Language evolves in funny ways and every industry has it's own language, and here we're talking about building terms or really any terminology used when talking about home ownership from building or remodeling, to repairs, decorating and so much more.
My undergrad degree is in education and then I discovered computers, before it was called technology. My kids are convinced my husband and I became programmers, and don't understand how we grew up with the industry from room size computers that weren't as powerful as today's smart phones.
So often I find that a lack of a common language is partially to blame for communication problems between homeowners and home professionals. If you don't live in the world of real estate, home construction, interior design or green homes, you haven't had the opportunity to learn their unique language.
The homeowner glossary at Home Tips for Women is here to help homeowners quickly find the words and concepts they need to understand, to accomplish their goals around home ownership.
At the same time, it's fun to see how different industries use realize old words to mean new things. Have fun reading and let us know what else belongs here …
Wallpaper … wallpaper on your wall … or your computer screen.
Windows … that you open to get fresh air, or the operating system developed by Microsoft.
Wall … that you paint, wallpaper or where you post your status updates on Facebook.
Foundation … supporting a house, or underneath a woman's makeup.