North facing houses are ideal for all members of the family. Researchers have discovered that the earth’s magnetic forces are generally generated from the North Pole; therefore, if your house faces north, your house will receive a lot of positive vibes through the north facing front door.

There is a belief that north represents elements of water and since water resembles wealth, there is a belief that if your house faces north, you will enjoy more wealth and prosperity. According to Hindu culture, Kuber (god of prosperity) resides in the north; therefore, if your house faces north, you have a high chance of prospering in life. There is also a good chance that your business will prosper when your business premises face north.

Characteristics of houses facing north

These houses usually have sun almost all day so it is not necessary to leave the lights on. This saves you a lot of money that you would have spent on your energy bills.

When you are designing the house, you need to make sure that there are no obstructions that are preventing the house from receiving the proper amount of sun. This means you need to get rid of trees, dirt, and anything else that might distract from the house.

As a general rule, you should make sure that the open area is left on the east and north sides of the house. You must build balconies in the northeast corner. To maintain the original size of the house, avoid enlarging the corners of the house.

You need to make sure that the main entrance faces the northeast corner. Experts believe that when the doorway faces this direction it symbolizes the flow of positive energy.

When it comes to the kitchen, you need to make sure that it is located in the southeast corner of the house. If it is impossible to build the kitchen here, you should consider building it in a northeasterly direction.

If the house has a staircase, you need to make sure that it is located in the northeast or northwest corner. The garage, security room, and electricity meter board should be located in the northeast corner of the plot.


Whether you are building a residential or commercial home, it is advisable that you build the home using the north facing layout. For ideal results, you should make sure that the architect you choose to design the house has experience designing north-facing houses.

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