Learn Around the House vocabulary in English. In this article, we will go through the house and discover objects in each room of the house.
A house is a building that functions as a home. Most conventional modern houses will at least contain a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or cooking area, and a living room. Each room has a different function & contains a lot of objects inside…
Around the House Vocabulary
In the Bedroom Vocabulary – Video
Chairs Vocabulary – Video
The Living Room
BrE = British English
NAmE = Native American English
The living room is the place in the house you’re most likely to “hang out” in. It usually has a couch, chairs, and most importantly TV’s, VCR’s, stereos, and video game consoles and games. It is sometimes called a front room when it is near the main entrance at the front of the house.
Essential Objects in the Living Room
- Carpet – This can be used to cover an entire floor to make it softer to walk on.
- Rug – This is like a carpet but doesn’t usually cover the entire floor.
- Sofa / couch – This is a large, soft chair, usually meant for several people to sit on
- Coffee table – This is a low table typically placed in front of a sofa.
- Television / TV – You’ll often find this in a living room as a main source of entertainment for the family.
- TV stand – What piece of furniture does a TV usually rest on.
- Side table – This is a small table placed beside couches for drinks, books, etc.
- Fire iron / poker – This a long, metal instrument used to tend a fire.
- Futon / pull-out sofa / sofa-bed – This is a type of sofa that can be unfolded to become a bed, in case you have a guest sleeping over.
- Bean bag – This is a squishy, shapeless chair filled with beans, beads, or something similar.
A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation in a dwelling or in a commercial establishment. The main function of a kitchen is serving as a location for storing, cooking and preparing food (and doing related tasks such as dishwashing), but it may also be used for dining and entertaining.
Objects in the Kitchen
Kitchen is where all the furniture and appliances come together in a package, rather than separate.
Here are some furniture and kitchen utensils & appliances you can find in the kitchen
- A kitchen table and chairs
- Kitchen cupboards (for storage) at eye level fixed to the wall, or at floor level
- A fridge and perhaps a freezer; or a fridge-freezer (a large fridge with a small freezer built in – often there are three freezer “drawers” for example)
- A cooker which consists of an oven (for cooking roast meat, or baking cakes, etc) and a hob (four or five rings for cooking pasta etc)
- A sink (for washing plates, washing vegetables etc)
- Work surfaces (for preparing food)
- A dishwasher (machine to wash plates etc)
- Measuring Cup – Use a measuring cup to measure how much of each ingredient you need to use in the recipe. Many measuring cups are labeled in cups, ounces and milliliters.
- Can Opener – There is also an automatic type called an electric can opener.
- Peeler – Use a peeler to peel (remove the skin from) fruits and vegetables.
- Grater – Use a grater to grate or shred food into small pieces.
- Colander – A colander is often used to drain (remove the extra water) from cooked pasta.
- Sieve / Strainer – A sieve or strainer is often used to separate liquids from solids.
- Whisk – A whisk is used for mixing.
A bathroom is a room in the home for personal hygiene activities, generally containing a sink (basin) and either a bathtub, a shower, or both. In some countries, the toilet is included in this room, for ease of plumbing, whereas other cultures consider this insanitary, and give that fixture a room of its own.
Items in the Bathroom
- Bathtub: a container that is filled with water to take a bath (or to take a shower).
- Comb: a flat piece made of plastic or metal with teeth to help make one’s hair neat / tidy.
- Faucet: a device that controls the flow of water from a pipe.
- Hair brush (brush): A metal or plastic object that has bristles and is used to make one’s hair neat and tidy.
- Liquid soap: a liquid substance that is used with water to get the body clean.
- Mirror: a piece of glass that reflects an image.
- Sink: a wide bowl that has a faucet and a drain to let the water out. It is usually attached to the wall or is positioned on top of a pedestal.
- Toilet: a large bowl that you sit on that collects bodily waste which is flushed away through a pipe with water.
- Toilet paper: thin sheets of paper that is used to wipe the body after one uses the toilet.
- Toothbrush: a plastic object with a handle an bristles that is used to clean the teeth.
- Toothpaste: a creamy substance that’s used to clean the teeth.
- Towel: a piece of fabric, usually made of cotton, for drying the body.
As its name, a bedroom in the house is where people sleep. Furniture and other items in bedrooms vary greatly, depending on taste, local traditions and the socioeconomic status of an individual. Here are some typical furniture and items can be found in the bedroom:
- Dressing table – a piece of bedroom furniture with drawers and a mirror, that you use while dressing or putting on makeup, etc.
- Bed – a piece of furniture on which you sleep or rest.
- Bedspread – a decorative cloth put over a bed, on the top of all the other covers.
- Blanket – a large piece of cloth, often made of wool, that you use on a bed to keep you warm.
- Pillow – a rectangular bag made of cloth that is filled with soft materials, and is used to rest your head on when you are lying.
- Alarm clock – a clock that wakes you up at specified time.
- Wardrobe(“closet” in American English) – a large piece of furniture or a space in a wall with a door where you hang your clothes.