Parts of the house: essential vocabulary you should learn

When children learn to speak, logically they start by learning the names of the things that are close to them, the things that surround them. This way, they expand their familiarity with the places they know, and at the same time increase their vocabulary.

The same thing happens with learning another language. It’s essential to learn the names of things that are around you or that are common in your environment to refine your knowledge of the language.

For example, you probably already know some words related to parts of the house in English. Do you know what a room is? Of course! But what do you know about parts of the kitchen? It’s likely that, in that sense, you still have some things to learn.

Don’t worry! We’ve prepared this article for you with lots of vocabulary about things around the house. Let’s get started!


Different types of houses

Before entering the field of vocabulary related to inside the home, it’s a good idea to start by getting to know some vocabulary related to the types of dwellings. Here, we present you with some of the most important.

  • Cottage
  • House
  • Mansion
  • Building
  • Skyscraper
  • Flat (UK) / Apartment (US)

The rooms of the house

Now, although it seems pretty basic, we’ll continue with the names of the different rooms in a house.

  • Garage
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Study
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Laundry room
  • Balcony
  • Basement
  • Attic
  • Stairs

Easy enough, right? Very good, now let’s get into detail with a few rooms.


Parts of the kitchen

It may be that you don’t love cooking, or it’s not your favorite activity, but it’s still important that you know some vocabulary about this part of the house. Imagine needing to explain where the forks are and not being able to! Don’t let that happen; learn these words.

  • Sink
  • Table
  • Cupboard
  • Pantry
  • Drawer
  • Tap/Faucet
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Cup
  • Plate
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Bowl
  • Pot



Things in the bedroom

The bedroom is one of the places where we typically prefer to spend our time. There, we relax, read a book, study, and rest. Discover the names of some of the things in your room.

  • Wall
  • Door
  • Window
  • Curtain
  • Lamp
  • Chair
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Mirror
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Mattress
  • Pillow
  • Sheet
  • Duvet
  • Alarm clock
  • Towel
  • Soap
  • Sponge


Things around the house

As you’ve probably realized, there are so many things in a home that the list of vocabulary can be pretty extensive, but never boring. Next, we’ll share a list of objects and domestic electronics that will be very useful in your day-to-day life.

  • Radiator
  • Fan
  • Air conditioner
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Broom
  • Lights
  • Power outlet


Advice for learning domestic vocabulary

One of the simplest and most effective ways of learning all this vocabulary is to take five or ten minutes in the morning and the afternoon to go around your house and name everything you see.

Another easy way to memorise all this vocabulary is to make signs with the names and stick them to things. This way, even when you’re not studying, you can see them and learn them naturally.


We hope that this article has helped you expand your vocabulary about the parts of the home. After all, the house where you live is your home sweet home, and what’s better for feeling motivated to learn than being in your favorite environment.

At ABA English, we love to help you put what you’re learning into practice. Our lessons are fun, interesting, and very useful. Equally, our certified professors are ready to help you with any difficulty you may have, regardless of whether it’s vocabulary, pronunciation, or communication. Improve your English today!


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