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When did your house start feeling like a "home"?

I know it's only been 3 months since we moved into our house, but I still don't feel like it's my home. Does that make sense? How long did it take others to get settled in and feeling like it was your home?

Re: When did your house start feeling like a "home"?

  • We've been in our "dream home" for a little over 2 years now and it still doesn't feel like home to me.  But for me, I know it's because I hate where I live so I just can't let myself feel settled into my house.  If I could pick up my house and put it somewhere else, it would be the perfect home!
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  • Mine felt like home to me as soon as I stopped feeling like I had to keep it clean and dent-free :)

    ETA:  which was a few months after we bought it...

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  • It took a while.  The first 4 months I lived there DH hadn't moved down to NC yet.  Once he moved down it felt more like home.  But once we redecorated then it really felt like ours.  Within 6-8 months of living there we had repainted almost the entire place and completed a lot of upgrades (granite counters, new backsplash, recessed lighting, etc.).  Also, we became very involved in our HOA which meant hosting many events at our house.  By entertaining and feeling part of the neighborhood definitely added to the home-ness.

  • It felt like home to me the first night I slept in it!  I guess b.c DH and I wanted this house so much that it just felt like home.  I will say it hasnt hit us yet that its REALLY our house.  It still amazes us that we have it b.c we didnt think it would happen so soon and it happened so unexpectedly. 

    Have you guys been doing any painting or renovating? I see you over on the D&R board but havent heard of anything you may have done to it.  That has really made me just feel all homeownery and everything.  I dont have to ask the landlord if it is ok if I paint my bedroom green.  That really hit home to me.

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  • there was so much about our house that already felt like "us" from the beginning. colors, floor plan, etc... it was very alined with our tastes. i think it started feeling very homey when things were totally unpacked and we got curtains up, pictures hung, a just more decorated in general.
  • Probably about 1 1/2-2 years. It took us about this long to remove all the wallpaper and paint the main areas, so being able to put stuff up on the wall (and not worry about dust!) made it feel more homey. Our decorating is still pretty primitive and we have a somewhat unfurnished living area, but with each piece we add it feels more like home. I think getting a dog also made it feel a lot more like home :)
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    Have you guys been doing any painting or renovating? I see you over on the D&R board but havent heard of anything you may have done to it.  That has really made me just feel all homeownery and everything.  I dont have to ask the landlord if it is ok if I paint my bedroom green.  That really hit home to me.

    Yes, we've done a ton of painting and getting rid of wallpaper. And we still have so much more to do. I guess I just need to be a bit more patient.

  • We were in our home for 3 weeks with NO furniture.  As soon as we got all of our furniture in the house and pictures up, it felt like home.  So, I would say three weeks or so.
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    Yes, we've done a ton of painting and getting rid of wallpaper. And we still have so much more to do. I guess I just need to be a bit more patient.

    It really helps once you don't look everywhere and see a project. For awhile, it just felt like we were drowning in projects, and routine house maintenence on top of that felt overwhelming. Once everything got set up where we wanted to keep it and we didn't have to do any shitshuffling to get our projects done, it started to feel a lot more home-like. I know it's hard to be patient, but you'll get there!

  • we lived in our house for about a month before our wedding - but it only has really started feeling like home in the past month or so - I think because we've put all our things in it and put pictures of us and our friends/family on the walls.  And had time to actually entertain!
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