Turning Your House Into A Home For 2017
Is there a difference between a house and a home? Well, on a grammatical level there is. According to the Learner’s Dictionary the main difference between them is that ‘house is concrete. House refers to a building in which someone lives. In contrast, a home can refer either to a building or to any location that a person thinks of as the place where she lives and that belongs to her.’
It seems that a house could be almost anything, but a home can only belong to you and live in your heart and mine. But there’s more. A basic search will show you countless essays, like the one below on the true difference between a house and a home:
‘A home is totally different. A home is where your true happiness lies, a sacred sanctuary where your role joy resides. The comfort and happiness doesn’t mean that you have a big house, the happiness lies in the family that lives in the house. If you are happy, you are home. Maybe that is the reason why they say “Home is where the heart is”. Have you ever heard of the statement, “The House is where heart is”? It sounds strange, don’t you think?’
So why not turn your house, into your home? It’s going to cost you, but there’s no way it won’t be worth it!
The first thing you should do is clear out all the jargon and trash you don’t need. If it doesn’t mean anything to you, or serve a purpose, it should probably end up in the bin. It’s not about being a minimalist but creating room for the next step.
Which is to add personality. There’s no point living in a home and calling it your own if it isn’t reflecting the personality of you or your family. It’s an easy trap to fall into, but make sure the items, decorations and objects reflect you. If you’re into gaming, install a console. If you’re into reading, fill your bookshelves.
It doesn’t end with adding nice decorations though, the essentials of your home need to be revamped as well. If your mattress is growing lumpy and stale, replace it! If your bathroom is depressing you, kit it out with items from somewhere like www.tapwarehouse.com. There’s no point in letting your home become stagnant, so don’t be scared to invest occasionally to improve the rooms of your household as well.
Perhaps the best way to turn your house into a home is use it for its purpose. A home is a place to relax, so you should find the time to take a step back from the stresses of the world and lock it all out at your front door. Your home should be a place to decompress and escape, not a continuation of every worry of your life. Find the time to relax and enjoy your home, otherwise all of this is pointless.