According to Vastu basements should ideally not be built under the entire house. It is best that the basement should only be in the northeast side of a house. It can also be located on the east side of the house. The floor of the basement should slope downward towards the northeast.
The walls should be at least 3m (9 ft) high. The basement should be painted white or light colours. The heater, water heater, or electrical panels should be in the southeast corner of the basement.
Ventilation should be made in basement. Therefore, a basement should not be used for living as far as possible. Basements are also not good places to conduct business. The basement effects will be improved if one-fourth of the basement is above ground.
Heavy equipment can be kept on the south and west sides of basement.