Any given property’s feng shui extends beyond the placement of elements inside the home. It also includes outdoor elements around home such as directions, natural scenery and other buildings. In a densely populated city like Hong Kong, buildings are getting taller and taller. As discussed our earlier article, “Top 10 Outdoor Feng Shui To Avoid”, building height has a direct impact on the positivity surrounding the residence. With most private properties situated within multi-storey buildings, the elevation of a home has become an important aspect to a living space.

How High Can You Go?

From a feng shui perspective the overall building height is relative to the elevation of your home. Living on the 20th floor will be regarded as the lower levels in a 60-storey building; on the other hand, it’s a high level for a 25-storey building. Equally important is the location of the building. For a low-rise building situated on the top of a mountain, above a raised car park or shopping mall, the added elevation stemming from heightened foundations will be taken into account.

After understanding the concept of relative height, the next step is to find the most suitable building elevation for you. One of the easiest ways to determine this is to make reference to your face — hence face reading. The area between the eyebrows and eyes reveals the secret of the best storey to live on. Lower elevations are ideal for those who have narrow eyelids and higher elevations in high-rise apartments are best for those who have wider eyelids.

Another crucial factor is referencing the Five Element Principle. It is easy to locate the superior storeys to live on. Here’s an easy reference for locating lucky storeys by looking at the floor number’s last digit. For example, “8” will be used for 18/F or 28/F and “10” will be used for 20/F or 30/F.

For the amount of time you spent inside your home, regardless of whether it’s a purchase, investment or simply a rental, it’s never a bad idea to reconsider whether or not you want to aim high.