Vastu Guidelines For Verandah | An Architect Explains

Vastu Guidelines For Verandah | An Architect Explains

A verandah is a roofed, open, pillared gallery built in front of the House that leads into the House. It is often partly enclosed by a railing  and frequently extends across the front and sides of the building. It is the  space that one enters after entering through the Main Gate.


A verandah is a roofed, open, pillared gallery

Here, I have explained the Vastu Guidelines for the Entrance Verandah. Since Vastu is a science, every guideline is based on sound logic and reasoning. As an Architect, I have attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically, so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t.


Verandah should be in the North or East part of the House: The Scientific Reason – A Verandah is a good place to sit out and relax. And while sitting, it is useful to get exposed to the Sun’s rays as they aid in the synthesis of Vitamin D and improve the general well-being  of a person. The ideal position for this would be in the North, where there is constant sunlight and the East where there is morning Sunlight.

The Verandah should not be to the South or the West sides of the main building. The Scientific Reason – The West and South sides tend to get too heated up since the Sun is in the South and West at midday and in the afternoon.


A Verandah should be open and not closed


Heavy furniture and seating should be placed in the South-West of the Verandah: The Scientific Reason – The North and East parts of the Verandah should not be obstructed by heavy furniture, so that the pleasant, morning sunlight can stream in and light up the whole place and permeate further into the house.

The Swing should be in the East-West axis: The Scientific Reason – This way, the person sitting on the swing, faces either North or South and thus the sun will not hit him in the face directly.

Small plants can be placed in the North-East of the Verandah: The Scientific Reason Plants need sunlight to thrive and so should be placed in the North-East, where there is constant, morning sunlight. However, only short plants and small flower pots are preferred because if they grow too tall or grow up a pillar, they will obstruct the light into the Verandah.


Keep short plants on the Verandah

Avoid rounding or cutting the corners of the Verandah: The Logic – If the corners of the Verandah are cut or rounded, when you push back the chair to sit down, you may miscalculate and end up falling off the Verandah.

The height of the Verandah roof should be less than the roof of the main building: The Logic – A Verandah is a small space and will look proportional only if the roof is a bit lower than the rest of the building. In addition, the sunlight can directly enter the house if there are ventilators above the verandah roof.

Avoid using asbestos or tin roof for the Verandah: The Logic – Tin or asbestos roof absorbs and traps heat within a space, making it uncomfortably hot for the users.

Verandah should have maximum number of windows opening into the rest of the house: The Scientific Reason – A Verandah extends across the front of the house and so it should have maximum number of windows to allow light and air into the house.


The height of the Verandah roof should be less than the main building

This post was about the Vastu guidelines for the design of the Entrance Verandah. The Veranda leads to the next space namely the Living Room through the Main Entrance Door. Read the Vastu guidelines for the design of these spaces here:

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15 Responses to “Vastu Guidelines For Verandah | An Architect Explains”

  1. shuba prasad says:

    i accidently stumbled on your blog, and i was pleasantly surprised madam. your blog is a store house of knowledge, i admire your generous attitude. keep up the good work.

  2. Bebo Virgo says:

    I’m currently located in Louisville Kentucky. I live in a rented appartment and my patio is South – East facing. If it’s a sunny day I get very good amount if Sunlight. I want to ensure if it is good sigh as far as vastu shastra is concerned.

    Hi Bebo,
    Sunlight always makes you happy and positive and in places like Louisville, you must be valuing it even more. So obviously you know the answer to your query – good vastu is about feeling good in a space!

  3. Matt says:

    Just wanted to say that you have a lovely blog keep up the good work !

  4. jasa says:

    It does seem that everybody is into this kind of stuff lately. Don’t really understand it though, but thanks for trying to explain it. Appreciate you shedding light into this matter. Keep it up

  5. DEEPAK BHATT says:


  6. Vastu consaltent says:

    hi…………This post was very attractive . Thanks, you have made it very easy for me to understand.

  7. Chandra says:

    Solid information. Bookmarked your blog. Thanks again.

  8. Deepak says:

    My house is facing West which had a full balcony couple of years back, later we constructed one room on NW side cutting one side of the balcony, now we have some health issues, one Vasthu Expert wants us to convert the SW balcony into a room and have one more Vasal Kal by remove existing Iron Grill and gate have Wooden door, I want to know if I can proceed. Thanks Deepak

  9. kanammah says:

    nice n useful info..keep it up…
    can we plant bamboo tree ( in pot )in indian house?

  10. MURALI says:

    Your information really help us for newly construction
    Of house. Keep it up .

  11. Mohan says:

    Your information is really help full. I am constructing a house and it looks to west side. Can I construct Verandah South – west corner. I don’t have any other place to construct my verandah, please provide your valuable solution.
    Hi Mohan,
    If you have no other position for the verandah, then place it in the South West. It will be a barrier to the heat to the house. Also, it will be nice to sit here in the mornings, but the South-west being very hot in the afternoons, it may not be very comfortable to sit in the evenings.

  12. swetha says:

    nice article about vaastu sastharam. This guide useful for people while building anew home. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.
    Thank You Swetha for the appreciation.

  13. Rama Krishna Raju MV says:

    Really very useful posting. Keep it up. Thanks.
    Hi Rama Krishna Raju,
    Thanks for leaving an appreciative comment.

  14. Amarnath coimbatore says:

    Sir ur expert advice towards vastu is logical and in simple language.pls continue this noble service.
    Hi Amarnath,
    Thank you for the appreciation. I am happy that it was useful to you.

  15. Seema sengupta says:

    I have only one veranda in the south ,I kept my plants there some of them are 12/13 years old and became big is that bad in vastu ? What is the remedy for it?
    Hi Seema,
    It is good to have plants in the south as they can cut the hot sunlight to the rest of the house. But you should keep the plants prunes and looking healthy and fresh.

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