok..

  • That stair looks ok to me, however do make the entrance door of your home a bit attractive.. it’s looking a bit dull at this moment. use tinges of vibrant colors here and there near the entrance.. those plants at stairs are really good. get help of a local feng shui consultant to choose an awesome color scheme for the entrance door..

    Thanks

    • Gigi Lumay

      Thank you for the reply. I was thinking that the main door with a staircase in front that is going down is like a financial drainage or something.

    • Gigi Lumay

      also in the 3rd picture there are baguas I don’t know what it means is it ok?

  • Vianne Charlote Kalaw Manalo

    hi..my toilet is under the staircase..is there something i can put to avoid bad luck

  • Karen

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e43571065d77b62c6d2b6eb9d4fbbeecb0038f393c3192b688770cff6ac9d3ec.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c9a302d987766a4003c89be105de404c1f7aa7ecfc9713f84c8f1ac1133b056.jpg Hello there. I just found your site. What do you think of the entry door opening right to the garage entry door. The staircase leading up to the living room is on the right. But the upon going up the stairway to the living room, there is also another set of staircase leading to the bedrooms. The living room is on the left of the staircase.

  • JOSE III DIOCERA

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b377095d77111155108c76635f83ff4ec53fed34328cd5f9e4219d23155c96f.jpg

    our stairs located in northeast is this bad? and it has 10-11 steps.. what does it mean?

    thank you

  • Hi Tegan,

    A door that opens to a staircase isn’t considered very good in feng shui as the movement of Chi energy is disturbed.
    Here’s a great article that’ll help you: https://www.thespruce.com/staircase-facing-the-front-door-1274549

    Thanks

  • Ramesh chandran menon

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/946a0f5b39771e77fde41902d707c99eba2381af07a983b89c1c6341dd61aacf.jpg

    Dear Pundit,
    Our stair case is located (plan attached) steps starting towards EAST and ending up at west with 17 steps, which is relatively wide & concrete one, please advise is this position any harm our family members, we are living in this house since 2013,
    Kindly advise,

    Regards,

    Ramesh

  • JOSE III DIOCERA

    HI Master!

    im a newbie here in this forum. i would like to seek your help regarding of our house especially the stairs.

    attached is our current layout of our home . i would like to ask if there’s any recommendation to improve the stairs or the whole layout of this house?

    is the stairs is ok with its current location?
    toilet and kitchen?

    best regards,

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ac5d013eb3a1161cb166beb55770ad27afa9ca4509b8626459143a025d2ce0e.jpg

  • Hi,

    A false ceiling is a good idea.

    Thanks

  • Hey,

    There seems to be a bit of claustrophobic feeling. Tons of staircases and doors all put together. I’d suggest to get a local feng shui expert to see your place and suggest some remedies. However, that staircase in front of the entrance ain’t good.

    Thanks

  • No, the staircase is coming to your home and not going out. it’s the staircase to the main door.. hence all the energy will enter from here only..

  • if you feel comfortable with them then keep it there..

  • Emot

    Hi! I so love your feng Shui advices. I hope you can help me with this one.

    Our staircase is located at northeast area of the lot. It is made of concrete. And it is outdoors. However, I have read somewhere that water that flows under the stairs is somewhat bad. We have a canal running under the stairs. And it faces the corner of our lot too. Please, please, please, help me with the remedy for this 🙂

    Thanks in advance.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3fd4bbe8a2ee2f072f5da4c52c56b9c0bc273e966c678deab3aa243f9bc7d5b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cc8bce3649a51fe91a3d2e6a359f825eacedc3dcbfffe768a15dd55c02c35175.jpg

  • What’s the material of staircase? Are they cement ones or wooden ones?

    • JOSE III DIOCERA

      hi master,

      it has a metal frame and its steps is cement. railings is metal also

    • JOSE III DIOCERA

      hi master!

      yes our stairs has a metal frame and its steps are cements. the railings is also a metal.

      thank you.

  • How has been your social reputation, relation with neighbors and health after you moved into the house? Have there been any court or legal cases etc?

  • Hi,

    Those stairs need to be corrected. You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase. Get help from a local feng shui expert to do that.

    For toilet refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-bathroom/
    and for kitchen the one @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    That seems to be pretty bad feng shui. That canal needs to be covered. Get a local interior personnel and a feng shui expert to help you decide the best material to fix this for you.

    Thanks

    • Emot

      Thaaanks so much! We’ll try to find one.

      What could be the effects of this?

  • That means it’s a heavy structure. You can place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase to reduce the ill effect of it.

    Note: Any remedy must be done by a feng shui expert only.

    Thanks

    • JOSE III DIOCERA

      thank you master. what does it mean in our daily life? heavy structures means difficulties? thank you

  • Moving water is high energy. It may lead to some accidents related to staircase. Has anyone hurt himself/herself at that staircase?

  • You’re welcome.. the turtles under the staircase signifies that the weight of the stairs is taken by the shell of the turtles.. heavy structures at wrong location means difficulties..

    Thanks

    • JOSE III DIOCERA

      thank you master! hopefully i can find turles as per your advise.

  • You’re welcome Sir. I’m sure you’ll!

  • Jomarie

    Good day! I just want to ask what remedy can we do to our house. The staircase is in the south part of the house, it is counterclockwise and has powder room under. Please help, thanks!!

  • Ok. Try not to use the powder room under the staircase. Put 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase (get this done by a local feng shui expert)

  • Send me a layout of the house with North marked.

    Thanks

  • Joyce Morales

    Hi! Our stairs are located in the SE area of the house, made of wooden material but the first 2 steps are cement. it turns clockwise. another thing, our kitchen is divided. stove and fridge is in the NE facing staircase side (SE) and the kitchen sink is next to the stairs but it has walls. if you can provide remedy it would be of great help. Hope you can refer to the layout I have drawn below.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2aa8a10c6e250cb3b80a1786b327f45f9ee90441f35e7ec6e569f572d820a435.jpg

  • Hi Joyce,

    Those stairs seem to be in the South of the house.. however, since the lowest 2 are made of cement, a simple remedy is to put 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase.

    Also, I can see that there’s a kitchen towards North side of the house; are you facing financial troubles?

    Thanks

  • Sandy Aces

    Hi,
    Our main door is facing east. And the staircase is located in the Southeast. 2 staircase, going up & going to basement are adjacent. Then there’s a bedroom beside the basement staircase. The headrest of the bed is beside the staircase. We are having financial difficulties. What cures do I need to do so the chi will stay on the ground floor instead of easily going up or down? Please help and thank you.

    • Hi Sandy,

      Send me a layout of the house with North marked. That way it’ll be easier for me to assess the house.

      Thanks

  • Hi Gemma,

    1. Place a partition between the door and staircase.

    2. Put 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase.

    3. If possible the make changes such that the door opens inside.

    Do get help from a local feng shui expert to do all this for you.

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    Put curtains on the main door of your home.

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    by “No staircase near home’s entrance” I meant that there must not be a staircase when you open the entrance door (to get in the house) and see a staircase bang in front of you.

    It totally depends upon the amount of space between the stair’s last landing and corner. If there’s very less space like 2-3 feet then that’s a problem.

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    1, 2, 5, 10, 13, 14, 17 and 22