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What Makes a Dream Home? [VIDEO] | The Allstate Blog

What Makes a Dream Home?

A dream home doesn’t have to be a multimillion-dollar mansion. It could be the small apartment you share with your dogs or the house with a layout that’s perfect for spending time with family. More than half of U.S. homeowners say they’re living in their dream home, according to Allstate’s "It's… Allstate https://i1.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/home-with-pink-and-purple-flowers-Thinkstock_2.jpg?fit=1240%2C668&ssl=1
a dream home with pink and purple flowers.

A dream home doesn’t have to be a multimillion-dollar mansion. It could be the small apartment you share with your dogs or the house with a layout that’s perfect for spending time with family.

More than half of U.S. homeowners say they’re living in their dream home, according to Allstate’s “It’s Not Just Stuff” survey, which polled more than 1,000 people. In this video, watch five people share what it is about their house or apartment that makes it their dream home.

What’s your idea of a dream home?

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We live with three dogs. Our furniture is furry, our floors are scratched and our walls are scuffed, but I’m happy to come home every day.

On one of my first trips to Chicago, I saw a building and fell in love with it. Now I live there and own a shop downstairs. They’d have to tear me, kicking and screaming, out of this place.

I spent a year going through home magazines and tearing out things I liked. We made changes until we ended up with exactly what we wanted, like lots of windows to see all the trees and the creek in the backyard.

The best part is the kitchen that flows right into the family room. I call these the “dream rooms.” There’s a sense of belonging because my friends and family are in there so much.

I like modern open plans. Kim likes quaint old houses with nooks and hiding places. But when we came here, we looked at one another and knew that we’d found the perfect house — a mix of modern and quaint.