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How one can make a house a home?

  1. dghbrh profile image74
    dghbrhposted 5 years ago

    How one can make a house a home?

  2. medicinefuture profile image61
    medicinefutureposted 5 years ago

    A  house is  simply  material structure erected out of matter but when family and emotional bonds are added to this it turns into home.Home is that place where we flourish our emotions, desires, aspirations  and dreams --------our body is house but our heart where lives our lover/beloved is home.

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The last sentence is really beautiful.
      Thanks.

  3. padmendra profile image47
    padmendraposted 5 years ago

    A home Sweet Home. This is possible when lot of understanding, love, sincerity and caring is there  among the people living in a house. Basically house is a structure of walls and roof but when we live in it in terms of God's wish, we make it a heaven for ourselves. Parents taking care of their children and kids playing with their parents learn the up bringing and gradually they become more responsible with the span of time. When the love is shared and the faith with each other is shown by each of them , the home becomes a sweet home.

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Best wishes to you for your sweet home.
      Thanks

  4. GoodLady profile image94
    GoodLadyposted 5 years ago

    You can make a house a home when you put your things away.   Put your clothes on the shelves, towels on theirs, cleaning products under the sink.  Enjoy how they look.  Maybe things can get moved around to suit you better.
    Clean it all up so it's shining, using nice cleaning products with pleasant smells, even if there are only a few things in it. 
    Buy a  pretty vase and put flowers in it.  Go to the thrift stores to see what little vases they have you could use for flowers, to make a feature out of it.
    Until you have small lamps you like and some lighting you enjoy, put candles about.
    Have a sudsy bath and make a comfortable bed with clean sheets and get in it, with your TV, or radio or lap top.  Buy a cushion for your bed, some slippers and mat for the floor to stand on when you get out of the bed.
    Buy a cork board for your kitchen and begin to stick things on it, photos, cards, recipes.  Put a magnet character on your refrigerator.
    Say your prayers, or meditate - in some way commune with what is good and bring it into your home.
    Make a lovely meal and serve it on a nice plate and sit at your new table and see what you have around you, see what you like.  Put a candle on the table, put a flower, put a cushion on your seat.
    Put your name on the door!
    Invite friends to a small house warming.
    A house asks things of us and becomes a home when we give things to it. It may have cost us sacrifice already to move into it.    It will eventually become a home because you are living in it and you are getting to know it - while it gets to know you.
    It isn't easy making a house a home.  I've known this many times.  Yet, the house does become a home, in time and with care.  This is a very very good question.
    Good luck.

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I do feel proud of my home always. Your view is exactly what i feel and its nice to know someone in this world also thinks like me. Every materialistic thing also creates a home with our caring touch on it.

    2. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!  It's very lovely to be proud of our homes. That caring touch is what does it.

    3. Nellieanna profile image81
      Nellieannaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This IS an excellent answer!!

    4. catgypsy profile image77
      catgypsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great choice for best answer!

    5. btrbell profile image92
      btrbellposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed!

    6. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Many thanks to all of your for supporting my choice . It feels great really.
      God bless you all

  5. DDE profile image25
    DDEposted 5 years ago

    heart is where the home is, a house is made into a home once any family lives together sharing their experiences, from good to bad and in helping each other  to love and have special moments, in making a home into a lovable and cozy place to be.

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So its all about feelings and heart thing as per you.
      Many thanks for replying here.

  6. coffeegginmyrice profile image82
    coffeegginmyriceposted 5 years ago

    An empty house is not a home. A home is where dwellers bond in certain times or most times (not just the time when everyone heads to bed). A home is where and when family members share the love of being together, the joy of unity in family gatherings, meal times of home cooked gastronomy, or even during relaxes and plays. A house is a home when your front door welcomes visitors; a cozy welcoming aura fills your house starting from the host's sincere and thoughtful invitation. A home is where family and friends gather like our children bringing their friends over and do not mind our presence around the house. A home is where parents look after the welfare of their children in their homework, activities, and successes and even in needs and shortcomings. We always look forward to coming home. Why? Because there is NO PLACE LIKE HOME.

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Its the emotional bonding that as per you makes a house home I think.
      Many thanks.

  7. btrbell profile image92
    btrbellposted 5 years ago

    To me there is only one ingredient missing between a house and a home: Love! It doesn't have to be romantic love or the love between parent and love or pets. It can be as simple as surrounding yourself with the the things and memories that mean love to you!

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for responding here.

  8. Nellieanna profile image81
    Nellieannaposted 5 years ago

    LIVING in it, filling it with one's loved ones (while possible), one's own love and interests, one's treasures - both the reminders of precious people and memories, one's landmarks, but especially - the aura of one's self are what make a building into a home.

    It's important to be aware of some realities if one is healthy and expects to live long and well. So, even if one lives in it alone, the home one's made remains completely, a home, so long as one continues to BE alive and loving in it. And as one ages and outlives others, one can be alone in the home one has loved.  Mine still feels warm and like a home - to me and to others who come here.

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Many thanks for replying here dear.

    2. Nellieanna profile image81
      Nellieannaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's a worthy question!! :-)

  9. sassydee profile image72
    sassydeeposted 5 years ago

    besides having all the material things; a family, love, and security!

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Many thanks.

  10. PaisleeGal profile image81
    PaisleeGalposted 5 years ago

    A house becomes a home when it's filled with good and sometimes not so good memories made by times shared with people you love. When someone sits down at your table or in the den and says "I feel comfortable here" you know it is a home. Even if you live alone it can still be filled up and running over!

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your view is very nice and i do agree with you.

  11. jasonmstyles profile image38
    jasonmstylesposted 5 years ago

    My wife and I bought a house and I would say it changed into our home when we had significant events there. The birth of my son, obtaining jobs, getting out of debt and much more. Material things such as pictures, designs and nic nacs help too.

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks and view is much agreed upon.

  12. TNSabrina profile image61
    TNSabrinaposted 5 years ago

    Love is what makes a house a home. A home is your security blanket. A place you can always go to feel safe, understood, accepted, and loved. All the other stuff is just stuff. I guess that's why they say home is where your heart is.

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for you replied here.

  13. backporchstories profile image80
    backporchstoriesposted 5 years ago

    Home is where the heart is.  It is all about love and security, though a good meal is very homey too!

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your response.

  14. catgypsy profile image77
    catgypsyposted 5 years ago

    Love is the most important ingredient, of course. Otherwise, make your home comfortable and put your own unique style in it...them make wonderful memories there.

    1. dghbrh profile image74
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Many thanks for your insightful and precise reply here.

 
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