Monday, July 26, 2010

Home Remodeling Project Unearths Mummy

A Los Angeles, California resident had his nightmares come to life last week when a mummified body was found under his floorboards! The owner of the LA residence was performing some remodeling when a construction worker found a dead man in a small crawl space beneath the floor.

Law enforcement officials believe the body belongs to the past owner of the house, a man who was reported missing over 5 years ago. The coroner declared that no foul play happened in his death and believes the man died of old age.

Friends and family of the previous owner say that it was common for the elderly man to intentionally hide in small places, such as closets or crawl spaces under the floor.

Unfortunately, my book, Remodeling Hell, doesn't have any recommendations for what to do when you discover a body under your floor; but it can help you with any other remodeling problems.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Top 5 Do's and Don'ts of Home Remodeling

Are you considering remodeling your house? Before you do, you should make sure your plans are still "in style". Just like parachute pants, certain home fashions should be left in 70s. Below are the top five of the "Do's and Don'ts" of home remodeling styles. Be sure to download the free Remodeling Hell Salvation Guide for a complete list and the Remodeling Hell book for tips on how to remodel your house.

1. Paneling
2. Ceiling Tiles
3. Suspended Ceilings
4. "Solid Surface" Counter Tops
5. Wall to Wall Carpet

1. Skylights
2. Double Sinks
3. Stucco, Stone or Brick Exterior
4. Wood Floors
5. Granite Counter Tops