/ sɪŋk /
You do not need a double-drainer sink if you have dishwasher, which makes it possible to have a bigger worktop.
/ ˈvɛdʒtəb(ə)l, ˈvɛdʒɪtə- ˈgɑːd(ə)n /
We have a small vegetable garden at the back of our house where we grow tomatoes, onions, peas, and beans.
/ flɔː tʌɪl /
Most people prefer ceramic floor tiles to wooden flooring in the bathroom because they think wood can't be made waterproof.
/ ˈʌv(ə)n /
Built-in split-level ovens are good for the back of the cook and make baking safer.
/ lɒft /
We use our loft for storage now, but we may convert it into a small flat later.
/ ɪnˈtɪəːrɪə ˈdɛkəreɪtə /
Decorating a flat or a house can be quite demanding, so those who can afford to often hire a professional interior decorator.
/ ˈlɛʒə əˈmiːnɪti, -ˈmɛn- /
My sister is lucky to live in a part of the city with an incredible number of amenities: shops, cinemas, parks, and even an opera house.
/ ɪkˈstraktə, ɛk- fan /
If there is no window in the bathroom, there should be an extractor fan to stop the walls from getting mouldy.
/ ˈɛntrɪfəʊn /
Nowadays you can get an entryphone with camera and a screen, so you can see who wants to come in or talk to you.
/ biːm /
Rustic style with fake beams to create the illusion of age is quite popular in many countries, including Hungary.
/ ˈbeɪsm(ə)nt /
In America households basements are often used as family rooms whereas many Europeans rather have a gym in the basement.
/ ɪˈlɛktrɪk geɪt /
An electric gate and remote-controlled garage doors are very practical because you don't have to get out of the car in heavy rain.
/ wɔːk ɪn ˈwɔːdrəʊb /
My mother loves her new walk-in-wardrobe. She says there's finally enough room to keep all the clothes and shoes in order.
/ ˈbɪldɪŋ məˈtɪərɪəl /
More and more people pay attention to the energy-saving properties of the building materials they use.
/ ˈdrʌɪə /
Most modern buildings are so well insulated that it is essential to a have a dryer to get your clothes dry.
/ ɪˈlɛktrɪk ˈʌndəflɔː ˈsɛntr(ə)l ˈhiːtɪŋ /
Gas-fired central heating with radiators makes it hard to place furniture, so we're going to replace our with underfloor heating.
/ ˈlandɪŋ /
If there is no window on the wall of the landing, a well-lit painting will make the staircase friendlier and safer to use.
néz, nyílik vmire
/ əʊvəˈlʊk /
My aunt's living room windows overlook the sea and the view is really breathtaking.
/ ˈpaʊə pɔɪnt ˈsɒkɪt /
It is very important to have enough power points, especially in the kitcher, for all the appliances.
/ ˈhousˌplant /
All kinds of houseplants are said to clean the air in the rooms very efficiently.
/ gas ɪˈlɛktrɪk ˈkʊkə /
Many people think that the ovens of gas cookers are better than thoose of electric ones, though they do not have grills or electric fans.
/ ˈrɒk(ə)ri /
She has a good-sized rockery with many interesting plants, mainly cacti, on both sides of the stairs leading to the entrance.
quality of life
/ ˈkwɒlɪti ɒv, (ə)v lʌɪf /
When people retire, they sometimes move to the countryside to improve their quility of life.
háztartási helyiség / mosókonyha
/ juːˈtɪlɪti ruːm, rʊm /
My colleague has a utility room where she does the washing, and there's also space for an extra fridge and freezer.
/ ˈwʌɪtwɒʃ /
My grandparents whitewash all their rooms every summer. They say that it keep the rooms clean and free of bugs.
/ flɔː plan /
Nowadays you can find programs on the Internet that make it quite easy to design your own floor plans.
Instead of having potted plants on her windowsill, my cousin has lots of cushions on hers and uses it like a sofa.
/ ˈwɔːlpeɪpə /
Decorating one wall with patterned wallpaper and painting the other three with matching colours is getting increasingly popular.
/ ˈplɑːstə /
Nowadays many people have quite thick insulation instead of simple plaster on their walls, so they can save on heating and cooling bills.
/ ˈkaʊntətɒp ˈwəːktɒp /
Granite countertops are elegant as well as virtually mantenance-free and they will last a lifetime, but they are also quite expensive.