What makes a house a home

Everyone agrees that buying a house is a major investment and a life accomplishment. But beyond that hard statistic, in the hearts and minds of the people whose lives unfold inside the real estate dwelling, it's more than just a piece of property with four walls. Most home buyers buy a house with the goal of creating a home. From creating new memories to raising a family, a home is a place for you to live, love, laugh, cry, learn, win and lose, succeed and fail, grow, unwind and be yourself.

Whether you're looking to purchase a home or looking for ways to connect more deeply with your current house, here are 5 things that can make a house more like a home.


A home meets your everyday needs

Anything with bathrooms, bedrooms, walls, and a roof can be a house. But your home needs to meet your basic everyday needs.

This means having qualities and features that support all the things you do on a daily basis.

This can manifest in many different ways, like having the right amount of space in the home or being in the right location. A home may not have all your wants, but it should have all your needs.

That's why most realtors or agents will ask you to make a list of must-haves before you start looking at homes.

When markets get competitive, buyers can often be tempted to make sacrifices. However, if your home isn't functional, you'll find yourself frustrated living in your own home - and no one wants that.


A home is comfortable

You should be able to come home at the end of a long day and be able to relax and unwind. If you're stressed or unable to relax at home, it's a sign that you haven't quite made your house feel "homey".

Choose comfortable furniture, like beds and sofas, and pick lighting that feels comfortable for you and your family. Remember that just because a style is trendy doesn't mean it's the right choice for your comfort needs.

If you're looking to buy a home, make sure you choose a house that comes with a layout, options and features that make the living space feel comfortable inside.


A home makes you happy

Being in your home should make you feel happy. Your home should be your favorite place to be (outside of work and vacations). Being in that space should make you feel free and empowered to unwind, relax and shower you with sense of comfort and belonging.


A home reflects your unique style

Every home is unique and should be a reflection of who you are. Now, we can't always buy our dream property or a house with the perfect architectural style - especially for first-time home buyers.

But what you can do is create a home that reflects your personality, fits your sense of style and aesthetic. From the color of the paint on the walls to your furniture and decor choices, it's amazing what you can do with a little creativity.


A home is filled with the right people

Most importantly a home is about the people you care about and making memories with them. From family to friends, you'll feel more at home surrounded by your loved ones.

Now that's not always possible, so if you can't always have your loved ones by your side, consider paying tribute by hanging photos or creating spaces that are inspired by people you care about.

There are a lot of things that make up a home - but at the end of the daym it is all about the emotional connection, that untangible thing that gives you the feeling you can't get anywhere else and make you feel "at home"!




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