Vastu Tips for Bathroom

A Vastu complaint living place provides inmates a disease free and barrier free house followed by peace, harmony and progress. Bathroom and toilet are basic sections of house sometimes made anywhere which tends to give negative energy because both the places have a specific location according to Vastu principles. Bathrooms constructed in anywhere in the house leads to complications and severe problems related to health and finance.

Every individual's idea of luxury differs as do the features they would like to include in their bathrooms. The possibilities are endless: His and Hers wash-basins, bidets, Jacuzzis with underwater lighting and adjustable slide jets with an option of water heated air or both, sauna, steam bath, whirlpool or a reading nook with bookshelves and two comfy chairs! Then there are bathrooms located in a secluded corner of the house beside a glass wall that brings the outdoors with in.

Whereas earlier the sink, WC and bathing area were placed just where they fitted in conveniently, often resulting in the users having to traipse the length of the room to wash their hands, today a lot of thought is given to the placement of each fixture in the bathroom.

Dressing walls in the bathroom is easier, as many material can be used. A simple look requires just a coat of paint or ceramic tiles. However, water as well as soap suds are bound to splash on the walls in the bathing area and if the material is not well-selected, it will leave ugly stains with the passage of the time. Lighting in the bathrooms give the whole space a well-lit look. Fluorescent tube lights are accepted as a rule, but a couple of bulbs fitted near the mirror would produce a clearer image.

The minimum fixtures in any bathroom are a WC, washbasin and shower/tap. But the tempting variety available today both in design and colour offer different combinations. Bathrooms are been given much more attention, particularly in size The budget allocated for decoration of bathrooms has also increased substantially.

New and popular flooring options available today are more in terms of colour than any change in material used. Italian marble and ceramic tiles still hold the market, but the changes seen are in the colours and the ways of laying them. Basic earth shades are being mixed and contrasted with bolder shades to draw attention to the floor. Walls can also sport the new look of plain, patterned, embossed or marbled ceramic tiles which are offset by printed borders.

A variety of WC's are now available in different shapes, flushing styles and the capacity of the flush-which ranges from 5 to 7.5 liters. Wall mounted WCs Re available in two options: standard and concealed flushing apparatus.

Wash basins, with pedestals or fitted into a counter, come in a host of shapes- be it the standard one or the triangular shape that fits perfectly into a corner of the bathroom and avoids wastage of space.

Bathroom fixtures available in the market today have sleeker designs and come in a variety of power-coated colours of deep blue and vibrant red versus the chrome, black and ivory which were popular years ago. The designer taps may vary from a single tap to options like three tap hole basin mixers with pop-up systems and swivel spout mixers.

Acrylic bath-tubs are now available in many shapes- from standard rectangular to the more unusual triangular, D-shape and the rounded variety. Readymade acrylic bath trays, another new entrant, come in the standard size of 3'X 3' or 4'x 2.3' in a square or rectangular shape.

Luxury options like Jacuzzis are popular with those who can afford the steep rise, while shower cabinets find very few takers in the market today. Jacuzzis made of acrylic and reinforced with fiber-glass are available in designs. Saunas are popular because they help the excess fat in the body to melt away.

Bathroom accessories are colour coordinated with the rest of the like the soap trays, bathroom shelves, towel rails, toilet-paper holders, hooks and toothbrush holder. Walk in wardrobes adjacent to the bathroom are also a common feature. A lot of stress is also laid on exhaust and fresh air fans.

The colour schemes popular today are contrasts between a basic earthy shade like a fawn, beige or black, with a bolder colour like a deep maroon or forest green. If bathroom space permits, Jacuzzis and bath tubs find their way in.

Current lifestyles often demand that bathrooms offer extra facilities beyond the purely functional. Besides the now mandatory closet storage, make-up table-cum-dresser, washing machine or even a little nook used as a dressing space, you could find a bed or a dance floor in your private retreat next- depending, of course, on the space available.

Vaastu is very prevalent here, and bathrooms are carefully planned accordingly- from where the WC is placed to the wall on which the mirror is hung. According to vastu, the bigger and better planned the bathroom, the more prosperous you will be.

The east portion of the house is best for constructing a bathroom. The morning rays of the Sun are believed to be extremely beneficial for health, hence proper windows (of course with due provision for privacy) should be provided in the bathroom. The slope of the bathroom floor should be towards north and east so water drains to the north-east side of the bathroom.

Vastu Tips for Bathroom

Thus it becomes important to abide by Vastu principles when renovating or constructing bathroom or toilet in house so that the results won't disturb inmates further. Vastu rules for bathroom are as follows:

  • Ideally a bathroom can be placed in Eastern portion of the house.

  • Fitting of pipes for drained water should be provided in North-east.

  • The toilets should be constructed to the west of the building or the north-west side.

  • Shower and taps in bathroom can be attached on Northern wall which is also suitable for mirror.

  • If there is attached toilet in the bathroom itself then WC should be on the West or North-west side and few inches above the ground.

  • Geyser should ideally be placed in South-east corner.

  • Bathtub must be located in West portion and provision for washbasin could be made in North-east.

  • Overhead tank should be in South-west.

  • There should be windows or ventilators in the east or the north.

  • Bath should be taken in the west side.

  • Choose bright and soothing colours for bathroom walls.

  • Mirror should always be on the East wall.

  • The dirty linens should be placed in the West Side of the bathroom as setting rays are very harmful for bacteria and kill them.

  • If there is almirah, it should always be on the Southwest Side of the bathroom.

  • The slope of the bathroom floor should be towards north and east so water drains to the northeast side of the bathroom.

  • The suitable directions for keeping the washing machine are southeast and northwest.

 We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the bathroom. Vastu consultation of bathroom involves a thorough analysis. 

  • Proper location and orientation of the bathroom in the house

  • The direction of the Entrance

  • The direction & placement of the windows

  • The direction & placement of the WC

  • The direction & placement of the wash basin

  • The direction & placement of the bathing area

  • The direction & placement of the mirror

  • The direction & placement of storage

  • The direction & placement of gyser

  • The direction of the slope


We recommend you to read our articles on Origin of Vastu to gain more knowledge.
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