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How to Buy Appliances

How to Save on Energy Bills

Remodeling Value

Woods and Islands in the Kitchen

All About Feng Shui

Ceiling Fan Facts and Fallacies

How to Select Carpet

Buy the Fireplace of the Future

How to Hire a Contractor

Get Wired with Smart Technology

Divide and Conquer

Secret Storage Spots

Redecorate Your Home on the Computer

You Can Decorate with the Stars

Are Your Cleaning Products Making Your Family Ill?


What Is Feng Shui?

Philosophy or spirit?

Or is it your spiritual health and well being, based on creating harmony and balance in the home? Is it the proper placement of a tree, the angle of a staircase, or the texture of certain architectural elements in a home? Actually, Feng Shui is all those things!

Feng Shui
The Definition

Pronounced 'fung shway,' the literal definition is "wind and water." It involves the ancient Chinese discipline of creating harmony and balance in the elements of our physical world, to nurture the spirit in the home environment. Feng Shui is a little bit of east meets west, applying Chinese philosophy to American living.

It's Not Weird!

Many celebrities are using Feng Shui; Donald Trump paid a Feng Shui expert to review designs for the new Trump International Hotel in New York. It may seem like a "New Age" fad but it has nothing to do with incense burning, crystals, or sitting cross-legged on the floor.

The Basics
It's Down to Earth Design

As mysterious as it sounds, Feng Shui has many practical benefits in designing both the construction and decoration of your home. The principles fall back on sound home design, and the actual end product enhances your home in aesthetic and practical ways. Who's against that?

Okay, now that you know what it is, what can it do for you? Let's find out!

Are You Feng Shui Savvy?

Feng Shui in New Homes
And in Old

Some builders are using Feng Shui consultants to design homes and neighborhoods. Why aren't you? The ideal time to hire a Feng Shui expert is when designing a new home. Or you can use it to spot things to avoid in purchasing an existing home.

Hiring a Feng Shui consultant isn't a bad idea, but here's a taste of some principles.

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