Feng Shui Bathroom Location & Placement: Understanding The Myths

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hey it's Ken Lauer and you're watching Ken Lauer TV the place to be to transform the areas your life that are causing you the most problems and today's question comes from Maya and she writes I can I'm loving all your episodes and I'm following up and taking action on all of your recommendations however I have a question about the bathroom what is my bathroom is located in the career section or the relationship area or the wealth area isn't it bad to have the bathroom in any area what is the best place for the bathroom Maya this is a great question and often a concern of many people it is one of the most common questions I get during a consultation and can really be stressful understand this many people view the bathroom as a negative part of the space and some even consider giving up the convenience of having an ensuite bathroom because of this notion of trying to avoid any bad energies in their bedroom now this thinking is not only going beyond what Fung Shui is but also can start to go against common sense many people have a false theory that toilets flush away wealth or that they may produce negative Chi and should be avoided understand we live in modern times where the bathrooms are typically clean well cared for and don't cause a problem with hygiene or smell but let's say for argument's sake that the bathroom is dirty and a little smelly all you have to do is clean it and the problem goes away now that is not to say the location of the bathroom is insignificant but it's just one factor in the overall theme of your space that should be looked at just because you have a bathroom in a certain area does not mean all is lost first of all be grateful that you do have a bathroom in your space the bathroom represents how you take care of yourself it's about how you can nurture yourself for the day ahead or in preparation for a good night's sleep or for that quick comfort break during the day understand this Fung Shui is a practical science and most of all it is a science of common sense people sometimes approach Fung Shui with this crazy intensity and overwhelming need to fix orient activate color or cure every corner and every wall I also have some clients who are paranoid move something for fear that will bring negative consequences applying feng shui does more have to be difficult stressful or anxiety-provoking instead you should approach it in a practical logical and informed manner this means not getting paranoid over small things and not going overboard by trying to cure everything and ending up in a house that's uncomfortable or resembles a souvenir shop down in Chinatown Fung Shui is all about priorities certain factors are more important than others for example it's more important to focus on the main entrance the kitchen and the bedroom more than where the location in your bathroom is getting a perfect floorplan is really hard to do in Fung Shui and we don't necessarily want things to be perfect because that means it may break and there is no room for future growth keep in mind there is no need to cure every problem in sight and even then there are ways to implement remedies that fit in with your personal style and improve the comfort of your home without it looking like some wild Chinese restaurant with a cure crammed into every nook and every cranny a true master leaves no trace of his presence behind it's only to the trained eye that someone will truly see and be able to understand the art of the master so let's talk about some things to think about with the location of a bathroom if you see the door to the bathroom the minute that you walk into your space this is not necessarily bad but it's unfortunate in that all the positive Chi that represents money opportunities and wealth is not allowed to circulate throughout the entire space and is wasted in this small little room that we typically don't use more than a couple of minutes a day it has nothing to do with the lock being flush down the toilet one area that is not fair both for the location of the bathroom is the center area of the home this area should be open clean and clear to allow the Chi to flow naturally throughout the space so what I want you to take away from this is that the bathroom is not exactly a place we spin our largest amount of time in and as a result does not have a big impact on the property or the residents all the theories about the luck money and opportunities bring flushed away and has to be remedy is an exaggeration of New Age ideas not really something to worry about I always tell my clients focus on what you can and not on what you can there are some areas that you do want to review many say that you do not want the bathroom directly above the main door well understand that it is the toilet bowl that you do not want directly above the front door and not necessarily the bathroom itself however if the height of the ceiling is high then this is not a problem or if you can limit the use of this bathroom then there is no problem sometimes there may be a bathroom above the kitchen this is not necessarily a problem either unless the toilet bowl is directly above the stove if however the ceilings are 15 feet or higher this isn't usually a problem or you could move the position of the stove ideally you don't want your bedroom door to be in direct line with the bathroom door if this happens just means that the chi or the energy is going directly to the bathroom and not allowed to circulate within the bedroom a simple fix is to keep the door closed or place a dresser or furniture so that the chi can circulate not rush directly into the bathroom another factor to consider is that I don't recommend having a toilet or shower directly opposite the wall of your bed meaning that your head is on the same shared wall as the plumbing a simple fix is just to move your bed if you have a toilet at the top of your stairs or at the end of a long hallway consider keeping the door closed so that the Chi can circulate throughout the space if the bathroom is very close to the stairs then you can place a mirror on the outside of the door to help you gain a sense of forward movement and the ability to move beyond obstacles with the use of Fung Shui it's flexible enough in its application that it can be customized to your situation and your space regardless of where your bathroom is located if you have a bathroom in one area of your space you might not be able to implement the exact suggestion that someone is sharing but you can make sure that it looks nice it smells good and it's in a good condition and there are other ways to help you activate a particular area of your life or your space without concerning yourself too much with the bathroom example you could implement it in the bedroom for that specific area or you could make an adjustment for the lock that your home is on Maya that was my answer to your question I hope you enjoyed it now I'd love to hear from you what is the big insight that you got from this episode does what you have in your bathroom help you to feel at peace does it help you feel rejuvenated let me know by sharing in the comments below as always the best action happens after the episode at Kendall are calm so go there and leave a comment now did you like this video then subscribe and share it with your friends and if you want even more great resources to transform Aires your life that are causing you the most problems so that you can live your best life come on over to Kendall our comm sign-up for the updates keep focused on your goals and take action so that you can share your greatness and your beauty with the world thank you so much for watching Kendall our TV and I look forward to seeing you on the next episode you


20 Comments

viktoria 9 · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

My bathroom is in center of my house 🙈

Joe Simba · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Hi Ken, i know this video has been 3 years but i hope you get my message.. i think my toilet bowl is above my front door. how can i adjust or "cure" this.. for the time being the toilet isnt being used..but in the future, maybe. does the height of the ceiling from the ground floor will help? if it does, how high?

susan ammariazar · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Thank you ken ,could you showsome pictures of bathroom.i want to design my bathroom but i cant do it.

Mike Mignogna · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Thanks Ken. The best parts of the video is when you qualify the standard recommendation, i.e. if you have a 15' difference in elevation between what we are taught to be conflicting negative issues, this may not apply , or that it is the toilet bowl location that is of greatest concern, not necessarily the entire bathroom location.

Vineet Khanna · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Thank you. I like the suggestion of mirror on the door of sparingly used bathroom below stairs

Chandi Rodriguez · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

a balanced approach to feng shui cures

jose neil pabilona · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

my bathroom is under the stairs i know this is not good in feng shuei..any solution..please reply

Vanessa George · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Great ken as always

Pedro Soto · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

My bathroom is my front door ?? Is this bad

Shine De leon · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

hi…I just want to ask if I put small room above the bathroom and kitchen is it OK? and what direction the stairs should place ? Thank/you and more power to you!

Sarah Hughes · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Hi Ken, thank you for sharing your knowledge on Feng Shui. I enjoy your videos and was wondering if you could give me some suggestions. My kua (qua?) is 2:West Group (Earth) year is Metal (rat), day (04, water); the problem is my bathroom. There is no window in there and it is right off of my living room and in the family area of the bagua – and family relationships are very strained . . . to say the least. Any suggestions? Thank you.

sdelama · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

thank you Ken-I did subscribe-and I appreciate the fact that feng shui is about calm and not stressing…I do close my bathroom door but I find it gets a bit mildewy sometimes. A friend suggested hanging a faceted crystal from the bathroom door and from the bedroom door and a small mirror as low as your waist on the door-easy fixes. I do close the toilet cover and the sink and bathtub drains-love your imput-blessings

cassey k · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

thanks for ur explanation very realistic..

Adriana Veliz · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

So glad I found you! Thank you so much!

my heart · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

is it a must to paint the walls as the direction colors?

puppymamalisa · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Thanks for this explanation Ken. I just had a bath and half bath re-done in my home, and they both look so beautiful now. I kept reading I should close the door so I don't "flush money away" and all. I do keep the toilet down, the drain down, and have used beautiful red in one, wood and rounded plants in the other. It makes me happy to pass by and see how nice and soothing they both are!

alessia .s · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Thanks Ken for your tips about the bathroom. I appreciate the way you approch to Feng Shui that is rational, logical and pratical… far away from the false believes of the new Age…

Brenda's House · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Thank you for this video. I recently bought a house and decided to build a powder room on the main level where a toilet was lacking. The only logical spot to place it was in the space under the stairs. I was just googling feng shui colors for powder rooms and found a lot of negative things about having a toilet under the stairs as it relates to children and wealth. It really freaked me out. The project is almost complete so there's no going back now. Your video made me feel better but i need to figure out how to make up for the negative in other areas.

Yolanda I. Ugarte · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Great! Good to know that it's okay to be flexible with Feng Shui. What a relief! 

OneVeronique · May 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

perfect tips

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