Message by Dr. Smita: Vastu Shastra is not an over the counter medicine (OTC). One should never practice it by reading few articles or books as it can have negative effects and one might also end-up spending a huge amount of money on the building. Like a human body, every house/office is a different study, hence it requires an expert to analyse it. Vastu Consultants are the doctors of buildings.
How to Set Up a Home office
Designing home office is an interesting idea and but could be an expensive undertaking. Its design should be according to Vastu in order to get affordable. You need to have different items and equipment in your home office but ensure that should be installed in the right place. The following necessary things needed by an office are:
Office desks are important furniture piece needed by an office.
One must face North/East or Northeast while working.
Consider a desk with good storage advantage to support the important papers but a desk which supports a lot of storage should be avoided as it becomes clutter.
Make sure the desk you buy is rectangular, well-polished, hard and plain on the surface.
One must go for a square or rectangle working desk. Irregular shape should be avoided.
The glass on the working table should be avoided.
After desks chairs are the important part of any office and here you need to be careful about the cost and comfort.
The chair of the owner should have a high back.
The chair must be best at back support and with ergonomic features that will allow you to sit for long hours but should have a solid back. Always avoid the porous back.
The chair should not make the noise while moving.
Cabinets for Home Office
A good home office design demands usable filing cabinet to place files, documents and other papers.
The cabinet should be made on the South or the West wall.
The cabinet containing cash should open towards North.
Any kind of mirror/glass should be used with care and according to directions.
The cabinets should preferably be closed.
Placing Electronic Gadgets
Computer is incomplete without printer, scanner and fax machine, but they should be kept on the table in Southeast.
Switch off the power of the machines when they are not in use.
Accessories for the Desk
If you are fond of putting accessories on the table, choose it with utmost care.