IELTS Vocabulary: Idioms and phrases for Accommodation

Mod cans: technology at home that makes jobs easier such as washing machine, dish washer etc

Apartment block: a large building made up of smaller units of apartment

Back garden: a garden at the rear of the house

Detached house:  a house that is not physically connected to another property

To do up a property: to repair an old building

Dream home: a home you regard as perfect

First-time buyer: someone buying  a property for the first time, especially when taking out a loan

Fully-furnished: a rented property with all furniture included

To get on the property ladder: to buy a property with the aim of buying another bigger or more expensive one later in life

Hall of residence: a college or university building where students live

Home comforts: things that make a home feel comfortable to live in

House-hunting: looking for a property to live in

House- warming party: a party to celebrate moving into a new home

Ideal-home: a perfect home

To live on campus: to live on the university or college grounds

Mobile home: a home that can be moved by a vehicle or one that has its own engine

To move into: to begin to live in a property

To own your own home: to have bought the property you live in 

To pay rent in advance: weekly or monthly rent paid at the beginning of the week or month