A residential property should always be constructed on a square or a rectangular plot without having a slope downwards. Irregular shapes like hexagon or triangle plots are not recommended for residential living by Vastu. Vastu says that residential properties having their entrance from the north, East or north-west bring happiness for the residents of the house. On the contrary, houses having entrance from the south, west, south-west and south-east bring in bad luck for the residents of the house.

The meaning of vastu is dwelling, which is the home for god and humans. Vastu shastra is based on various energies that comes from atmosphere like solar energy from sun, cosmic energy, lunar energy, thermal energy, magnetic energy, light energy, wind energy. These energies can be balanced to enhance peace, prosperity and success. If a house is made according to these principles, the inmates enjoy all the happiness in life. If it is against vastu principals, it will be a place for all sort of problems, worries and no peace.