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All the furniture and appliances matched the degree of development of the houses and always reflected the wealth of their owners, their social status and family life, as well as their way of life and the level of enlightenment and the economy of the society as whole. Generally, there were not a lot of furniture pieces in traditional houses.
The main compartment of any country house was the room with the fireplace, known as the kuća (the house). In the initial stages of the construction of any houses, the central room was always open, the houses lacked ceilings and as the wooden houses were flammable, the fireplaces were very low and centered in the middle of the room.
The fireplace is regarded very highly by the people, because they believed that it represented the habitat of their deceased ancestors. The fireplace was not only used for the preparation of food and keeping the house warm and lit, but it was also a place around which people gathered to socialize.
The fireplace was tended to with specific tools, so there was always a verižnjača above it, a place where people stored the hangers used for hanging the cauldron up above the fire when cooking. There were usually three or four larger stones (called prijekladi) around it, on top of which chumps were stored.  Tools that were used to manage the fire maša (fire poker), ožeg (used for lifting the lid off a peka) and mašice (tongs) were always right next to the fireplace, together with the pot tripods, the grill and the peka, a cast iron bell-shaped pot and lid used for covering and baking bread under.
People kept three-legged stools and small benches next to the fireplace as well. They ate from one dish which was stored next to the wall in between meals. Other items they also used were: dishware for grabbing, pouring, bringing and storing water in, some for processing and mixing of bread, some dishes used for meal preparations and items used for serving or storing wheat, food and beverages.
Most of the furniture and utensils pieces were placed inside the kuća, especially during the period when that part of the house was the main room in every household. Once the people started adding the room to the house that they used for sleeping and doing some other chores in, such as weaving, other furniture was added to the house. A bed with multiple sheets and blankets and a sanduk (a wooden chest) used for storage of clothes and valuables, were both placed in the room. Often, there was also a homemade weaving machine inside.
If there were small children in the household, there was also a crib and a dubak (child walker) inside the room. Cribs were particularly safeguarded as they were handed down from one generation to the next for fear that there would otherwise be no offsprings in the family. A religious icon was always on the East wall of the room, usually adorned with an embroidered towel.
For lighting the house people either used the fire or luč (ember). In areas where there was not enough luč, people used fat or lard they would put in small ceramic jars with a piece of cloth. They also made wax and lard candles, but they would preserve them as wax was expensive and there was no abundance of lard either. The most developed lighting were petroleum lamps.
Improvements in house development included its interior design as well, so handmade pieces of furniture and other elements progressed to modern industrial pieces and household items.