The townhouse, a clean, concise, convenient, cookie-cut, carbon copy of society’s solution to the home. In today’s society of “Big Apples”, “Windy Cities” and “Cities of Angels”, the home has been lost under stacks of green paper. The heart of the home is being choked by the fast-paced materialism that pushes the individual into a heart attack of conformity. Society has become a speed addict for production, wanting bigger, more, and faster in the pursuit for the better. This “better” is often short-lived and quickly replaced. This cycle of replacement needs to end with a solving reinvention that will allow human life to breathe and be comfortable within its own skin. Lives are to be lived not viewed. To do this people need to break the mold that society is mass-producing and live life for themselves and up to their own standards of success and not follow the blue-print of the government’s bureaucratic and aristocratically favored system and ideals. The home should be a saran wrap covering of comfort, security, peace and enjoyment to be shared by and with loved ones. To often in today’s world the lines between business and personal have almost been blurred into oblivion. These are one of the issues that need to be stopped or altered so as to return the house to a home.
The home is the outermost layer of a person’s skin. It breathes, absorbs, settles and changes just as the people that dwell inside of it do. Inside this slowly commercialized dwelling often resides incomplete individuals who attempt to fill this incompleteness; usually with materialistic vices. The biggest of these perpetrators are “name-brand” overpriced fashion labels whose only use is to deplete the individual’s wealth and morals. People should first look to themselves for beauty instead of hiding behind or seeking what others say is beautiful. Just as the foundation of a home varies from on plot to another so does a person’s value system. In order for a home to exist it must be built upon a stable foundation in which the structure may comfortably rest in. Thus, the home is the first area that must be copasetic in order for an individual to better advance in life. Home, being the actual structure and also one’s own self. The only way to fully succeed is to be comfortable with the person that you are and the way that you are from appearance to attitude. This is not to say that all problems within yourself should just be accepted and not changed. A good homeowner would not leave a leaky roof to fix itself, just as a selfish, impatient, coincident, materialistic person should not do something to make an adjustment and to better themselves. For a house to truly be a home it must be comfortable and provide comfort to those that reside within it, just as a person must be comfortable in their own skin in order to live in comfort and contentment.
The kitchen is the heart of the house. It circulates nourishment, loving gestures, learning, and...