Have you ever had the experience of walking into a house through a front door that opens directly into a living or dining room? Did it feel unnatural or awkward to you? Would you feel more comfortable entering a restaurant with a hostess area rather than walking directly into the dining room?
Having a front door directly opening into a home (or restaurant) contradicts the principles of Feng Shui. Why? Because energy (“chi”) flows into a house through the front door and it’s best not to have it rushing in, it’s best to gather it in a foyer, then let it gently flow into the rest of the house. When guests enter and depart, doesn’t it inherently feel better to have a foyer in which you can greet them and then send them off? As you receive guests through the front door, you also receive chi. Even though you can’t see chi you can feel it. Thinking of chi as a flowing current may help you see that a gradual flow is more natural than a rushing current.
“Comfort or discomfort is an intuitive reaction to energy that feels wrong. It is bad Feng Shui.”