In fung shui terms, free-standing houses are best served by plots that are narrower at the front, and broader and higher at the rear. Plots with these characteristics suggest the occupants will prosper, with future generations enjoying further good fortune. The opposite effect will be produced by a plot with the opposite attributes: descendants will not enjoy the same benefits that the current occupants have. Some fung shui masters recommend installing lights on poles to lift the energy of a property. Planting bushes and trees at the front of a house 'turns' one that narrows into one that is square. Relocating the front entrance so the lower end becomes the front end is another option. For those living in apartments, the overall shape of your flat is important. Avoid moving into apartments that tail off or narrow significantly from the main door to a single room. It's better to choose those with a regular shape. The plot in which your apartment building stands is another consideration: there should be a higher structure behind it (a building or mountain). If the plot is on the edge of a precipice, occupants will feel extremely unsettled.