A home is the place where a person, family, or a group of people live. In our home we eat, sleep, and recreate. A person's home gives them a feeling of safety and well-being. A home can be a simple dwelling or large mansion but will have the same impact on a person's psychological health.
When a person has a home, when possible they try to improve it. A large industry of home improvement stores have developed for this reason. Improvements to kitchens and bathrooms are regularly done to the property.
If the property has some acreage it might contain a garden or lush lawn. A perennial garden can contain plants, trees, and shrubs. Adding plants, such as Hosta plants, to the exterior of the home increases its value and gives it curb appeal.
Humans begin their lives in the home of their parents. They then move out on their own, either to set up their own household or to live with a spouse. They then begin the real estate cycle of finding just the right home, improving it, having babies, and those babies will continue the cycle.
There are many types of dwellings that people can live in. They can live in apartments, condominiums, duplexes, single family homes, or a home with a lot of attached land. Most homes (regardless of size) have certain things in common. There is a common area where the family can get together for activities (living room), a room with sanitation facilities (bathroom), a room for preparing food (kitchen), and a place to sleep (bedroom). Optional rooms include dining rooms, garages, and office space.
Homeownership is the goal of some people. This gives a level of security above renting a place to live. The homeowner has more control over how the place looks and what can happen in it.
Animals have homes as well. These homes are called nests or dens. While people work away from their home animals hunt away from theirs. Many animals also bring the food back to the den to eat it or feed it to their young.
Some migratory animals or nomadic people have no home at all.