Have you ever felt that a home just did not feel good? Or that it had bad vibes? Sometimes the signs of good and bad Feng Shui are not so obvious. The following outlines what makes for good and bad Feng Shui in a home. You can use these as a general guideline when shopping for a home.
Even when it comes to Feng Shui, it's still location, location, location. Why? Because you can not change it! You can change price and condition but not location. SO that is where we will start:
1. Preowned? Good Feng Shui if the previous owners are moving to a larger house, job promotion and are moving away or won the lottery – this would all be good energy.
2. Lot: wider in the back or square is good Feng Shui. Reverse pie lots are not. Square or rectangular shaped lots are considered ideal.
3. Cul-de-sac: be sure not to be at the T intersection of the cul-de-sac to the road – this considered bad Feng Shui. You will end up getting the glare of headlights into the front of your house in the evenings.
4. Fire Hydrants: can not have those in front of the house: bad Feng Shui as it represents your wealth being 'washed' away.
5. Bedrooms: should not be located over the garage, kitchen or laundry room. In addition beds should not share a common wall with a toilet. Master bedrooms should ideally be north facing and the bed should back onto the south wall facing north. In addition there should be no mirrors across or around the bed.
6. No bathrooms over a dining room or kitchen. (This would seem obvious – no leaking toilets over my Turkey dinner!)
7. Home office: should be in the southeast part of the home. Morning sun brings good energy and the south sun provides daytime sunshine to keep you energized through the day.
8. Homes facing south and backing north are ideal.
9. The flow of the home is important. The front door should not open up directly to the up or down stairwells. Nor should the front door 'see' the back door (have direct line from front door to back door). This allows the chi or energy to walk right on through the back door. The energy should be allowed to meander back and forth through the home. You also do not want to see the fireplace from the front door.
10. The kitchen, nor the stove should be in the center of the home. Nor should the kitchen face a toilet door (bathroom). This door should be closed at all times.
11. Office desks should back onto a solid wall – not a window. Nor should a desk or bed face an angled wall.
12. Living too close to a cemetery brings grief into the air – not a good thing.
Feng Shui's aim is to balance to all aspects of our lives by creating an environment that has good chi or energy. You can do this by firstly looking for a home that fits the local aspects. The interior of the home can always be changed. But the more you know up front about good energy – or Feng SHui the sooner you will be able to recognize it in your next home.
Happy House Hunting!
Source by Jennifer Perdicaris Kennedy
Having a home with the design that we really want is something that would really make us feel good. Although most homes built these days have general designs, it would be better if we could come up with our own design to give our homes a more personalized touch. We all certainly would want everything in our house to be perfect as much as possible. Designing our own houses is very practical, fun to do, and is not really hard to do. We do not really need to hire an interior decorator or any home design experts if we want to save money since we can also do it on our own. We just need to be creative and have fun while we do it.
Take your time and think what kind of design that you really want to incorporate in your house. If you want more references, you can just search the internet for a wide variety of design options. It is important that you make a final decision since it may cost you more instead of saving money if the design is already completed and you change your mind and have it redone. After you make the final decision, you can start searching all the materials that you would need. You also do not need to rush this part since you would want to compare different rates from different stores first. It would also be a great idea to ask for recommendations from your family, friends, and other people you know who could help you.
After thorough considerations and preparations, you may start designing either the interior or the exterior part of the house wherever you are comfortable with. Choosing the right colors could help you set the ambiance.
You may also want to consider Feng Shui for good luck but only if you believe in that practice. Aside from using common furniture such as sofas, chairs, and tables, you may also want to add other components inside your house. Consider putting paintings, wall mounted fountains, and other extra fixtures to add more life to the interior design. For outdoors, putting sectional patio furniture may just do the trick to liven up the atmosphere outside of your house. Wooden, metal, or plastic chairs are also ideal outdoors. Whatever design you want for your own house, it is best to start at larger places down to the smaller ones which require more detail.
Depending on your preferences, you may want to have a minimal or simple design. Not only that you can save money but you can also save space. When you are designing in your house, keep in mind that this is a place where you would spend much of your time so you should consider putting emphasis to comfort and functionality. Designing a house also does not need to be complicated. As long as you are creative, you are resourceful, and you know what you want, it should just be a breeze. Just do not rush things so you will not have regrets in the future.
Source by Patti Smith
As technology advances, our lives become more convenient. This pertains to many daily activities. Traveling, for instance, has become significantly more efficient, allowing for cross-country travels in a matter of hours. Within the business world, the need for paper is starting to become scarce.
The Paperless Project reports that approximately 70% -80% of organization processes still see management through paper. This denotes to a large sum of money being spent on paper to supplement these processes alone. There is also the issue of ink costs as well as distribution costs. With the introduction and manufacturing of digital (or electronic) documentation, however, we can mitigate these costs substantially. Furthermore, we would be doing the environment a grand favor.
Let's begin by defining what digital documenting is. Digital (or electronic) documentation is the means of managing documents via the Cloud, Internet, or other electronic means. With this, you can transfer, receive, upload, download, and edit documents without the need of paper. This also eliminates much of the necessity for ink and a distributor.
The best digital documentation software allows for its users to automatically sort and organize documents sent and received. As these documents are stored digitally, the amount of space available for storage is incredibly vast, perfect for companies dealing with a substantial amount of paper such as law firms. In regards to its organization feature, company workers will no longer have to go through the arduous task of manually sorting and finding documents. Actions taken with these documents, be it sending or receiving, occurred almost instantaneously. This further supplements its appeal as speed is severely ever an issue with digital documents.
So how, then, do companies actually benefit by going paperless? Well, for starters, the need to purchase ink and paper is significantly reduced, cutting costs. Majestic Invites, an e-commerce invitation design company, saves roughly $ 50,000 per year by going paperless. According to Alina Uzilov , president of Majestic Invites, the company saves this amount on paper, printing, mailing, document storage, and other various expenses. Her company has eliminated paper from nearly all processes, including design mock-ups, vendor and client contracts, purchase orders, and in-voicing.
Paper service companies are not the only types of businesses to reap the rewards. The 370-employee Suncoast Medical Clinic estimates that it will save about $ 1 million by using electronic health records (EHR), eliminating 80 percent of its paper-based medical records budget and most of its transcription services. While most of the cost cutting stems from reducing the amount of resource purchases, this shows that digital documents can also reduce the cost spent on other services and labor relating to physical documents.
But away from reducing costs, what other benefit can you hope to gain from switching to a paperless track? Let's take a look at Staged to Sell , a design service company located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This company specializes in home staging and designing. With the plethora of clients they receive, it becomes imperative that the company is capable of responding in a timely manner.
Even without digital documentation, this was possible. However, the effort put in to maintain quality service proved to be quite straightforward. It was when Staged to Sell decided to integrate a digital documentation software system that circumstances finally began to shine gently. Throughout this new system, Staged to Sell was able to process an exponentially larger amount of client orders and transactions.
A similar scenario occurs daily at the Suncoast Medical Clinic . At Suncoast Medical Clinic , doctors review patient lab results, radiology interpretations, and progress reports in real-time over the network from their office, their home, or a hospital. Electronic Health Records let primary care physicians and specialists, of which are treating the same patient, review and contribute to a single shared patient record. The process saves a bountiful amount of time, helps avoid errors, and reduces duplication of tests.
The benefits offered to companies of various shapes and sizes is highly similar with the switch to paperless. This implemented through the reduction in costs as well as the increasing efficiency. With the use of digital documentation, not only will the environment benefit, but so will you and your company. Make the switch now.
Source by Jack R Nguyen