There are many books on vastu shastra. Some of them are true while others are less true. Some confused Indians start adopting Feng Shui out of fashion.
I will explain you the vastu secrets.
It is not worth it to buy a house wich is not build according the basics of vastu shastra. One will never be very happy in such a buidling. It is better to wait and find a house, or better construct a house, according the basics of vastu shastra.
If you cannot afford a house and live in a big city, try to buy a appartment on the topfloor. This is also a good place if you can arrange the interiour according the basics of vastu. Avoid the other floors under the topfloor.
Before building a house, construct and design it according vastu shastra. If a house is build according vastu shatra, love, peace wealth, health and happines will be yours.
A house or building is a living organism itself, "vastu-parusha". A house is the connection between the people living in this house and the centre of the cosmos. Every house has his own house-spirit. This spirit guards the house and is send by the gods.
Before building a house, all remains of bones and dead animals must be removed. It is better not to build on a place with these remains. The soil must be cleaned as much as possible.
There should not be water in the south or southwest. Water in the west, north and north-east or east is good. No huge trees should be around the house.
The building must be placed exact on the four magnetic directions. The four main directions (north, south, west,east) have an effective radiation of 30 degrees, while the sub-directions have a effective radiation of 60 degrees.
Huge walls must be placed on the south and western walls. But the walls on the north,north-east, east and south-east must be kept low.
Windows must be placed in the east, south east, north and north east. A window for flow of air south be placed in the north east. Fresh air must enter the house in the early morning, This air is sprinkled with divine nectar. Always have the northwest window open, otherwise serious problems might arise from money and income.
The centre of the building must be kept open as much as possible. This is most important. The centre is the most important place. If possible light from above must come to the centre of the buidling.
The north east must also be kept open and free, only water and the gods should be placed here, a well or a pound or aqaurium. This water should be placed between the north and the north-east.
Heavy objects should be placed in the west, south and southwest
The gods must be placed either in the north or the north east. The gods should always have a glass of water, flowers and fruits, milk is most liked. Wash your statues every week, thursdays or fridays. Replace the flowers and fruits on these days and throw the old flowers in the water.
The bathroom should be build in the east. The toilet should if possible not be build in house but ouside the house. The house should always be kept light and should never be dark.
Most important. The kitchen should be build in the south east for wealth, health, love and happines.
Always lit a dia with ghee (these are far more effective than candles) in the south eastern direction of your house. Each section of this 60 degree section has a different positive outcome. Love, health, wealth, prosperity, business etc. There are some who even place more than one dia in the 60 degree section of the south east. This might increase even more fortune.
Burn pure herbal incense sticks in house, every smell has his properties.Rose attrack slove. Do not burn chemical sticks.
In house one should have herbal plants such as bassilicum and other fortune-plants such as the pachira. One should have singing birds such as canaries in a couple. Singing birds attrack the favours of the gods.
All decoration materials should be of natural materials as much as possible. No pressed wood should be used wich is mixed with glue. Glue is made of dead animals. Do not use leather in your house or any article made of dead animals.
Never were shoes in house. On the floor use tiles or marble. Tiles are better than marble. Keep these tiles clean by cleaning them daily with salthy water. Salt does not only clean the tiles but also absorbs all negativty.
Try to find a huge antique persian rug (carpet), wash this carpet with plain water. Than make peace with this carpet . The magical carpets will make all your wishes come true.
When ever you have a positive wish (never wish for evil) start cleaning all copper and brass objects in your house. While cleaning them, think of your wish. Your wish will come true.