"Living quarters" are not necessarily "home" It takes more than residence to make a place a home. What changes a place where we live into a home? Preferably home is a place where we feel safe. It provides physical safety from the elements, but more importantly, an emotional haven, a place to feel comfortable and at peace. Two critical factors are the other people there and the "comforts of home". What other things do you consider critical to the feeling of home? Click on the "edit" tab, and you can add your thoughts here.