SCIENTIFIC VASTU | STAIRCASE | An Architect Explains
A Staircase is a series of steps connecting different levels in a Building. Stairs allow you to move from one level of the home to another level – easily and comfortably. Hence in a House with more than one level, the Staircase will be used everyday, a number of times. Hence the Staircase should be comfortably designed for the users. The Staircase is usually accessed from the Dining Room.
Listed here are some Vastu Guidelines for design of staircase. Since Vastu is a science, every guideline is based on logic and scientific reasoning. As an Architect, I have attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically, under the following headings, so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t, instead of looking at Vastu Shastra as a superstition.
What is the best position of a staircase according to Vastu?
What is the best position of a staircase according to Vastu?
What is the ideal direction of the staircase flight according to Vastu?
What are the Vastu specifications for a staircase?
What are the ideal vastu colours for a staircase room?
ACCORDING TO VASTU, WHAT IS THE BEST LOCATION FOR A STAIRCASE?
Avoid internal staircase in the corners or the centre of the house: The Reason – If an internal staircase is in the corner, the room from which it is accessed cannot be used properly. Similarly, if the staircase is in the center, a lot of useful circulation space is wasted.
WHAT ARE THE PRACTICAL REMEDIES FOR STAIRCASE IN THE NORTH EAST DEFECT?
A Staircase in the North-East side is not advisable and is considered a defect. The staircase should be in the South-West, South or West. The Reason – The North-East is to be left open according to Vastu, in order to allow the morning sun rays to enter the house. If a staircase is kept in this corner, it will block the useful sunlight.
REMEDY FOR STAIRCASE IN THE NORTH-EAST: If there is no other choice, the staircase can be placed here as the internal circulation is also important. Here are some useful remedies that you can follow:
- If possible make sure the landing ends in the South West.
- Plan an open staircase.
- Choose light colours, materials and shape for the stairs, so that the NE corner is not blocked by a heavy structure.
ACCORDING TO VASTU, WHAT IS THE IDEAL DIRECTION OF THE STAIRCASE FLIGHT?
The first flight should be from East to West or North to South. The Reason – This will ensure that the lower steps will be in the East or North, while the higher steps will be in the West or South. Thus the useful, morning light from the East and the constant light from the North will not be blocked by the Steps.
Turn clockwise when turning into the next flight: The Reason – Since most people are right handed, they tend to hold the handrail on the right hand side. So when they turn onto the next flight, it makes sense to continue holding the right handrail, for which the next flight should be on the right side which means one has to turn clockwise.
WHAT ARE THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR STAIRCASES IN VASTU SHASTRA?
There should be odd number of risers in a staircase: For example 15, 17, 19 are acceptable. The Reason – Since most people are right handed, they generally put their right foot first, while climbing a staircase. So when they end the climb, they prefer to end on the right foot. This is possible only when there are odd numberof steps. It is for this reason that the right foot is equated with gain, the left with loss.
Avoid circular or spiral staircase: The Reason – A circular staircase takes up and wastes a lot of space, especially in the corners and in the rooms adjacent to it. A spiral staircase is very uncomfortable to climb and not very safe. Also the space below it is not very usable and there is the risk of bumping into it as there is no proper head room.
Avoid rooms under a staircase: The Reason – Often, people use the space below a staircase for small rooms like Toilets, Safe, Puja etc. But every time people climb the steps, a person using the room below gets an uneasy feeling of somebody stamping on their head. He doesn’t feel safe either, as if the whole thing will collapse on him.
WHAT ARE THE IDEAL COLOURS FOR A STAIRCASE ROOM?
The ideal colours of the staircase area are light colors. The Reason- One can see the steps clearly, if the whole area is painted a light color as this reflects light.
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162 thoughts on “SCIENTIFIC VASTU | STAIRCASE | An Architect Explains”
Hi sir we are constructing house facing towards west from ground entry stair is west to east and when enters into home from inside we are planning to stair from north flight to south landing to first floor is it okay according to vastu please explain
I am planning a house in west direction, I am having MB in SW, Kitchen In SE, Study Room in NE, common toilet in West side of NorthEast quadrant, Carporch in NW,
I placed stair just in East of north west quandrat, is it safe as per vastu.
I am having a North west plot, where I am trying to have a west oriented house. I have porch in Northwest and stairs in North quadrant. Is the stair in North quadrant Good? MasterBedroom is in first floor. so do I need to place a anticlockwise stair?
Hi..i m constructiing a house wiith stairs in south west portion…but stairs are going anticlockwise….what is the vastu remedy for this..
hi sir,my house in east facing, main door in east direction but the staircase is exact south portion enclosed the walls four side except entrance for stair in south direction for reach tenant in first floor is it okay?
My house is east facing. The entire frontage is for car parking say 30 ft width * 16 ft dept. Kitchen is in south east corner, i am planning to construct inside staircase after kitchen in south east corner. Stairs climbing up towards south and then north direction towards first floor. Is this okay as per Vastu?
How to correct the anticlockwise stairs ,
Other than living Flowers Pot at the starting
Thank you sir for replying to everybody and helping us all. My staircase is on the east and first steps rising from west to east. North east is a vacant room for study. Will there be any problem as per vastu because of the stair case position and direction?
Can I build my child bedroom on top of the kitchen
We soon starting construction of our South facing plot. we will stay on first floor and rent the ground floor. Kindly suggest we keep stair in South west direction that is first step in East to West. Staircase is U shaped than entry will be from balcony of South and L shaped stair case the entry in room will west or north which direction is good please suggest.
Hi Dr Rakshita Puranik,
North direction is best.
East to South corner L shape stairs in my house building plans. Sir any problem this Side stair.