1. While preparing a layout plot becomes L Shaped if any one corner of it is cut off.
2. It also becomes L shaped if any one corner of it is extended.
There are 16 types of L shaped plots. These have their share of advantages as well as disadvantages.
Plots with East - South-East Corner Cut Off
In such an L shaped plot East - South-East corner is cut off. This results in the extension of the plot towards the East. Hence the benefits of the eastern direction will be easily gained. But one must be careful with the East- South-East corner. Cutting this direction off will generate negative energy. To reduce the negative energy a wall of two feet in height can be constructed. This makes the plot rectangular shaped. The construction of the wall will reduce the Eastern portion of the plot. In turn it will also minimize the positive effect of the eastern direction. According to Vastu Shastra this kind of plot is more suitable. The ancient art of architecture also lays down that the structure should be constructed in the South-West part of the plot. The open area of the plot in the East of the wall can be utilized for open parking.
Plots with East- South-East Corner Extended
Due to the extension the Eastern side of the plot will become short. As a result the benefits of the East direction will reduce. The extension, hence, is inauspicious. The inauspiciousness can lead to legal hassles, health problems, problems with the women in house and persistence in the family. To avert such problems a wall of 2 feet can be constructed. Thus the extended East - South-East corner becomes separate and the plot becomes rectangular in shape. Construct the desired building in the South - Western part of the plot as per Vastu Shastra. Without taking the support of the compound wall rooms of low height can be built for an electric meter, transformer and watchman in the separated East - South-East space of the plot. The space can be used for parking also.
Plots with South -South-East corners cut off
This kind of plot is quite disadvantageous for the residents. This type of L-shaped plot is prone to accidents. Economic losses, infamy and health problems for women are common problems that are related to these plots. For the prevention of such evils, construct the wall of 2 feet and make the plot rectangular in shape. If the owner is planning for high structures then those should be constructed according to the tenets of Vastu Shastra in the major South-West portion of the plot. The separated South - South-West corner of the plot can be used for tree plantation or as a store room.
Plots With South - South-East Corners Extended
This extension will reduce the Southern side of the plot. Though it is favourable, the extension of the South-South-East corner will negatively affect education. Quarrels and economic losses are also possible. One can get rid of such problems if the extended South - South-East corner is separated from the main plot by constructing the wall of 2 feet high. Here too the building construction should be in the major South - West portion. The extended corner can be used as a room for electric meter or for the watchman. It can also be used for parking.
Plots with East - North-East Corners Cut Off
This kind of plot is highly inauspicious. It can hamper a person's progress. It can also lead to other problems, such as, want of progeny and infamy. Many such problems can be reduced by the construction of a 2 feet wall. As the wall is constructed toward the East it limits the benefits of the East but there will be no adverse effects. There should be no construction of any kind in the open space to the East of the wall. However, the space can be used for garden or parking. Construction like a boring well, swimming tank, water tank or a fountain will be more profitable.
Plots with East - North-East Corners Extended
This kind of plot is very auspicious. The residents here will experience prosperity, progress, happiness, higher education and fame. Even if the Eastern side of the plot has become short the extension of the East - North-East corner leads to prosperity and happiness. But it should be remembered that the extended corner from the main plot should not be separated by constructing a wall of 2 feet. It is more advantageous to use the corner for compound gate or a boring.
Plots with North - North-East Comer Cut Off
As per the basic principles of Vastu Shastra North - North-East corner is of a great value. Since it has been cut off, the plot becomes inauspicious. It results in obscurity, disorderly education, sickness, economic loss, late marriages and others. Here too a wall of 2 ft. is required to be built in the North. The wall decreases the North side, minimizing its good fruits. But it is better than suffering excessive losses. Never construct any kind of structure to the North of the wall which acts as a protection from the evil spirits. Barring the North-East part, the open space to the North of the wall can be used for various purposes like under ground cistern, gardening, parking and others.
Plots with North - North-East Corners Extended
Such an extension makes the plot auspicious. The residents on this plot are subjected to the wealth, prosperity and reputation. More benefits are gained if the extended corner is used for the compound gate, gardening and boring. The corner should not be separated from the main plot by constructing any walls.
Plots with North - North-West Comers Cut Off
The Northern side of such L Shaped plots is increased. Though the plots in northern direction are considered favorable yet with the corner cut off these become inauspicious. They may lead to several problems, such as, sickness and enmity with friends and relatives. In order to get rid of such problems construct a cistern in the North-East part of the plot. The construction of a boring is also welcome on this plot. For more benefits a compound gate in the North is also acceptable. The plot should be kept intact and the building can be constructed in the South-West part.
Plots with North - North-West Corners Extended
The extended corner here reduces the Northern side and makes the plot very inauspicious. Due to this unwanted enmity, problems regarding progeny and acceptance of left handed dealings are possible. If the extended corner is separated by constructing a 2 feet wall benefits are inevitable. The open space of the extended corner can be utilized for building servants' quarters, watchman's shelter, godowns, granary or an enclosure for cattle. It can also be used for parking and gardening. However these constructions should not be build by taking the support of the compound walls.
Plots with West-North-West Corners Cut Off
In this plot the Northern and Western sides are increased due to the cutting off of West - North-West corners. So benefits of the North are obtained along with those of the West. But if the West-South-West part of the plot is extended it will prove inauspicious. There is possibility of accidents, family problems and infamy. To reduce evil forces of the West - South-West corner construct a wall of 2 feet from the ground in the West.
Plots with West-Nouth-West Corners Extended
This kind of plot results in increasing the Northern side and decreasing the Western side. It is considered auspicious. The residents of such plots have chances of travelling abroad. Success in politics is also possible for them. However they may suffer from skin diseases and undergo mental tension. The remedy for such problems is the construction of the main building in the major South-West portion of the plot. Construction of a 2 feet high wall also helps.
Plots with West-South-West Comers Cut Off
This type of plot is quite beneficial since its West -South-West corner has been cut off. The extended Western part of the plot should be separated from the main plot by constructing a 2 feet high wall. This will lead to the formation of a rectangular shape plot. Otherwise, accidents, economic losses and mental restlessness are likely to result. It is favourable to use the open space in the West for a nursery, garage and even an outhouse.
Plots with West-South-West Corners Extended
The extension of the West -South West corner in this plot is quite inauspicious. It may lead to mental restlessness, accidents, failures, pains in the joints and other ailments. Construction of a 2 feet high wall will remove the negative impacts. To gain sure advantages from the plot construct a room for lumber in the separated corner. Troubles will definitely arise if the room is given to a servant to live in or rented to someone else. It is better to leave this cut off portion permanently open.
Plots with South-South West Corners Cut off
In this plot the absence of the South -South West corner is good but at the same time the extension of the south is bad. The consequences of the extension of the south may lead to accidents, suffering for women due to mental stress and legal complications. To free the plot of the negative energy the plot needs to be made rectangular in shape by constructing a 2 feet wall. This move will prove quite profitable. If there is any space remaining then one can build a godown or an outhouse. Tall trees can also be grown here.
Plots with South - South-West Corners Extended
According to Vastu Shastra an extension of South -South West corner is the worst plot to own. Owning such a plot may result in accidental death, loss of a body part, such as, the limbs that can cripple a person, loss of a woman in the family, economic loss, entanglement in court matters and ferocity. In order to use the plot it is necessary to reduce the effect of the evil forces. This can be achieved by building a 2 feet wall on the separated South - South West corner. In the open space of the separated corner construct only a lumber room or it can be left as an open space forever. The construction on the rectangular part of the land should be done in the South-West corner. A cistern or boring is essential in the North - East corner of the main plot as it will prove beneficial too.