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8 Things You Should Do To Bring HUAT into Your Newly Renovated HDB

21 Jun 2016 by Amanda Lee |

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Transform your new house into a cosy, harmonious home begins even before the renovation starts. Planning is key – usher in good fortune, prosperity and health with the help of moving-in rituals and fengshui principles. Here are some things you should do when renovating your home:

1. Roll pineapples for good luck



Good luck begins on day one – once you’ve gotten your keys, it’s time to welcome wealth and prosperity into your new home. Before you step in, roll a pineapple into the house while saying “huat ah!” Take note of where the pineapple stops – this is said to be your “fortune position”.

2. Cleanse your space

If you’re moving into a resale flat, an important moving-in ritual is to cleanse the space. Sprinkling salt and rice in the corners of the rooms is supposed to purify the negative energies accumulated during the previous owner’s stay.

3. Plan the layout of your house carefully

If your front and back doors are aligned, good chi may flow right through your house. Allow the chi to circulate by placing furniture to divert the pathway between the doors. Staircases in perfect alignment with the front door should also be avoided. We don’t always have a choice when it comes to the layout of the house, so make use of screen doors or space dividers to avoid undesirable arrangements.


Source: Feng Shui Dana Placement of beds is also crucial – the foot of the bed should not point directly at the door and ensure you can see all entrances from the bed.

4. Declutter your house


Contemporary Design by Rezt & Relax Interior

For a happy, harmonious home, your chi needs to be able to flow smoothly throughout the house. Messiness and scattered objects obstruct the flow of chi in your house. Consider smart storage solutions or streamlined furniture to better manage your space, especially for those living in small apartments.

5. Understand the bagua of your space

Before you start renovating, it’s good to know the bagua layout of your house. By understanding which areas correspond to which energies, you can start applying feng shui principles to balance the bagua weak areas. You can also choose the colours in the different rooms according to annual feng shui updates or add symbols and features that correspond to your own personal feng shui forecast.

6. Use mirrors to increase prosperity


Classical HDB Executive Apartment by U-Home Interior Design

An abundance of natural light is important for good feng shui – use mirrors to bring light to narrow hallways and dark rooms with low ceilings. The placement of mirrors matters – a mirror reflecting the dining table is said to double abundance and usher in prosperity.

7. Decorate your home with plants


Source: Feng Shui Dana

Beautify your space and purify the air in your home at the same time with the help of leafy plants. To make your home even more prosperous, choose plants such as money plants or lucky bamboo.

8. Lucky decorations


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Even if your renovation doesn’t completely eliminate all the negative energy in your house, you can decorate with “feng shui cures“. Lucky ornaments such as tortoises and laughing Buddhas or water fountains and aquariums can adjust any energy imbalances.

A happy, harmonious home

It’s okay to be a little superstitious! Even if you don’t believe in them, moving-in rituals can help to ease the anxiety of being in new surroundings and feng shui principles can create the perfect space for relaxation and unwinding after a long day. Balance and harmony start at home – it’s important to choose a renovation package that suits your own unique needs. Explore even more design ideas and renovation plans here!

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