A home, or domiciled, is an area used as a private or semi-private residence for an individual, family or group. It is typically a fully enclosed area and will often have both exterior and interior elements to it. The home itself is usually the largest part of the domicile and is protected by the owner from other individuals and organizations outside the home.
When a home is considered private property, there are several things that can legally be considered part of the home, including rooms, ceilings, walls, gates, parking structures, sheds, and outbuildings. The rooms and areas that are considered part of the domicile are generally defined in architectural plans. All other parts of the structure, which are visible to the public and can be entered by visitors, are considered personal property. This definition includes any fixtures that are not essential parts of the domicile. For example, a garage is often considered a part of the home, but a ceiling fan is not. In the case of a ceiling fan, it may still technically be considered personal property, even though the fan itself is not used on a daily basis.
Exterior fixtures are generally not considered part of the domicile unless they are attached to the home with screws or other hardware. There are a few exceptions to this rule. If a fence falls on a home, the owner is required to repair the damage and install a new fence, regardless of whether or not he owns the property. If a pool is damaged, the homeowner is legally required to repair or replace the pool and all of its fixtures, regardless of whether or not he owns the property. These are examples of “exception” cases where the fixture itself is considered a part of the domicile.
Window treatments, whether they are part of the domicile or not, are considered fixtures within the home. Even in the case of window treatments that do not have a locking mechanism, if they are part of the overall design of the house, they are considered personal property. The exception to this rule pertains to window treatments that are permanently affixed to the windows, such as blinds. Windows that are part of the frame of the house do not need to be treated as fixtures, and they are not considered personal property.
Roofs and eaves may not be considering fixtures because they are generally attached to the house. However, there is a difference when it comes to roofs and eaves that must be considered. Roofs and eaves that are attached to the home are usually required to be replaced, and the purchase contract should specify this requirement of the contract. This is true for both new homes and old homes, regardless of whether or not they are attached to the house.
Caves in Africa are considered places of worship by many, but there is actually nothing special about them when it comes to living room designs. Any cave is really a blank canvas waiting for any artist to paint on it in whatever color or material they wish to. Many cave dwellers in different parts of the world have painted their caves in Chinese, French, and even Italian calligraphy. These people are considered skilled artists, and their artwork can be considered works of art, but most likely it will not win any major competitions. The only way someone would be able to see the merits of their work is if they had the ability to travel to a country where those types of caves are located. Although they cannot personally view their work there, visitors can certainly appreciate it from the comfort of their living room.