Learn the names of rooms of the house with this vocabulary list! Below you’ll find an extensive list of rooms in a house and a description of what each of these rooms are typically used for.
Rooms Of The House List
- Living Room
- Dining Room
- Master Bedroom
- Guest Room
- Kids’ Room
- Home Office / Study Room
- Entryway / Foyer
- Laundry Room
- Walk-in Closet
- Powder Room / Half Bathroom
- Ensuite Bathroom
- Family Room / TV Room
- Recreation Room / Game Room
- Sunroom / Solarium
- Terrace / Patio
- Den / Sitting Room
- Utility Room
- Storage Room
- Wine Cellar
- Home Theater / Cinema Room
- Gym / Exercise Room
- Sewing Room / Craft Room
- Music Room
- Pool Room
- Sauna / Spa Room
- Outdoor Kitchen
- Garden Shed
- Secret Room
What These Rooms Are Used For
This is a common area where family members and guests gather for group activities such as conversation, reading, or watching television.
The dining room is used for communal meals. This space often contains a large table and chairs.
This is where food is prepared and cooked. It typically contains appliances such as a stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher.
A room for personal hygiene activities, such as using the toilet, bathing, and washing hands. It typically contains a sink, toilet, and either a shower or bathtub.
This room is used primarily for sleeping. It typically contains a bed and, often, a closet for clothes.
The largest bedroom in a home, typically used by the homeowners. It often has an attached private bathroom (an ensuite).
A bedroom specifically kept for visitors to stay overnight.
A bedroom designated for children. It typically includes a bed, toys, and space for play.
A room designed for newborns or very young children, often containing a crib and changing table.
Home Office / Study Room
A room used for work or study, typically containing a desk, computer, and bookshelves.
Entryway / Foyer
The entrance area of a home, often used for removing and storing coats, shoes, and other outdoor items.
A long, narrow passageway in a building, used for moving between rooms.
A room where clothes are washed and dried. It typically contains a washer and dryer.
A small room or closet in which food, dishes, and utensils are kept.
A small room or enclosed recess for storing clothing, linens, and other household items.
A large closet one can literally walk into. It is often found in the master bedroom and can be used for storing clothes, shoes, and accessories.
A small bathroom usually containing just a toilet and sink, often used by guests.
A private bathroom attached to a bedroom, often the master bedroom.
Family Room / TV Room
A casual room for relaxation, often containing comfortable furniture, entertainment systems, and toys for children.
Recreation Room / Game Room
A room for recreational activities like playing games, often equipped with pool tables, video game consoles, etc.
The lowest storey of a house, often used for storage or converted into living or recreational space.
A space under the roof of a house, often used for storage or converted into a living space.
A sheltered space for vehicles, often attached to the house. It may also serve as a workshop or storage area.
A space where manual work is done, such as woodworking or repairs.
A casual, generally secondary entryway intended to help keep the rest of the house clean by providing an area to remove and store dirty footwear, wet clothes, etc.
Sunroom / Solarium
A room with large windows (and sometimes a glass roof) to allow plenty of sunlight in, often used for relaxation or to grow plants.
An elevated platform attached to the outside of a building, often accessible through an upper-floor door or window.
Terrace / Patio
An outdoor space used for dining, relaxation, and other recreational activities.
A wooden or composite platform, often elevated from the ground, extending from the house into the backyard.
A covered entrance to a house, usually leading to the front door.
A room with a glass roof and walls, used as a greenhouse or a sunroom.
A room where books are kept, often with comfortable seating for reading.
Den / Sitting Room
A small, comfortable room where people can pursue activities in a quiet and relaxed setting.
A space directly under the roof of a house, or an open space in a house directly under the roof, often converted into a living or working space.
A room where appliances not used in day-to-day living, such as the furnace, water heater, or laundry machines, are kept.
A room where items not currently in use can be kept for later use.
A room specifically designed for the storage and aging of wine.
Home Theater / Cinema Room
A room designed for watching movies and television on a large screen with high-quality sound.
Gym / Exercise Room
A room where exercise equipment is kept for personal fitness activities.
Sewing Room / Craft Room
A room dedicated to craft activities, such as sewing, painting, or knitting.
A room for playing musical instruments, often sound-proofed.
A glass or polycarbonate structure used for growing plants in a controlled environment.
A room in which a swimming pool is located.
Sauna / Spa Room
A room designed for heat sessions, which can help in relaxation and detoxification.
An area outside set up for cooking, often including a grill, countertops, and sometimes a sink and refrigerator.
The top cover of a building, sometimes used as a terrace or garden.
An unroofed area that is completely or partially enclosed by walls or buildings, typically one forming part of a castle or large house.
A small outbuilding where gardening tools or equipment are stored.
A hidden or secluded room within a building, often used for privacy, security, or fun.