A Car Porch or Garage is used for parking the Car. It can be an open Car Porch or a closed Garage. It is accessed from the Main Gate and should be designed as per Vastu guidelines.
Listed here, are some of the Vastu Guidelines for a Garage/Car Porch. Since Vastu Shastra is a science, every guideline is based on logic and reasoning. As an Architect, I have attempted to explain each of these guidelines rationally and scientifically under the following headings, so that you have a choice and can decide what you want to follow or don’t, instead of looking at Vastu as a superstition:
WHAT IS THE BEST POSITION FOR A GARAGE OR CAR PORCH, ACCORDING TO VASTU?
Garage can be located in the North-West or as second option, the South-East: The Scientific Reason – Since the North-East and the South-West corners are not allowed for Car porches, the remaining two corners namely the North-West and the South-East are acceptable.
Avoid a Garage or Car porch in the South-West: The Scientific Reason – Since the Master Bedroom and other bedrooms are generally kept in the South-West corner, a car porch should be avoided in this sector as each time the car is started, the exhaust fumes will enter the bedrooms.
Avoid a Garage or Car porch in the North-East: If it is in the East or the North direction, the roof of the porch should be lower than the roof of the main building. The Scientific Reason – The North and East directions should be left open as far as possible, to allow the constant and morning sunlight into the house. So it is better to avoid a Car Porch or Garage here.
A Garage in the basement should be in the North or East only: The Scientific Reason – In the basement since there is no question of the car obstructing light, it is preferable if the cars are parked in the East or the North, since some heat from the Sunlight can keep the car engine warm.
IN VASTU, IS THERE ANY IDEAL DIRECTION FOR PARKING A CAR?
The car should be parked facing North or East: The Scientific Reason – When a car is parked facing North or East, its engine gets heated from the Constant sunlight from the North and the morning light from the East and so will be easier to start.
WHAT ARE THE VASTU GUIDELINES FOR THE DESIGN OF A CAR PORCH?
Avoid supporting the Car porch on the compound wall: The Logic – To support the porch on the Compound wall, you will have to raise the compound wall, which will then cut off a lot of light to the house.
The colour of the Garage or Car porch walls: The ideal colours for the Garage/Car porch are white, yellow or any other light colour. Black and gray colour should be avoided. The Scientific Reason – Light colours reflect light and help you to see clearly. Whereas, dark colours make the space appear darker and full of shadows.
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