What one word means "home" to you?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

I just spent the past weekend visiting family in another state. I had a wonderful time but as always when I walked in the door to my house, I was happy to be home. And I started thinking of all my home means to me, which led me to write this post.


So what is the one word that means "home" to you? My word is comfortable, and not comfortable as in the temperature is hot enough or cool enough, but comfortable as in "enjoyable." Here's what I mean.


I had everything I needed while on my mini-vacation. I brought enough clothing, health and beauty aids with me, and I had plenty of food and drink, so physically I was comfortable enough. But that kind of comfort didn't make me feel as though I was "home."


I had the same items in my hands when I walked back into my house. And the first thing I did was to put everything back in its place. And that's what makes it my home, and makes it comfortable to me. Everything has its place. If I want to comb my hair, or eat an apple, or wear my black jeans, I know where all those things are. I know the photos I took when my children were small are on the third shelf down in the back of the closet. I know when I decide to have pizza for dinner where I will find the yeast and flour and the correct bowls. I know where the sharp knives are and I know I have two onions left. I know where the recipes are and I know that if I sit in the recliner chair in my bedroom in the afternoon, the sun will beat on my shoulders. 


So I brought all my possessions into my house, and put them all away and enjoyed the rest of the evening in my home, where I am comfortable and can be at ease in my day-to-day living.


Comfortable is the one word that describes what makes my house a home. What is the one word that describes your home?


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P.O. Box 10458

Kalispell, MT 59904


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Comments (25)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

good discription Kat Palmiotti  reminds me of the Old Saying  "Home is where you hang your Hat " 

Jan 11, 2016 07:48 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

If I had to just use ONE word it would have to be family.  My home isn't the safe place, it's a feeling and the only way to have that feeling is to be with my family.

Jan 11, 2016 10:21 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat- When I walk into my home after being away on a trip what I do is feel a huge sense of relief.  It's like I can now sit down and be comfortable. 

Jan 11, 2016 10:25 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

Welcoming is how I describe my home. It's sanctuary when I'm having a rough day, a place where memories are made, and somewhere friends and family can come and be absorbed into my large and loud family! Coming home after being away is always a sigh of relief!

Jan 11, 2016 09:44 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Kat. It means all that is inside of me, I have no place to go, as I am already there.

Jan 11, 2016 09:59 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

Good morning Kat. My #1 word is family. My girls and I have a home-home (Germany where all the family lives) and a home where we live. I also do love being comfortable... which I am in both homes.

Jan 11, 2016 10:27 PM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Happy. I am happiest when I am at home. Comfortable is also a great word too!

Jan 11, 2016 10:49 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Kat - I am going to agree with Tammy Lankford and Andrea Bedard. The first thing that came to my mind was 'family'.

Jan 12, 2016 03:47 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Warmth is the word that comes to mind for me, currently. My color scheme, my throws, my candles, the feeling of warmth when people come to visit that this home emanates. 

Jan 12, 2016 11:32 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Hannah - Well, then our home is perfect because we have hats everywhere!

Tammy - I'd have to agree that family is a huge part of home. Thanks!

Kathy - Relief is definitely appropriate - I notice that everyone in the house drops their coat and keys at the entryway and breathes a sigh of relief!

Chrissi - A sanctuary is a great way to view our homes.

Joe - Being home within ourselves is the best place to be comfortable.

Andrea - What a great way to describe your Germany home as home-home. Thanks for sharing!

Peter - Home = happy. That's great!

Troy - And that's a great word to come to mind. Enjoy!

Gayle - Your description just warmed me. Another great way to think of home.

Jan 12, 2016 11:41 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Kat.  It's never been the place that meant home to me, it has always been the family.  Wherever we are and together, that's home for me.

Jan 13, 2016 07:30 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Gabe - A wonderful thought!

Jan 13, 2016 07:39 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning Kat Palmiotti - Comfortable is a good word!

Perhaps that's why I don't always sleep well in other places - I'm not comfortable! This is definitely true of hospital beds!

Jan 13, 2016 10:26 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kat, I would definitely say...comfortable for me as well.  It is always great to be home after traveling.

Jan 16, 2016 12:09 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kat, it is a special feeling which gives us comfort and a sense of zen to be in our own home.  Great post! 

Jan 17, 2016 09:11 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My home mean relaxation. I dress in my sloppies, leave the make-up off, throw something good in the oven or stove and basically just chill. It is my place of peace.

Jan 22, 2016 01:15 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Patricia - I can sleep great just about anywhere there's a bed! I think it annoys other people who can't.!!!

Rebecca - It sure is. I always love that feeling when we open the door....ahhh.

Joan - Thank you! Special is a great word!

Debbie - That sounds great. I bet you have a really comfortable couch!

Jan 22, 2016 01:19 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Vacations are wonderful, but there's no place like home!

Jan 23, 2016 01:47 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Belinda - That's for sure. I definitely emit an "ahhhh" upon my return!

Jan 23, 2016 08:07 PM
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Home, to me, means security.  I have everything I need within its 4 walls.

Jan 25, 2016 03:00 AM