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What Makes a House a Home?

December 27, 2022
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A customized house is more than just that; it is also a home.

Building a new home is a big deal; home ownership is one of the biggest landmarks of a person’s life. Its design is not something you will want to take lightly. Likely, you want to do the best you can to make it work for you as a home. What exactly is a home, though? A home is where you dwell for shelter from the elements, but it is also a place where you belong. That is why you can feel “at home” with other people in any setting. What makes a house a home? Let’s dive into what the answer would be for you.

Feelings Your House Inspires

In Yourself

Naturally, you would want to feel happy and content in your home. Examples would include the following: calm, inspired, invigorated, proud, contemplative, dynamic, and safe. What you choose will depend on your aspirations and personality.

In Others

How do you want guests to feel in your home? You would hopefully want them to feel welcome, but you might also want them to feel like your home is cozy, a party zone, a sanctuary, or a second home. The answer will depend on how you want to entertain your guests.

The Five Senses

Aside from specific feelings you want your home to inspire, you will also want to consider the sensory aspects. What do you want to see, feel, hear, and smell in your home? Are scenic views and bright sunlight important to you? Are textures such as plus carpeting or rustic wood must-haves? What about hearing your kids playing or the audio from a movie? Creating a list of sensory aspects can help you make your house a home.

Lifestyle Activities

What do you want to do most at home? What activities do you prioritize? If you love cooking, having a sizable, functional kitchen could be a must-have. If you love watching movies, a home theater could be an addition; likewise, a home gym could be great for people who love working out. Do you want outdoor living as an extension of your indoor space to be a priority? These options are as endless as the number of existent hobbies. 

A Customized House Makes a Home

There is nothing quite like a custom-built house to create a home. Ameri-Star Homes is ready to help you build a new home in Anne Arundel County, MD, through our custom home-building process.

Let Ameri-Star Homes Build Your New Custom Home!

Ameri-Star Homes was built on the idea that a home is not complete until the homeowner is 100% satisfied. That’s right, completely satisfied homeowners. Whether you want a home built on one of our home sites or on your own land, count on the same high quality from Ameri-Star. We have set out to exceed all your expectations of integrity, affordability, and customer satisfaction. Build lasting memories for years to come with Ameri-Star Homes. 

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