A House to a Home
Often times we see houses as a structure with a few rooms and bathrooms, but it’s so much more than that. Yes it is an object, but it’s also a place where memories are made. A house turns into a home. All the noises that come from babies crying, friends playing, and kids practicing the violin make it a haven for families to come together and habituate under one roof.
A home also is sometimes even shared by furry creatures that leave hair on the couch and drool a little too much, but we love them regardless because they become part of the family, part of the household.
When you think about it, nothing really ever smells like your home. It’s unique that it’s you and your family’s scent. It’s the kitchen rituals you create. Your home may remind you of your moms cooking like the fresh pie’s she used to make or may even remind you of the times your dad tried to start fires in the backyard where you all gathered and made s’mores.
Your home really takes a beating throughout all those years. The dings, scratches, and flaws seem to show up more often and get slightly bigger as well. No, you’ll never be able to get those wine stains out of your table cloth but hey, a perfect home is just staged after all.
But the most important factor that turns a home into yours is how you can walk around wearing anything you want, or not wearing much at all. There’s no pointy shoes, tight jeans with belts, or shape wear once you enter the doors to your home. Clothes start to shift to loose fitting and couch corners seem to become comfier than ever.