Halloween Design Tips: Ghost Proof Your HomeBy Diana Cook
Ghosts, zombies and vampires – Oh my! All this Halloween talk has got us thinking about things that go bump in the night. While we know it’s all in good fun, others have taken the threat of spooky invasions a bit more seriously. Thanks to long standing superstitions, aesthetics created to keep the evil spirits away have seeped into architectural design around the world.
Some of the following design tips for keeping the haunting at bay will probably be familiar, while others are a bit more obscure. How many of the following have you observed?
11. “Remove” the 13th Floor
10. Add Curves to the Rooftop
9. Nail a Horse Shoe to Your
8. Avoid the Number 4
7. Make Sure to Keep your Stairs Aren’t divisible by 3
6. Paint the Porch Blue
5. Build a Spirit House
4. Add a Mezezuah
3. Protect the North East Corner
2. Create a Very Low Exit
1. Curve Your Driveway
Whether you want to protect yourself from ghouls or are just curious about the origins, you’ll want to check out this infographic that pulls it all together. For a more in depth review of ghost proofing methods from around the world, click on the Ghost-Proof Your House below.
Infographic provided by CreditSesame.com.
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