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Rooms found only in the home

attic

noun

the top floor of a house, directly under the roof

bath

noun

a bathroom. This meaning is only used in advertisements for houses.

bedchamber

noun

an old word meaning “bedroom”

bedroom

noun

a room that you sleep in

bedroom

noun

relating to this room

boudoir

noun

a woman’s bedroom or small private room

bower

noun

a woman’s bedroom

chamber

noun

an old word for a private room or a bedroom

closet

noun

an old word for a small private room

conservatory

noun

a room with glass walls and a glass roof, built next to a house and used for relaxing in or for growing plants

den

noun

a room in a house where someone goes to relax and be alone

dinette

noun

an area in a kitchen where you eat informal meals

dining room

noun

the room in a house or hotel where you eat meals

drawing room

noun

a living room

family room

noun

a room in a house where a family relaxes and watches television, plays games, etc.

foyer

noun

a small room or space just inside the front door of a house or apartment

front room

noun

the main room at the front of a house where you sit, watch television etc.

garret

noun

a very basic room just under the roof of a house

guest room

noun

a bedroom for a visitor in someone’s home or in a hotel

home office

noun

a room with a telephone, computer, etc. where someone works inside their own home

library

noun

a room in a house used for keeping and reading books

living room

noun

the main room in a house where you usually relax in comfortable chairs and entertain guests

lounge

noun

a comfortable room in a house where people sit and relax

master bedroom

noun

the largest bedroom in a house or apartment

mudroom

noun

a small room in a house where wet or dirty clothes and shoes can be taken off

nursery

noun

a child’s bedroom, or a room in a home where children play

parlor

noun

a room in a house, used for entertaining guests

parlour

the British spelling of parlor

playroom

noun

a room for children to play in and keep their toys in

recreation room

noun

a rec room

rec room

noun

a room in your home that you use for playing games or other entertainment

room

noun

a bedroom in a home or in a place such as a hotel

rumpus room

noun

a room in a house used for people to have fun in, especially for children to play in

salon

noun

a room in a large house used for receiving and entertaining guests

scullery

noun

a room next to the kitchen that some old houses have, used for washing dishes or clothes

sitting room

noun

a living room

spare room

noun

a room that is not normally used, especially a room in your house that guests can sleep in

study

noun

a room in a house where you can read or work quietly

toilet

noun

a bathroom

utility room

noun

a small room in some houses that contains equipment such as a washing machine

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