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My own landscape is missing a visible pathway to the front door!

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By Renee Lindstrom @ Inside Awareness

Choosing a property to rent sometimes does not fit all ones criteria.  This house has a front door that is a side entrance.  It also is missing a pathway to the front door.  Instead it has a narrow driveway.  Once a car is parked in the driveway it fills it up and access to the front door becomes blocked!  The original house number is black on the little metal black mail box and not visible along the front of the property.

Here are three ways I have implemented to overcome some of these obstacles in this house that are low cost and without a budget.  The only cost was the metal house number from a hardware store.  All other items pulled together from what I already had or grew abundantly in my gardens.

1.  House number – create a prominent visible house number from the front of the property.

2.  Color and articles at the front door to emphasis it and draw attention down the drive to the front door.

3.  Expecting clients/company I will leave the car parked along front street so driveway is open with easy access.

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Front Door

Front doors are considered the mouth of incoming energy, or chi, to a property.  It is the entrance that is the starting point of your architectural design and life mapping regardless of what culture you are following.  Traditionally the best direction for a feng shui front door is south facing.  It is considered auspicious to have a south facing door.  This is why the red door became popular, as red is the color of the south direction!  This compass direction is taken while standing inside facing outward.  In other cultures the best facing direction differs therefore the best focus of ones attention could be placed on what creates the best flow to and through the front door!

The front door makes a statement and draws  toward it the energy it reflects.  If you have a welcoming and interesting front door this will be a different experience from a neglected front door!  Examine your reactions to  these front doors:

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A red door is considered good luck yet you would not want to randomly paint your door red!  A red door reflects a south facing direction.  Consideration to placement, colors and the elements is suggested beforehand!  If you door faces East the best color would be  a green or brown door!  White for a west facing door and black for a north facing door.  The transition directions such as North East, North West, South East and South West have their own color choices!

It is best to start with a focus on creating a door free from obstructions and to consider plants, color or sound to draw attention to this entrance.

Remember the front door represents the energy of the home!


If you are longing for a personal consultation please inquire privately:
renee@insideawareness.com.  Renee Lindstrom offers:

Indoor & Outdoor Landscape Life & Wellness Consulting & Coaching which enhances relationships, emotions and flexible movement awareness!
Workshops and Events

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