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Learn to renovate right


Learn to Renovate Right

You could have recently purchased a piece of property or have been living in one for a while. Either way, the idea of fixing up the place has definitely come to mind. The tricky part is you won’t be only creating new dimensions in your home. You would change the manner in which energy takes effect on the property’s occupants too. Qi is a large part of Feng Shui, so let’s take a look at how you can renovate the right way to accommodate positivity.


Take a new property for instance. You should have already screened its external and internal Feng Shui forms long before you part with your money to make the investment. If there’s a need to do a lot of renovations, you might as well reconsider your purchase and look for another property that requires less makeover. The main idea behind home Feng Shui is to usher in Qi from the external environment and let it meander through different parts of the home.

Even if you could afford to splurge on a renovation that you don’t need, it has to make some sense, especially when you plan to introduce Feng Shui applications into it. Renovations can be as simple as relocating your property’s Main Door opening but it can dramatically change the Qi pattern in your surrounding and internal environments.

The same applies to an existing property. Maybe it only needs a simple home improvement like a new coat of paint or an interior decoration makeover to give the entire place a fresh view. Nonetheless, it is important to note that such makeovers like paint and interior decoration constitute only about 10% of home Feng Shui.

Should you insist on a major refurbishment, I would recommend a proper and thorough Feng Shui consultation from a professional, particularly so if you want to assess a property for yourself and your family because this requires calculation of all the occupants’ birth dates. This is to accurately gauge large changes in and around the home to suit everyone the best way possible.


Feng Shui is a complex method; not a one-size-fits-all solution. Its power lies in the fact that it’s personalised and applied to each individual. There are some basic observations you can make about the external and internal Feng Shui forms of the property that you are considering to purchase.

Say that you’ve assessed everything you need and all is good to go with the renovation. What now? You will need to determine when to commence the renovation work. This is where Date Selection comes into play and can help bring about all the positive effects that you and your family can do with.


The general rule of thumb in this is to always avoid the Year and Month Breaker Days. A Tong Shu (Chinese Almanac) calendar for the year should suffice to specify these negative days for you. The Tong Shu also indicates the Twelve Day Officers, each of which will appear on different days in a cyclical manner. The Twelve Day Officers are the governing bodies of Qi that has a specific use and function. They are Establish, Remove, Full, Balance, Stable, Initiate, Destruction, Danger, Success, Receive, Open and Close.

As the name suggests, Destruction Day is usually used by Date Selection specialists for activities like demolishing a building or physical structures. Remove Days can also be used for demolition or repair works on properties as well.

I would certainly suggest using Establish, Initiate, Stable and Success Days as good days to commence renovation works to ensure everything will go smoothly from start to end. Whether you’re fixing up an old place or renovating a new place, it would certainly be best to perform a thorough Feng Shui assessment of the environment.


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