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Right and wrong placements of Balcony.
Some questions and answers.
What is Balcony
Balcony means A level of platform enclosed by the wall or balustrade on the outside building, it is accessible from top or upper floor door or window, generally these balconies are open, if it's closed with any shed or sheets or covered with roof, etc then it is called Lanai.
In other words, balcony means a protruded portion from the building which is accessible from the door and generally, it has the railing. It can be constructed in any direction, the floor level of the balcony counts here.
In other words, there is an option to walk on these Balconies in general, but o the same way we may not walk on Portico. This would be the common difference of Balcony and Portico.
What is Portico
A Portico is nothing but Porch, which generally present at the entrance of the house, in other words, it is an extended part of the same roof as a colonnade, the roof structure has a walkway and it has supported by columns or otherwise enclosed by the walls. Some residents also planned to construct a separate portico which is not house slab continuation, it may be structured with different material like wood, steel, plastic sheets, etc.
Another definition of Portico is spaced columns which are regularly series wise supported the entablature and which is only one side of the roof.
In some areas it is called as cornice or frieze, a continuous horizontal lintel on a building which is supported by columns or a wall comprising the architrave, another statement is an extending floor out of the plinth area which is accessible from the first floor.
In general, we may not walk on portico or Porch, but we may walk on the balcony, this is the difference of both Portico and Balcony.
Difference Between Portico and Balcony
Portico is different and the Balcony is different. Portico is nothing but protruded portion of a property in a certain area. The balcony is nothing but an extension of the slab whether it may be the slanting or same floor level.
Types of Porticos
Round Portico - Generally used for the townhomes.
Portico with Columns - this is the natural and regular usage of porticos.
Portico without columns - Rarely we may find this kind of porticos without columns. But these seem to be beautiful, we may observe infrequently of such kind structures.
Flat Portico - these kinds of porticos are also common but we may not find such flat porticos in snowfall states.
Upper Rail Portico - this style looks great, but hardly we may find such railing porticos.
Arched Roof Portico - few homes have such arched roof porticos. In some places, these are also called as half-moon porticos.
Gabled Roof Portico - These are also common in some specific states.
Hip Roof Portico - This word seems to be hardly used, but this kind of roof may be common in several countries.
Beadboard or wood portico - Some residents like to beautify their porticos, for them this kind of beadboard or wooden porticos are designed.
Bracket Portico - These are common in some countries, particularly in Europe we may find such bracket porticos. In some areas, these bracket porticos are called porticos without columns.
Driveway canopy - Barely people called canopy as porticos, but in some places, this driveway canopy may also be called porticos.
"A" Shaped Slantings and Their Importance in Vastu
Observe the A shaped slanting roofs. This roof has two directional slantings. For example, if this roof is slant towards South and North directions then it won't hurt the residents as it has slant on both directions. Key point is, the slanting roof may be more slant towards North direction may bring several benefits to the residents. Likewise, coming with West and East slantings, East should have more slanting or additional slanting for beneficial features.
Hut Type Slanting Roofs & it's Importance in Vastu
Here's another image to know about slanting roofs and their importance in vastu. This "A" shaped slanting roofs may be a latest style that is followed by several rich residents from past few decades. These are common in several states in India like in Kerala state or in several states in USA like Texas, New Jersey, New York, California, etc. In this image the slopes marked with West and East directions for easy understanding purpose.
The key tip here is the East slanting may be more extended towards East and it has sloppy than West, then it becomes auspicious. Likewise, South and North directions. The North should have been more sloppy and extended for beneficial returns.
What is Patio
Generally Patio means a paved area adjoined with the main home for any of recreation purpose or dining purpose. These patios are created with bricks, cobbles or tiles, in some areas it is created with concrete or stone slabs.
Some residences have outdoor patios or patio at the terrace. Some residents arranged canopy to this patio section. In some areas, the patio may be planned with only wooden.
But these may not be called a patio, for residents easy calling they may put the name as Patio. Most of the cases the patio is made with concrete stone slabs or with bricks. If the home is West facing or South facing then residents should not plan the patio at Northeast corner.
Except for Northeast corner they may plan it at Northwest after leaving some space at West and North, more near to the home and distance towards North boundary.
For South facing homes, residents may plan this Patio at Southeast, it needs some open space towards South and more open space towards East, i.e., this patio should be near to the Home and has a distance to the East boundary wall.
For any direction homes the Patio should not come at the Northeast corner if it was built with concrete stone slabs. In USA most of the suburb areas have this patio and very commonly used for most of the homes in cities too. In UK also some homes have Patio, in Australia rich homes maintaining patios.
Some residents calling Patio as (Pa-shi-o) but actual pronounciation is (Pa-tee-ow)
Now observe the "balcony" which is a very common word used in India. One may observe the Balcony in the below images, which are very common in India.
Generally, in India majority people used to say it as Balcony, the original meaning may be different but the common usage of the word which is used in a nation, that we are discussing here.
If a balcony is constructed in the South direction then it is essential in North direction too.
If a balcony is constructed in the West direction then it is essential to construct at East direction too.
If a home has open space towards North and East directions then please plan for one balcony in these two directions which should not be truncated at Northeast. Both East and North directions and the corner Northeast should be continued with the balcony.
Skyscrapers, apartments are mushrooming in this jet speed age. Thousands and lacks of families live in the apartments; it needs to the residents to have open spaces in balconies in the East and North. In apartments, we cannot find the slanting balconies.
For east and north facing homes the residents planning to construct balconies at their whim and pleasure by cutting them and extending them. But cutting in a haphazard manner results in defective vastu which brings bad luck. Continue the balcony with the home itself. Don't cut from the main home.
What is Lanai
Lanai means, a portico or veranda, generally, Lanai means a covered porch. Normally, Lanai has fully furnished. There may be some other Lanai's like without furnishing and with furnishing. Some closed Lanai also found in some locations.
What is Deck
Generally, a deck means a surface flat area fit for capable of manage weights, it is just like similarly same to the floor, however normally, constructed and developed at outside of the homes or properties, this could be raised from the ground floor level and associated with main house building structures. In most of cases the term "DECK" is usually used on ships. Generally, these decks will prepared with wood. That is why most of the decks are called wooden decks.
Balcony Vastu Tips
To be frank balconies should not have truncated or cut at Northeast corners.
North balcony should be wider than the South balcony.
East balcony should be wider than the West balcony.
Northeast balcony should be wider than the Southwest balcony.
SouthEast balcony should be equal with the Northwest balcony.
Slanting East balcony gives overall prosperity.
Slanting North balcony provides more wealth.
South balcony should not be slanting down. It dries out the finances and health. Some residents asking about, "is south facing balcony good or bad". For them here we provided the answer.
West balcony should not be slanting down, it may cause jobless, healthless, worry full, improving enemies power, lack of sustainability and good living problems, etc.
If a home has West slanting balcony and on the same way it has east slanting balcony towards East will compensate the West slanting balcony problems, but West balcony should be shorter than the East balcony otherwise the problems remains same.
If a house has slanting South balcony and on the same way it has slanting North balcony then it will compensate the South slanting balcony, please note that the South slanting balcony should be shorter than the north balcony, otherwise residents should face same problems which South slanting balcony addressed.
Generally, Southwest slanting balcony is not advisable. If it is inevitable, then residents should plan huge slanting Northeast slanting balcony.
The Northeast balcony should not cut or depressed at any cost.
Both North and East balcony is excellent.
Both South and West balcony without East and North balcony to the property may curse the residents.
Balcony slanting towards East brings good name and fame
Balcony slanting towards North brings prosperity, good health.
Nowadays the balconies are done with plastic sheets, this is not a problem.
The most standard and good look portico attracts and brings positive powers.
Northeast portico brings good luck.
Northwest portico creates many new headaches to the inhabitants. Point is that whether it is slanting down or up, based on that also results will be contrasting.
Southeast (Check this link for all Southeast Facing house vastu ideas) portico creates few challenges to the residents. Point is that whether is it slanting down or upwards, based on that also results will be divergent.
The following are the house models with portico, the light green colour is house and the thick color is portico, red mark "X"represents wrong, and the green mark represents correct.
This may belong to this page or not, but we see many porticoes damaged in most of the homes because of the lack of maintenance and concentration. Most of the porticos are damaged due to cloudburst suddenly.
So better to observe the water outlet hole is good to receive the water or not, kindly observe is there anything was obstructed for this water outlet, if so clean and clear everything on war foot basis, otherwise in future residents has to pay hugely.
Please note that some of the images may not be perfectly integrated with Mobile viewing, so best to check these images at desktop computers or laptops. Thank you.
East Direction Balcony:
In this image, the East direction balcony did not touch the Northeast part of the home east direction. Due to this, there is a possibility of Northeast truncation. This is not recommended.
Here, the East direction balcony touches the Northeast corner. This is acceptable and good.
North Direction Balcony:
Here, the balcony started from Northwest and stopped at North direction only, this is also cause for Northeast truncation in regard with North balcony. This is not advisable.
Please observe, this balcony touches the Northeast of North direction, this is recommended.
South Direction Balcony:
Residents should be very careful in regard with South balconies. When there is a balcony towards South direction, it is highly recommended to have one balcony at North direction of the home. In this image, this North direction balcony was missed. Please observe the right position in below image.
In this image, is is clearly shows how the balcony planned properly at North direction too including the South direction. If residents saw these two images, they may have one doubt, that if the South direction balcony extends upto Southwest, is it good or bad. Please note that, if there is balcony at North direction, then total South direction balcony never harm the residents, it touches the Southwest or it exists upto South direction only.
West Direction Balcony:
Like we discussed South balcony in above para, this is West balcony. Without East balcony, west balcony has no positive power to bless the residents with good luck. Please observe the below image. Some residents trying to get west balcony vastu remedies, below is the very simple remedy.
When balcony exists at West direction, it is highly recommended to have one more balcony at East direction, this is good feature.
As we read North balcony and East balconies are giving good results to the residents. Here, in this image, both balconies shown, if these two were not nudge at Northeast corner, it won't be the good attribute. Below image, clear your doubt.
Ideal Balcony Arrangement
Both North and East balconies were merged at Northeast corner. Due to this house has complete Northwest to Southeast balcony throgh Northeast. This is perfect orderliness and arrangement.
Northeast Balcony Vastu
This balcony has truncation towards Northwest and Southeast. Some thought that this may harm the residents. It wont harm anyway. Indeed this is also very good balcony.
Southwest Balcony Vastu
Here is Balcony exists at South, West including Southwest too. It won't be the powerful what some residents thought to be. This feature is not recommended. If house has such Balcony then construction Northeast balcony is recommended.
Southwest Corner Balcony
This is also not positive balcony, no need to plan for this balcony, if resident trying to start a construction.
Southwest Inside Balcony
This is inside located balcony existed at Southwest, most of the times, it won't help the owners in terms of health and finances. If the house constructed in a huge premise that has a boundary wall, then it's negativity will be diminished partially. Further, they will become very rich for a while, afterward, there may be a possibility of a loss of wealth or loss of health.
Northwest External Balcony
This is external Northwest balcony which is at outside of the northwest. This is not good.
Northwest Inside Balcony
This is Northwest balcony which is at northwest inside of the home. It won't hurt the residents. We never come across any losses with this placement. If anybody found such NW balcony given any troubles, let us know. We saw almost 3 digit number homes having inside NW balcony. But, no one says it starts troubling them.
Two Inside Combination Balconies:
This type of balconies are common in many homes. Most of the cases, the Northwest balcony would be used as a balcony and the Southeast balcony may be used as a utility area. No need to worry on these twin balconies in the home. Further, in our observations, residents got positive effects with this twin balconies.
Other Combination Inside Balconies:
1. Northwest and Northeast balconies - generally, won't give bad results.
2. Northeast & Southeast balconies - Normally, won't give negative results.
3. Southeast & Southwest balconies - Not good or some times minor mixed results.
4. Southwest and Northwest balconies - Not good sequence, but few times this may give partial positive results, time being only.
5. Coming with balcony door vastu, it is highly advised not to place the door in wrong positions to the balcony. Please choose only the right placements to keep the door to the balconies. This link right placement of doors as per vastu helps you further.
What is Alfresco and Importance in Vastu?
Regularly new words took birth and this could be one in it. Al fresco is nothing but outside dinner arrangement or outside eating place. In some countries like USA, Australia and UK, this alfresco is also set into the home roof and generally, this could be at backyard not at front yard. Alfresco has some importance in vastu.
Is Southwest Area Is Suitable For Alfresco Dining
When coming with east facing or north facing homes, normally, the alfresco dining is planned to arrange either at West direction or South direction, subsequently.
Alfresco Location For North Facing Home
For North facing homes, the alfresco should be arranged either at Southeast or South if this alfresco dining area planned under the same home roof. It should not be arranged at Southwest (under the same roofing). If residents like to arrange the alfresco dining outside of the home roof at backyard, then it can be arranged even at Southwest direction also, it can be arranged under a big tree or parasols, etc.
Which Is The Suitable Alfresco Dining Location For East Facing Home
For east facing homes the alfresco dining area may be arranged at Northwest (under the home roof) or West direction, not at Southwest quadrant (under the home roof). If arranging outside, then it may be arranged at Southwest direction also (under a tree or parasol / big cloth umbrella).
For South facing home the alfresco can be arranged at Northeast (extending the roof towards NE) or North direction.
For West facing home the alfresco can be arranged even at Northeast (extending the roof towards NE) or East direction.
Is Parasol Can be Placed At Southwest?
The parasol (a huge umbrella fabric or sunshade cloth or golf umbrellas) is a movable item, so it can be arranged anywhere at backyard. Sometimes, the parasol is also made with high-quality umbrella cloth with standard lining and fixed it permanently at some selected places at home boundary premises, in such case, it should not be placed at Northeast, other than NE, residents can arrange it at anywhere in the home. Small temporary bubble umbrellas do not have any impact and it won't boost positivity.
Good and Bad Foyer Locations In Vastu
Foyer is nothing but an entrance of a home. This foyer has significance in vastu. Foyer should not be planned at Southwest. Normally, the Southeast Foyer is also not giving good results. Likewise, the Northwest foyer is also not good. Please note that there is some exception for USA homes regarding the above foyer placements.
Northeast foyer is good. Northeast-north foyer is also good. Northeast-east foyer is also good.
South foyer and West foyer, North foyer, East foyers are considered to be good.
Question From Mr. Naidu, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Hi Suresh Ji, We have a flat with the main road on the east side, the entrance of the house is in northeast corner the door facing North and the Kitchen located in southeast (Agneya) and there is balcony in front of the kitchen on east side of the southeast corner, a door is provided in the kitchen on the left side of the kitchen from the Eshanya corner to go in to the balcony please let us know if this balcony is good or not. Thanks and regards - Naidu.
Northeast-north main entrance door is good for a flat. Southeast kitchen is auspicious. If the balcony is not extended towards Southeast of east, then having one door from SE kitchen never creates any problem, already your door is from your kitchen nNortheast. Right now, the door is in good position.
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