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Home & Garden These 30 things make a house a home, according to British homeowners

06:45  26 june  2018
06:45  26 june  2018 Source:   countryliving.com

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A new study of British homeowners across the country has revealed that just 66% believe they live in a home, with a third claiming the place they live is merely a house, made of bricks and mortar.

But what exactly makes a house a home? 57% said it was down to happiness, a further 50% believed safety and security are what makes a difference, whilst 44% said it was down to the sound of laughter.

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Other 'homely attributes’ included a well-stocked fridge, a pet, freshly laundered sheets every Friday, a massive TV, and – a few arguments now and then.

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What’s more, in the survey commissioned by Anglian Home Improvements of 1,000 UK homeowners, one in 10 said their home is just somewhere they simply 'hang their hat’. But it’s important to note that there really is no right or wrong answer here. For some, framed pictures of family and friends and the smell of cooking makes a house a home, or decorating and home improvements, or for others ,it's more of an emotional connection where they’ve experienced life events.

Take a look at the top 30 things that make a house a home – according to British homeowners:

A new study of British homeowners across the country has revealed that just 66 per cent of us believe we live in a home, with a third claiming the place they live is merely a house, made of bricks and mortar.: These 30 things make a house a home, apparently © Caiaimage/Charlie Dean These 30 things make a house a home, apparently
  1. Happiness - 57%
  2. Love - 51%
  3. Security and safety - 50%
  4. The sound of laughter - 44%
  5. Meals with family and friends - 43%
  6. The smell of good food cooking - 43%
  7. A comfy sofa - 42%
  8. A bath AND a shower - 40%
  9. Freshly laundered sheets each week - 39%
  10. A well-stocked fridge - 39%
  11. Framed pictures of family and friends - 39%
  12. Pets - 36%
  13. Children - 32%
  14. Sunday roasts - 32%
  15. Summer BBQs in the garden - 32%
  16. Your collections – e.g. books, paintings and DVDs - 31%
  17. Having a place just for you in your house - 30%
  18. General life noise - 25%
  19. Festive celebrations - 25%
  20. Comfy corners - 25%
  21. Good cushions - 23%
  22. An open fire in the winter - 22%
  23. A big telly - 22%
  24. Candles - 22%
  25. Holiday pictures - 20%
  26. Rugs - 20%
  27. A TV in your bedroom - 19%
  28. Family heirlooms - 19%
  29. Saturday movie nights - 18%
  30. A few arguments now and again - 13%

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