Garage and Verandah
Garage should be made in the Vayavga. But if there is lack of space then it can be made in the Agneya. 'The garage should not be touching either the main house or the compound wall. If a portico has to be made for parking of the cars, then it should be made in the Northeast. The roof of the portico should be one or two feet lower than that of the main house.
Location of Garage
Pillar for supporting the roof of the portico should not be made in the Northeast. Instead of this, the roof should be made according to the cantilever design, slightly lower than the roof of the main house. If the car has to be parked in the basement, then it should be parked in the Northeast.
The parked vehicle should face Northeast. While going out, the vehicle should turn right first and the slope of the garage should be in the Northeast.
The garage should be painted in white, yellow or other light colours. Black or brown colours should be avoided.
While travelling dikshool or dishashool should be considered. Maruti yantra or Vahan Durghatna Nashak yantra should be fixed in the dash board to prevent accidents. A pyramid can also be kept alongside to generate positive energy inside the vehicle. They are beneficial for the vehicle and the persons travelling in it.
Location of Varanda
Varanda is the semi private area of the house. It can be used for receiving people who need not be taken inside the house. It can even be used as a reception area.
It is beneficial to have it in the North and East part of the house. Roof of the verandah should be slightly lower than that of the main house and it should be sloping towards the North and the East. If the varandah is in the Southwest then its roof should be slightly higher than that of the house and its floor should slope towards the Northeast. If the verandah is in the Northwest or the Southeast then its roof should be of the same level as the rest of the house.
The verandah should give a happy and cheerful feeling. Grass and beautiful plants can be planted in front of the verandah. Sitting arrangement can be made towards the South or West, where heavy furniture and heavy plants can be placed. Light furniture and small plants can be placed in the North and East. A shoe rack or cabinet for shoes can be placed in the Northwest where the guests can keep their shoes before entering the house. A small wash basin and towel stand can be there in the Northeast part of the verandah. If the verandah is enclosed then it should have more windows in the North and East for ventilation.