@thisisryanswift You can surely image home edition. You would create your reference image just as you would for pro. You can preload application, and set some custom configurations, then sysprep the image.
The issue you run into is more of a legal / licensing issue than a physical one. Home and OEM licenses (of all flavors) doesn’t support (hint: allow) reimaging rights. You can only install from OEM media unmodified. AFAIK Home version doesn’t have a VLK key to allow reimaging like Pro does. Just be aware of this restriction.
From a physical standpoint OEM images will not run the setupcomplete.cmd file at the end of OOBE. You might get around this by modifying the first run section of the unattend.xml file.