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Transform Your House Into A Home You’ll Love

Take these steps in transforming your house into home

How to transform your house into a home
It will take some work to transform your house and convert it into a loving home
for your family. (Pixabay.com)

What is the difference between a house and home? A house is essentially a building. It’s somewhere to provide us with shelter and a place to store our possessions. A home is more than that. It often refers to people as well as a building. It’s a place where we relax, live and gather together. It’s a haven and a sanctuary.

How can we transform our house or apartment into a home?

Find the Heart

What is the heart of your home? Where do people naturally gather? It could be the living room, the dining room or the kitchen. In many households it is the kitchen. This is the place that they come together for meals each day. It is the place they sit in with cups of coffee and cry over school and boyfriends. It is the place where they spread their books over the counter and do their homework each night.

Make this room as comfortable as possible. Opt for comfy chairs and sofas with cushions and seat pads. If this is the place you spend most of your time, then invest in good quality furniture and fittings. Counters and surfaces will have multiple uses. Opt for items that will stand the test of time and age gracefully. A granite countertop company will provide a range of options.

Fireplace will add a home feeling to your house
A loving touch here and there will gradually convert an ordinary house into a
warm and cozy home. (Unsplash.com)

It’s the Little Things

It’s the little things that turn a house into a home. Your house is an extension of you and your family. It absorbs your personalities and temperaments. Little touches here and there can personalize your home and bring it to life.

1. Add photos and pictures to walls and surfaces. Display your interests and memories.

2. Fill the space with the things you love. This could be shelves of books or sheet music. It could be trophies or ornaments. Whatever you love, display it proudly.

3. If you have a family, display their artwork and creations. That funny little pot your daughter made at kindergarten? Take it out. Pin pictures to the fridge and frame some of them. When your child grows, mark it on the wall. Let your home become a physical timeline of your family’s life.

Make it Welcoming

Make your home inviting and welcoming to visiting family and friends. The Danish have a concept called hygge. Roughly translated it mean cosiness. It encompasses the idea of living well and enjoying life with good people. It’s not about buying expensive crockery or ornaments. It’s about making the most of what we have. Who cares if your tea cups are mismatched? Who cares if your teapot has a different colored lid? What counts is providing a welcoming cup of tea or coffee to guests. And maybe some homemade cake.

Give your home a welcoming feel
Good home is all about making your house guests feel welcome, which is often
the little things that count. (Pixabay.com)

‘Home’ is very difficult to define as it means different things to different people. Home, for many, is about family. It’s the place where they gather together.

A home needn’t be a cluttered place, stuffed with trinkets and knick knacks. Unless this is what you want it to be. You can be aware of design trends and styles. It’s more about putting your stamp on things. Choose what works for you and your family. If you look forward to coming home at the end of a long day, you’ve cracked it.

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