A Vaastu-compliant house is one which lets in abundant light and air. Stairs have become an integral part of a house design since the dominance of the concrete houses. The stairs are an all-important element in any Vaastu scheme.
Stairs are ideally suited in the south or west sides of the property. Never build a stair on the north side for this could lead to squabbles among the members of the family. Never build a stair on the northeast corner called Easana corner. This could lead to financial troubles.
The number of steps should always be an even number. This will help a person who puts forth his right hand at the first step to get to the top floor on his right hand.
Do not build the stair opposite the main door. Make it a bit to the left or the right. Some experts insist that the stair should not be visible when looked from the main door. This argument is not tested though.
Try to avoid building the stair in the middle of the house. The flight of steps should be in clock-wise direction. Some practitioners say that the steps should not turn sough but the experts do not throw their weight behind the insistence.
Do not confine the prayer room to the cramped space beneath the stair. You can use it as a storage area though. Keep away footwear and other items which carry negative energy from beneath the stair. They are best stored in shelves outside the house.
Some people turn the space beneath the stair into a toilet. This can be advised only on the basis of the location of the stair.
Narrow stairs are no good to a design.