Home Sweet Home Analysis

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5.5 Home Sweet Home He has happiness, be he king or peasant, who finds peace at home. – Goethe (1749–1832), the German writer and polymath Home is our little heaven on earth. The home that archives us is a quite private place where we are at ease in a natural environment. It shelters our body, our comforts, and our souls. With due importance to all the elements of a happy life, home is the most important one. Therefore, to make the home homely, comfort and lovely is of prime importance. It is our place where we are comfortable, where living is a pleasure. It is where every person retreats and retires. Home is the place where they take you in. It is where you are greeted back – by your parents, by your wife, by your kids. They are waiting…show more content…
They are more protective of their privacy and expressive of the personal choices. Children’s social life is now a concern. Their working parents who are also often stressed out in their respective engagements cannot spend more than a limited time with the kids. They also require rest and relaxation within their private space. To solve the problem multigenerational family household is now a new trend. Two or more generations, including parents, in-laws, children, and children-in-laws now live together. Per U.S. Census Bureau data, an estimated 49 million Americans, or 16% of the total U.S. population, lived in a multigenerational family household in 2008 – up from 28 million in 1980. In 2012, 1 in 5 Americans of age 25-34 lived in multigenerational household, which is roughly double that was in 1980. Multi-generational household is partly the result of demographic, high unemployment and rising foreclosures, day care cost, cultural shifts, including the rising share of immigrants in the population, and the rising median age of first marriage of all adults. Home is of course the place which will increase family cohesiveness. Modern home accommodates different lifestyles of the members of the family under the same roof. With increasing levels of education, changing concepts of individual freedom, there is a great variation in peoples’ lifestyle…show more content…
But that has not made the home redundant. On the contrary its importance has increased due to the insecurities of life. Religious bigotry, intolerance has created discomforts and anxieties in living. The world outside the home is not as safe a place as it used to be. So the home is often an oasis of security in a desert of insecurity. It provides the members with the space and pace to come together, socialize and decide the strategies to deal with the complexities of life and living. At the same time people are looking for designs which will not only provide a comfortable shelter, but will enable one to be multifunctional within the home space. Also one is looking for a place where he can satisfy his aesthetic

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