Thursday, May 27, 2010

What if my front door faces the back door or the stairs in feng shui?

So you found the house you love but the front door directly faces a stairway or the back door?

According to feng shui, this could prohibit positive energy from benefiting the first floor of the home. Energy will quickly rush out the back door (example, money luck, good health, relationships, etc. flows in the front door and quickly out the back), or perhaps up the stairs.

There are cures for this which I became interested in this week as the home I just purchased has this affliction. I knew this prior to purchasing the home and intended on finding the appropriate cure for this as opposed to passing up the home I love. Here is what I found to share with you:

~Place a round table in-between the two doors to re-direct the energy (not possible in my situation as it would look silly)

~Work with color to re-direct the energy (this is a powerful tool and my next feng shui article will be devoted to color and finding the right color for each room (Fascinating stuff! I struggled with colors until I utilized feng shui suggestions)

~Use a tall, healthy, strong plant and position it in-between the two doors (this is the cure I chose to use)

For more on these cures click here

What if my front door directly faces the stairs? First, how close together is the front door and stairway? If there is significant space, energy may have the ability to flow to other areas of the home (especially with the right placement of objects and color). The trick is to re-direct the energy so that it doesn't quickly disperse up the stairway. The use of plants, art, and again color will help with this. Caution: NEVER place a mirror directly facing the front door. This will direct the energy immediately out the door as opposed to allowing it to come in the home and nourish the rooms.

Check in next week when I discuss the use of color to benefit each room and maximize your well-being!

Feel free to contact me at with any questions you may have or if you are interested in selling or buying your next home

Thursday, May 20, 2010

NEW listing today! Beautiful home in Colchester near I-89

Wow! Three bedroom, 2 bath home with additional bonus room downstairs and a fully finished basement! You will love this fully fenced back yard which features a new deck and a deep lot that backs up to woods. Close to I-89 yet located in a quiet neighborhood that enjoys common pool, tennis court, and play ground. Home is offered at $319,000. Don't miss out on this one. Contact me today at mbedard@hickokandboardman for more information.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Property of the Month

Fantastic home and location listed this past week with my colleague, David Gray (Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman Realty) at 25 Adams Court, Burlington VT. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with stunning kitchen and woodwork. Offered at $392,000. For more information or to schedule a showing, please contact me at