What makes a home? Explore the five senses of that special place

By Modern Home Improvers on 12 December 2018

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“Home” is such a loaded word. It’s more than just a physical place, it’s the memories that are anchored there too. While the idea of home as a private refuge is not such an old idea, we nevertheless have universal signals that indicate we’re ‘home, sweet home.’ Let’s take a moment to celebrate the five-sense reality that makes up the metaphorical brick and mortar of that special place.  

“Home” is such a loaded word. It’s more than just a physical place, it’s the memories that are anchored there too. While the idea of home as a private refuge is not such an old idea, we nevertheless have universal signals that indicate we’re ‘home, sweet home.’ Let’s take a moment to celebrate the five-sense reality that makes up the metaphorical brick and mortar of that special place.  

 

Like the sight of home! Just catching a glimpse of the sunlight reflecting off the front windows as you round the corner after a long day at work can often leave you speechless with relief.

 

Or the smell of your mother’s cooking wafting out the front door as you walk up the drive…. You know that in a matter of moments you’ll be feeling safe, loved and fortified.

 

Okay, let’s face it, not everyone’s home is as dreamy as this scene we’ve painted, but simply imagining it in your mind expands the possibilities of what your home can one day become.

 

We know the feeling of home is about more than just the textures of your favourite throw over the couch — it’s also about having the space to fill with family heirlooms that anchor you in your past while you add to their story with your own adventures. There’s nothing better than dressing yourself each morning at your grandmother’s dresser, after all, or adding your own books to your father’s library.

 

That’s what makes moving house especially taxing — not only do you have to foot the bill of relocating, but you’ll be leaving behind memories that can never be replaced or extended.

 

Staying in one place doesn’t have to mean that things become outdated. Take the question of renovating, for instance. You may begin building home in a modest way, and expand as your family grows — what began far from the ideal world, with each sequential change, turn your dream home into reality.

 

That’s the beauty of renovating — you never have to abandon those irreplaceable sets of memories. Like the taste of Christmas pudding after a long day’s feasting, or the sound the children made as they played lawn games one lazy Sunday afternoon.  

Home has always been a second name for a basecamp, of sorts — with renovations your home can span between the ideals of refuge and provisions-base. In this way, it will equip you for the demands of modern living without throwing out what you value from the old.

 

Why not share your fondest memory of your family home with home renovation experts? Or share your dream of what you hope to see your current place grow into? You could win a free expert appraisal, courtesy of Modern Home Improvers.* They’ll apply their more than 30 years of experience as home renovators in Perth to your idea. Working together, you could create premium improvements that bring that reality one step closer.  

 

Working with experts like these, you’ll never wonder whether to renovate or move again — you’ll have the best of both worlds, naturally.

 

Contact Modern Home Improvers share your dream and work with a family business that understands the business of family — and home.   



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