Staircase: Vastu Tips You MUST FOLLOW

Staircases – or stairs for short – are an important part of each and every multistory house. Stairs allow you to move from one level of home to another level – easily and fluently. In vastu shastra, staircases are given very high importance; it is said, believed – and even validated – that a staircase which does not comply with rules and regulations of vastu shastra leads to frequent – in many cases, major – accidents, loss of wealth and mental tension. On the other hand, if stairs are located – and built – as per vastu, then the residents enjoy wealth, health and peace of mind.

Here I assume that you are completely aware of vastu shastra. However, if you don’t know what vastu shastra is; then you can read the article which makes you familiar with vastu shastra and its benefits.

Staircase Vastu Shastra Tips

Staircase Vastu – Why Is It Important?

There have been many instances where a family – or an individual – faces severe money and health problems; when accurate vastu analysis of such houses was done; it was found that – in most of the cases – the staircase of home was the root cause of all the issues as the staircase was not complying with vastu rules and guidelines.

To make you understand the risks associated with vastu non compliant stairs, I have compiled a list of problems caused due this DEFECT. Yes, “DEFECT”, understand that in vastu shastra, non compliance of stairs with vastu rules and guidelines is a major – an obviously – a very serious defect.

Vastu Non-Compliant Stairs – List of Problems, Issues and Risks

Financial Troubles: Loss of wealth, debt and bankruptcy

Health Related Issues: Frequent accidents – lethal and minor, ill health of children in a family, breathing problems; blood related medical issues and rare lethal diseases.

Family Issues: Conflict within family members, mental tension and stress.

Being a sensible and responsible person, I believe that you will never – in any case whatsoever – want yourself or your family to face such harsh situations. Don’t you?

I believe that the above mentioned – few – reasons are sufficient for you to consider doing vastu for stairs in your home. Hence read the next section of this article to understand – clearly – and implement staircase vastu tips so that the stairs in your home brings happiness and wellbeing to you and your family.

Staircase Vastu – How You Can Do It?

This section of the article is dedicated to all those who want to do vastu for stairs in their home. In this section of the article, I reveal to you, the best location of staircase in a home, the shape, auspicious colors for staircase and much more so that you can make the staircase in your home as per vastu shastra.

To begin with, I want you to take a look at the image – which I have created – for you. The below image will reveal to you – in a nutshell – the best locations to build a staircase in your home as per vastu shastra.

Staircase Vastu Shastra Tips

Seen the image? Ok, let’s continue. Now you know that the best location to build a stair in a home is South-West corner. However – due to any reason – if the South-West corner of the home is unavailable to make a staircase, then the next best place to locate stairs is the South or West portion of home.

The next step in making the staircase of your home a vastu compliant one is to implement vastu tips for staircase.

I have compiled a list of all vastu tips and guidelines which will help you achieve a vastu compliant staircase in your home.

Read – and understand them completely.

Staircase Vastu Tips

What You Must DO

  1. Construct staircase in South-West corner or West or South directions in a home.
  2. You can construct external staircase in South-East facing East, South-West facing West, North-West facing North and South-West facing South.
  3. Vastu for Staircase suggests that while going up via stairs, one must climb towards West or South; and while descending one should descend towards East or North. Provide a turn in any direction due to paucity of the land.
  4. Keep the stairs clockwise as far as possible.
  5. Use the area under a stair as store place.
  6. Provide a roof sloping towards East or North at the top of staircase.
  7. Keep the number of steps odd. Make sure that the number of risers when divided by 3 leaves 2 as remainder. E.g. 5, 11, 17 etc.
  8. Use light and soothing colors for a Staircase. Avoid red and black color for stairs.
  9. Repair broken stairs immediately else it may cause accident and conflict in family due to mental tension.

What You Must AVOID

  1. The staircase must never be in the North-East side of the home.
  2. If the staircase is in the North-East of the home then there will be financial and business losses; also the head of the family will be in debt.
  3. Avoid stairs in the center of a home. Keep the center of the home free as this is the Brahmasthan. To know more on Brahmasthan read the article essaying the awesome story of Vastu Purusha and Vastu Purusha Mandala.
  4. Spiral stairs are not recommended as per Vastu as they cause bad health.
  5. If a staircase if encircling the building then it will lead to calamities.
  6. One must never keep almirah or cash locker under a staircase.
  7. The first step of any stair should never be round or circular.
  8. Stairs in a home should never start or end from/in Kitchen, Pooja/Prayer Room, Store Room or Strong Room.
  9. Do not have Pooja Room, toilet or Cash/Strong room under any staircase.
  10. If the space is less and staircase constructed in South-East or North-West then it may, to some, extent affect health of children in the family.
  11. Avoid circular or round steps as far as possible.
  12. If a staircase is build in the South-West (the best place) of a home, and room is available at the end of the stairs, then no one should occupy the room. If someone does occupy the room then he will fall sick, will have breathing problems; blood circulation will become slow and will start suffering from rare diseases.
  13. The steps going to upper floor must never be the same stairs that go to the basement or cellar.

Since now, you have all the required information on staircase vastu, I hope and believe that you will now be able to make the staircase in your home a vastu compliant one.

Related – and MUST READ – articles:

DO’s and DON’Ts of Pooja/Prayer Room Vastu [17 DOs & 19 DON’Ts]

Simple Vastu Tips for Kitchen in YOUR Home

Thank you for your precious time.

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  • Hi Saajidha,

    As per vastu shastra there must be no staircase in the NE portion of the home. Also it seems that the NE corner of your house has cut. Please refer to my North East vastu dosh article @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/north-east-vastu-dosh-remedies/

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • You’re Welcome

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Srini,
    The plan looks good to me.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Suraj,

    The plan looks good to me. Just get the slope of the plot checked by an expert vastu consultant.

    Thanks,
    Admin

    • Suraj R B

      Ok, thanx alot… I have marked the directions on the 2nd plan. Plz also tell me about the internal duct provision, if its right as per Vastu norms.

      Thanx & Regards
      Suraj R B

      • VastuShastraAdmin

        Hi Suraj,

        It’s ok.

        Thanks,
        Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Suraj,

    Please mark North direction in the image. You can have a staircase in NW of the home.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Srini,

    Yes, the Brahmasthan should be free but here that doesn’t seems to be.

    For pooja room vastu shastra read my article @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/pooja-room-vastu-shastra-tips/

    For door read my article @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/vastu-for-entrance-and-main-door/

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Abhaya,

    Here’s the link that’ll help you:
    http://www.vastushastraguru.com/south-facing-house-vastu/

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Shejnaz,

    NE me stairs nahin hona chahiye.. isse paise ka nuksaan hota hai aur kisi bhi kaam me barkat nahin milti hai.. ho sake to stairs ko NW me banaye… agar kuch bhi nahin ho sakta hai to stairs ke pahle step ke neechay 2 metal tortoise rakehn.. isse kuch fark padega…

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Dhanpal,

    For SE entrance remedy, read my article @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/south-east-vastu-dosh-remedies/

    Since, this is a house and not a flat, I suggest you to get an expert vastu consultant visit your place and get the slope of your plot checked.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Shiva Y,

    Yes, it can be considered as North facing. Since the extension of NE is from East side, it may increase inclination towards spirituality.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Dhanpal,

    You can close the 1st one as it’s more towards the South in East side and that may bring illness to inmates. NE gate is good.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Sridhar,

    All looks good in this plan.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Dhanpal,

    I am happy to know that you like my website and I am happier to know that you are able to correctly identify vastu doshas in your home.

    For cut in NE, place 4 vastu pyramids, one in each North, South, East and West of your home.

    The staircase in center is a huge vastu defect and leads to stomach related issues and complications in conceiving. As a remedy, place 2 metal turtles under the lowest step of the staircase.

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    You’re welcome.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Srini,

    This looks good.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Shiva Y,

    As per vastu shastra, the center of the home must be free and there should be nothing in it.
    However, if you can, then at least move any electrical appliances (if you have kept there).

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Srini,

    You can keep the staircase in SW just make the first step of the staircase in the 8th pada (I believe you’ve read concept of pada in my article about South facing house vastu).

    Also, if you can, then please make large windows in the East side of the house.

    For first floor, shifting the bedroom is the best option. You can make living room in NE. To know more on living room vastu shastra please read my article @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/living-room-vastu-tips/

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Have replied.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Shiva Y,

    As per vastu shastra, huge trees should be on the West and South side of a plot.

    Since you’re planning to buy a plot, I’ll suggest you to get an expert vastu consultant visit your place and check the slope and type of soil of the plot (these are very important in vastu shastra)

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Shiva Y,

    I can’t see what’s at the center of the home. If there’s a staircase/toilet then it’s bad else the house has good vastu.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Srini,

    Making the staircase in NW will be better for this plan. Also since this is South facing house, I suggest you to read my article @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/south-facing-house-vastu/

    Also, I can see that there are 2 kitchens, one at ground and another at first floor. If you’re planning to rent a floor of your home then it’s ok else make sure to have only one kitchen (the ground floor one).

    There’s a bedroom in the NE of the home in the first floor, don’t use that bedroom as mater bedroom, instead make a master bedroom in SW part (on the first floor, in case you’re not renting it).

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Nitin,
    Open terrace in SW is a vastu defect. At least try to hang dark color curtains there and try to keep the balcony closed. Also, hang a Panchmukhi Hanumanji in standing postion (with gada in left hand). In fact, you can apply remedies mentioned @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/south-west-vastu-dosh-remedies/ for SW entrance.

    As far as betterment is concerned you can read our article @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/21-vastu-tips-for-wealth-gain-money-get-rich/

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Chintala,

    In this plan the stairs have changed, I think the previous plan was better.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Chintala,

    The house plan look great to me. Just make sure to face East while cooking in the kitchen and keep the head in South or West in bedroom while sleeping.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Have replied.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Shiva Y,

    Extending the patio is good option.
    Thanks,
    Admin

    • shiva y

      Thank you so much for swift response. Based on your comments, my understanding is the 1 story plan is good compared to 2 story plan as there is the staircase at the center of a home which is a vastu defect. In the 1 story plan, is there remedy for Kitchen because the builder wont do any changes. Is the lot facing North 7 degrees considered as diagnol lot or 7 degrees is ignorable tilt?

      • VastuShastraAdmin

        Hi Shiva Y,

        For kitchen you can read the article @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/vastu-remedies-north-east-kitchen/
        and apply the remedies mentioned there (except the inverted bowl one).

        7 degrees is ok.

        Thanks,
        Admin

        • shiva y

          Hi Sir The article is about Kitchen in North East. But in the plan Kitchen is in South and East Quadrant (E to ESE). Please check the marked directions. House is facing towards North 7 degrees and let us know any other defects. Thanks a lot for your help.

          • VastuShastraAdmin

            Hi Shiva Y,

            Yes that article is about NE kitchen, however, you can apply all the remedies (except the inverted bowl one) mentioned in that article for your kitchen.

            Thanks,
            Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Nitin,

    A common staircase may not be considered as a part of your home.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Ganesh,

    Please refer our article @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/vastu-for-entrance-and-main-door/ for queries on home entrance.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Nitin,

    The flat marked 1 is the best of all the options in the layout.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    ok

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Saurabh Sharma,

    If that’s the common staircase, it’s considered out of your home.

    Please send me a sketch of your house for analysis.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Shiva Y,

    Please mark North direction in the plans.

    In the first plan the portion of the bedroom seems to be extended and that’s not good as per vastu shatra. Also the kitchen is at the center of “supposedly” East side and that’s a again not good.

    In the second plan the staircase at the center of a home is a vastu defect that may lead to stomach troubles and troubles for the lady of the house to conceive. Also some financial troubles may come. As a remedy you can place 2 metal turtles under the 1st step of the staircase.

    Remember, any remedy may reduce the ill-effect but won’t eliminate the defect.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Nitin,

    Out of the 2 plans that you’ve sent me, the first one is better.
    Having said that, I’ll still suggest you to look for better house as these are still lacking good vastu and have their fair share of issues like cuts and extensions.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Nitin,

    In both the flats, that you’ve sent me, there are cuts and extensions which will have ill-effects. Since you don’t own that property, I suggested you to look for better options.

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Srinivas Kommaraju,

    As per your diagram, your home is a diagonal house.
    Here, with this comment, I am attaching an ideal diagonal house as per vastu shastra. Hope it help you.

    Having said that, most of the things look good in your house plan except the staircase in NE.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Nitin,

    I’ll suggest you to look for more and better options.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • Sona

    Thanks a lot for your prompt reply Sir. Just for your understanding sir, the if I stand near the first step, it is at 345 degree facing NW. Same if I stand at the center of the staircase area. Hope you can guide me.

    • VastuShastraAdmin

      Hi Sona,

      The staircase in the NE corner of a home is considered inauspicious. It may lead to non-progressive career, financial troubles, headaches (such as migraine) and other head related physical and psychological issues (like tension and depression.
      Hence there must not be a staircase in NE irrespective of the direction or angle.

      Thanks,
      Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Sona,

    “All the directions are at the 4 corners of the apt” means that the house is a diagonal house.

    Now, as per the layout that you’ve send me, I can see that there’s a staircase in North of your home and that’s a huge vastu defect and may lead to financial troubles.

    As a remedy, you can place 2 solid metal turtles under the 1st step of the staircase. The turtles can face each other.

    You can get turtles from: http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00NUAOC3I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=3626&creative=24822&creativeASIN=B00NUAOC3I&linkCode=as2&tag=vsguru-21&linkId=H4MGOSRT74IRQI47

    Thanks,
    Admin

    • Sona

      Thanks for your prompt reply sir. It is a steel and wooden plank stairway. Any suggestions to change the layout of the staicase. I mean can you please guide me with the entry and exit of the staircase to reduce the vastu defect. Right now I am entering facing north west or north from down and ascending and exiting towards south west. Thanks.

      • VastuShastraAdmin

        Have replied.

        Thanks,
        Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Sona,
    Please send a sketch of your home for analysis.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Shalini,

    If the staircase is not a part of your home then it’s ok.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Deepg2010,

    Yes, as per vastu shastra, mirrors in South or West walls are generally not considered auspicious.

    You can read more about it @ http://www.vastushastraguru.com/mirrors-vastu-shastra-tips/

    However, are you facing any issues in your life?

    Thanks,
    Admin

    • Deepg2010

      I’m not facing any issue in my life but would like to ensure mirrors are not placed in the wrong direction. Hence will the big mirror on the south wall reflecting the staircase & anyone climbing up the stairs bring bad luck?

      Thank you

      • VastuShastraAdmin

        Hi Deepg2010,

        The mirrors in South and West wall are known to reflect positive energies away, hence, if you cover or remove that mirror, then more positivity may come into your life.

        Thanks,
        Admin

        • Deepg2010

          Thank you, I can cover all except two: one mirror on the South wall & one on the west wall. Is there any remedy for the ones I cannot cover or remove?
          Regards

          • VastuShastraAdmin

            Hi Deepg2010,

            There’s no remedy for this.

            Thanks,
            Admin

  • Deepg2010

    Dear sir, my staircase is in south-west of the house, it rises from north to south, however as we climb up the stairs there is a big mirror (we can see ourselves as we climb up) on the south wall reflecting the entire staircase, is this ok?

    • VastuShastraAdmin

      Hi Deepg2010,

      That should not be a problem.

      However, are you facing any issues in your life?

      Please send me a sketch of your home with North direction marked in it.

      Thanks,
      Admin

      • Deepg2010

        How do I send home sketch on disqus

        • VastuShastraAdmin

          Hi Deepg2010,

          While commenting, there’s a small icon on the left hand corner. Just click on that icon and you’ll be able to upload a file.

          Thanks,
          Admin

          • Deepg2010

            Thank you sir, my only concern is that everyone on this forum will be able to see the sketch, not preferred due to privacy reasons. Any alternative? Thanks

          • VastuShastraAdmin

            Hi Deepg2010,

            As per now, comments is the only way of communication.

            Thanks,
            Admin

          • Deepg2010

            Ok, I will load my home sketch once it is ready. Many thanks

          • VastuShastraAdmin

            Sure. You’re welcome

  • Chetna

    Hello, Can you please advice us on the solution for the stairs in our hairdressing salon. Stair is located in inbetween southeast and east. We are also using same stair for going into the basement and upstairs. We are facing turnover of staff members. Can you please advice us with this issue. Many Thanks, Chetna

    • VastuShastraAdmin

      Hi Chetna,

      Please send me a sketch of the salon.

      Thanks,
      Admin

  • Prakash

    Thank you

    • VastuShastraAdmin

      Welcome

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Prakash,

    As per vastu shastra, when making an exit door, make sure that the exit and entrance door are not in same line.

    Also, I’d suggest not to have exit door in SW corner.

    Thanks,
    Admin

  • Prakash

    Thanks for your reply & suggestion.

  • VastuShastraAdmin

    Hi Prakash,

    As per vastu shastra, you cannot make a staircase in NE portion of a home.

    However, if there’s no other choice (as in your case), you can install 2 solid metal tortoises under the 1st step of the staircase.
    This symbolizes that the shell of the turtles carries the weight of staircase.

    Thanks,
    Admin

    • Rashmi Gill

      Hi sir,
      Even i have staircase in NE side shd i use headroom of staircase for any purpose like storage and all o nt? Plus since v r planning to cover the headroom of staircase shall we keep tortoise inside in dark over the sheves?

      • VastuShastraAdmin

        Hi Rashmi Gill,

        Having a staircase in the NE of a home is a huge vastu defect and hinders happiness and financial progress of family. It also leads to head related medical issues.

        As a remedy for this you can place 2 metal tortoise under the lowest step of the staircase, this symbolizes that the weight of staircase is borne by shell of tortoise and not by the head of vastu purusha.

        Thanks,
        Admin

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