How to Build a Homemade Haunted House and Scare Your Guests

This is the homemade haunted house that my friends and I made this year. The entire build was in my friend's large basement. We recycled props from the past couple years, and even made a few new ones. If you're wondering, the walls are 4Mil Plastic Sheeting that we bought at Lowes. I believe the final count was 12 or 13 rolls of 10ft x 25ft sheeting. This is a semi-expensive hobby to do every year.

The videos below include the building of the haunted house, the first walkthrough before any major changes are made, and then two videos of the guests reactions.

Our Homes, Ourselves and Creating the Perfect Stress-Free Environment

Our homes can serve as a utopia for our often busy and action-packed lifestyles. Home is a reflection of what's important to us, who's important to us, and indicative of our own personal style and preferences. This is where we spend an important part of our day, which is also why our homes have such a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves.

Houzz Tour: Snug London Cottage Has a Spacious Feel (14 photos)

As three-bedroom, three-bathroom houses go, this light, bright, 19th-century cottage is on the small side. In a 1,000-square-foot property, you might not expect to have the space for a separate dining area or find an en suite bathroom roomy enough to accommodate twin basins as well as a tub. But this...

10 Reasons to Love Big, Comfy Sectionals (10 photos)

They’re big, comfy and totally napworthy. If something’s been holding you back from indulging in the pure comfort of a sectional, here are 10 reasons to just go for it. Whether your space is large or small, family friendly or slick and modern, see if there is a sectional that will work with your...

Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger's home under armed guard.

Falling for Color: 9 Ways With Pumpkin Orange (15 photos)

With Halloween right around the corner I just had to grab the opportunity to give some love to one of my favorite hues: pumpkin orange. The key to working with this intense color is to use it for those items or areas in your home that you wish to call attention to. Then be sure to select coordinating...

How To Make A Hotel Bed At Home

Fluffy sheets, oodles of pillows -- if we could sleep in hotel beds all the time, we totally would.

So we did a little digging, and it turns out there are indeed tricks -- even a few subconscious ones -- that will morph your own bedroom into a haven of suite-level quality. Making your own hotel bed is easier than you think, with a few easy rules.

Houzz Tour: New York Apartment Redesign Cooks Up Good Looks (10 photos)

Over its 150 years of existence, this apartment in a New York City brownstone has been home to a fashion model–actress, a renowned DJ and the woman responsible for the look of Vogue. It was Grace Coddington, longtime creative director for arguably the world’s best-known fashion magazine, who...

A Peek at 2 Prettily Dressed Fall Porches (13 photos)

Good friends Charlene Miller and Merry Munk enjoy sharing and showing off their salvage style on their central Ohio porches. These two can often be found scouring flea markets, auctions and garage sales in search of their next treasures. Their finds all eventually succumb to the extreme Midwestern weather,...